Inspired by Tom Ford Soleil Color Summer 2016

If you are not familiar with the „Inspired by…“ series, click here for an explanation.
But short story even shorter, each month I choose a seasonal ad and try to recreate the models look with colors I already own.
Dressing up and awkward posing included!

For the last summer ad 2016 I wanted a really bronzey, warm look. Hard to achieve when you look like Caspar the friendly ghost in real life, but we only grow through challenge, am I right?


Tom Ford Soleil Color Summer 2016 (Source)
Tom Ford Soleil Color Summer 2016 (Source)


Tom Ford Soleil Color Summer 2016 is what I chose: Bronzed, dewy skin, warm colors… Perfection.

And yes, I am aware that the other promo picture includes a male model as well, looking pretty gorgeous and nude, but I just couldn’t get Mr. Loca to pose with me.

Next time.


Don’t forget to watch in HD and on You Tube for the ultimate viewing pleasure!


My version

My version. Picture taken by Mr. Loca
My version. Picture taken by Mr. Loca


Products I used

  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in „Fair“ (Review)
  • Clinique Chubby Stick for Eyes in „Fuller Fudge“
  • L´Oréal Infallible eyeshadow in „Sahara Treasure“
  • MAC eyeshadow in „Flip“ (Frost, LE)
  • Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color mascara in „Black“ (Review)
  • L´Oréal Silkissime eyeliner in „Seductive Black“
  • bareMinerals Prime Time antioxidant foundation primer
  • Sephora MicroSmooth Baked face compact in „Light“ (Review)
  • MaxFactor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in „Soft Cardinal“
  • Bobby Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in  „Beige“ (LE)
  • The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzer in 02 (Review)
  • MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in „Tranquility“
  • Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in „Oversized Orange“


Are you all into bronze colors this summer?

Any looks you would like to see from the fall launches?


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  • I think this is my favorite on to date!

    • It is so close to my favorite summer look. With a lot less highlighter though.

  • Gorgeous look, even though, it is a little bit too glowy for me, I believe this kind of extreme glow is only flattering on pictures, in real life, as you said, it appears more on the sweaty side of things! The Body Shop bronzer is beautiful!

    • If I had someone around that would constantly powder the areas that aren’t supposed to be shiny, I would probably like it more, but with my skin being more on the oily side I try to keep the highlight to certain areas.
      And yes, the TBS bronzer is great. And it is very natural, as you can see. Even though I did dust it all over my face it didn’t look too orange.

  • It’s a great sun kiss make up look 🙂

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  • Kate

    I love this type of look for summer! It really suits you – especially the gold eye makeup. x

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  • Very pretty. Gold eyes and bronzed skin always looks great in the summer! I have been using just a bronzer recently instead of contouring my face and I really like it.


  • Ein schöner, sinnlicher Look! Hast du sehr gut umgesetzt! GLG Ivi

  • Elena Dal Maso

    I love your golden, summer makeup!


  • Bronze colors and summer really go hand in hand. I want to play around with some this summer.

  • I’m such a fan of this golden eye on you. So summer ready.

    • Now only the weather has to play nice and get summery over here.

  • Being very fair and more cool toned, bronze can look really odd on me. If it’s got a cool brown base or a pink base, it’s easier to pull off.

    • I can imagine that. Do you have a go-to color for summer?

      • Yes, Stila Kitten but I use it all year. It’s not cool toned but it manages to look pretty good.

        • I have heard so much about this eyeshadow, it seems to be a cult product.

  • Such a gorgeous look for summer! I can’t wait to recreate it!


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  • You got the makeup pretty spot on! I’m very pale as well, so it was interesting to see you create the bronzed skin. You look amazing!

    • I would have used self-tanner, but I am currently testing a few products against hyper pigmentation and that would have altered the outcome, so I had to try and do it that way. Do you ever use self-tanner?

      • I have a gradual self tanner (it’s more like moisturiser with a hint of tan), but I only use it on my legs, which are considerably paler than the rest of me.

        • Even paler? Wow. I am so bad at tanning my body, it is just so much hassle.

  • What a great look. I was tempted to try bronzer last year but my makeup skills are not the best so I decided to skip it.

    • Go for a subtle one like the one I am using here, that way nothing can go wrong.

  • This makeup is indeed perfection! Bronze shades and glowy skin are going to be huge trends for this summer I’m sure. I love how you did you skin, adding touches of highlight with the Shimmer Brick instantly changes the whole look 🙂

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    • Touches of highlight? I feel like I dumped my whole face into that compact… But thank you, I love bronze eyes for summer.

  • First of all, you have my respect for your ability to pose for that sexy, sultry look in front of Mr. Loca. I would have died of awkwardness. Haha! You did a great job recreating this look and it’s one that I can recreate too, I meant your version. This look is very me without the sexy look so it’s interesting to see if I pull it off.

    ps: I adore your sense of humour in this video! Why do we live so far apart? We would have a brilliant time chatting about everything especially anything beauty related if we live closer. xx

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    • Well, we had a good laugh, but if I can´t pose sexy and sultry in front of my husband, when can I? Please share picture if you recreate it, sultry pose or not.

      And yes, I have thought so numerous times. I would love to be able to stop by and just chat about beauty, toddlers and ignorant spouses! But Canada is on my travel list, so whenever I go there, I will try to schedule a detour to your place for a visit.

  • You are so beautiful! I’m so jealous that your husband takes such wonderful photos of you. My husband… not so much. Hah! 🙂

    • You should have seen the 50 pictures I had to go through to find that one. And the argument we had: Don’t take the picture from that angle, I will have a double chin. – But you HAVE a double chin right now!
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  • Rosanna Briguglio

    What beautiful colours and great makeup application!
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂
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  • I have thin lips and I’ve always envied people with full lips like the model, damn genetics! Except the lip colour, you nailed this look. Bronze eye makeup is my go-to makeup for summer and I can do with that much highlighter I guess, since my oily t-zone makes it look like I apply so much highlighter 🙂

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    • The posing is so ridiculous, I don’t know how models do it.

  • You completely hit the nail on the head with this look Anne, everything looks just like the models, I love the bronzy eyshadow you’ve got going one. Have a lovely Weekend ♥

    • You too! Do you wear similar colors? I think they´d suit you very much.

  • Love the eye make up in this look Anne, can’t wait to watch the video later this evening. Have a great weekend,
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    • You too, Gemma. I hope the weather was nicer at yours than it was here.

  • Love the eyeshadow in both your video and the original ad 🙂

    I agree too, looking bronzed and sunkissed would be wonderful as it would mean a very enjoyable time spent in the sun! 🙂

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    • If only. It has been raining pretty much non-stop for the last six weeks.

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    • Thank you, Lily. It helps get out my comfort zone with makeup, like wearing highlighter.

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    This is another hit for sure. It’s a lovely look. I just realized I don’t do bronzy eyes nearly enough.

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    You look beautiful!! Amazing makeup! 🙂

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  • woooow anne, wa für ein toller look und super inspiriert *_* das sieht so traumhaft schön aus, sowas sollte ich auch mal ausprobieren 🙂

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    Ohhh, this is definitely my kind of look!! I love, love love bronze eyes, and I’ve been taking notes of the products you’ve used, because the shades are absolutely gorgeous and right up my alley. 🙂 <3 That Clinique chubby stick looks amazing, I've been avoiding Clinique products for so long but perhaps it's time to get back into them… x x Loving this series sooo much! 🙂 x


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    I like this makeup look. It really makes your eyes pop. Very pretty.

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    • It is pretty sheer, but that seems to be on trend this summer. Which Chubby Stick out of the ones you own is your favorite?

  • What a fabulous inspiration!! I love it and how your look turned out. You are giving me bronzed summer vibes over here!

    • I hope the weather is playing along at your place. Here it has been raining for six weeks straight.

  • You did such a great job. I love your lipstick!

  • Do you wear a lot of bronze come summer?

  • Great job, Linda! I always look forward to these posts!
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