Tom Ford Black Sand Cream & Powder Eye Color Review & Swatches

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Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand Cream & Powder Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand Cream & Powder Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand Cream & Powder Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand Cream & Powder Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand Cream & Powder Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand Cream & Powder Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand Cream & Powder Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand Cream & Powder Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand Cream & Powder Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand Cream & Powder Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand Cream & Powder Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand Cream & Powder Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand Cream & Powder Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand Cream & Powder Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand Cream & Powder Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand Cream & Powder Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand Cream & Powder Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand Cream & Powder Eye Color

Black Sand

Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand Cream & Powder Eye ColorTom Ford Beauty Black Sand Cream & Powder Eye Color ($65.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, limited edition eyeshadow duo featuring a sparkling gold and darker black. The cream eyeshadow worked best as a base for the powder eyeshadow or used as an eyeliner, but it didn’t diffuse as well along the edges on its own.

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Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Powder) Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Powder) Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Powder) Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Powder) Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Powder) Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Powder) Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Powder) Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Powder) Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Powder) Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Powder) Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Powder) Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Powder) Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Powder) Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Powder) Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Powder) Eye Color

Black Sand (Powder)

Black Sand (Powder) is a deep gold with strong, warm undertones and a shiny, sparkling finish with a light, metallic glow. The texture was fairly smooth to the touch–but it was quite sparkly!–with a lightly emollient, almost wet-like texture that had moderate slip and better adhesion than you’d expect, given the intensity of the sparkle. It had opaque color coverage both dry and wet, but dampened application was smoother, better-wearing, and had a more intense finish. It wore well for eight hours with light fallout over time.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Hydroxystearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Nylon-12, Isopropyl Isostearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Octyldodecyl Lactate, Pca Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Beeswax, Potassium Sorbate, Tin Oxide, Tetrasodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ultramarines (Ci 77007)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Cream) Cream Color for Eyes
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Cream) Cream Color for Eyes
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Cream) Cream Color for Eyes
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Cream) Cream Color for Eyes
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Cream) Cream Color for Eyes
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Cream) Cream Color for Eyes
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Cream) Cream Color for Eyes
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Cream) Cream Color for Eyes
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Cream) Cream Color for Eyes
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Cream) Cream Color for Eyes
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Cream) Cream Color for Eyes
Tom Ford Beauty Black Sand (Cream) Cream Color for Eyes

Black Sand (Cream)

Black Sand (Cream) is a medium-dark black with a warmer, almost olive-toned base and flecks of dirty gold micro-sparkle throughout. It had a more matte base, so it had a mere hint of sparkle, which was often gobbled up by the black hue when worn at higher opacity. I’ve found that more emollient, deeper hues, like this one, often do not sheer out evenly and tend to look patchier the sheerer and more blended the edge gets. It worked better as an all-over color, eyeliner, or as a base with the complementing powder eyeshadow. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that dried down in about 15 to 20 seconds and stayed on for nine hours before creasing.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$45.00/0.17 oz. - $264.71 Per Ounce

The Cream Color for Eyes formula is supposed to be “ultra-pigmented” and “metallic” with a “creamy formula” that doesn’t “crease or smudge.” The majority of the shades I’ve tried in the range live up to those things–good pigmentation but can be applied sheerly (use less and/or apply with a fluffy brush) or kept opaque (a little goes a long way) with eight to twelve hours of wear (no primer). They’re blendable and dry down fast enough not to crease too easily while you’re working on them but not so quickly that they don’t budge. I did find that a couple of the new shades were more emollient than past shades and did have a longer dry down time and were harder to keep out of creases (in this review, that would be Siren Blue).

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Cream Color for Eyes swatches.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Water/Aqua/Eau, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone/Phenyl Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Stearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Glycerin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Ceresin, Propylene Carbonate, Polyacrylamide, Silica, Tin Oxide, Laureth-7, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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I think both of them combined look lovely, but really I just like the gold powder – which is a gorgeous gold and easily duped. I love the olive shades, but do have these shades too.

I just tried replicating the gorgeousness of these 2 shadows combined. On one eye, I used Nars Baalbek (an “eye paint” from years back) in place of the cream shadow and Natasha Denona D’or on top. I did the same on my other eye, using a Clinique black gel liner as the base with the same D’or shadow on top. I was just “playing around” so the results aren’t all that neat or tidy but the colour on both eyes is really close to that swatch and it looks very deep and lush and smokey.

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