Tom Ford Starry Night Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Starry Night Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Starry Night Eyeshadow Quad ($80.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a middling group of cooler silvers/grays–a smoky eye with a hint of blue–but disappoints across the board. If you tend to like your eyeshadows sheerer, it might still fill those requirements, but the lack of blendability in the darkest shade makes it a lot less foolproof to use, even accounting for preference towards sheerer coverage.

Starry Night #1 is a pale, bluish gray with cool undertones and a pearl shimmer. It had semi-sheer coverage with a thin, dusty consistency that was prone to sheering out. This needs a good base to adhere to or else has a very sheer, faded appearance on the skin. It lasted for seven hours before fading noticeably. Sephora + Pantone Universe Oyster Mushroom (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #34 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Rondelle (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I120 Snow Gray (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Eclectic #3 (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Cheers (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #1 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D118 Platinum (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Just Breathe #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Starry Night #2 is a bright, silvery lilac with cool undertones and flecks of metallic silver and warmer lavender-pink sparkle and micro-glitter. The base is semi-sheer but has a heavy dosage of glitter, so it had more semi-opaque coverage overall. The texture was lightly creamy and almost wet-like to the touch. The glittery bits applied smoothly and evenly over the skin, and while not immune from fall out, it was only a minor amount after eight hours (pretty good for no adhesive base). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #2 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Electric Illumination (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sex & Disco (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #3 (P) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Starry Night #3 is a muted, medium gray with subtle, cool undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was a little thin but not too dusty or powdery. The color lasted for eight hours before fading. Chanel Tisse Smoky #3 (P) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Chateau (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC A Waft of Grey #3 (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Tink (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Trumpeter Koel (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Thunder and Rain #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Dios (LE) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Hourglass Graphite #4 (P) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Quad Starry Night
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This Week’s Sales for February 8th, 2016

Origins Online

Cash Back/Rebates

When you join one of the below websites, you can earn cash back on orders made at thousands of retailers.  For example, if you place a $50 order at a retailer with 10% cash back, you’ll receive $5 in cash back.   Below you’ll find the best beauty-related retailers to earn cash back this week:

  • EBATES:  Pur Minerals (10%), Lancome (8%), Sephora (8%)
  • MR. REBATES: Proactiv (40%), WEN (40%), Oscar Blandi (15%), Foreo (12%), Folica (10%), BH Cosmetics (10%)

Flash Sales/Deals

Flash sales/deals sites offer a limited selection of products from particular brands, sometimes recently discontinued or excess stock from limited edition items, and occasionally, you’ll find popular gems that are part of the current/permanent line.   These sites typically have more flash sales on fashion and home than beauty, but below you’ll find beauty-related sales noted for the week:

Retailer Sales/Deals

  • 100% PURE: Free shipping on all orders.
  • ASOS:  Free express shipping over $140 with code EXPRESSUSA.
  • AVEDA: Free shipping on every mobile order, no code required.
  • AVON: Free shipping on $35+ orders. F
  • B-GLOWING: Free shipping on $75+ purchases. 20% off Erno Laszlo orders $60 or more with code 20SKCE, ends 2/10. 20% off TOCCA orders of $60+ with code 20TOCCA, ends 2/10.
  • BARNEYS: Free shipping and returns on all U.S. orders.
  • BEAUTY.COM:   Free shipping on $35+ orders.  $15 off $75+ orders with code BEAUTY15 or through this link, ends 2/27/16.
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases.
  • BERGDORF GOODMAN: Free shipping and returns every day.
  • BH COSMETICS: Extra 15% OFF Glamorous Blush Palette with code GLAM15, ends 2/9.
    • BIOTHERM (Canada): Free shipping, plus 2 samples with $50+ purchase.
  • BIRCHBOX (US): Spend $35+, get a free pair of Pointe Studio Grip Socks with code GRIPSOCKS, ends 2/28. Purchase any mascara, get a free Eyeko Black Magic Lash Curler with code LASHCURLER, ends 3/15.
  • BLACK OPAL: Free shipping everyday.
  • BLISS: Free shipping on $50+ orders. Say goodbye to winter with 40% savings with code SAVE40, ends 2/24.
    • BLISS UK: Free delivery on all UK orders.
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150. Chose from over 50 beauty gifts when your purchase a beauty product on, through 2/14. Receive a 7 piece gift-featuring graphic cosmetics bag and your choice of shades – with any $27 Clinique purchase ($70 value), ends 2/27.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free shipping on $65+ orders. Enjoy 15% off your first purchase using code WELCOME15 for first time customers.  Get it in time for Valentine’s Day: Free 2 Day Shipping + 3 minis with $75+ order with code VDAYREADY, ends 2/10.
    • BUMBLE & BUMBLE UK:  Get free delivery and two free samples. For a limited time get best-selling Don’t blow it 15ml for FREE with any £25+ order with code AIRDRY, ends 3/14.
  • C.O. BIGELOW:  $10 Off $90 or More Plus Free Shipping with code HEART10, ends 2/29.
  • CAROL’S DAUGHTER: Free shipping on $25+ orders.
  • CAUDALIE: Free shipping on any purchase.
  • CHANEL: Complimentary shipping on $50+ orders.
  • CLARINS:  20% off your entire order when you click here for code, ends 2/15.
    • CLARINS CANADA: Free shipping on $75+ orders. Choose your 5pc gift (including beautiful bag) and Free Shipping with all orders over $75 – codes HQS16, MAS16, EFS16, SRS16, ends 2/15.
    • CLARINS UK:  Choose a purse and 3 free trials with all orders over £45 with LOVE16, ends 2/13.
  • CLARISONIC:  Save $52 with new Spring Mia 2 Value Sets in 3 limited edition colors, while supplies last or 3/20.
  • CLE DE PEAU: Free 2nd day shipping on $150+ orders.  Free ground shipping on all orders.
  • CLINIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • COSME-DE: Weekly Surprise up to 55% Off with Free Shipping!
  • CULT BEAUTY (INT’L):  Free worldwide shipping on all orders over £50.
  • DARPHIN: —
  • DERMSTORE:  10% off with code REMINDER.
  • DRUGSTORE.COM: Free shipping on $35+ orders.
  • ESTEE LAUDER: Includes your choices of Skincare & Makeup, our #1 Serum & more in deluxe travel sizes—all in an exclusive bag inspired by an iconic Harper’s Bazaar cover with $45 purchase, ends 2/10 or while supplies last.
  • FOLICA: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • FOREO:
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:   Free shipping with $75+ orders + 2 samples of choice for registered members.
  • IMOMOKO: —
  • JCPENNEY:  —
  • JO MALONE: Free shipping on all orders.
  • JOHN LEWIS:  —
  • JURLIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • KAT VON D: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • KATE SOMERVILLE:  Free shipping + three free samples on $50+ orders.
  • KIEHL’S: Free shipping on $60+ orders.
    • KIEHL’S CANADA: 8 FREE samples with orders of $35+ @ Kiehl’s Canada – offers 8 samples with your order of $35 or more with code LUNAR, ends 2/8.
  • L’OCCITANE: Free shipping on $49+ orders.
    • CANADA:  Free shipping on $99+ orders. Cozy up to winter, get your shea essentials kit for $20 only with any $45 order with code HIVER, ends 2/15.
    • UK: —
  • LA MER: Free shipping on all purchases.
  • LANCOME: Free shipping on $49+ orders.  Spend $49 and receive 4 samples and complimentary shipping with code CHOCOLATES, ends 2/29. Just in time for Valentine’s Day – enjoy complimentary 2-day shipping with your purchase of $49 or more with code VALENTINES, ends 2/9. Receive 3 samples and complimentary shipping on orders of just $35 or more with code CNY, ends 2/8.
    • CANADA: Shop now and Receive a 4 piece gift with any Order of $50 or more with code ABSOLUE, ends 2/18.
  • LAURA GELLER: Free shipping on $50+ orders. For a limted time get $20 off orders $60 or more at with code: LOVE20, ends 2/10.
  • LAURA MERCIER: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • LIVING PROOF: Free samples and shipping on all orders.
  • LIZ EARLE UK:  Monthly Liz Earle special offers/packages here.
  • LORD & TAYLOR: Free shipping on beauty and fragrance purchases of $49+.  Free express shipping to Canada with $100+ USD purchase.
  • MACY’S: —
  • MARCELLE: Free shipping on $25+ orders (Canada), free U.S. shipping on $50+ orders.
  • MARC JACOBS BEAUTY: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • MEMEBOX:   10% off your 1st Korean cosmetics purchase with code 101SMILES, one time use only, ends 12/31.
  • MOLTON BROWN (UK):  Free gift with purchase when you spend £45+. Receive 2 FREE 100ml Body Washes with all orders over £50.
  • MURAD: —
  • NARS: Free shipping on $50+ orders.
  • NEIMAN MARCUS: Free shipping and returns always.
  • NET-A-PORTER: Free shipping and returns for U.S. orders.
  • NORDSTROM:  Free shipping & free returns everyday.
  • OJON: —
  • ORIGINS: Free shipping on $50+ orders. Take 20% off any order + free shipping with code FEB16, ends 2/16 6AM EST.
  • PACIFICA:  Free 2-day shipping on $75+ orders with code FREESHIP75.
  • PAULA’S CHOICE:  20% Off One Product + Free Shipping on $50+ at, ends 2/16.
    • PAULA’S CHOICE (AUSTRALIA):  Free Shipping + Free Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum Trial Size on $100+, ends 3/1.
    • PAULA’S CHOICE (UK): 15% off all facial exfoliants, ends 2/29.
  • PRESCRIPTIVES: Free shipping and returns on all orders.
  • PHILOSOPHY:   Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary.
  • REVIVE: Free ground shipping.
  • SAKS FIFTH AVENUE:  Free shipping on U.S. orders with code FREESHIP.
  • SEPHORA:  All deals require $25 minimum purchase while supplies last–some codes may run out faster than others.
    • Receive a FREE CLINIQUE Smart Custom-Repair Serum deluxe sample with code SMART, ends 3/31.
    • Receive an FREE Ole Henriksen Truth Sugar Glow™ Polishing Mask deluxe sample with code SUGARGLOW, ends 3/31.
    • FREE Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil deluxe sample with code PHOTOFINISH, ends 3/31.
    • FREE “Brands We Love” Sample Bag with code FOLLOW, ends 3/31.
    • Choose 1 deluxe skincare sample with code SKINICAL, ends 3/31.
    • Receive a FREE Tatcha Polished Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder deluxe sample with code POLISHED, ends 3/31.
    • Receive a FREE Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H deluxe sample with code NORETOUCH, ends 3/31.
    • Receive a FREE Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum deluxe sample with code BLACKTEA, ends 3/31.
    • Choose 1 of 2 deluxe Valentine’s Day fragrance sample bags with code KISSME, ends 4/30.
    • Receive a FREE delxue sample set from Korres during our February Skin Care Challenge with code BLACKPINE, ends 3/31.
    • Choose 1 of 2 deluxe Fresh samples with code CANFRESH, ends 4/30. (CANADA)
  • SEPHORA (AUSTRALIA): Free delivery over $55.
  • SMASHBOX: Save $15 off your first order of $75+ with code WELCOME2.  Join Pretty Points Rewards and earn $10 for every $100 spent + free shipping.
  • SPACE NK: —
  • TARGET: —
  • TARTE: Free sample + free shipping on $40+ purchases.
  • TATCHA: —
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA): 20% Off with Purchase of Drops of Youth, ends 2/10.
    • CANADA: 50% OFF Select Hand Cream, ends 2/11.
    • UK: Save £10 when you spend £25 with code 19804 until February 12th.
  • TOO FACED: Free shipping on $50+.
  • ULTA: —
  • YSL: Free shipping on any order, no code necessary. 10% off your first purchase when you sign-up for the newsletter.

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Natasha Denona Cream, Indian Gold, Satin Tan, Sienna Eyeshadows

Natasha Denona Sienna (50M) Eyeshadow

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.08 oz.) comes in 66 shades with four distinct finishes (Matte, Duo-Chrome, Metallic, and Sparkling). There’s not a lot of different between the latter three finishes, as they’re frosted to metallic. According to the brand, the eyeshadow formula is supposed to have “full, rich and intense color that won’t fade out, be “long-lasting,” and smooth. I’m working my way through the range now, and I have tested a little less than half (but I have chosen some selectively–the biggest troublemakers, different finishes). The majority of the shimmery shades were very pigmented with a soft consistency that was something just right and other times a little prone to crumbling/loosening in the pan, while the mattes were smooth but quite powdery, which resulted it color that didn’t adhere to bare skin as readily. The texture of most shades is soft, blendable, and most of the shimmery shades I’ve tested applied well to bare skin. The wear was fairly consistent, but there was some variance from shade to shade (which didn’t seem related to finish). I think the matte eyeshadows performed better in practice as the color built-up well, but they are the weakest in the range. Some of the shimmery shades wore seven to eight hours on me while some that I have tried have creased after five to six hours. I have tried a few (not all) over primer (NARS Smudgeproof), which does help prevent creasing for longer (two to three hours longer), but they still wear shorter than other powder eyeshadows.

The eyeshadows can be purchased individually or else available across pre-made palettes (one that holds 10, two that hold 28 each, and 13 5-pan variations). If you’re interested in trying the brand’s eyeshadows, I think the 5-Pan Palette might be the way to go, as you don’t have to put down a lot all at once but still get more value than if you purchased them individually. The bigger drawback of the larger palettes is that they’re not really cohesive palettes; they seem to be just a large grouping of warmer vs. cooler shades. Here’s a breakdown of cost:

Cream (21S) is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff that was buildable on the lid. The eyeshadow was soft, smooth, and not too powdery or too firm, which made it easy to work with and apply as it blended out well. The color started to crease after seven hours on me. LORAC Moonlight (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Sea Shells (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Sugar (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Charming (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Opal (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #3 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Thunderstruck (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Mystere #2 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #1 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Poesie #2 (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Photosphere (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Dior Exuberante #3 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Sand (LE) is darker (85% similar). MAC Ricepaper (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Bathwater (LE, $18.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Crimper (LE, $5.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Indian Gold (44M) is a muted, light-medium gold with strong brown tones and a metallic sheen. It had great color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that applied well to bare skin. The color started to crease after six and a half hours of wear, unfortunately, which made it a shorter-wearing eyeshadow (on average) for me. Anastasia Metal (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Greenluxe #2 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Cashmere (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Fringe (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Charming (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Sugar Frost (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). Burberry Gold #4 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Viseart Montaigne (P) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Dior Fairy Golds #2 (LE) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Natasha Denona Metallic Eye Shadow Cream (21S)
Natasha Denona Metallic Eye Shadow Indian Gold (44M)
Natasha Denona Metallic Eye Shadow Satin Tan (58P)
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Community Faves | February 1st through February 6th

Here’s a look at our community’s favorites from the past week! :) Any new favorites that you discovered this week?

Most Loved Products


01. Tom Ford Beauty Platinum

Tom Ford Platinum Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark taupe brown with warm, reddish undertones and a frosted sheen. Read full review.


02. NARS Goulue

Read the full review from the link below. Read full review.


03. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Fatale

Tom Ford Orchid Fatale Patent Finish Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a dark berry-red with cool undertones and faint fuchsia shimmer. Read full review.

Most Wanted Products


01. NARS Laguna

Laguna Bronzer is a medium-dark tan brown with warm, orange-yellow undertones and a golden shimmer-sheen finish. Read full review.


02. Tom Ford Beauty Platinum

Tom Ford Platinum Cream Color for Eyes ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark taupe brown with warm, reddish undertones and a frosted sheen. Read full review.


03. Colour Pop Stingraye

ColourPop Stingraye Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a "cool-toned mauve brown." Read full review.

Most Loved Looks