Although I am totally embracing the Autumn, I’ve really struggling to let some of my favourite products of the Summer go back into hiding. So, I’ve decided to bring them with me. Luckily, I travel and travelling to the west side of the world means that it’s Summer all year round. With that in mind, I have reorganised my make up storage and made a travel drawer, containing some firm faves that will see me through. Two of those items come from the Tom Ford Soleil range, one of the most lusted after ranges of this year. It’s hard not to fall for Tom Ford and with the exclusive Soleil white and gold casing, it was hard to not spend all my money on the make up. I do not need any more lipsticks, for the rest of my life yet how could I resist the sheer beauty of the Tom Ford Soleil Lip Colors, as well as the the beautiful large Bronze Age bronzer. I am a woman possessed.
The sleek white and gold packaging will always have my heart beating that little bit quicker, and I have had a few items in the past from previous Soleil ranges. My collection is growing slowly and steadily and I’m really happy with the colours and shades that I have. Aside from the multi use palette, and illuminating liquid, I also own Paradiso lip colour. Adding to the sheer lip shades, Revolve Around Me is the perfect nude, and dare I say it, but a ‘my lips but better’ shade.
With it being so sheer, the longevity of the lipstick isn’t the best, but the formulation makes up for it. Rich and creamy, and smooth to apply, it builds up from a wash of colour to a more opaque finish. The shade is a light – medium peachy beige that errs on the warm side and sits on the lips with a glossy finish. Average wear time is around 3 hours, which isn’t brilliant but who could resist pulling that slick white case from your handbag at every opportunity.
The Tom Ford Soleil Bronzer in Bronze Age is the most perfect shade of bronzer for my skin. I really struggle with bronzers as they either don’t show up on my skin, or make my skin look a muddy orange colour. I have a handful of bronzers on rotation in my make up storage and the darkest of the three shades available from Tom Ford has made it into the mix. The only problem is, is that I don’t want to use it as I don’t want the TF embossing in the powder to disappear. At £70 a compact, it isn’t cheap but it’s so worth it for the finely milled and lightly scented powder that blends seamlessly across the skin. The shade is a more caramel brown but has yellow undertones which work well with my skin tone to give a golden, sun kissed finish rather than a muddy build up of colour.
The luxury of Tom Ford certainly makes my purse go weak at the clasp and I cannot help myself from splurging on the most beautiful products. Although they are quite pricey, they are investment pieces and worth every penny. If you are travelling through an airport in the not too distant future, take a look to see if your airport offers Tom Ford at World Duty Free. Tom Ford at tax free prices? Simply amazing!
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