Tom Ford Soleil Contouring Compact in 02 Soleil Afterglow includes a highlighter, a blush and a bronzer.
Its net weight is 20g or 0.70z for AUD $160 or USD $108. This palette is a true embodiment of a luxury makeup as it is an investment to have.
How is Tom Ford Soleil Contouring Compact in Soleil Afterglow palette faring in comparison to the more affordable face palettes in the market?
Packaging is superb. It is as luxurious as the brand Tom Ford itself, with a sturdy and beautiful compact case in ivory and gold with a large mirror inside. The compact itself has a good weight to it, and it comes in a beautiful white suede case.
The brand described this product as a blush, highlighter and bronzer that will add a natural dimension and flattering colour in a cream-like powder formula that effortlessly glides onto the skin to create a soft and even finish.
The champagne-light rose highlighter is supposed to mimic the sunlight reflecting off the skin while the bronzer is supposed to enhance a healthy and radiant complexion. The blush is a beautiful coral pink that gives a natural flush on the skin
The three shades can be use separately or with each other. They are very pigmented and their rich formula will need a light-handed application.
I use a smaller blush or bronzer brush for this palette as each product comes in a thin rectangle shaped pan, to prevent colour transfer onto the brush.
Tom Ford Soleil Contouring Compact in Soleil Afterglow Swatches
To apply, I started with the bronzer and sweep it across the hollow of my cheeks followed by the blush just on the cheek bones. Finally, I applied highlighter last just on those spots that light would normally be reflected on such as the highest part of the cheeks, the bridge of the nose and the cupid bow of the lips.
There is one ingredient in this palette that is rather disappointing. Regardless of the high cost of the palette, it still uses talc, which is a cheaper version of fillers that is commonly used in many powder type makeup products.
The feels of these powders upon touch are a little hard on the pan but applies smoothly and evenly on the skin. It also blended easily, I didn’t have any problem blending at all.
These products are long-lasting. They stay on my skin well six hours after application.
Overall, I feel although this palette is great quality, it is still overpriced. If you are a Tom Ford makeup collector or has the passion for luxury makeup products, then this one is for you. Otherwise, I don’t think the cost of this palette is justifiable. There are other face palettes in the market that is more affordable and gives similar results.
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