Tom Ford • cognac sable • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair 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.