Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad ($80.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a warm-toned set of shades with a more frosted/metallic finish. All four shades performed well, had good pigmentation, blended out nicely, and lasted for eight to nine hours on me (without primer). The formula can be used wet or dry, with damp application yielding a slightly darker, smoother, and richer color overall that was sometimes more metallic. Tom Ford’s wet/dry formula doesn’t have a lot said about it, only that it can be applied dry for a “sleek and soft finish” or “wet for a bold and chromatic finish.” It performs well, and it’s easy to use, but the shades are very dupable, so if you’re looking for something unique to justify the price tag, I don’t think this it. If you’re focused on quality and like this combination of shades, it’s certainly worth a look.

According to Tom Ford corporate/PR, all of the new quads for spring are permanent. This is consistent with most of the counters/stores I called, though two said that they were all limited edition.

Honeymoon #1 is a medium, coppery orange with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had opaque coverage both dry and damp, but the damp application made it appear slightly darker and more metallic. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable. On me, the color lasted for eight and a half hours before creasing. Laura Mercier Tiger's Eye (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Whiz Kid (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #7 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Seduction (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Friendspiration (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Siros (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Fling (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Viseart Minx #4 (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop La-La (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Tan Lines (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #12 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Sandstone (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Subliminal (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #5 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). KKW Beauty Chicago (PiP, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Whippersnapper (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Bellini (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Mesmer-eyez (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Becca Champagne Toast (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Honeymoon #2 is a medium-dark, coppery bronze with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a frosted sheen. Applied dry, it was opaque and a little lighter with less of a smooth sheen, whereas damp application pulled the brown tones out of it and made it appear smoother on. It definitely takes less product to get opaque coverage when used damp. It wore well for nine hours on me. Milani Fusion (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC My Castle (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Handsome Prince (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Gold Palette #5 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC My Castle (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Sphinx (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Dior Sienna #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). MAC Coil (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Éclat Énigmatique #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Synergy (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Copper Stone (188M) (PiP, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Divine Decadence (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Morphe 24/7 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Isolde #2 (DC, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Coque d'Or #3 (DC, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Paper Crane (DC, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Her Cocoa #3 (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). KKW Beauty Bronzy (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Danae (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Malted Milk Ball (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Honeymoon #3 is a medium-dark cranberry with warm, reddish-copper undertones and a frosted sheen. It was mostly opaque applied dry with a lighter, warmer look to it, while the damp application was deeper and more red-toned overall with a smoother sheen. The texture was blendable, smooth, and soft to the touch, and it was easy to use both dry and damp. The color wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. Makeup Geek Showtime (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Pat McGrath Rose Dusk (PiP, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Heart Burn (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Milani Desert Getaway (PiP, $5.99) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Nauti (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Huda Beauty Fling (Remastered) (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Cranberry (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Minx #6 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Pat McGrath Hedonistic (LE, $25.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Coloured Raine Date Night (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #3 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Ruh Roh (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D826 Fig (DC, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Zoeva Warm Notes (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Raw Power (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (DC, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Gotta Fly (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC It's Not Easy Having a Good Time (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Honeymoon #4 is a deep plum with soft, warm, brown undertones and a satin finish. It was the least shimmery shade, which is something the quad needed for better cohesion, I think. It was opaque both dry and damp, with the damp application just having a slightly deeper, richer look overall. On me, this shade stayed on well for nine hours before fading. Make Up For Ever ME828 Garnet Black (DC, $21.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Chanel Signe Particulier #3 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Fingerpaint Art (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Electric Look #9 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Volcanic (PiP, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Head Bitch (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). L'Oreal Smoldering Plum (P, $7.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Twilight (LE, $4.50) is cooler (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Noir (857) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Chanel Variation #4 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Honeymoon #1 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Honeymoon #1 Eyeshadow

Tom Ford Honeymoon #1 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Honeymoon #1 Eyeshadow

Tom Ford Honeymoon #2 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Honeymoon #2 Eyeshadow

Tom Ford Honeymoon #2 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Honeymoon #2 Eyeshadow

Tom Ford Honeymoon #3 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Honeymoon #3 Eyeshadow

Tom Ford Honeymoon #3 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Honeymoon #3 Eyeshadow

Tom Ford Honeymoon #4 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Honeymoon #4 Eyeshadow

Tom Ford Honeymoon #4 Eyeshadow
Tom Ford Honeymoon #4 Eyeshadow

Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad

Tom Ford Honeymoon Eyeshadow Quad
Tom Ford Honeymoon 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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So happy that this got a good rating although I would find a way to make it work. Mine was delivered this week to my parent’s house so hopefully my mom drops it off at my house today or tomorrow when she stops for lunch or I will go pick it up this weekend. So excited 🙂

This quad is very beautiful and very coherent in the choice of the colour combination. However, it is very easy to find dupes for much money. Today I bought a dupe for the second shade at Kiko Milano for 5.90€! It performs outstandingly well and it can also be applied wet or dry. This brand has dupes for the three other shades too. I love TF but it becomes difficult to justify such a spend in this case.

What are some of the dupes for this one? I have been waiting and just received mine, but now am hearing about Fiona Stiles that is available at Ulta is great quality and a fraction of the price.

I swatched this in store and agree, the formula is awesome! It’s a warmer version of Nude Dip. IMO, they need to make all of their shadows with the Nude Dip formula. I will be skipping this one though. I like the 2 darker shades but the 2 lighter shades looked too similar on my skin. I also prefer the cooler tones of Nude Dip, but I’m sure many people will love Honeymoon

I adore this quad. There is just something about it. So glad it’s permanent. If there is anything in my stash that I will ever hit pan on, this is it!

I really hope this is permanent, I think I’d get good use of all four of these shades (though perhaps not together), which is very rare for me, but I definetely can’t afford it and don’t really need it right now.

I need this badly. It’s so beautiful and I have Nude Dip, so I know the shadows perform really well. I wish the stores could keep it in stock for more than 2 minutes.

I’ve steadily been curating a list of all the Tom Ford products I *need* and this has just found its way there! Now all I need is a full wallet…

These shades really are beautiful, even if they’re not great for me personally. I’m happy that the quality is there, because I’m interested in a couple of the other new quads, am hoping they’ll perform as well as this one does 🙂

Beyond beautiful! Oh, I love this one!
I missed out on Pink Glow last spring due to it disappearing before payday, but this one is (likely) permanent, so no rush and it gives me time to put aside for it or just wait a few months.
Only catch being is when I saw your (VERY GORGEOUS) eye look, I was reminded of a look I do with Vice 3 using Lucky, Sonic, Alchemy and Bondage. So I guess I really have to ask myself whether I do looks like this enough to justify it. But the eye look though, looks richer than my UD version.

This looks like a richer, deeper version of Guerlain’s Turandot (one of my all time favorites). I haven’t had the time to go see Honeymoon yet, but since the color scheme of Turandot performed so well for me, I’m eager to check it out. It looks gorgeous on you, Christine.

Thank you, Eileen! I think Turandot actually runs a little darker overall, especially because it’s less metallic, but two of the shades definitely resemble colors in Turandot!

Hey Christine! I called Neimans about this earlier- they’re expected to get more of it in stock on February 5th. It’s not on the website because it’s still an estimate.

Wow the swatches look great. And I love the colors but probably own similar shades. Like the Guerlain Turandot palette (aka you’re wedding palette) and this looks kinda like it. Still haven’t brought a Tom Ford eyeshadow yet. Is this palette hard to find and do you think if I have Turandot I wouldn’t need this one?

If you don’t want a really warm, metallic look, then Turandot will hold you! This palette has been hard to get, though. If it is truly permanent, then eventually it won’t be an issue. Two shades in this are different enough from The Turandot quad that might sway you – this has a dark plum instead of a dark brown, and it has a lighter copper shade instead of a rusty-orange brown.

This quad is so pretty! There are complaints about Tom Ford Quads at $80. Each shadow at $20 at a good size in a friendly case is sort of the going rate for good singles. NARS dual intensity UD. MUFE. I see dupe city when I see the beautiful swatches. If anyone loves them all so much I think the price is terrific for what you get. Thank you for a thorough review and many dupes to look through! Pretty pop of green. ? So pretty! ?

Honestly, with my Viseart sultry muse I can achieve the same looks of Honeymoon and Disco dust. Maybe I lack a metallic gold, but… I think I’ll buy one from Natasha Denona! So intrigued by her line! I hope you are reviewing her eyeshadows soon!

Hi Lisa. Would you mind explaining to me how you feel this brand has a pornographic/misogynistic advertising? I may be blind sited. I do care to learn what makes you feel this. Sorry it does. I think there is a seductive undertone in everything. I am not sure how this goes beyond any other brand to reach a level of porn or misogyny. Fragrance commercials showing two people in shade obviously nude and undulating.. Things like that leaving a picture of lacquered lips and legs with clothes on the floor seem more racey.

There have been TF perfume ads that are literally close ups of a perfume bottle between someone’s legs right over their genitals. Just google ‘tom ford ad’ and you’ll see it (along with many others) in the very first row of hits.

A… WHOA. I’m not boycotting but I don’t think glamorizing a man watching his hot naked babe iron his pants for him while bottles of perfume are showcased in between breasts and genitals is a good thing. So he isn’t into men? ? I had no idea. ?

Tom has always pushed buttons. He was behind Sophie Dahl in the Opium ad. 🙂 I loved it, but the magazines at the time went nuts trying to Photoshop her nipple away. There have been some pretty racy TF ads, but he has shown naked men just as often. It would be one thing if it were only women.

I’m with ya. Won’t do NARS, either, same reason. And I’m in the market for a classic, lugged steel road bike, so Colnago’s recent social media campaign (“women are toys for men to ride”) means I scratched them off my list.

You wants my money? You gotsa treat me like a human being and a citizen, whether I’m your target market or not.

NARS too? I’m now not feeling comfortable with the choices they made. I also agree with you! Sell the items to human beings. We don’t need that crap. Totes understand. ?

I don’t know if it’s truly a collection – more like an extension. It’s not technically listed with the spring/summer ’16 stuff!

Yay! You finally got the honeymood quad!! Glad it got a good review 🙂 I love the green on the lower lash that you paired with this look! What is it?

This is so beautiful! Too bad you can buy a Viseart palette for this price. Oh, and I probably have like 1,000 dupes for each shade ?

I love the quad but unfortunately I can’t justify the price at the moment, but I will definitely be adding it to my wish list, and hopefully it is part of a permanent collection, so that I can make that happen. I would love to know what product you are using as a green liner, that shade is stunning!

This is a truly gorgeous quad – but if you have the Naked palettes, you have half or three quarters of the colours sitting right there.
Fabulous eye look Christine – just beautiful.

Goodness this is gorgeous, but too rich for my pockets. And unfortunately as soon as I saw frosted, well my 47 year old eyes said, “no”. LOL Hopefully I can find more mattes or even sheen in the dupes.

Simply gorgeous! I would love to get myself a real Tom Ford eyeshadow quad, but it’s too expensive, especially since I am on a now buy… And I have too much eyeshadow to finish this lifetime. :).

It’s a beautiful palette, no question. It’s also an easy pass. I love all those colours and have already assembled my own collection, which also includes lighter shades. The Honeymoon palette would not be usable on its own for me – which isn’t a dealbreaker for a palette necessarily, but it has to have something special and innovative about it that speaks to me, in that case. And this one doesn’t.

I have a question: I noticed this quad got an A, while Nude Dip is A+. Is the difference due to the shade selection? Or is related to quality? Thanks!!!

All week I’ve wondered if this was permanent and I got different answers. Tom Ford retail stores said it was, but Neiman Marcus left a message for me that it was limited and wouldn’t be coming back. I was actually sad! lol
Good to hear that it’s coming back.

That’s the same experience I got, Kristi 🙁 What was LE/permanent varied from store to store/counter to counter and differed from what corporate told me 🙁

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