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Review: Tom Ford Summer Collection 2016

Let me start off by saying that working with natural sunlight can be a straight up pain in the ass some times. 

One of the most frustrating things using natural lighting is when it's consistently terrible 3 weekends in a row...first world problems, but it's enough to drive me crazy haha. 

On another note we're talking Tom Ford today. 

I picked up a few things from the summer collection (including the fragrance and shimmer body oil) and the other three things I've had from the previous summer. 

I was most excited about the Soleil Contouring Compact in The Afternooner. It's a gigantic face palette (the size of a monster palm) made up of a highlight, blush, and bronzer. 

I don't know if it's because my face is a bit dry from using retinol but I'm a little disappointed. The colours are gorgeous, pigmented, and silky but right now they sort of sit on my skin looking a little apparent. I'm hoping with some exfoliating and skin prep it will look better. 

Also, from the pictures online it looks like it would be the same formulation as their Skin Illuminating Powder Duo in Moonlight but sadly it isn't . 

(L-R) Moodlight, Afternooner, Love Lust

Here are some companions between the Moodlight highlighter duo, The Afternooner blush and highlight portion, and Tom Ford in Love Lust. 

To me the highlighters aren't very comparable and I prefer the two in the Moodlight duo than the Afternooner, which is ever so slightly pink. Also, I've read/watched some reviews on the Afternooner saying that the highlighter was *BAM* in your face intense...I'm not seeing it. 

Now the Sheer Cheek Duo in Bicoastal feels like it's the same formula as the Moodlight highlighter duo, which I love. It goes on sheer but can easily be built up and you can basically blend it this in with your eyes closed. 

I really wish Tom Ford would start releasing more blushes in the formula because I prefer it so much more than their original blushes. It's glowy without being shimmery and sits really nicely on the skin. 

(L-R) Frantic Pink, Bicoastal, Wicked

Now if you already have Frantic Pink and Wicked blush you might not really need this...not that you need any of these things, but you get what I mean. 

Although the shades are really similar it's the texture that sets them apart on this one. 

(L-R) Revolve Around me, Mustique, Scandola

(L-R) Scandola, Mustique, Revolve Around Me

If you like Tom Ford lipsticks you won't be disappointed with these. Both formulas, the Moisturecore and Ultra Rich lip colours are very forgiving on the lips and moisturising, which is good because mine are always chapped. The Moisturecore Lip Colours (Mystique & Scandal) are similar in texture to the Lip Colour Shine formula. 

Lastly, here are the three pieces I've already had: Gold Dust, Terra, and the Cream and Powder Eye Colour in Naked Bronze. 

(L-R) The Afternooner, Gold Dust, Terra

I think the Afternnooner bronzer is the warmest of the bunch and pull a little too warm (orange) for me. Out of the three I like Gold Dust the best. 

Naked Bronze

I've gone on and on about how much I love Tom Ford's Cream and Powder Eye Colours. This is still one of my favourite things from the entire line. Period. 

So, if I had to choose my favourites from the collection it would be the Bicoastal Sheer Cheek Duo and of course the Naked Bronze Cream and Powder Eye Colour. It's not that the Afternooner isn't great quality because it is, it's just not an absolute must have, or unique, in my honest opinion...actually, it's really similar to the IT Cosmetics face disk now that I come to think of it and it's only a fraction of the price. 

What are some of your favourite releases for the summer? I hope you're having a great weekend!

1 comment

  1. Finally an honest review! Thanks! I've bought Bicoastal and one cream eyeshadow. Do you think Mustique is a must have? Does is settles into your lip lines?


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