Tom Ford Extreme Shadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 3)

01/07

Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Private Shadows / Shadow Extremes | Look Details
Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Private Shadows / Shadow Extremes | Look Details
Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 Shadow Extreme

TFX14

Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 Shadow Extreme ($36.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a rich, molten gold with strong, warm yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow was moderately dense and had noticeable slip (felt like a silicone primer in a way), and while it didn’t seem pigmented initially, it did seem to be more yielding and pliable after a couple of uses (though I feel like that shouldn’t be necessary and certainly not at this price point!). It applied well to bare skin and was buildable even during the first uses. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.03 oz. - $1200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is split into two finishes--metallics (Foil) and glitters (Glitter)--and the performance depends largely on the finish. In general, the formula is supposed to "glide" on with an "ultra-thin, water-resistant gloss of color onto the lids." Though each compact seemed to be the appropriate size for a standalone eyeshadow, they only contain 0.03 oz. a pop, which made them some of the smaller single eyeshadows on the market. There were some really lovely shades but enough inconsistency that for the price point, it never amounted to being an impressive range.

The Foil finishes have a softer, more yielding powder base that have moderate to high shine (some are actually metallic, some are more pearly) with better color payoff, easier application, and better wear. The Foils tended to be creamier and smoother with better adhesion and blending on the lid, though there were a few shades that seemed to have too much slip and a tendency to go on unevenly or blend out unevenly during application. For the most part, though, the Foils were good eyeshadows and were easy to work with.

The Glitter finish shades are supposed to have "micronized glitter" and find that they don't really work as well as intended. They have more powdery base colors and larger flecks of micro-glitter, so that they tend not to bind as well and result in fallout during application or get lost in a brush. I tried applying with fingertips but the majority (like 90%!) of the glitter sticks to the fingertips and doesn't budge. Due to the more powdery base, they did not work particularly well with a dampened brush either. Your best bet would be to pat them on top of a cream eyeshadow or tacky base.

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01/06

Tom Ford Beauty TFX15 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX15 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX15 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX15 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX15 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX15 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX15 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX15 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX15 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX15 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX15 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX15 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX15 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX15 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX15 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX15 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX15 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX15 Shadow Extreme

TFX15

Tom Ford Beauty TFX15 Shadow Extreme ($36.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a deep red with warm undertones and flecks of lighter pink glitter over a matte finish. I thought that if any brand could innovate in the glitter eyeshadow category, perhaps it would be Tom Ford at this price point, but I wasn’t seeing it. The texture of the powder was denser and rather pigmented, but the glitter separated away from the base. There was a ton of glitter, so it did translate, but the product did have to be applied with a brush as fingertips were useless–all the glitter stuck to my fingertip and wouldn’t transfer to my lid at all. There was a ton of fallout, nonstop, that it was really hard for me to test these as my eyes watered and felt irritated throughout the day, and there were a few instances where I just couldn’t make it and my eyes were bloodshot.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.03 oz. - $1200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is split into two finishes--metallics (Foil) and glitters (Glitter)--and the performance depends largely on the finish. In general, the formula is supposed to "glide" on with an "ultra-thin, water-resistant gloss of color onto the lids." Though each compact seemed to be the appropriate size for a standalone eyeshadow, they only contain 0.03 oz. a pop, which made them some of the smaller single eyeshadows on the market. There were some really lovely shades but enough inconsistency that for the price point, it never amounted to being an impressive range.

The Foil finishes have a softer, more yielding powder base that have moderate to high shine (some are actually metallic, some are more pearly) with better color payoff, easier application, and better wear. The Foils tended to be creamier and smoother with better adhesion and blending on the lid, though there were a few shades that seemed to have too much slip and a tendency to go on unevenly or blend out unevenly during application. For the most part, though, the Foils were good eyeshadows and were easy to work with.

The Glitter finish shades are supposed to have "micronized glitter" and find that they don't really work as well as intended. They have more powdery base colors and larger flecks of micro-glitter, so that they tend not to bind as well and result in fallout during application or get lost in a brush. I tried applying with fingertips but the majority (like 90%!) of the glitter sticks to the fingertips and doesn't budge. Due to the more powdery base, they did not work particularly well with a dampened brush either. Your best bet would be to pat them on top of a cream eyeshadow or tacky base.

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Ingredients

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty TFX16 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX16 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX16 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX16 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX16 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX16 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX16 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX16 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX16 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX16 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX16 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX16 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX16 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX16 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX16 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX16 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX16 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX16 Shadow Extreme

TFX16

Tom Ford Beauty TFX16 Shadow Extreme ($36.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a medium, pinky lavender with flecks of pale gold glitter over a more matte finish. It was incredibly powdery and drier with a ton of fallout during application and nonstop fallout during wear. It was difficult to apply with any evenness or vibrancy, and it just looked like a mess from start to finish.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.03 oz. - $1200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is split into two finishes--metallics (Foil) and glitters (Glitter)--and the performance depends largely on the finish. In general, the formula is supposed to "glide" on with an "ultra-thin, water-resistant gloss of color onto the lids." Though each compact seemed to be the appropriate size for a standalone eyeshadow, they only contain 0.03 oz. a pop, which made them some of the smaller single eyeshadows on the market. There were some really lovely shades but enough inconsistency that for the price point, it never amounted to being an impressive range.

The Foil finishes have a softer, more yielding powder base that have moderate to high shine (some are actually metallic, some are more pearly) with better color payoff, easier application, and better wear. The Foils tended to be creamier and smoother with better adhesion and blending on the lid, though there were a few shades that seemed to have too much slip and a tendency to go on unevenly or blend out unevenly during application. For the most part, though, the Foils were good eyeshadows and were easy to work with.

The Glitter finish shades are supposed to have "micronized glitter" and find that they don't really work as well as intended. They have more powdery base colors and larger flecks of micro-glitter, so that they tend not to bind as well and result in fallout during application or get lost in a brush. I tried applying with fingertips but the majority (like 90%!) of the glitter sticks to the fingertips and doesn't budge. Due to the more powdery base, they did not work particularly well with a dampened brush either. Your best bet would be to pat them on top of a cream eyeshadow or tacky base.

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Ingredients

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01/08

Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty Extreme / Private Shadows | Look Details
Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty Extreme / Private Shadows | Look Details
Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme

TFX17

Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 Shadow Extreme ($36.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a deep, bluish-teal with flecks of lighter blue glitter. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer, and the texture was definitely firmer, denser, and creamier–almost wet in a way–compared to other shades. The glitter binded a lot better with the underlying powder, and this ended up being one of the few shades that applied fairly well and lasted without an eight-hour thunderstorm of glitter. There was some fallout, but it wasn’t too bad (for a glitter eyeshadow).

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.03 oz. - $1200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is split into two finishes--metallics (Foil) and glitters (Glitter)--and the performance depends largely on the finish. In general, the formula is supposed to "glide" on with an "ultra-thin, water-resistant gloss of color onto the lids." Though each compact seemed to be the appropriate size for a standalone eyeshadow, they only contain 0.03 oz. a pop, which made them some of the smaller single eyeshadows on the market. There were some really lovely shades but enough inconsistency that for the price point, it never amounted to being an impressive range.

The Foil finishes have a softer, more yielding powder base that have moderate to high shine (some are actually metallic, some are more pearly) with better color payoff, easier application, and better wear. The Foils tended to be creamier and smoother with better adhesion and blending on the lid, though there were a few shades that seemed to have too much slip and a tendency to go on unevenly or blend out unevenly during application. For the most part, though, the Foils were good eyeshadows and were easy to work with.

The Glitter finish shades are supposed to have "micronized glitter" and find that they don't really work as well as intended. They have more powdery base colors and larger flecks of micro-glitter, so that they tend not to bind as well and result in fallout during application or get lost in a brush. I tried applying with fingertips but the majority (like 90%!) of the glitter sticks to the fingertips and doesn't budge. Due to the more powdery base, they did not work particularly well with a dampened brush either. Your best bet would be to pat them on top of a cream eyeshadow or tacky base.

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Ingredients

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty TFX19 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX19 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX19 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX19 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX19 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX19 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX19 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX19 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX19 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX19 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX19 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX19 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX19 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX19 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX19 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX19 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX19 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX19 Shadow Extreme

TFX19

Tom Ford Beauty TFX19 Shadow Extreme ($36.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a pale, bluish gray with flecks of gold and silver glitter over a matte finish. It was incredibly powdery and had semi-sheer coverage and tons of loose glitter that pretty much fell right off wherever I applied it. There was so little adhesion to the lid that there was almost no fallout during wear… as there was nothing left to fall. This type of release from a luxury brand is what makes people reluctant to even consider spending $36 on a single eyeshadow–why would they when the quality is so low?

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.03 oz. - $1200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is split into two finishes--metallics (Foil) and glitters (Glitter)--and the performance depends largely on the finish. In general, the formula is supposed to "glide" on with an "ultra-thin, water-resistant gloss of color onto the lids." Though each compact seemed to be the appropriate size for a standalone eyeshadow, they only contain 0.03 oz. a pop, which made them some of the smaller single eyeshadows on the market. There were some really lovely shades but enough inconsistency that for the price point, it never amounted to being an impressive range.

The Foil finishes have a softer, more yielding powder base that have moderate to high shine (some are actually metallic, some are more pearly) with better color payoff, easier application, and better wear. The Foils tended to be creamier and smoother with better adhesion and blending on the lid, though there were a few shades that seemed to have too much slip and a tendency to go on unevenly or blend out unevenly during application. For the most part, though, the Foils were good eyeshadows and were easy to work with.

The Glitter finish shades are supposed to have "micronized glitter" and find that they don't really work as well as intended. They have more powdery base colors and larger flecks of micro-glitter, so that they tend not to bind as well and result in fallout during application or get lost in a brush. I tried applying with fingertips but the majority (like 90%!) of the glitter sticks to the fingertips and doesn't budge. Due to the more powdery base, they did not work particularly well with a dampened brush either. Your best bet would be to pat them on top of a cream eyeshadow or tacky base.

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01/08

Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty Extreme / Private Shadows | Look Details
Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty Extreme / Private Shadows | Look Details
Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme
Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme

TFX20

Tom Ford Beauty TFX20 Shadow Extreme ($36.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a deep, orange-yellow base with flecks of gold glitter. The base was decently pigmented, and there was a ton of gold glittery bits that translated onto the lid so long as I used a brush (the glitter just stuck to fingertips mercilessly otherwise). It applied unevenly and had a lot of fallout when blended with continued fallout throughout the day. It did not wear well at all.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.03 oz. - $1200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is split into two finishes--metallics (Foil) and glitters (Glitter)--and the performance depends largely on the finish. In general, the formula is supposed to "glide" on with an "ultra-thin, water-resistant gloss of color onto the lids." Though each compact seemed to be the appropriate size for a standalone eyeshadow, they only contain 0.03 oz. a pop, which made them some of the smaller single eyeshadows on the market. There were some really lovely shades but enough inconsistency that for the price point, it never amounted to being an impressive range.

The Foil finishes have a softer, more yielding powder base that have moderate to high shine (some are actually metallic, some are more pearly) with better color payoff, easier application, and better wear. The Foils tended to be creamier and smoother with better adhesion and blending on the lid, though there were a few shades that seemed to have too much slip and a tendency to go on unevenly or blend out unevenly during application. For the most part, though, the Foils were good eyeshadows and were easy to work with.

The Glitter finish shades are supposed to have "micronized glitter" and find that they don't really work as well as intended. They have more powdery base colors and larger flecks of micro-glitter, so that they tend not to bind as well and result in fallout during application or get lost in a brush. I tried applying with fingertips but the majority (like 90%!) of the glitter sticks to the fingertips and doesn't budge. Due to the more powdery base, they did not work particularly well with a dampened brush either. Your best bet would be to pat them on top of a cream eyeshadow or tacky base.

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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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Oh my gosh, these are really bad. This would be sad at any price point but for this price I would be very angry to have paid for these and got this type of performance. Time to step back and re-think your formula TF.

Yikes, looks like Tom Ford shouldn’t have even bothered issuing some of these colors. At $36 a single, if it’s not at least a rated A and/or very unique color, not worth it. Can probably buy 1-5 dupes at that price

The Fs are so intriguing to me lol. I’ve never seen anything swatch like that. It looks like loose glitter scattered over a matte… how is it bound together in the pan??

Extreme ripoff maybe… even the press looks messy and uneven so putting it in a fancy case and slapping at TF sticker on it doesn’t make it “worth it” – I will happily pay big $$$ for top quality product and unusual shades, great textures, etc – but I have shadows from the dollar store that are better then this.

No, Tom, NO!

Christine,I am so sorry that you had to go through with testing these out. You would think that with a brand name like Tom Ford, quality would be of the utmost importance. I guess that is not the case here. These fared far worse than the MAC Dazzleshadows that were recently launched. At least with MAC the price point is within reason.

These are all so “dupe-able”, even the better ones (“better” being a relative term). I can’t believe just how bad TFX19 is – ugh! It’s laughable (but not funny) that this company can have the gall to offer such mediocre quality at such high prices. I feel sorry for people who don’t avail themselves of the reviews here at Temptalia..

At $36 for a mere .03 of product, I expect, no, I DEMAND far better quality than these! They had better be so fantabulous that they apply like silk, wear like iron, and are as good as gold. These are not. *Especially* when I’m sitting up here reading about glitter thunderstorms! Oh no, no, no!!!
Admittedly, TFX17 is super pretty, but thank goodness I have 2 pans of UD Madness to quench any icy Frozen craving I may get, LoL.

Wow, Christine, I don’t remember a multi-product review that was so consistently terrible. I’d like to say I’m interested in the blue shadow but I have TF’s Last Dance quad, which has a dupe. Super disappointed in the quality of these glitter shadows.

Wow, so bad for the ridiculous price point. Does anyone test these out at all? How do they get through quality control?

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