Review: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Nude Dip

Tom Ford creates probably some of the most luxurious eyeshadow palettes on the market, but at $102 (CAD) a pop are they actually worth the investment?

When I say investment, I mean it. If you’re looking for beautiful shadows that don’t break the bank, there are a lot out there. But when you buy Tom Ford, you’re buying the designer. It’s not just the name though, you’re buying the commitment to quality, and a carefully curated look. Tom Ford eyeshadow palettes are more than beautiful pigments. They’re designed with complimentary shades and finishes to help you achieve the ultimate Tom Ford eye look.

The Palette I picked up is one of Tom Ford’s most popular – Nude Dip. It consists of four sheer, shimmery shadows – a pale gold, a soft pink, a light taupey grey and an rich brown. Each shade applies with a slight sheen, but nothing sparkly or glittery, so it’s easy to transform from day to night with this palette.

The palette itself is fairly large and weighty, with .21 oz of product. It also has a magnetic closure, a large mirror and two small sponges/brushes for application on the go.


The shadows can be applied either wet or dry, depending on your preference. My favourite way to apply them is dry, for a more subtle, every day look. I use the taupe shade in the outer corner of my crease, with a blend of the pink and gold all over the lid. I also like applying the gold to my inner corner. If I’m looking to smoke out the look I’ll deepen my crease with more of the taupe colour and accent my outer corner with the brown shade.

Tom Ford describes his shadows as multidimensional and opulent, and that’s exactly what they are. Are they worth the huge price tag? Listen, if you have the money to spend and want to treat yourself on a beautiful, quality product, I say go for it! A+ Tom Ford – you’ve recruited a new fan in me!

IMG_0393-1Tom Ford Nude Dip: dry finger-swatched from lightest to darkest

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