Tom Ford Eye Shadow Quads – first impressions

Sometimes I watch a video on YouTube and get completely and utterly sucked in. I just know that I have to have that item in my life. This is exactly what happened when I watched Tati Westbrook review the new Tom Ford singles. However, it wasn’t actually the singles that caught my eye in that video, $35 per single was just a step too far for me. No, it was the eyeshadow quads that she produced on the video as a price point comparison. The Coco Mirage palette in particular. This palette is also pricey at $85, but that works out at just over $21 a shade. Again, expensive, but if they are as good as they profess to be (and how Tati says they are), then I’m in.

I apologise for the dollar prices in this blog, but I live in the UAE and if I quote in dirhams it will probably confuse even more.

So, I trotted off to Bloomingdales (they don’t sell TF makeup in Sephora in Dubai) and picked up the palette. I also discovered that I had about $50 on my loyalty card (result), so I decided to also purchase the 03 quad in Nude Dip. It’s absolutely stunning! A metallic sheen to the shadows that when swatched dry gives a pretty glow, but once the fixing spray hits – brings it into a whole new dimension of ‘wow’!

So below is my look that I created with a mix of the 2 palettes, and some of my favourite ‘night out’ products.


  • Farsali unicorn tears elixir
  • L’Occitane precious moisturiser and eye cream
  • Mac plus fix primer
  • Then a spray of the loveliest Avene Thermal Spring mist. I cannot big this product up enough, it’s amazing! Hydrating and cooling. Great for sensitive skin.


  • Stay don’t stray from Benefit primes the eyelids
  • Crease: top right of the Coco Mirage palette. Deepen this up with bottom right. Take the bottom left onto the outer corner and blend, blend, blend. This palette takes minimal effort to blend!
  • I then cut the crease on the inner corner and used the bottom left shade on the Nude Dip, wetting the brush first

Nude Dip Palette

Coco Mirage Palette

  • Water line: Marc Jacobs black eyeliner and smoked out the under eye using the second two shades used in description above.


  • NARS weightless in Santa Fe
  • Concealer: Too Faced Born This Way in Fair
  • Setting Powder: Laura Mercier translucent


  • Fenty Beauty Matchstix in Rum and French Vanilla. Becca in Champagne Pop.
  • Blush: Wet and Wild in Apri-Cot in the Middle


Krylon (still the best stay on gloss ever, but then it is stage makeup) in Wave

Eyelashes & Brows:

  • Demi Wispies from Ardell (my right one didn’t sit properly so excuse that on the pic)
  • Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil.

Setting spray: Urban Decay All Nighter.

Verdict? I am really happy with this look. It’s sexy but not over the top. I get worried that being over 35, I could look a little too much. That’s the beauty of these palettes, they are designed for a sophisticated, don’t cake it on kind of look. It looks gorgeous on the eyes and the sheen is so wearable.

So, if you are looking for a high end yet wearable for day and night quad, this is a great option!

Have a great day.

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