8 August 2014

{ Review + Swatches } Tom Ford 'Cocoa Mirage' Eye Color Quad

Tom Ford's makeup line is by far one of the most expensive high-end products out there hence my hesitation in giving them a go initially. His eye color quads can range from ~$79-$110 depending on where you buy them from so definitely not the kindest on your bank account. I have heard a ton of great reviews from fellow beauty junkies and the beautiful makeup flat-lays on instagram showcasing TF products really fed my urge in having some TF in my collection. 

I have never tried any TF beauty products before this purchase so not only was I really excited but I had really high hopes, and so I should with that price tag!

I picked up a blush and a couple of lipsticks which I will do a separate blog post on, as well as this beauty 'Cocoa Mirage'. With the hefty price tag, I definitely wanted to pick a quad with shades that I could use on an everyday basis and so this neutral palette was perfect.

The quad contains three matte shades, an ivory cream, medium tan and deep brown as well as a satin medium chocolatey brown. Yes, the shades may look very dupeable but believe me when I say that the texture of these shadows are like no other. These shadows are incredibly buttery and silky smooth when swatched and applies effortless with great pigmentation on the lids. I've mentioned eyeshadows from different brands to be 'buttery' and 'smooth' but seriously, TF eyeshadows takes the cake.

Although the dark mahogany and gold palette does attract fingerprints, I find the packaging to be incredibly sleek and chic. Very easy to open, has a magnetic closure, a decent sized mirror and contains two dual ended brushes (which I have yet to use). The palette itself comes encased in a deep brown suede pouch which adds to that luxurious touch.

  • Sleek, simple and chic packaging
  • Eyeshadows are extremely buttery and silky smooth
  • Awesome colour pay-off with all shades
  • Easy to blend
  • Matte shades are very easy to work with and not chalky
  • Very little fall out
  • Comes with its own suede pouch
  • Long wearing on the lids
  • A completed everyday eye look can be achieved with just this palette

  • Extremely expensive 

Overall, I am so impressed with the amazing quality of this palette and it definitely did not let me down. I'm really considering purchasing another quad (I'm lookin' at you, Cognac Sable) but goddamn is it expensive (basically at least $20 per eyeshadow). I know I'm going to get a ton of use from this palette so that itself is helping to put me at ease :p

Would you splurge on a TF quad?

xo Laura

* Disclaimer: This is a non-sponsored post and I am in no way affiliated with Tom Ford. The product mentioned was purchased with my own money and as always my reviews are 100% my honest opinion. *


  1. Woww, love the matte colorsss! Makes me want one too!

    Joua, www.jouatotherescue

  2. Love everything from Tom Ford!!

  3. I love TF makeup! I use his primer, cream bronzer, and lipsticks, and the packaging is always stellar. Need to try this quad - the colors are the perfect browns!


  4. I love his lipsticks and find they have amazing longevity. I have a couple of his shadow palettes and do like them but my favorite Tom Ford product is the liquid eyeliner pen, worth the splurge for sure


  5. Looks super luxe, will have to try it, love his perfumes. xx

  6. Omgg that price, but man those shadows are beautiful!! Oh god, why did I see this haha

  7. wow! I love the shades here! I want to get one! :)

  8. Tom Ford make-up products are the best, love them!

  9. I love the fact that the make up comes with a sleeve. Adds a sense
    of real luxury.Amazing post & would you
    like to follow each other on GFC, Google+ & Bloglovin? Lemme
    know & please keep in touch!


  10. So luxe and gorgeous! Thanks for the review and swatches. I am willing to splurge on a Tom Ford palette. But first I must use up at least some of my eyeshadows (I have too many!). x

  11. The swatches are to die for!! Love seeing an Australian blogger! I am from melbourne!
    Check out my blog?