Tom Ford Nude Dip Eye color quad Fall 2014

I am not really big on Tom Ford but since I’ve seen some preview photos of the fall makeup collection I have been waiting to get my hands on Nude dip quad. I’ve read many reviews of how wonderful his eye quad are and this was perfect opportunity to try one myself. I knew this beauty will fly off the shelves even before it started officially selling. Thanks to Full time Ford I was able to buy this at Tom Ford Oak street store in Chicago. Btw wonderful service from Connie. In future I will be buying more TF products from her.

Let’s go over colors in the quad: 
  • top left color is light golden champagne with shimmery finish. It is very pigmented especially considering it’s such a light shade. It has very nice golden sheen.
  • top right shade is rose champagne.Truly beautiful and so hard to capture the shimmer it has. 
  • bottom left is warm toned taupe with metallic finish and multi colored shimmer. It looks significantly different in the pan but when applied it looks so similar to rose champagne shade. These two would just blend into one color which I do not like seeing in quads. I love to have 4 different enough shades. I hate quads where everything blends into one blah color. Great pigment though.
  • bottom right shade is medium warm toned brown. very pigmented and thankfully dark enough to compliment other lighter shades. 

 Tom Ford went for a nude soft look with this quad. Colors are beautiful enough that you can wear only one and it would brighten the whole look. Finish is metallic, the whole quad is shimmery but not glittery – shimmer is VERY fine without a fallout. This kind of finish is so hard to capture on camera. You need to see it in real and especially i n brighter light how stunning it is.

I have no problem and love to wear shimmery eyeshadows but if you dislike this kind of metallic finish you should probably skip.

Texture is smooth like a butter, soft like a silk and blends like a dream. PERIOD.  These can be used both wet and dry but to be honest with you I only tried it dry and loved it, I can’t imagine how much more metallic these can get if used wet.

I would probably use this quad with addition of some other much darker color for outer corner. Or for example just rose champagne shade all over the lid and eyeliner. I will try to post a look with this quad as soon as I  get a chance.

No doubt this is pricey. I have never spent this much money on a eyeshadow quad – 86$ with a tax. (my wallet is crying in the corner). Packaging is ok, not really forgiving with fingerprints and slightly bulky (no need for little stupid “brush” and sponge applicators).

First two photos are taken in direct sunlight, while third photo is indoors in natural daylight. I didn’t apply any primer I only swiped each color once with applicator that comes with the compact. 

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