Thursday, February 16, 2012

EOTD: True Luxury with Tom Ford Sahara Haze

Tom Ford was unleashed onto our shores his colour collection late last year and it’s been nothing short of ultra luxury and decadence with his exquisite coloured products.

I have previously showcased the Shade and Illuminate higher/contouring palette last year but today, I have something more fun and colourful to share with you. Today, we are going to look at one of the eye colour quad.

Tom Ford Eye Color Quad - Sahara Haze

One of four palettes in the collection is Sahara Haze, the darkest and smokey looking of them all.

Packaging wise, it is in a shiny (and so easily smudged) dark chocolate lift up compact with a solid gold trim. It screams luxe and quality in every angle you look at it. Inside you find 2 double ended applicators of different shapes with one end being a goat hair brush and all were very using for quick applicaitons. 

Colour wise, you have a light champagne gold for highlight, a taupey-grey for socket work, a beautiful, a deep bottle green with fine sparkling gold micro-glitter for shading and blending complemented by a blackened gold shimmer for lining and crease work to add depth to eyes.

The glitter bottle glittery green is the most unique shade and therefore my favourite colour of the bunch and the not-too-big glitter doesn’t suffer the fall out that are seen in other eye shadows.

As to be expected for Tom Ford, the texture is beautiful, finely milled with zero fall-out when pick up with a brush or sponge applicator. It applies smoothly onto lids with such intensity, you have to be light handed with the deeper shades to avoid over application of the colour.
Of course lasting powers rated pretty strongly with the colours in Sahara Haze as well. Without an eye primer, the colours stayed vivid and didn’t crease on my oily eye lids for over 3 hours (which may sound like much for normal lids, but I can assure you that is 3 times longer than what I normally get with most shadows). With primer (I use Too-Faced Shadow Insurance), these last for 10 hours long and still look freshly applied.
On NC30 skin under indoor white light, no flash
I’ve created a look quickly to demonstrate the prettiness of the colours. Unfortunately, the photo is able to capture its true beauty as my Asians eyes don’t have deep sockets or much lid-space and seem to goglle up much of the colours. But in real life, my eyes appear brighter with a hint of sparkle and I’ve received much compliments when I wore this look.

Quick How-To:
The taupey grey was layered as a base, the bottle green layered on top over my lids, the blacken gold was used to deepen the corner of my creases and also to line the outer corner of my lower eyeline. The champagne gold was blended onto the brow bones for highlight work, a light flick of liquid liner and then lashings of mascara on the top lash finished the job.

This is a very sultry look that is more hazey than smokey because the green brings the sparkle out of the eyes. Come to think of it, Sahara Desert is the perfect name for this palette as it can be hazy or smokey depending on how much of the black shadow you use for your look.

Other products used
Tom Ford Eye Colour Quad RRP A$100 available now exclusively in David Jones Sydney and Melbourene city store.

This featured product was provided for consideration.


  1. Such a beautiful quad, I would love to indulge myself with some Tom Ford makeup!

  2. Ohhh that would go so well with peridot on the nails! But ouch, the price... I'll probably still get it anyway, because the swatches are so beautiful!

  3. Beauty in the Sky - definitely an indulgent palette but it's beautiful!

    Rin - I think it would compliment Peridot wonderfully too. Too bad I don't own Peridot to do a look...


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