Competely proven, statistically verifiable facts (well…) about the new spring Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Honeymoon…
- It costs $1 BILLION!
OK…it’s more like $80, but it feels like a billion dollars because we’re only talking about four eyeshadows.
- Studies show that upon applying any of these four luminous shades, nine out of 10 people exhibit the following symptoms: their eyes roll back in their head, they bite down on their fist and scream, “OHHHH!” in sheer ecstasy. The tenth person just face plants directly on the ground from a standing position.
- You could probably live without it (LIES!!!).
I mean, seriously, there are so many things (price notwidthstanding) about this quad that make me want to do the snake in my chair. In terms of texture, finish and wear time, it knocks it outta the park.
It’s as if Tom probed my mind like a creepy makeup alien from The X-Files (have you been watching the new ones?) and molded all of my lusty eyeshadow dreams into these pans. When I load my brush with these shadows and apply them to my lids, the pigmented powders glide, blend and buff like they were put on this planet solely to make my makeup life easier.
A few days ago, I got it into my head to use the palette, and it was a day when I didn’t have a lot of time to get ready. No joke — I had my eye makeup all blended and done in less than five minutes, and even though I blazed through everything, I didn’t have to clean up anything under my eyes.
Also, please, please don’t outright dismiss this quad if your only reservation is that you’re a tried-and-true lover of matte finish eyeshadows. These shadows may look like they’d be super shiny and frosty and difficult for anyone over the age of 15 to wear, but their luminous finish is surprisingly forgiving.
They create a good amount of glow (though still subtle), but they don’t bring the bad drama, like uninvited fine lines, that often accompany shiny shadows to the party. I usually like to keep the shiny stuff out of my crease for that reason, but I can “go there” with these shadows. Highly recommended for makeup lovers of all ages.
It would be a travesty if the colors in this quad disappeared on the skin after a short time. Thankfully, they don’t. I can wear any combo of these four shades atop my trusty NARS Pro-Prime Smudge-Proof, and I’m good for at least 10 hours.
Granted…these days, I’m laid out on the couch for much of that time, since Baby Girl’s main mission in life has been to zap the living energy out of me, but still…long wear time FTW! 🙂
Please, somebody, anybody, take this quad with you on your honeymoon, because if you won’t do it, then I’m going to have to insist that El Hub finally take me on ours (we never officially had one), which means that I’ll be forced to visit someplace with warm and tropical beaches and sit in a lounge chair with a virgin margarita while my lids glisten in the sun while wearing these shadows…
Honeymoon is part of Tom Ford’s permanent collection, and it appears to be a little tough to track down online right now (Neimans has it backordered until August, holy sh*t!), so you might try calling your TF local counter before heading over there, just in case.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,