Sunday, October 20, 2019

Tom Ford Soleil Neige: My Picks from the Collection + the Best Black Pumps of the Season

Tom Ford soleil neige swatches
Introducing the Tom Ford Soleil Neige Collection (also available at Beautylish and Neiman Marcus
Although fall indubitably is in full swing and winter is just around the corner, the sun abounds here in Southern California, and even if you're living in cooler environs, now is the optimal time to embrace the cache of gold and white beauty we've come to expect from Tom Ford Winter Soleil collections. 

Brimming with refreshingly wearable naturals with just enough color to feel interesting, the Tom Ford Soleil Neige Collection (also available at Beautylish and Neiman Marcus) is the quintessential juxtaposition of sun-drenched appeal and wintery allure. 

In addition to my selections from the collection, keep reading for a look at the best pointy toe pumps I've encountered in a great while! 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of everything in action as well as the Bottom Line...

Tom Ford soleil neige swatches

Tom Ford soleil neige body oil
*Tom Ford Soleil Neige Shimmering Body Oil
Up first is the *Tom Ford Soleil Neige Shimmering Body Oil. Let it be known that, while I appreciate the intention behind most body oils, I am not usually instantly smitten with the formulas that I test (exceptions to this rule include brilliant versions from Sisley and African Botanics, however). Often the fragrance is too intense and the oil doesn't absorb quickly enough for my liking. 

That being said, the *Tom Ford Soleil Neige Shimmering Body Oil instantly captured my heart and my senses. Visually the luminosity contained within the weighty glass bottle is here magic...just enough to envelop skin in a tender glow that isn't the slightest bit glittery. The lightweight oil (dispensed with a spray nozzle) becomes one with the skin in a few seconds, imparting a healthy sheen that makes one's limbs look bouncy and hydrated.

The lilting fragrance, however, is what has made me an outright devotee...soft, sweet with a touch of floral musk for good measure, this is the most intoxicating pleasing TF scent I've encountered in a long time. I am an original fan of Tobacco Vanille and nothing ever topped that particular juice for me but Soleil Neige may have change everything! It is alluring and sensual without feeling over the top and, in oil form, it lingers on the body for hours. Consequently, consider me next-level smitten with the *Tom Ford Soleil Neige Shimmering Body Oil.

*Tom Ford Soleil Neige Shimmering Body Oil and the Corso Como Denise Pump in Black Leather
Tom Ford soleil neige swatches
The *Tom Ford Soleil Eye Quad in Soleil Et Lune and Soleil Neige
In terms of eyeshadow, I received the *Tom Ford Soleil Eye Quad in Soleil Et Lune and Soleil Neige, both of which have a gorgeous range of fascinating neutral tones and pops of color to flatter a spectrum of skin tones. 

The more adventurous of the two, Soleil Et Lune, features a glowing warm ivory, radiant warm tan, lush mink-meets-taupe and luminous sea foam green in satin finishes that are finely milled and restrained while masterfully catching the light. The fresh, minimalist 1960s energy that this palette conveys is unlike anything currently in my collection. 

Sophisticated and classic on every level, Soleil Neige contains a cool pearl shimmer, neutral light taupe, rich inky caviar and deep luminous brown. It's the equivalent of a little black dress, nude heels a pearl necklace and a trench if those things were eyeshadows and combined together in a palette. 

Both palettes have significant color payoff and blend like a dream...which one is your favorite? 

Tom Ford soleil neige swatches
Swatches of the *Tom Ford Soleil Eye Quad in Soleil Et Lune and Soleil Neige in direct sunlight. 
Tom Ford soleil neige swatches

Tom Ford soleil neige swatches
Lips and cheeks. 
For lips and cheeks, the range of peachy pink neutral tones is simply astounding. The dual sided *Tom Ford Soleil Glow Highlighter Blush Stick in #03 Megeve offers a creamy (read: no shimmer) rose-peach blush with immense color payoff and a radiant bronze-meets-champagne highlighter that looks incredible on the high points of the face. The shades can be worn alone (as I did in the images it the end of the post) or blended together for even more dimension and customization. 

The diminutive *Tom Ford Clutch Size Soleil Lip Balm come in four versatile shades that offer a lush wash of buildable color and plenty of moisture. Housed in signature gold and white packaging, these balms fit into the smallest of handbags while serving a multitude of purposes (hydration, lip tint and even an impromptu blush or highlight). Due to their neutrality and ease of wear, I can see myself running through each of these over the course of the winter...I may pick up a few as gifts while they're still in stock as I think those close to me will love them as much as I do. 
  • 01 Reflection: A slightly iridescent clear to bring out the healthy tone in one's lips. 
  • 02 Apres Soleil: A caramel nude cream 
  • 04 Paradiso: A peachy pink (lighter in depth than other TF lip formulas with the same moniker) **Worn in the images at the end of this post
  • 05 Baie Dhiver: A breathtaking "my lips but better" rosy nude shade that is neither too light nor too dark. **Worn in the images at the end of this post
Tom Ford soleil neige swatches
From L-R: The *Tom Ford Clutch Size Soleil Lip Balm in Reflection, Apres Soleil, Paradiso and Baie Dhiver.  
Tom Ford soleil neige swatches
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Tom Ford soleil neige swatches
A close up of the *Tom Ford Soleil Glow Highlighter Blush Stick #03 Megeve
This packaging never gets old, no?
suqqu extra rich gloss foundation 35 swatch
The rest of the face. 
// THE REST of the FACE //
Swatches in direct sunlight. 

The following images reflect all products in action in natural lighting...

*Tom Ford Soleil Neige Shimmering Body Oil

Wearing the *Tom Ford Soleil Eye Quad in Soleil Et Lune  on the eyes and the *Tom Ford Clutch Size Soleil Lip Balm in Paradiso on the lips.
Corso Como Denise Pump in Black Leather front and center. 

Style notes. 
// STYLE NOTES //
  • Ragdoll Python Print Crop Tee: A staple in my wardrobe, this tee is super soft and delightfully neutral...glad that it's still available as I bought mine earlier this year. 
  • Topshop Mens Chi Tapered Skinny Jeans: I was at Nordstrom helping my dad look for shorts and found these jeans on the sale rack...captivated by their high waist and tapered leg, I got them in a size 29 for an oversized look that still works without a major need for a belt (these run a bit on the slender side). I LOVE them...and they're under $50. 
  • Corso Como Denise Pump in Black Leather: I have been in search of a new pair of pointy-toe pumps and have fallen in love with these gems. Soft leather, a very reasonable 2" heel height and extreme comfort called me to this particular pair and I am thrilled with my purchase.  They come in a vast range of colors, are reasonably priced and fit true-to-size (I bought a 7). Now I want another pair in another shade...the nude is currently in my shopping cart. 
  • Tissot Lovely Bracelet Watch 19.5mm: Perpetually on my wrist as of late, this watch is the perfect fusion of functionality and minimalist jewelry and it feels completely timeless (while still telling time, of course). 


Wearing the *Tom Ford Soleil Eye Quad in Soleil Et Lune  on the eyes and the *Tom Ford Clutch Size Soleil Lip Balm in Paradiso on the lips.
Wearing the *Tom Ford Soleil Eye Quad in Soleil Et Lune  on the eyes and the *Tom Ford Clutch Size Soleil Lip Balm in Baie Dhiver on the lips.
*Tom Ford Clutch Size Soleil Lip Balm in Baie Dhiver on the lips.
 *Tom Ford Clutch Size Soleil Lip Balm in Paradiso on the lips.

Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this look at the new and utterly gorgeous Tom Ford Soleil Neige Collection (also available at Beautylish and Neiman Marcus) and would love to hear what caught your eye...do tell. 

Good things ahead, including fresh launches from Charlotte Tilbury, Victoria Beckham Beauty, Natasha Denona and more...cannot wait to share!

Also, Southern California BP readers, mark your calendars for Saturday 11/16...I will be hosting a special beauty event at the Nordstrom South Coast Plaza during the Trend Show and truly hope to see you there. Specifics to follow shortly...

xx and more soon,

--The Beauty Professor 

 **PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-19 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

2 comments:

  1. I love the whole collection. I picked up all three eye quads and 02 and 03 in the glow sticks & T.F. lip balm in Baie Dhiver. Thank you for such great swatches it really does help. You look stunning.

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  2. I picked up all three eye quads and 02 & 03 in the glow sticks and Baie Dhiver lip balm. Thank you for such great swatches it really does help. You look stunning.

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