I was looking for some new powder eye shadows so I could do some natural looks. I’ve tried a few brands at both drugstore and the high end but I often found they were too chalky, didn’t blend well, had too much fall out or the pigment was poor. So here I was looking at the Tom Ford quad palettes and one in particular grabbed my eye.
I bought the number 13 Orchid Haze palette from David Jones for $125. Yep, that’s a bit on the spendy side for sure! The compact is sheer quality with classy brown and gold branding and a brown soft material cover to protect it as well. It’s nice and heavy and feels like good quality. There’s also two brushes in the kit, one with a sponge blending tip but they’re too small to be of much use in my opinion. The compact does have a good size mirror and you know how I like my compact mirrors!
Inside the compact are the 4 colours that include one pale, shimmery cream colour, two mid shade browns, one of which is shimmery and a dark matt brown. Total product weight is 10g or 0.35oz.
The eye shadows themselves are delicious! They’re so buttery, so creamy and the slide on my eyelids like silk. I was a bit dubious about shimmery colours on my mature eyelids but the shimmery pale cream on my inner lid at the lash line is glorious and helps hide my hooded lids. Love it! The two mid browns I found work best when blended together with a dingle brush and the dark brown is a great crease colour.
Talking of blending, yep they blend like a dream. There’s no fall out and the powders blend seamlessly with a light touch from the brush. The colour lasts for hours upon hours too so there’s no need for touch ups mid way through the day or evening.
Are they hot or croc? Without doubt they’re super burning hot! Yep, they’re dam expensive to be sure and there are some other brands out there that have some glorious eye shadows too but I have to say for quality, ‘stayability’, blending and pigment, these Tom Ford shades are utterly divine and well worth the spendy dollars.
I’d love to hear about your fav eye shadow brands. Please comment below with the brands you love the most.
Smiles and hugs,