Tuesday 12 February 2013

Tom Ford Burnished Amber (06) and Cognac Sable (02) - Review and Swatches

Following on from my previous review of Tom Ford's Shade and Illuminate, I will now talk about the two eye quads that I bought.

Tom Ford Burnished Amber is a beautifully coordinated palette of pale gold, shimmery pinked plum, bronze and shimmery bordeaux tones. I know that some of you may find that it sounds a little "bruisey" but I promise you it is not :)

Tom Ford Cognac Sable consists of a golden shimmery beige (slight orange undertone), orange bronze glitter, earth shimmery brown, and a plummy dark brown.

The eye quads are presented in the same packaging as the Shade and Illuminate cheek product. In short, the packaging is love for me. The velvet pouch actually feels velvety and does a fantastic job cleaning my finger prints off the perfectly shiny packaging.

The eyeshadows have medium pigmentation, but they are buildable. Burnished Amber really reminds me of Le Metier de Beaute's Silk Road palette (which I never got around to reviewing, apologies!) with an even softer texture. LMdB Silk Road is much much more pigmented though. I can't think of immediate dupes to the Cognac Sable eyeshadows. I think the glitter shade is pretty unique, not to mention super pretty layered over the golden beige. The shadows are quite powdery and will produce some fallout if you get too much on the brush at one time. Its not a problem if you tap off any excess powders prior to eye makeup application.

I don't know if I will willingly pay so much for an eye quad again from Tom Ford, just because I like my eyeshadows to be pigmented but I do think this luxury brand is worth checking out. I picked up these two because the colour combinations are quite unique but wearable and I am glad I did!


1 comment:

  1. Hi! This is a long shot, but would you be willing to sell the TF Burnished Amber palette? I purchased some items from your BS before. If you are looking to get rid of this please e-mail me at blackmagick7(at)hotmail.com


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