Tom Ford Summer 2014: What I Bought

Above: The Tom Ford Summer 2014 Collection is packaged in the original white and gold motif…simply gorgeous.
The hotly anticipated LE Tom Ford Summer 2014 Collection debuted a few days ago; housed in the original white and gold packaging, this lovely beauty edit embraces stunningly chic, luminous washes of color.  
Above: The Unabashed Eye and Cheek Compact features three eyeshadows (champagne, taupe and teal-meets-royal blue), a peachy-pink blush and a glowing light bronze highlighter.
Although I made sure to swatch the buzz worthy Unabashed Eye and Cheek Compact (currently found at Neiman Marcus,  Saks Fifth Avenue  and Selfridges), I knew that it wasn’t going to be a viable purchase for me personally.  I tend shy away from palettes because I often find myself underutilizing certain shades, making the compact in its entirety a questionable investment overall. That being said, the swatches below reveal its inherent beauty…I love the shimmering champagne and taupe eyeshadows and would have bought of duo of these shades alone on the spot should it have been available!

Above: Swatches of Unabashed in indoor lighting.
Above: Swatches of Unabashed in direct sunlight.
Above: The Tom Ford Lip Shimmers retail for $49.
I was, however, captivated by the Lip Shimmers in Moonlight and Solar Gold (available at Neiman MarcusNordstromSaks Fifth Avenue and Selfridges).  Designed to add a dazzling glow to the lips (though I’ll be using shades as highlighters for the face as well), the vanilla-scented formula offers shiny coverage that is sheer yet creamy and decidedly moisturizing.  Such a brilliant incarnation.
Here’s the official word on the Lip Shimmers, courtesy of Nordstrom
Tom Ford’s Summer collection focuses on effortless beauty with a palette of sun-kissed neutrals and a few daring brights sprinkled in. The Lip Color Sheer brings a decadent mix of vitamins C and E, plus shea butter, to your lips to hydrate and moisturize while delivering the perfect color. The distinct lip color is packaged in a limited-edition ivory- and gold-colored case.
Kindly scroll on for additional details and images as well as the Bottom Line…
Above and below…the full ingredients for the Tom Ford Summer 2014 Lip Shimmers.

Above: Moonlight and Solar Glow…works of art, indeed.
Above: Moonlight is a luminescent, colorless, slightly warm (rather than cool blue) pearl white…it reminds me of a shimmer from the 1960’s that my mom kept for years made by a company called Yardly.  
Above: A closeup of Moonlight.
Above: Solar Gold is a slightly bronzed light gold with warm shimmer.  
Above: A closeup of Solar Gold.
Tom Ford summer lip shimmer swatches moonlight solar gold
Above: Swatches of the Tom Ford Lip Shimmers in direct sunlight.
Tom Ford summer lip shimmer swatches moonlight solar gold
Above: Swatches of the Tom Ford Lip Shimmers in outdoor lighting with a flash.
Above and below…wearing Moonlight Lip Shimmer as a base on the lips with a touch of Armour Beauty Opaque Gloss in Hello (reviewed HERE) for a slight flush.  I also added a bit along my cheek and brow bones for subtle illumination.

Bottom Line: I am very pleased with the Tom Ford Summer Collection Lip Shimmers.  They are moisturizing and have great lasting power, while imparting the most delicate, flattering soft gleam.  I love wearing them alone (both on the lips and the face as a highlighter) as well as mixed with a deeper lip color.  I cannot wait to experiment with these further…the possibilities are endless!  The Moonlight and Solar Gold Lip Shimmers are available at  Neiman Marcus, NordstromSaks Fifth Avenue and Selfridges…if you are partial to a sophisticated shimmer, I recommend that you procure one or both before they sell out!
What do you have YOUR eye on from the Tom Ford Summer Collection?  Please don’t forget to enter my Air Repair Skincare Giveaway…the contest is open until 4/9/14 at 7PM PST!  Finally, I just updated my Perennial Picks page for this month; do take a peek if you’re so inclined ; ) 
–The Beauty Professor
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Comments (10)

  • Shireen L. Platt Reply

    Gorgeous purchases! Both Solar Gold and Moonlight is stunning!

    April 9, 2014 at 9:48 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thanks, Shireen! Both shades are so perfect for the warmer months ahead ; )


      –The Beauty Professor

      April 10, 2014 at 12:15 am
  • Kisti Belle Reply

    The Solar Gold and Moonlight lip shimmer are especially beautiful, especially the way youve mixed/applied them!

    April 9, 2014 at 1:41 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Many thanks, Kisti!


      –The Beauty Professor

      April 10, 2014 at 12:16 am
  • LuckyRedLisa Reply

    Gorgeous and wonderful, as always! I actually went the other way and only got the palette. In fact, when it arrived and I saw how gorgeous it was, I ordered a backup immediately!! I'm not a back-up girl at all, but something about this palette just speaks to me, and quite literally took my breath away. On me, these colors are year-round, so that was my other motivator.
    As usual, your fabulous review has me wanting more!! Those lip shimmers are so very tempting!! Do let us know how the experiments with Solar Gold go. If it can be used as face highlighter as well, I'm totally sold.
    Again, many many thanks for your excellent blog and hard work for all us addicts far from counters. 🙂

    April 9, 2014 at 4:54 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      I am glad you love the palette, Lisa…it is truly lovely and the fact that you plan to wear it year round makes it backup worthy, indeed!

      I hope to take some pictures with Solar Gold on the face in the next few days (crazy work week!) and will update this post if I get some viable images ; )

      Thank you for all of your support and kindness…xoxo,

      –The Beauty Professor

      April 10, 2014 at 12:19 am
  • Virginie Reply

    I am waiting for my palette to arrive, cannot wait! What foundation you have here, you look flawless!!

    April 9, 2014 at 5:59 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Fantastic…hope it arrives for your soon, Virginie! I am wearing the Cle de Peau Cream Foundation in O20 in these pictures…thanks for your sweet words!


      –The Beauty Professor

      April 10, 2014 at 12:22 am
  • Virginie Reply

    It actually arrived today, right after I commented :-D. Any primer??? Any miracle potion, I really like the aspect of your skin here….Gorgeous!

    April 10, 2014 at 12:25 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Marvelous!! Enjoy it, Virginie. I am wearing the Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge as a primer and then the Cle de Peau foundation (will be doing a full review with swatches of every shade very soon!) buffed on with a Beauty Blender. So far I'm loving the formula. Thanks again for your compliment!


      –The Beauty Professor

      April 10, 2014 at 12:38 am

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