Tom Ford Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo ($60.00 for 0.13 oz.) consists of a white with a bluish iridescence and a blackened navy blue. I want to like it, but I find the lighter shade can be finicky to apply, as it tended to thicken and bunch up (almost flake off from the pan) when used damp. If used dry, the color payoff was sheerer and less metallic, but dry application was the most forgiving. The darker shade was easy to use either damp or dry, and it remained blendable even when applied with a dampened brush.

Crushed Indigo (Left) is a brightened white with a blue iridescence that gives it a cool-toned, bluish-violet sheen. It had a metallic finish. Applied dry, it was semi-sheer, and applied damp, it was semi-opaque. The product would thicken and clump together when applied with a damp brush if you weren’t careful. It lasted for eight hours before fading. Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $18.00) is similar. Makeup Geek Ice Queen (P, $5.99) is less iridescent. Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (P, $21.00) is brighter. Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (P, $21.00) is similar. theBalm A3 (LE, $16.00) is grayer. Disney by Sephora Sick of Swimmin’ (LE) is less metallic. Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #1 (P) is less metallic. MAC Crystal Avalanche (P, $15.00) is less metallic. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Crushed Indigo (Right) is a blackened navy blue with lighter and darker blue shimmer for a soft, frosted finish. The texture was soft but a little dry, and the color payoff was semi-opaque to opaque (dry to damp), but it was a very buildable formula. On the skin, it was blendable and easy to work with. The color wore well for nine hours before fading. Guerlain Les Nuees #1 (LE) is less shimmery. MAC Vivacious Vacuum Cleaner Bag (LE, $15.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever ME224 Navy Blue (P, $21.00) is brighter. NARS Giove (P, $29.00) is warmer. NARS Ubangi (P, $25.00) is a cream product. Dior Cosmos (281) (P, $31.00) is warmer, cream product. Disney by Sephora Midnight (LE) is similar. Clinique Massively Midnight (P, $17.00) is brighter, lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #4 (LE) is brighter, lighter. Urban Decay Goddess (LE, $18.00) ios similar. MAC Lunar (LE, $19.50) is brighter, lighter. bareMinerals Shaken Not Stirred (P) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo (Left) Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo (Left) Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo (Right) Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo (Right) Eye Color Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo (Urban Decay Chaos Eyeliner)

Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo Eye Color Duo (Urban Decay Chaos Eyeliner)

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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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I love the idea of this collection, but at this price point, they should be flawless. Thank you for listing the dupes! Now I can re-create this with low-priced, better-performing products!

Hm.. I love Tom Ford but this collection is a bit let down. I gave in to the devil and pre ordered 3. I’d been thinking returning all 3 and get the cream eye shadow, Love Lust/Ravage blush and a permanent quad instead. πŸ™

I’m personally not a fan of the cool, almost silver like iridescent finish to the white shade, but I could see these little duos looking fabulous on a wide variety of skin tones. Eyeshadow duos are my favorite products for day-to-day eye look.

I swatched these duos in store, and they are very pretty. It’s hard for a camera to capture the beautiful iridescent shimmers and sheens of the white shades, but I still can’t justify the price. I’ll be looking at the dupes again

*twitch*

So…much…pretty…

*twitch*

Of course, I’m speaking of the look you did, and way the blue one looks in the pan, and the sapphire glitters at the bottom of your swatch photo for it πŸ˜‰ It’s kind of a shame the whole duo isn’t better performing, and while the white shadow has a nice iridescence to it, I never feel like I really reach for ‘white’ shadows (not enough to pay this much for one, certainly!). I’d also like the blue shade to swatch out a little more navy and a little less black, and if I’d been in charge I would have made the other shade in the pan a delicious crisp burnished copper colour, but now I’m nitpicking *and* backseat-autumn-palette-designing, so I should probably go back into my corner, LOL! πŸ˜€

I picked up two of the duos (plum and jade) and the greyish bronzey cream colour. They are wonderfully nuanced. I read the use of the light colour more as a layering topper rather than as a base or highlight colour on it’s own.. The light colour adds fun dimension and sparkles to the darker base. So rather than starting with a lighter base and adding in the dark, I recommend reversing the application. Also wearing any of the colours from the duos over the cream colour, light or dark, gives freaking amazing results as well.

I think the other two duos layer better than this one! The press release mentioned using them alone or layered, so I did try to use them both ways! Thanks for sharing the results of these over the cream eyeshadow πŸ˜€

hi temptalia – love your website its so thorough! now i don’t buy until i read your review because your thoughts are so on point. we’re all so fortunate you work so hard to get these press samples and purchase so much of your own to review for all of us!

I feel better about deciding not to purchase any of these duos. Was it another comment several weeks ago (I think maybe one of the Hourglass Ambient Palette reviews), where a reader said, “boy, Christine you’re really selling though eye liners though” – I feel the same way about your eye look in this post. Hehe. The most amazing feature is how the UD liner in Chaos looks against the shadows! Beautiful! πŸ™‚

I’m torn. I love blues. Just adore them. However, this grade makes me hesitate, and I figured if I could find a dupe the light shade, then I could work with navy’s already in my collection. Of all the dupes suggested, the only one that seems close to me is the MUFE. However, that seems completely unavailable. It’s not on Sephora’s site and MUFE’s site just redirects you to Sephora. Ugh.

I’m not sure why it isn’t showing on Sephora’s site – I know MUFE discontinued a few, but I’m not sure which ones they discontinued. Sephora’s site makes it a total PITA to try to figure out/find the shade you’re looking for.

Maybe this is one of the discontinued shades. πŸ™

And YES, they need to be able to sort by finish or have a pull down menu with numbers. Trying to figure out which colored box is the one I’m looking for is horrible.

Tom Ford eye shadows’ have been made to be wet too. If you put a little bit water on your pencil brush you will see how it’s beautiful and shimmering. Try it and tell me. You put it in the square edge of the eye shadow to try. But you’ll see it dries very well.

Hi Candice,

The swatches are shown wet and dry already. I mentioned in the post how I used them both ways: “If used dry, the color payoff was sheerer and less metallic, but dry application was the most forgiving. The darker shade was easy to use either damp or dry, and it remained blendable even when applied with a dampened brush.”

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