Tom Ford Beauty Black Onyx is a slightly warm-toned, medium-dark black with a sparkle finish. It is a limited edition eyeshadow that retails for $36.00 and contains 0.04 oz.
Tom Ford Beauty Black Onyx Private Shadow ($36.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium black with larger, silver glitter over a satin base. The texture was drier and somewhat chunky in the pan, so the base color appeared a bit uneven and ragged along the edges when blended, though it had a thicker feel overall so that most of the glitter seemed to bind with the powder on the lid. This meant less fallout during application and during wear, though there was still some fallout after eight hours of wear. It could have been easier to blend and to apply evenly, while the mostly opaque coverage was the highlight of the shade.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Tom Ford Private Eyes come in a wardrobe of thirty decadent shades. They feature five distinct finishes—suede, ultra-suede, paillette, vinyl, and sateen—and the color, style, and perspective that define the Tom Ford look. Encased in luxurious, clutch-sized mirrored compacts, each single shadow—from demure nude to unabashed bold—becomes a discrete expression of unadulterated color. These highly pigmented shades are long-wearing and resist creasing for a flawlessly polished look that lasts.