Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad ($80.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a mix of mid-tone neutrals with warmer undertones. There are two satins, one shimmer, and one glitter shade in the palette. The glitter shade was the most troublesome in the palette, as it had fall out while worn and a tendency to sheer out; I also found it harder to blend with the other shades as it had a denser consistency.

Disco Dust #1 is a light-medium, taupe-y brown with a highly reflective, glitter finish. It had semi-opaque coverage that had a “wet” feel to it, and it blended well on the skin on its own, but it didn’t blend as well with other powder eyeshadows (the sparkle would lift away). It lasted for seven hours with moderate fall out. NABLA Cosmetics Chemical Bond (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia E2 (Norvina Vol. 2) (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Light Pewter (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Lahore (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Sand Castle (PiP, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Young Adonis (Eye Color) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Intense Moonlight (P, $28.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). NARS Kalahari I (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Sandy (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Coloured Raine Royal Highness (PiP, $6.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Day Gleam (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). MAC Permanent Press #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Tarte Crush (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Badass #1 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). NARS Stud (LE, $25.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Disco Dust #2 is a muted, medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a barely-there, satin finish. It had decent pigmentation, but it wasn’t opaque and was hard to layer as it had a slightly dusty consistency. The eyeshadow blended out really nicely, though. On me, the color started to fade after eight hours. Anastasia RTW (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Sherbert (LE, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $4.49) is lighter (90% similar). MAC A Medley of Mauves #4 (PiP, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora Brown Sugar (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Butterfudge (PiP, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced City Lights (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Taupe (PiP, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Disco Dust #3 is a medium, reddish-copper with a frosted finish. It had great color payoff with a fairly smooth consistency that blended out well on the lid. It stayed on for eight hours before fading slightly. Colour Pop Wing Woman (LE, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar). Stila Jezebel (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). City Color Yas! (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Scorched (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Oxidize (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Viseart Petit Pro #7 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Late Night (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Copper (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (Eye Color) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Paramour (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). KKW Beauty Samurai (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Rust (LE, $19.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Mythical (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Saturn (GPV2 #11) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Laurier Rose (127) (LE, $34.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Clueless (P, $14.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Drizzle It (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Arrow (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Cause a Fuss (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Melonie (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Disco Dust #4 is a dark, chocolaty brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that blended easily on the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours before I noticed slight fading. Hourglass Monochrome #5 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). YSL Golden Glow #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Carbonized (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Fingers Crossed (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Bitter Clove (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #5 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Chocolate (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Delete (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Take on Bordeaux (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Dark Chocolate Shimmer (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Graphite #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty AW '16 (Right) (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Ankh (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Noir Petrole (812) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Disco Dust #1 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Disco Dust #1 Eyeshadow

Tom Ford Disco Dust #1 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Disco Dust #1 Eyeshadow

Tom Ford Disco Dust #2 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Disco Dust #2 Eyeshadow

Tom Ford Disco Dust #2 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Disco Dust #2 Eyeshadow

Tom Ford Disco Dust #3 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Disco Dust #3 Eyeshadow

Tom Ford Disco Dust #3 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Disco Dust #3 Eyeshadow

Tom Ford Disco Dust #4 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Disco Dust #4 Eyeshadow

Tom Ford Disco Dust #4 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Disco Dust #4 Eyeshadow

Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad

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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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Thank you for the swatches and review. I have debated buying this one and while it is beautiful I think I am going to pass. I hope you review Lilac Dream as that is another one I have had my eye on as I love purple shades.

Not quite what I was hoping for. I have this on my list. I still like if. But, I I’m not sure now at that price. Do you think a primer would help the issue with the shimmer shade?

Definitely agree with Christine on cream base or something tackier for the glittery shade. I also recommend patting the glitter on with a finger because it seems to stick better that way with TF products and you should get less fallout (less because there will probably still be some. The glitter tends to look very pretty on but can be tricky to work with. Nothing you can’t handle just a bit finicky).

Thanks Girls! This is a tough one! It’s just as easy to lay down a cream base as a primer. I’m going to see how the others review before I finalize my decision. I’m still loving this one. 🙂

Very beautiful quad though the formula seems clearly inferior compared to Nude dip and Honeymoon… Not going to purchase definitely. The look you’ve created looks very flattering on you Christine!

Very basic, fairly dupable shades here. It reminds me a bit of MAC Halcyon Nights, with some slight variations of finish and shade. Those factors, plus a B+ at $80, makes it not so much a “must-have” palette.

However, another great eye look, Christine! Albeit more subdued, it still looks beautiful. Cannot say I’ll replicate it, because I already do looks like this on the regular, but seeing it on someone else makes me appreciate my similar, warm smoky eye looks much more now!

I bought Honeymoon and Last Dance. Unfortunately I think I am returning last dance. The fall out from the teal glitter is too much for me. I don’t like glitter all over my face. I even used a tackier base product. I am curious to see what you think of it. On a side note I am loving honeymoon.

Very very pretty eye look. Flattering!!! I like this on you but i have not yet found a quad that isn’t dupability proof to make me purchase.

I guess at this price point I want things to be super-high-performing; I’m glad this isn’t one of the quads I’m interested in, but it doesn’t give me high hopes for the ones I am interested in, since good blues seem to be harder to do than good browns…

I swatched this in store, and the glitter shade didn’t impress me. In my experience, the glitter shades in HE quads aren’t all that great (Tom Ford, Charlotte Tilbury, YSL), and when quads are hitting $60-$80, there isn’t much room for error. The other shades in Disco Dust were very good but dupe-able, but Honeymoon and Nude Dip’s formula blows them away, and those quads don’t have an underperforming glitter shade either. If you buy Honeymoon and want some glitter, just take a $5 Colour Pop glitter shadow and pop it on top.

Hi Christine, thanks for the review. Your look is beautiful. I remain intrigued by this palette and wonder if the fallout is similar to the glitter shade in Cognac Sable or more similar to the Bobbi Brown soarkle/glitter shades.

Despite a lower grade than Honeymoon, I wonder if this is one of the more wearable of the new palettes. Look forward to other reviews, including the cream shadows…?

Sorry if this is a repeat, but not sure if my original comments went through or not. I swatched this in store, and the glitter shade didn’t impress me. IMO, the glitter shades in HE kits aren’t all that great ( Tom Ford, Charlotte Tilbury, YSL) , they tend to be dry/stiff/glitter separates or falls out, and at $60-$80 a quad, there’s little room for error. The other shades in Disco Dust were good but dupe-able , but Honeymoon and Nude Dip’s formula blew them away. If you want some glitter, just buy Honeymoon and slap a $5 Colour Pop shade on top. Colour Pop does those glitter shades better and for a lot less.

Oh thank goodness. If all of these TF quads were As I’d be in trouble. I’ve been eyeing them so hard, especially Last Dance!

Sidenote: is the favicon flower a more muted pink today or am I having a stroke? Lol.

I really, really like this one. The colors are a bit more muted than the Honeymoon quad. I’ll have to check it out in person.

A bridesmaid to Honeymoon I think – just not as good. When looking at the dupe list for these colours – even MAC had a much better rating.
An informative review, as always, Christine and a lovely eye look too.

I like glitter. I got two of Tom Ford quads that have glitter, but this one is so dupeable. I seem to find the older quads like Cognac Sable are of better quality. I even think Nude Dip surpasses this in uniqueness and quality. I found Honeymoon to be dried when swatched. Actually I found all the new quads to be dried.
They all seemed like the MAC quality.

Poor quad gets a big no from me. I like colours 3 and 4 though. For a TF quad I must love all of the colours, and it must be more even in colour payoff, if that makes any sense.

I finally caved and ordered it! I saw a tutorial on Last Dance and in looking at this palette and applying the colors the same way, I think it would look really pretty.

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