It’s totally fine if you don’t know the words to Donna Summer’s disco classic, Last Dance, right now, but just know that from this moment onward, whenever I open the Tom Ford Last Dance Eye Quad to marvel at its golden taupe, beige, forest green and glittery midnight blue deliciousness in your presence, you’re going to have to sing the song with me.
Sorry, those are the rules! 🙂
So you’re gonna have to learn the words. Here, you can practice with the video…
When I’m bad, I’m so, so baaaaad!
P.S. When I was in high school, my friend Jen and I would sing Donna Summer songs all day, every day (especially in the car). Yes, I’m a not-so-secret Donna Summer fan.
Now back to the quad!
Somewhere between that first month with Connor, when I was getting, like, no sleep and would go to Panera Bread in my pajamas just to get of the house for 15 minutes (by the way, I was the lady with the unkept hair and dark circles eating the salad and crying), and today, the Tom Ford Last Dance Quad became my go-to Tom Ford eyeshadow quad.
I can’t say that it’s my favorite Tom Ford quad of all time, because upon that pedestal sits the regal Cognac Sable (which, I’ll never understand why, was discontinued!), but it’s definitely up right there.
I love it.
If you lean toward neutrals but also like fun pops of color, you’ll wanna literally AND figuratively dance with this quad.
With higher-end/designer/expensive makeup, in particular, I always feel like if the brand’s charging as much as they are, the makeup had better pass muster.
I ask myself, “Self, is this something I know I’ll be able to wear at least three times a week without getting tired of it?” Because, as you know, there’s a lot of great makeup out there that costs less than $80, and just because something is expensive doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s good.
With pricey products like an $80 Tom Ford quad, OK isn’t good enough. It should be so good that I swoon on my fainting couch!
Thankfully (or, perhaps, unfortunately), the Tom Ford Last Dance Eye Quad isn’t just OK. It’s great. I think it’s fantastic for everyday neutral makeup.
That golden taupe? Oh, gorgeous! Whenever I get it on my lids, I feel like I’m discovering golden taupe for the first time. And the beige? It’s that kind of shiny that isn’t frosty, which is one of Tom Ford’s strengths when it comes to eyeshadow. He’s really good at that glistening, high fashion, glossy (but not frosty’80s-style) look.
Yeah, the two neutrals might not be as dramatic as a crazy rainbow glitter duochrome, but there’s no fallout, they’re hella pigmented, they’re a breeze to blend, they last all day long and, to top it all off, they’re abso-freakin’-lutely gorgeous, and I could wear them every single day.
The two other colors in the quad — the forest green and the midnight blue glitter — are just as pretty and surprisingly useful. The forest green has slight hints of gold and black in it, and if you want to go all out, you could pop it on your lids and blend the golden taupe into the crease for a va-va-va-voom vibrant green eye.
I’ve been doing winged liner with it using either a black pencil or a gel before layering the green on top. That way the black kinda peeks out from underneath the green. I love that subtle flash of color, but I also like that it doesn’t completely take over the look.
Oh, and the blue in this quad? Incredible. It’s a dark, sparkly midnight blue base with dainty teal glitter pieces, and when you concentrate it in one little spot like your outer lash line, it’s almost like you can see the glitter dancing in the light like runway glitter.
So…it’s NOT like the glitter your 12-year-old cousin wears to a sleepover, you know what I’m saying?
Last Dance is part of the Tom Ford permanent collection, and you can take a turn with it on the dance floor now at Tom Ford counters and online.
MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2
On an unrelated note, there are a couple of new Viva Glam pieces coming in September, namely Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass (a shimmering neutral mauve) and Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick (a matte orchid pink).
I’m all about that orchid pink lipstick, mama! You down?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,