Tom Ford Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad Review & Swatches

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Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad

Mink Mirage

Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage Eye Color Quad ($88.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a new, all-matte neutral palette featuring a light beige, soft brown, medium brown, and cool-toned black. All four shades had good color coverage to full opaque coverage with soft, velvety textures that applied well, blended out with ease, and weren’t prone to fallout. The one thing I noticed is that the shades tended to go on darker on my skin than they appeared in the palette.

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Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #1 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #1 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #1 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #1 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #1 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #1 Eye Color

Mink Mirage #1

Mink Mirage #1 is a light-medium, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a smooth, velvety texture that was more substantial, so there was less potential for fallout and the color wasn’t as prone to sheering out. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.

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Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #2 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #2 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #2 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #2 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #2 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #2 Eye Color

Mink Mirage #2

Mink Mirage #2 is a soft, muted brown with yellow-olive undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, silky texture that was a smidgen dusty in the pan but applied evenly and blended out well without fallout. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably on me.

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Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #3 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #3 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #3 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #3 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #3 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #3 Eye Color

Mink Mirage #3

Mink Mirage #3 is a medium-dark, chocolate brown with soft, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented with a smooth, velvety consistency that wasn’t too powdery nor too firmly pressed into the pan. There was slight dustiness present in the pan, but I didn’t find it was prone to sheering out nor having fallout when applied and blended out. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #4 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #4 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #4 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #4 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #4 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #4 Eye Color

Mink Mirage #4

Mink Mirage #4 is a medium-dark black with cooler undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which easily built up to full coverage with less than a second layer. The texture was smooth to the touch, velvety without being too powdery (but it wasn’t thin or too firmly-pressed into the pan either), so it applied evenly but blended out with ease. It stayed on well for eight hours before I noticed slight fading.

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I know that this is expensive for 4 very basic shades, but part of me really wants this and I can see myself using this daily alongside the other 3 TF quads that I own that have mostly shimmer/metallic shades and no mattes. I believe this one is supposed to be a different version of Cocoa Mirage, and I think I actually like this one better.

Nice but pretty basic. I do like the slightly more cool toned black but this is a palette that is just going to give you a basic look and you can get that for considerably less money.

Probably a great workhorse quad, but for this amount of money, I would rather have something more interesting and a bit less basic. But that’s just me. I know that I already have these types of shades a few times over.

Really nice look, Christine. I like this quad and it’s nice to see solid performance from a very expensive label. Too dear for me tho…. I’d rather go all out and buy a big Natasha Denona I don’t own or a PMG Mothership.

For those who love a basic matte quad, this would be ideal, although expensive. I think I would have preferred a more charcoal grey to the black shade personally. At least the shades are all consistent in quality, but I think the Naked basic range covers these shades.

I know everyone is knocking this for the price but I love the OG Cocoa Mirage and it’s better quality than other brown neutral palettes, better than my Naked palettes, LORAC Pro palettes, and I even like it more than ND BIBA (although I’m wearing that one today and it hasn’t budged in 12 hours, though has faded slightly). I have 14-16 hour days and CM lasts and doesn’t crease. I can’t say that about most shadows you could dupe this with. The red brown in that palette is so beautiful and I just love the tones. Mink Mirage sounds like it’s on par with CM for quality and looks slightly cooler than CM. I love that about it and would even consider getting it at some point because I think you’d get a smokier look.
TFord quads are great for travel and touchups.
Just glad it’s in the permanent range and I don’t have to decide right away.
I hope you review the other new quads, Christine, although it really is a lot and this is really the main attraction, given it replaced CM. *sniff*

I’m darned if I’m going to spend over $100 (what it costs here) for 4 very ordinary, very dupe-able shadows. If I weren’t awash in these sorts of neutral colours, I might feel a bit differently (but that is still a darned steep price).

Christine, three out of the four colors look exactly like the ones in Cocoa Mirage. It looks like they subbed the black for the reddish brown. Have you matched these colors? Thanks!

Hi Marjorie,

Please click on the respective shade that you’re interested in – these are already on the dupe list. The beige shade is yellower, darker, less white-based, where as the lighter brown is yellower and more olive-toned (less taupe), and the darker brown is darker, cooler. They are not exactly the same (similar but not one-for-one). You can also just pull up the two palettes side-by-side through the Palette vs. Palette tool.

https://www.temptalia.com/palette-vs-palette/?palette_1_search=Tom+Ford+Beauty+Cocoa+Mirage&palette_1=116862&palette_2_search=Tom+Ford+Beauty+Mink+Mirage&palette_2=421131

This is something I would buy because I’d probably use it every day for work like I did my Cocoa Mirage quad. I like the inclusion of black as that’s what I use on my upper lash line. I like the ‘updated’ baby poop brown shade that has been so on-trend for the last few years. I love to splurge on my work/career makeup because it makes getting ready for work more of a treat than a chore!

This will take a while to get to us in India, but I think I’ll get it when it does. I always wished Cocoa Mirage had a black and I’m so happy thus is the perfect replacement.

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