ewmoda Reviews: Is Tom Ford's Limited Edition Summer Palette Worth AED 680?

We put the much hyped palette to the test!

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16 August 2017

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ewmoda Reviews: Is Tom Ford's Summer Palette Worth AED 680?

Photographed by Fulton Ropeta

Tom Ford Beauty quickly became one of the most coveted beauty brands ever since the launch in 2011. The famed American designer who is synonymous with luxury only puts out the most luxurious and high quality beauty products that rarely ever disappoint.

And when we saw their new Soleil Eye And Cheek Palette 2017, it was love at first sight! The palette features 4 eye-shadows, a blush and a highlighter and is available in 2 shades - cool and warm. For the purpose of this review, we decided to put the warm toned palette to the test.

Let's take a closer look at the palette.

The palette features a medium coral blush and a pale shimmery champagne highlighter that will work best on fair - medium skin tones. Three eye-shadows have a satin finish and one has a sparkly finish. The colours are gold, sparkly taupe, bronze and deep brown.

The packaging is signature Tom Ford - stunning and ultra-luxurious. The products come in a gold and white case which is perfect for travelling (trust us, we tried!).

Finally, the palette is priced at $155 (AED 680), which is not a surprise considering it's Tom Ford.

Tom Ford Soleil eye and cheek palette 2017

Photographed by Fulton Ropeta

Tom Ford Soleil eye and cheek palette 2017

Photographed by Fulton Ropeta

Barefaced

To truly put the palette to the test we decided to showcase our model, Tory, barefaced, then with a day look using the palette and complete the review with a night look using the palette.

Here she is pictured with no makeup on whatsoever.

Tom Ford Soleil eye and cheek palette 2017

Photographed by Fulton Ropeta

Tom Ford Soleil eye and cheek palette 2017

Photographed by Fulton Ropeta

Tom Ford Soleil eye and cheek palette 2017

Photographed by Fulton Ropeta

Day Look

Here Tory is pictured with a day look using the Tom Ford palette. We used the light bronze shade on her lids and the deep brown shade on her crease ever so lightly. We also used the coral blush and saved the highlighter for the night look.

The eye-shadows blended like a dream and the look was perfect for work/daytime. The blush, a universally flattering coral, went on smoothly.

Tom Ford Soleil eye and cheek palette 2017

Photographed by Fulton Ropeta

Tom Ford Soleil eye and cheek palette 2017

Photographed by Fulton Ropeta

Tom Ford Soleil eye and cheek palette 2017

Photographed by Fulton Ropeta

Night Look

For the night look, we really amped it up. We used the bronze shade on the lids, topped with the sparkly taupe shade to add an extra oomph. We also deepened the crease with the dark brown shade and added extra dimension by applying the gold shade to her brow-bone and inner corners.

We then applied more blush, and highlighter - which gave her a natural sun kissed glow. If you are looking for a highlighter to blind everyone around you, this is not it. If you are looking to replicate a glow from within, you are going to love this!

She also applied eyeliner and mascara to finish the look.

Tom Ford Soleil eye and cheek palette 2017

Photographed by Fulton Ropeta

Tom Ford Soleil eye and cheek palette 2017

Photographed by Fulton Ropeta

Tom Ford Soleil eye and cheek palette 2017

Photographed by Fulton Ropeta

Our Verdict

Blend-ability: 5/5 As mentioned earlier, the shadows blend like a dream. The formula is extremely buttery and creamy and even if you are inexperienced with makeup, you will have no issues working with these shadows. The blush and highlighter go on smoothly as well.

Packaging: 5/5 Tom Ford's packaging is ultra-luxurious and a style statement in itself. This palette is no exception.

Pigmentation: 4/5 The eye-shadows are highly pigmented and blush is pigmented too. However, the highlighter could have been a tad bit more pigmented.

Value for money: 3.5/5 Yes, this is Tom Ford. Yes, outrageous prices are a given. However, you do get 4 eye-shadows, a blush and a highlighter for that price which we think is not a bad deal.

Overall rating: 4/5 Go for it!

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