Tom Ford • cognac sable • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
this is my first purchase from tom ford - i struggled so long because i saw how gurus applied it beautifully but i couldnt justify the price. i then realized that hong kong (where i live) sells it cheaper than in the US which was a surprise because makeup in hk is usually marked up in price. a quad costs $70 usd here. i do not regret the purchase at all. ordinary as the shades may look in the pan, i cant find any dupes in my mac, bobbi brown, too faced and urban decay collections. i find their textures to be very smooth and easily applied - the pigmentation is just right, not too intense like urban decay which may sometimes be too dramatic for every day wear, but not so sheer that i must apply it over a paint pot from mac. this is my fool proof every day go to palette and i get compliments from my bf every time i wear it (he rarely comments on my makeup). i apply the soft golden color over the lid, and put the medium brown in the outer third, blending some into the crease. i then put just a tad bit of the copper shimmer into the crease with a fine brush, and line my eyes with the darkest brown. this is my everyday look for work. not sure how willing i am to invest in other quads due to the price, but cognac sable is definitely worth trying.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Just got around to trying his out. The lipsticks to me are so similar to MAC that it's not worth it. The cognac sable quad is nice but I can't see the price worth it. Dior is great, and worth the price. This eyeshadow is nice, but not almost $80 nice. Nothing is worth the price in my opinion when you have chanel! Dior, MAC & Armani.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This has become one of my (several) warm-toned neutral go-to palettes. I will divulge that I watched a few youtube tutorials to get an idea of the best way to place the different shades, since I'm one of those impatient types who wants to get it right the first time with no effort and gets frustrated when it doesn't work out....
Anyway, the lighest shade is perfect for an all-over lid and highlighter. I use the 2nd darkest in the cease, and the darkest in the v and to line. What I heard, and what appears to be true based on my limited attempts, is that the coppery-glittery shade is best applied by tapping it on with the finger...not a brush. I have noticed that using the brush causes this shade to seem coarse with too much glitter, but using the finger it is much more subtle and shimmery. I'll work on it more but as it's the shade I use the least out of the palette I'm not too concerned...the other 3 are really that good. Very densely pigmented and they last all day on my lids.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Cognac sable is one of my favorite warm neutral palettes. Top left is a satin/low shimmer vanilla shade with a slight peachy undertone. What I love about the shade is that it's versatile, it's deep enough to be worn over the entire lid for anyone in the pale to medium skintone range, the shade also works in the inner corner or to blend out any harsh edges. I love having an inner corner shade that for once isn't a shimmer or frost. Top right shade is a copper brown infused with glitter. Not quite micro-glitter, although not chunky at all. Pigmentation is a bit sheer, but not bad at all for a glitter, a primer geared towards glittery eyeshadow is a must to prevent fallout (I use too faced glitter glue). Bottom left is a warm medium brown with very tiny gold and red microglitter, the glitter is very subtle and on the lid appears as a shimmer. Bottom right includes a deep, cool toned muted eggplant with red, blue and silver shimmer particles. Pigmentation is good, although the copper glitter is somewhat sheer. Texture is tightly pressed, yet smooth. I would compare the texture to a slightly softer version of guerlain e/s quads.
Overall, a great quad for anyone who can pull off very warm neutrals. The only downside is the bulky packaging and high pricepoint. I suppose that by weight, TF quads are cheaper compared to other HE brands.
Cost per gram:
Chanel quad $14.50
Dior quint. $9.83
Guerlain quad. $8.19
Tom Ford quad $7.50
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This quad of shadows from Tom Ford was introduced to me through several you tube make up gurus who raved about the combo of colors and how they looked on their brown eyes. Not sure I have ever purchased a set of four shadows for over $75.00 but I sure did here - ordering through Neiman Marcus.
In this quad there are two basic satin like brown tone colors, one slightly shimmery eggshell color and then a glittery bronze color. I think the two browns are very pretty and the quality of those shadows is good. However, the lighter color is not very pigmented and the bronze color I have not come to like at all. To be frank, I am not quite sure how to apply it in conjunction with the other colors - its like it was thrown into the quad for some night time "look" that I don't quite get. I don't find this later color that complimentary or pigmented (chunky glitter though) and doubt I would use it for much.
I am sure I will use the browns. But, that said, I expected more from a Tom Ford make up product (miracles, maybe, for the price) and have equivalent MAC shadows for much less money. Can't recommend. Resist the urge.