Tom Ford Soleil 2017 Clutch Sized Lip Balm Review and Swatch – 02 Neotropic and 04 Fathom

June 2, 2017

Whenever there is a new Tom Ford makeup release, we all know there’s going to be a race as a lot of popular items tend to sell out within hours! With the latest Tom Ford Soleil 2017 collection,  I managed to pick up two of the most popular clutch sized Soleil lip balms (LE) – 02 Neotropic and 04 Fathom (bought them here in Australia) These lip balms have taken luxury to a new level packaged in the iconic Tom Ford design in a super cute mini size. The formula is very user-friendly for applying on-the-go for adding a flush of color as well as moisturization.


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The lip balm has the size as the lips and boys, but in a beautiful glossy white case with gold trim. It doesn’t feel waxy nor ultra balmy like a traditional lip balm. The texture is quite hard (unlike the FRESH lip treatment that breaks easily) so you will not add too much product on the lips. It applies silky smooth and feels completely weightless on the lips. The pigment is on par with a sheer lipstick – 2 swipes give enough coverage for adding the right amount of color with a degree of translucency. It doesn’t make your lips look overdone, and gives a very pretty youthful and fresh look. Lasting power is about 4 to 5 hours.

As for a lip balm, it moisturizes the lips mildly – good enough for keeping your dry lips soothed throughout the day, but not nourishing enough for dry and chapped lips.


02 Neotropic is a bright orange color. It’s must-have color me as it’s different to the usual pinks and reds, and it’s a very wearable orange color as it’s not too warm and it instantly brightens up the complexion




04 – FATHOM is a pretty pink red




Swatch on hands – the finish appears more glossy when swatching on the hands, but once it’s applied on the lips and blended out it gives a semi-satin finish.


{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicolette June 2, 2017 at 12:03 pm

Such pretty colors! I especially like the orange shade better for my skin tone. That brush looks very sturdy, I hope it’s not limited edition?? I didn’t realise that Tom Ford did brushes.


Reika June 3, 2017 at 1:14 am

Hi Dear yes Tom Ford makes the most luxurious makeup brushes!


Sarah June 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm

I’m obsessed with Tom Ford Beauty!!


Blush & Pearls June 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Love those lip balms – wish I could afford such a splurge!

Blush & Pearls by Angela


jeslynj June 2, 2017 at 4:18 pm

Love your pictures! Looking beautiful as always!


Reika June 3, 2017 at 1:16 am

Thank you so much for your sweet comment dear!


Mireia June 2, 2017 at 8:13 pm

Absolutely love it!

Mireia from TGL


Jenny June 11, 2017 at 3:10 am

Such a gorgeous color! Love Tom ford’s lipstick!
It looks very natural!


Jenna June 22, 2017 at 8:21 pm

Oh my! These are truly gorgeous. I may have to splurge on these. Despite how much I love the Fresh balms, I do get annoyed with how easily they can break. Especially when its something you keep in your pocket. Any amount of warmth just turns them to goo in stick form. Thanks for the review!


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