You know you’re in trouble when you can immediately see you paid more for the packaging and brand name of a makeup product than the actual product itself. Sadly, this is the case for the Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette from Tom Ford Beauty.
Of course the packaging of this palette is beautiful. We’ve come to expect nothing less from Tom Ford—in their Beauty products and in all other aspects. The ivory and gold-colored “clutch” (as the brand puts it) is immediately eye-catching.
But then you get to the actual product you supposedly paid for, and you’re left disappointed to say the least. For the high, high price of $155.00, you’re given only six pans of product: four eyeshadows, a blush, and a highlighter. This would be fine if anything were actually special about the formulation of these products, but as it stands, nothing really distinguishes it from other products you could get for much cheaper. Even the wear time is pretty mediocre. In the case of the eyeshadows, we could even take it further and say the formula is downright problematic because they barely show up on the eyelids. And furthermore, the purpose of the clutch-type packaging is ultimately defeated by the fact that it’s just too heavy to regularly carry around in one’s makeup kit.
All-in-all, unless you’re a true packaging collector, there’s really no point to picking up this palette. At all. We really wish it did more, but ultimately, if you do end up purchasing this product, it’s like literally burning $155.00 in bills right in front of you.
SUITABLE FOR: All skin types.