05 March 2012

Tom Ford Eye Colour Quad in Sahara Haze: Review, Pictures and Swatches!


It would be embarrassing to be kicked out of Brown Thomas for drooling, but I was in real danger of that happening when I first clapped eyes on this gorgeous piece of kit. The Tom Ford Eye Colour Quad in Sahara Haze is probably the nicest eyeshadow set I've ever seen, and as soon as I swatched it on counter, I was a goner. 

Not only am I a complete sucker for these types of colours, but the textures of these babies are something else. That green in the bottom left hand corner is particularly special: it's a sheer, grown up glitter that feels almost like a cream or a gel.  It's much more beautiful than it photographs. 



The other shadows are excellent, too: there's a pale buttery yellow, a grey toned taupe and a blackened green with fine gold micro glitter.  They're all velvety soft and easy to blend, with great colour payoff - the greyish taupe is the least pigmented of the bunch but that makes it a great shade for everyday, and I've been wearing it on its own to work.  

They all come packaged in a gleaming chocolate and gold compact - everything about it exudes sheer class. The shadows are generously sized, but they'd want to be - the palette costs €75. I know, I know. What can I say, it was a birthday present from my mammy! Though if she hadn't bought it for me, it was only a matter of time before I shelled out for it myself: it's a pretty special piece of makeup. 

If you want to see Sahara Haze in action, check out this video from the legend that is Lisa Eldridge, as she creates a green smokey party eye.




Tell me, are you tempted by Tom? Do you own anything from his makeup range, or do you want to? To the comments!

32 comments:

little t said...

It is beautiful and well worth it!

When was/ is your birthday? Niiiiice present!

Simone said...

The colours are truly amazing!! The price is a little bit much but I also have a very nice mum who every now and then gives me presents like that!

I am following you on bloglovin now! Follow back?

Kisses from Austria,
Simone

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fluff and fripperies said...

Thanks T, my birthday was a couple of weeks ago but I managed to drag the celebrations out until this weekend!

Thanks for following Simone, will be happy to follow your blog on bloglovin' xo

Mandy said...

So beautiful!

Adele said...

OMG! I love these colours, especially the buttery yellow!
Happy Monday xoxo
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cornflakegirl said...

I'm very tempted by Tom...that palette is just gorgeous.

Viki said...

oh wonderful colours! I want them!!! Xo

Viki

SweetLikeJelly said...

I have the contour palette and its fab! Took me a little time (and a beaut.ie tutorial) to get to grips with it but not I wouldn't be without:)

fluff and fripperies said...

The contour palette looks amazing! It's definitely on my list...along with at least one of the blushers! xo

Karen said...

Oh this is stunning, can't wait to see it in action :)

TheParisienne said...

Love the colors!
Have a nice week, and maybe we can follow each others,
let me know if you want...

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Anonymous said...

Wow that certain costs a pretty penny but it's fecking gorgeous!!

Rachel Murphy said...

I adore Tom Ford products but they are so blooming expensive. Having said that I treated myself to the Musk Pure Perfume for Christmas and it barely looks as if its been touched despite my excessive spraying! so value for money I guess

Rachel x

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Sarah Lanagan said...

I love the Tom Ford make-up palettes, their lipsticks are amazing and having played around with the eye shadows I know you are one lucky, lucky girl!!! xx

rolala said...

Gorgeous palette! The packaging is beautiful and the colors are very pretty and wearable!
Have a wonderful week!
rolala loves

Ivana said...

Gosh, this palette is so beautiful! I would buy it immediately, if it didn´t come with such a hefty price tag :( Anyhoo, it´s truly amazing!

Welcome to my blog :) I hope to see you again soon!


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Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

Love this Emma - the colours and packaging is fab

Joanne

http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

Cabootique said...

Wow, that looks luxurious! The colors are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

You can literally see the quality !
I love the colours too.

Bonnie said...

Everything Tom Ford touches turns to gold. This eye palette looks gorgeous. I really like the colors.

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Mila de Illusoire said...

These colors are amazing! Unfortunately I dont have any products by Tom Ford.

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

It looks amazing! I love all the touches of gold on the packaging + seriously great eye colors!

xo Mary Jo

Emma said...

Drool......

I can totally see why you were mad to get your hands on this. The packaging alone is to die for! These are my kinds of colours! What a lovely mammy you have ;)

Emma x

Beauty Balm said...

Gorgeous! I am loving my sole TF lipstick x

Laura said...

Ooh I'd love to treat myself to this! The packaging is so luxe! Colours look amazing too!

Laura xo

littlemissandrea said...

This quad is so pretty! Love the packaging, and the colours are so wearable. If you can use it enough, I'm sure you can justify the pricetag on it :)

Following you now, would love if you do the same for me!

littlemissandrea said...

This quad is so pretty! Love the packaging, and the colours are so wearable. If you can use it enough, I'm sure you can justify the pricetag on it :)

Following you now, would love if you do the same for me!

Bravoe Runway said...

Ahhh...I realize that the closest to owning ANYTHING from Tom is probably his cosmetics but man...EUR75 for that eyeshadow palette??? Ooooo that is about $120 USD! WOW and I thought Chanel at $59 USD was pricey...

Alexandra said...

I've been dying to try Tom Ford since he came out with a makeup line, this quad looks to die for!

Alexandra ♥

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YourBeauty said...

Probably ill be crucified to say this, but im not that impressed by Tom Ford makeup. Swatched all the shadows, pretty but with loads of glitter...I don't know, just don't get the hype.

fluff and fripperies said...

Ah no, each to their own! T'would be boring if we all liked the same stuff xo

danielle p. said...

ooh i love this color palette!