Aug 23 2015

Gifted! Tom Ford Summer 2015 Color Collection

 

The Tom Ford Summer Soleil 2015 Color Collection came and went. For some time now, I’ve been a long-distance admirer of the brand but my ownership has been limited to two of the Tom Ford Boys Mini lipsticks which I purchased at the beginning of the year. Although his makeup seems stunning, the brand is so pricey that I’ve been wary to venture further. Lucky me, I got my chance when I was gifted these two beauties! Thanks Mom! Isn’t the limited edition white and gold packaging is gorgeous. I’m a fan.

 

tom ford summer 2015 makeup

 
Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Color in Midnight Sea
 

Having spied this beauty on several blogs, including the lovely Mostly Sunny, I did lust after it but had no immediate plans to purchase. After all, it retails for a whopping $60.00 USD. My mom had no idea that this product was even on my radar which makes the gift even more special. She’s got good taste!

 

tom ford summer 2015 makeup
 
tom ford summer 2015 makeup

 

The Midnight Sea duo features a shimmering bright, blue teal powder shadow and a iridescent deep, browny greyish taupe cream shadow. Separately, they are lovely but together they create a deep, dark sparkling blackened blue that is gorgeous!

 

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tom ford summer midnight sea swatch

 
tom ford summer midnight sea eye look
 

The powder part of the duo works best with a cream base, but I find that the cream portion wears well alone or paired with a powder on top. In fact, I’ve worn it solo, and it’s got amazing dimension blending out amazingly and creating the illusion that you’re actually wearing several colors. Wear-time on my lids is about 8 hours before I notice some minor creasing.

 

Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer in Rose Soleil

 

The Lip Sheers from the collection, on the other hand, weren’t something that I’d considered. I usually look for a little more pigment with my lip products, especially lipsticks, and with the formula on the sheers  promising a “lustrous sheen of color” – I knew they would be, well, sheer.

 

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tom ford summer rose soleil lipstick
 

Rose Soleil is an interesting shade.  It’s kind of mauvey with a hint of red and plum and a golden shimmer. In the swatch, it applies a little unevenly but performs much better on the lips.

 
tom ford summer rose soleil swatch
 
tom ford summer rose soleil lip swatch
 

Being a sheer formula (how many times can I use that description?), Rose Soleil doesn’t last that long, truth be told, but it is very pretty and makes a great topper over a more pigmented shade (think a bright red). That being said, for $50.00 USD – I dunno, I probably wouldn’t purchase another. The packaging sure feels luxurious though. I think it’s one of the heaviest lip stick bullets I own! 🙂

The Tom Ford Summer collection is still available on Tom Ford’s website, Neiman Marcus and I’m sure, other retailers.

 

Are you a Tom Ford fan? What products from the brand would you recommend I try?

 

 

 

 

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  1. I haven’t tried anything from Tom Ford so far (the price…) but wouldn’t mind being gifted some. Your mom has exceptional taste and seems to know you really well!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

      • Kimmy on August 27, 2015 at 12:46 pm
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      Mom really is the best, hehe. 🙂 x

  2. That eye shade looks amazing on you! I love how the colours mixed together create a totally unique colour! Lovely gift to receive from your mum xx

      • Kimmy on August 27, 2015 at 12:50 pm
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      Thanks, Adele. I’m really thankful to get a chance to play with such lovely things. 🙂

  3. I lust, like seriously L-U-S-T for anything Tom Ford! Personally for me, in between Charlotte Tilbury and Tom Ford, I would rather pick up Tom Ford. But for now I’ll just sit here and stare with envy at your TF products. You lucky woman! 😉

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

      • Kimmy on August 27, 2015 at 12:51 pm
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      I haven’t quite been able to jump on the CT wagon yet. Maybe one day soon. The thing I find myself lusting after the most are her Matte Revolution lipsticks. 🙂

  4. They look so pretty and you created a such a nice look. xx

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

      • Kimmy on August 27, 2015 at 12:52 pm
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      Thank you so much, Ela! x

  5. Hey Kimmy, thanks for the shout-out! Your mama does have great taste! Both pieces look lovely on you. I am still madly in love with the two eyeshadows I picked up. The cream part of Midnight Sea will wear very well in autumn/winter as well!

      • Kimmy on August 27, 2015 at 12:53 pm
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      Yes it will. I try the cream shadow with a deep blackened green the other day and it looked amazing!

  6. What a lovely gift! I have lusted over Tom Ford products for a while but have yet to own any! I love the eye product especially! xx

    Beautylymin

      • Kimmy on August 27, 2015 at 12:55 pm
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      That’s how I was. Grateful to have had the chance to explore more from the brand. What products in particular are you lusting after? xo

      1. I’d like to start with a lipstick! xx

          • Kimmy on August 31, 2015 at 12:38 pm
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          Sounds like a good place to start!

  7. What a sweet mom! 😀 Yes TF’s pricey is exorbitant. I don’t need makeup THAT badly to pay so much for it. But if gifted – well, who could refuse?! 😉
    That cream shadow – WOW, stunning! I really like the effect of the 2 layered – it’s like a work appropriate blue shade.
    I like sheer lipsticks so that formula would be right up my alley, but geez $50 USD… I’m with you, it’s just a bit silly. Although… Guerlain Rouge G lipsticks are $55 CAD there’s something special about those lipsticks. THAT has a hefty case as well!

      • Kimmy on August 27, 2015 at 10:12 am
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      I’ve heard the Rouge G’s are super heavy and luxe. I have yet to own one. Yes, my mom was very sweet. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to purchase a full size anything of TF myself…but if I did, it would probably be one of the powdered products…blush, highlighter, bronzer etc.

    • Silke Laura on August 23, 2015 at 3:41 pm
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    Yey for the Tom Ford goodies! I’m yet to purchase anything myself from the brand. I really liked the look of these Eye colors, and especially this shade. I just had my doubts as in how wearable it would be for me throughout the day.. hmm. Together they do look beautiful, but I’ll need something more.. versatile!

      • Kimmy on August 27, 2015 at 10:14 am
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      I get you. Blue is not necessarily an everyday look. The cream base actually looks awesome on it’s own though and can be paired with so many other colours. I really love it. 🙂

  8. Pretty shades! They look amazing on you! 🙂 xo

      • Kimmy on August 27, 2015 at 10:20 am
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      Thank you, Katie. I’m enjoying them for sure. 🙂

  9. wow–what wonderful things you got. i want some TF so badly!!

      • Kimmy on August 27, 2015 at 10:25 am
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      Thank you, Elle. I hope that you get to try some soon! x

  10. I’ve never actually tried any of the TF Lipsticks, this colour is stunning on you & the eyeshadows are gorgeous <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

      • Kimmy on August 27, 2015 at 10:26 am
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      Thank you, Serene. I definitely one to try his matte or original formula as some point. 🙂

  11. I have yet to try anything from TF, but I want to add something to my collection. I mean I have to have a well rounded collection! I might try a lipstick or something. Your Mom is very thoughtful. She picked out some great looking items. That packaging is so elegant and classy. I love it!

      • Kimmy on August 27, 2015 at 10:27 am
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      Isn’t the packaging divine? That’s how they get us, I tell ya. His fall collection really tempted me…especially the illuminating powder…

    • Jen on August 24, 2015 at 9:16 pm
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    Oh my goodness I love the way the midnight sea duo on you! I’m drooling over all of these TF products!

      • Kimmy on August 27, 2015 at 10:30 am
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      Thank you, Jen. I definitely felt very spoiled but very grateful as well. 🙂

  12. Ah I sooo want to try more products from Tom Ford, but you need to think twice before making a purchase they are quite pricey. But lucky you hehe!

    Sam || Beautydetour

      • Kimmy on August 31, 2015 at 12:37 pm
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      Yes, for sure something to think about twice or maybe ten times. Eventually I’ll try some of the lipsticks for the regular line and some of the powder products before I formulate my complete thoughts on the brand. 🙂

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