TOM FORD SOLEIL 2016 | CONTOURING COMPACT AND MOISTURECORE LIP COLOR IN CARRIACOU

If there’s one brand I stalk season after season, Tom Ford tops by a mile. I know it sounds anti-climactic to spring but the summer Soleil Collection this year is so beautiful I have to get my hands on two items right away. Well at least for now, while self-debate whether to purchase more or not is ongoing. Makeup junkie? you know what I mean!

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tom ford soleil 2016, tom ford contouring compact- the afternooner review swatch, tom ford moisturecore lip color review swatch

The summer collection for 2016 is rather extensive compared to prior seasons hence it’s easy to be carried away and blow your hard-earned benjamins in a flash. I settled for the giant compact (you’ll see why later), the Soleil Contouring Compact- The Afternooner and one shade from the new collection Moisturecore Lip Color, Carriacou. Ladies and gents, can we have a moment of silence and let this resplendent compact consume your mind and soul. Adoration is absolutely an understatement!

tom ford soleil 2016, tom ford contouring compact- the afternooner review swatch, tom ford skin illuminating powder duo moonlight

Housed in luxurious ivory and gold case, the Contouring Compact is trifecta redefined. Everything you need to add warmth and color to your face is included, generously served to satisfy your craving. It has bronzer, coral blush and nude highlighter, all in universally flattering shades which coordinate so beautifully! The texture is velvety-soft which effortlessly blends onto skin with enviable finish. Luxury, you do get what you pay for! The bronzer and blush are both matte. The highlighter adds dimension for a well-lit face summertime or not. Bigger than my hand, this limited edition compact has .70 oz/ 20 g worth of awesomeness, enough to keep me afloat for the whole year. 

tom ford soleil 2016, tom ford contouring compact- the afternooner review swatch, tom ford skin illuminating powder duo moonlight
Side by side with another Tom Ford favorite, Skin Illuminating Powder Duo in Moodlight (review here)

There are two collections in the lip category, the Moisturecore and Ultra-Rich. I decided on Moisturecore because it intrigued me the most; plus, Ultra-Rich’s packaging is similar to prior summer’s releases. Moisturecore Lip Color has six shades, I randomly chose Carriacou because I like the sound of it. Yes, that trivial because I know I can wear any color at this point in my life, haha! But did it turn out to be phenomenal? let’s scrutinize further.

tom ford soleil 2016, tom ford moisturecore lip color review swatch, tom ford moisturecore carriacou swatch

The concept behind Moisturecore is captured it its packaging. The luminous lip color encapsulates a liquid core infused with passion fruit oil which provides superb hydration. Carriacou is nude peach which feels like lip balm. The case is slender than Tom Ford’s regular lip color line and the bullet tip is slanted. While I love the shade and moisture it provides, it did emphasize my lip lines. The color is sitting on every flake there is and the color is gone after 3 hours (in contrast to its claim “color that lasts for hours”). It could just be Carriacou for all you know. I’m a tad disappointed because I have raved about Tom Ford lippies in the past, but in all honesty, not everything wrapped in gold glitters so this particular shade is a fail for me.

tom ford soleil 2016, tom ford moisturecore lip color review swatch, tom ford moisturecore carriacou swatch
Moisturecore Lip Color side by side with one of my faves Lip Color Sheer Firecracker (review here)

Here are swatches of Contouring Compact and Moisturecore Lip Color Carriacou:

tom ford soleil 2016, tom ford contouring compact- the afternooner review swatch, tom ford moisturecore lip color review swatch

…and this is what I’m talking about, Goliath ha?

tom ford soleil 2016, tom ford contouring compact- the afternooner review swatch, tom ford moisturecore lip color review swatch

I used all three shades from the Contouring Compact for my cheeks/cheekbones. I have Carriacou on my lips. My eyeshadows were: Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Color Naked Bronze generously applied and blended on lids (review here) and Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Nude Dip (darker shade on crease and lower lash line).

tom ford soleil 2016, tom ford contouring compact- the afternooner review swatch, tom ford moisturecore lip color review swatch

tom ford soleil 2016, tom ford contouring compact- the afternooner review swatch, tom ford moisturecore lip color review swatch

Any makeup splurge lately? come, enable me!

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17 Comments

  1. April 13, 2016 / 7:16 am

    That compact is huge! So pretty. Shame about the lipstick/balm, though. I just can't see paying TF prices for that kind of performance.

  2. April 13, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    That compact is definitely monster size. Disappointed to hear about the Moisturecore lipstick – sounded intriguing until you mentioned it emphasized your lines and didn't last very long.

  3. April 13, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    That is so beautiful, twinsy! I wish that it wasn't too warm for me– otherwise I would have purchased it! It looks gorgeous on you!

  4. April 13, 2016 / 5:53 pm

    It looks like my first comment got rerouted to the abyss! This is such a beautiful compact, and it looks absolutely stunning on you! It's too warm for me– otherwise I would have purchased it! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!

  5. April 14, 2016 / 1:33 am

    This compact is unbelievably gorgeous. I would love to own this but I know I need something cooler. I'd like to just own it to look at if I had that kind of money though.

  6. April 14, 2016 / 3:09 am

    That contouring palette looks so pretty.

  7. April 14, 2016 / 4:11 am

    TF products are always so gorgeous and these are no exception!

  8. April 14, 2016 / 10:36 am

    I don't even contour much and that palette was what I immediately wanted from this collection. It looks amazing!

    • April 15, 2016 / 5:20 pm

      You can swirl the colors together and the result is as gorgeous

  9. April 14, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    That compact is gorgeous.

  10. April 14, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    The packaging is to die for! And I love those lippies!

  11. April 15, 2016 / 8:01 am

    It is beyond beautiful you are the cause to some of my very high end purchases but I just love it all.

  12. April 15, 2016 / 11:56 am

    That contour palette is beautiful!

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