Tom Ford AW '16 Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches
Tom Ford AW ’16 Eyeshadow Duo ($60.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a neutral duo with a beige and brown, both shimmery shades, housed in small compact. The formula can be used both wet and dry (it is similar to the formula used in Nude Dip, and the colors are reminiscent of the same quad as well, but the texture of these is firmer and a little thinner overall). Both shades were nice, but dupable so I’d say that if they’re shades you don’t have and want, you’d be better off buying a quad, which will run you $82 but contains over double (0.35 oz.) the product.
LELimited Edition. $60.00.
AW '16 (Left)
AW ’16 (Left) is a light golden peach with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. Applied dry, it was a little more frosted and had semi-opaque coverage, while applied damp yielded more opaque coverage and smoother finish. They lasted for the same time–eight hours–regardless of how I applied them. The texture was soft, smooth, but it was a little drier overall. The eyeshadow blended out well and didn’t give me any real trouble.
- Sephora + Pantone Universe Café Crème (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).
- ColourPop Force Behavior (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar).
- Anastasia Gleam (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
- Tarte Glaze (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar).
- Natasha Denona Linen (183M) (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, brighter (95% similar).
- Huda Beauty Toffee Brown #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).
- BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #15 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).
- ColourPop Going Rogue (LE, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar).
- bareMinerals Ball Gown (V2) (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).
- Urban Decay Flow (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).
AW '16 (Left)
AW '16 (Right)
AW ’16 (Right) is a deep brown with moderate, warm undertones and a pearly finish. It had more of a satin finish applied dry, which was also less intense but still had decent pigmentation. It was richer and more opaque when I applied it with a lightly dampened brush, and it was also easier to blend out as dry application took a little extra effort to get the color to blend out gradually. The eyeshadow lasted for eight hours both wet and dry.
- Surratt Beauty Chocolate Noir (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar).
- Too Faced Fingers Crossed (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
- Make Up For Ever S622 Black Brown (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar).
- Tom Ford Beauty Pretty Baby #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- MAC Phresh Out #5 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar).
- Dior Precious Embroidery #4 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).
- Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #5 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
- Lancome Audacious (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
- Urban Decay Busted (DC, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
- Tarte Charcoal Sketch (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
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2 shadows @ $60 is plain insanity! I love me some Tom Ford now and then (ok, so just twice that I’ve bought) but this is 2 super dupable shades instead of something unique and interesting. Ugh!
I hear ya, Nancy! I’d expect maybe $45-50 for a duo.
The colors are beautiful, but for $ 60, it would’ve been nice if they had thrown in an interesting midtone winter shade ( plum? berry? forest green? ) to go with the AW winter theme, and to make this more unique, versatile, and justifiable from a price standpoint. Otherwise, you’re better off going with a quad, which has more “value” and interesting color combos
That would have been a great idea! 🙂
I like this duo but for $60 (or maybe $75 or 80 here), I don’t think it’s worth it. There are so many good quality dupes and I just submitted Bare Minerals Wanderlust (from The Escape duo) as one because they are so similar and Wanderlust is a fabulous shadow and at a fraction of the price.
Yeah, $60 is high, period, but even for Tom Ford, it is very high.
I just checked – $72 at Holt’s! For TWO eyeshadows!
I wear this duo quite a bit as a look on it’s own and mixed with the darker berry shades from the Honeymoon quad to give it a little oomph. It looks very simple, but gets me a lot of compliments when I wear it. Plus it pairs with almost everything.
Oooh, I bet this is SO good with Honeymoon!
January plans: Honeymoon.
I’m not a fan of his duos, this coming from a die hard Fordette. The only one I did buy and love was Raw Jade I think it was called, for the money, you are so much better of with a quad as you mentioned or a cream shadow.
I actually thought it was better than those previous duos, though I think the formula of the Nude Dip/Honeymoon quads is better.
You’re quite right Christine, these shades can be found in nearly all UD, Too Faced, Tarte, ABH etc palettes that we own. And the rating is on the average side for the price.
But they are beautiful shades.
They are pretty!
This would be perfect for me, especially in my work travel makeup bag!!! It would be so quick and easy!
I might try and make a lil duped duo of this as I can not afford to spend this much on eye shadow right now!!!
I could totally see that, Shannon! But definitely try your dupe version! 😀
The colors are nice, but I agree that a quad is a much better value.
As others before me have stated this is an outrageously high price for two shadows. I own TF Honeymoon and Nude Dip palettes and I love both of them but I got four really great shadows in each of those palettes. This is an easy pass for me. I am beginning to think that I won’t be getting much this year from the holiday collections. I would have jumped on Ablaze from Smashbox but it is sold out so I am saving money right and left!!
Lovely duo. But soooooooooooooooo expensive, ugh.
And only a B?
I’ll save my money, thank you very much.
Judging from the other comments, it looks like I’m in very good company in my alarm about the price of this duo, taken just objectively AND in terms of how dupe-able both of these colours are. I honestly wonder if Mr. Ford and Christian Louboutin and a few other companies are simply playing a game of “how high can we go” with their prices. I mean, honestly…..
The colors are pretty enough, but I’m having trouble seeing the point of this palette. I guess it’s enough for a minimalist look, if you really don’t want a quad, but colors are pretty dupable — it seems like most people would have similar shades in their stash already.
Pretty but not worth it.
Hi Christine, I bought this Tom ford duo, but whenever I want to put the darker shade in my crease , it get’s messy, it doesn’t blend equally, and every time i am thinking , what am i doing wrong !! I tried with the Mac 216 , i tried with a Sigma fluppy crease brush but nothing works. If I would have known i would have never spend the money on this.
But i want to know if it is really a bad quality shadow or the problem is in my technique !!