Tom Ford Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Palette Review & Swatches

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Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette

Red Harness

Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette ($155.00 for 0.49 oz.) includes four eyeshadows, one highlighter, and one contouring powder. All six products performed well with the exception of the highlighter, which was far more pigmented than marketed (“ultra sheer” and it was opaque), which I’m sure is not a deal-breaker for many.

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Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Highlight Shade & Illuminate Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Highlight Shade & Illuminate Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Highlight Shade & Illuminate Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Highlight Shade & Illuminate Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Highlight Shade & Illuminate Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Highlight Shade & Illuminate Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Highlight Shade & Illuminate Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Highlight Shade & Illuminate Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Highlight Shade & Illuminate Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Highlight Shade & Illuminate Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Highlight Shade & Illuminate Highlighter
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Highlight Shade & Illuminate Highlighter

Red Harness Highlight

Red Harness Highlight is a bright, lighter peachy orange with strong, warm golden shimmer that gave it a luminous finish. It had intense pigmentation in a single layer, which was significantly more payoff than “ultra-sheer” as marketed. The consistency was soft, silky, and finely-milled, which ensured it picked up well with a brush and deposited, even coverage. This shade lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

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Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #1 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #1 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #1 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #1 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #1 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #1 Eye Color

Red Harness #1

Red Harness #1 is a darker, golden beige with warm undertones and a smooth, metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a soft, silky-smooth texture that was dense, but yielding, so there wasn’t any powderiness but it picked up readily with a dry brush. The eyeshadow applied well to bare skin and “melted” for a seamless finish. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

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Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #2 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #2 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #2 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #2 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #2 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #2 Eye Color

Red Harness #2

Red Harness #2 is a brighter, medium-dark copper with strong, warm orange undertones and a metallic finish. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage both dry as well as with a dampened brush, but the latter application method resulted in deeper, richer color and a more intense sheen. The consistency felt smooth and silky to the touch without being powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

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Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #3 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #3 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #3 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #3 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #3 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #3 Eye Color

Red Harness #3

Red Harness #3 is a bright, coppery red with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The consistency felt smooth, firm but not stiff in the pan, and seemed particularly finely-milled with a touch of slip. It had rich color payoff applied dry as well as with a dampened brush, but the latter was truer-to-color with greater depth. This shade lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

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Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #4 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #4 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #4 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #4 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #4 Eye Color
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness #4 Eye Color

Red Harness #4

Red Harness #4 is a muted, medium-dark purple-taupe with a satiny sheen. It had good color coverage applied dry, but it had to be built up or applied with a dampened brush for full opacity. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too firmly nor too softly pressed into the pan. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

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Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Sculpt Shade & Illuminate Sculpting Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Sculpt Shade & Illuminate Sculpting Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Sculpt Shade & Illuminate Sculpting Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Sculpt Shade & Illuminate Sculpting Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Sculpt Shade & Illuminate Sculpting Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Sculpt Shade & Illuminate Sculpting Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Sculpt Shade & Illuminate Sculpting Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Sculpt Shade & Illuminate Sculpting Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Sculpt Shade & Illuminate Sculpting Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Sculpt Shade & Illuminate Sculpting Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Sculpt Shade & Illuminate Sculpting Powder
Tom Ford Beauty Red Harness Sculpt Shade & Illuminate Sculpting Powder

Red Harness Sculpt

Red Harness Sculpt is a medium brown with moderate, warm undertones and a satiny sheen. The powder yielded opaque coverage in a single layer, while the texture was smooth, silky, and finely-milled with a slightly firmer, denser consistency. I didn’t have any issues applying it to bare skin as it blended out with ease. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

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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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If I had a spare $155 lying around, I would probably invest in this one out of all 4. Why? Because even though I love the e/s portion of Moonlit Violet more, I wouldn’t use it as often as would these shades. Plus, I really love the look of both cheek products much more. This would get regular usage.

This is the one I picked up and I love it! I’m a Luminous silk foundation shade in 7.75 and the bronzer is very beautiful on and shows up nicely albeit subtle.

Christine, are the tops of your TF palettes brown? I’m confused because the side shot looks pink, but when I see them at Nordys they look brown.

I’m not sure what you mean by side shot, but they’re brown. You can see the back of the palette, which is the same color as the front!

This is a pretty palette but for the price point I am going to skip. I have a lot of similar shades so I can dupe it quite easily. I do like the shade Red Harness.

Hmmm – I’m not sure how the taupe purple fits in with the colour story here, but it is an interesting shade and is much better than a matte black…. I really like the first two shades – the copper one is beautiful.
I guess you would have to love all the shades to buy the palette at that price.
Love your eye look Christine.

I finally realized the spiritual-ish lesson of Tom Ford for me, which I’ve been inching toward for some time.
When I saw the price for these 6 powders, I thought ‘why not just charge $500?’, since the only metric for price here seems to be : the more we charge, the more special it’ll seem to the tiny portion of the market willing to pay it.
In other words, they helped me completely & forever (fingers crossed) uncouple price from value. I saw it starkly as colored powder stripped of marketing glamour. The only questions for me about makeup now – toxins, performance, utility and my budget. Namaste, Tom Ford.

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