Tom Ford Badass (01) Eye Color Quad Extreme Review & Swatches

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Badass | Look Details
Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Badass | Look Details
Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad

Badass (01)

Tom Ford Beauty Badass (01) Eye Color Quad ($88.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new eyeshadow quad that features four shimmery shades: soft taupe, eggplant, dark gray, and deep black. The formula in the palette felt different than past iterations from the brand, even the more baked variety (which has a similar, raised edge in the pans).

Instead, the eyeshadows in the quad have more slip, felt more cream-like, than past releases, which gave them a denser, thicker feel and better grip with higher intensity from the get-go. It’s not a texture that I feel like is dominant in the marketplace yet, but it did heavily remind me of some of the denser, creamier (yet still more powder than cream) formulas seen in the Pat McGrath Blitz Astral quads, which makes me wonder if it is something slightly newer that will eventually trickle down to more brands in 2020.

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01/03

Tom Ford Beauty Badass #1 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #1 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #1 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #1 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #1 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #1 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #1 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #1 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #1 Eye Color

Badass #1

Badass #1 is a light taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It had good pigmentation applied dry that built up to full coverage, but application with a dampened brush yielded richer coverage immediately and gave it a deeper hue overall.

The texture was smooth to the touch, dense, and more cream-like than other “baked” formulas from the brand. It needed to be applied with a heavier hand or a flat/firm brush to pick up product initially, though the color applied well and blended out easily on my skin. This shade stayed on well for nine hours before fading a bit.

Ingredients

Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, C12-20 Acid Peg-8 Ester, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Squalane, Polysorbate 80, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Caprylyl Glycol, Dicalcium Phosphate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Silica, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289)].

01/02

Tom Ford Beauty Badass #2 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #2 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #2 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #2 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #2 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #2 Eye Color

Badass #2

Badass #2 is a deep purple with a more satiny sheen and subtle, warm undertones. The consistency was smooth, dense, and a bit thicker in the pan, and while it had the shape of the more baked-like formulas from the brand, it actually felt more cream-like and emollient, though it was still more powder-like than truly a cream. It had opaque pigmentation regardless of whether it was applied wet or dry. The color applied well to bare skin and blended out without difficulty. It lasted nicely for nine hours before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, C12-20 Acid Peg-8 Ester, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Squalane, Polysorbate 80, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Caprylyl Glycol, Dicalcium Phosphate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Silica, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289)].

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01/03

Tom Ford Beauty Badass #3 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #3 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #3 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #3 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #3 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #3 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #3 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #3 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #3 Eye Color

Badass #3

Badass #3 is a deep gray with cool undertones and a sparkling finnish. The color applied deeper than it appeared in the pan–almost as if all the shimmer floated over the underlying pigment–and had a denser, richer texture that was like a cream-powder hybrid (though more powder than cream).

It worked better with slightly firmer, denser brushes and a moderate-to-heavy hand–there was no powderiness kicked up. This shade yielded nearly opaque coverage applied with a dry brush and opaque coverage with more noticeable sparkle with a dampened brush. It wore well for nine hours with slight fallout over time.

Ingredients

Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, C12-20 Acid Peg-8 Ester, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Squalane, Polysorbate 80, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Caprylyl Glycol, Dicalcium Phosphate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Silica, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289)].

01/03

Tom Ford Beauty Badass #4 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #4 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #4 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #4 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #4 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #4 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #4 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #4 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Badass #4 Eye Color

Badass #4

Badass #4 is a deep black with subtle, cool undertones and fine, multi-colored micro-sparkle throughout. The creamier, more emollient texture–like a cream-powder hybrid that felt and acted more like a powder on my skin–gave it better adhesion and hold of those sparkles, so they translated during application.

It had a denser feel, and while it blended out without too much effort, it needed to be paired with something softer to really give it an even edge. It had opaque pigmentation applied wet or dry, though the dampened application yielded richer payoff with less product and more depth. It stayed on well for nine hours before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, C12-20 Acid Peg-8 Ester, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Squalane, Polysorbate 80, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Caprylyl Glycol, Dicalcium Phosphate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Silica, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289)].

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Alrighty, so I do love the intense, yet more interesting smokey eye you were able to get out of this quad. It’s very cool and [email protected]$$!

However…I’m still a bit salty over my failed Honeymoon quad, so I’m probably going to leave this one be. For now. Besides, all my dwollahs are being reserved for PMG x SW!

I really wonder if there were batch issues with this palette. I have seen people that love TF say that this palette was a complete dud for them. Their Badass #2 did not swatch like yours at all. Not opaque and a very patchy swatch.

I love the combination of the first three shades – the taupe, eggplant and grey. I am not sold on the addition of the black shade as the grey is very dark. A really good midnight blue would have been lovely instead.
Still it’s a good palette and your eye look is beautiful.

Agreed! I just can’t seem to buy a TF quad with a black in it, no matter how wondrous it’s reputed to be. If he would only bring back that emerald quad of a few years back, I’d be all over it.

I fell into the TF trap and bought one of his newer LE palettes and it was $88 spent on a heaping dose of boring. If I’m going to spend megabucks, Mother Pat gets my business from now on!

I’m really excited about the formula of these and I hope ur prediction of this formula becoming more mainstream is true. Listen up Mac I’m talking to you! Step up your eyeshadow game.

I love these colors and the look you created. Unfortunately, my lids have started to become a bit crepy. I can wear shimmers on my lid but not in my crease. If the 2 darker colors were matte, I would buy myself a Christmas gift.

I’m not going to buy this quad, but I have to say two things about it.
It is beautiful and the look you did is simply gorgeous and very inspirational.

I love this formula, it’s my favorite TF formula so far. It didn’t swatch in store at all like I was expecting, which is why I bought it immediately on sight. It’s a little different from the PMG quads I got, which I struggle with fallout with except for the brown red quad. But that’s a good comparison. Just really easy to work with and pretty wintery looks.
It’s very dupable but I’m just a sucker for Tom Ford and for great formulas. And this is both 🤷‍♀️

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