Tom Ford x Nordstrom White Suede Eye & Lip Set Review & Swatches

White Suede (Nordstrom)

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) Eye & Lip Set ($88.00 for 0.21 oz.) contains a full-sized eyeshadow quad (which are normally priced at $88 a pop), plus two miniature-sized lipsticks. The inclusion of the lipsticks feels a bit more like a gift with purchase than anything else, though the set is packaged in a larger, fairly sturdy cardboard box and presented with a velvet-lined interior. The two lipsticks were so-so; they were not the highlights of the brand’s range when I reviewed them in their full-sized editions (though Autoerotique did review better the first time around), and they aren’t here. The quad is similar–not particular stellar but for someone who likes sheerer coverage or finds the Tom Ford formula to work particularly well for them, it might still work well, but it’s more in the not-terrible, not-impressive category (and with the level of competition these days, not a good place to be).

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White Suede (Nordstrom)

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) Eye Color Quad resembles the White Suede Eye Color Quad that was released previously as a Neiman Marcus exclusive palette. It’s strange that they’re name similarly, and while they appear similar at a glance, the Nordstrom variation is much warmer. The last shade–that muted, navy blue–is the closest between the two quads with the original White Suede shade being a bit brighter, cooler, and more pigmented.


White Suede (Nordstrom) #1

White Suede (Nordstrom) #1 is a soft pink with stronger, warmer undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had good color coverage applied dry or wet with wet application yielding a more intense finish. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and had a good amount of binder, which allowed the eyeshadow to apply well without fallout and still retain its pigmentation. It wore well for eight hours with very minimal fallout over time.

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White Suede (Nordstrom) #2

White Suede (Nordstrom) #2 is a soft brown with warm, golden undertones and a pearly sheen. It had opaque color payoff with a smooth, thin consistency that applied best with a slightly fluffier brush, which seemed to pick up product more evenly than a thinner, flatter brush would. This shade stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me before fading visibly.

White Suede (Nordstrom) #3

White Suede (Nordstrom) #3 is a medium, caramel brown with faint, gold shimmer. It had medium pigmentation that was buildable to mostly opaque coverage with two to three layers. The texture felt smooth and finely-milled to the touch, but it was a bit firmer and thinner., though it wasn’t difficult to work with and blended out easily on my lid. It lasted well for seven and a half hours on me before fading a bit.

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White Suede (Nordstrom) #4

White Suede (Nordstrom) #4 is a muted, blackened blue with subtle, cool undertones and a faint, frosted sheen. It had medium pigmentation but had to be layered two or three times to get color and coverage that was true-to-pan. The texture was smooth to the touch, almost a bit emollient, but it was a bit thinner and took more effort to diffuse and soften around the edges. The color wore well for seven and a half hours on me before I noticed slight fading.

Autoerotique

Tom Ford Beauty Autoerotique Lip Color ($54.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a soft, peachy coral with warm undertones and a lightly glossy, cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied somewhat evenly, but it separated along my lip lines noticeably. The texture was creamy, lightweight, and comfortable to apply and to wear, but it was more prone to catching on any imperfections in texture on my lips. It wore well for three and a half hours and was lightly hydrating over time. This shade can be purchased individually as a full-sized Lip Color (so $55) as it was released previously. The version in the set under-performed compared to the full-sized, though.

Formula Overview

$54.00/0.1 oz. - $540.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed have an "ultra-creamy texture" with "smooth application" that will deliver "pure color." The lipstick tends to have semi-opaque to opaque coverage with a natural to luminous finish with some shades with very fine pearl and others with more metallic shimmer. The consistency is typically creamy, lightweight, and has moderate slip, which makes it comfortable to wear and to apply but is not the most long-lasting lipstick formula. The wear tends to range between four and six hours with some shades performing above and below that range. There's a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

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Ingredients

Paper Doll

Tom Ford Beauty Paper Doll Lip Color is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single pass, which adhered fairly evenly but the texture was less forgiving as it sank a bit into my deeper lip lines and had subtle streaking along the edges of my lips. The consistency was lightly creamy and felt smooth as it glided across my lips fluidly. It wore well for three and a half hours and was lightly moisturizing over time. This shade was released previously but was limited edition, so it cannot be purchased individually at this time.

Formula Overview

$54.00/0.1 oz. - $540.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed have an "ultra-creamy texture" with "smooth application" that will deliver "pure color." The lipstick tends to have semi-opaque to opaque coverage with a natural to luminous finish with some shades with very fine pearl and others with more metallic shimmer. The consistency is typically creamy, lightweight, and has moderate slip, which makes it comfortable to wear and to apply but is not the most long-lasting lipstick formula. The wear tends to range between four and six hours with some shades performing above and below that range. There's a vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color swatches.

Ingredients

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) Eye & Lip Set

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) Eye & Lip Set

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) Eye & Lip Set

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) Eye & Lip Set

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) Eye & Lip Set

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) Eye & Lip Set

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) Eye & Lip Set

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) Eye & Lip Set

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) Eye & Lip Set

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) Eye Color Quad

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) Eye Color Quad

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) Eye Color Quad

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) Eye Color Quad

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) Eye Color Quad

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) Eye Color Quad

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) #1 Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) #1 Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) #1 Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) #2 Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) #2 Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) #3 Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) #3 Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) #4 Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) #4 Eye Color

Tom Ford Beauty Autoerotique Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Autoerotique Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Autoerotique Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Autoerotique Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Autoerotique Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Autoerotique Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paper Doll Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paper Doll Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paper Doll Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paper Doll Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paper Doll Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paper Doll Lip Color

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

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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One big, sad ‘meh’-fest, if you ask me. Now I’m really regretting not snatching up that OG White Suede palette!

Okay, but can we talk about how lovely your face looks here? Foundation and cheek products are fantastic! Dang!

The La Mer foundation is unreal in person; in photos, I think it can be too dewy (though duh, I am pairing it with Natasha Denona Face Glow or Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter…) but can look really good, too!

Quite average – I find the shade selection in the quad to lack cohesion – the two brown shades don’t really work with the pink and grey and the lipsticks to be popular shades, but not unique or even that great in quality.

Am I the only one who is bothered by the fact they re-released a quad by the same name but not the same colours? That just seems sloppy. I don’t own the Neiman Marcus version, but even if I wanted White Suede I wouldn’t buy this new version. Easy pass.

I’m so bummed that this under-performed because this was the one item I had on my wishlist for the sale. Boo… Thank you so much for reviewing this Christine! You saved me some $$.

Swatched these at Nordstrom’s in Seattle and although there was a hard push from two sales assistant’s, I was not impressed. The only thing that stuck to my skin was the shimmer particles and no base pigmentation for some of the shades. If I heard one more time, “Aren’t these glorious colours and so perfect with your complexion!” Uh, no!! I had a couple of Tom Ford things on my list to check out but ended up leaving and not looking at anything else. I knew the lipsticks weren’t going to work for me so I am not missing anything.
By contrast I went to the Dior counter and the SA asked if she could help me and I told her I was just browsing. She walked away and didn’t but me but occasionally would glance my way and smile. After a bit she came and asked me where I was from because she thought I looked familiar. I thought it was a ploy to strike up a conversation but when I told her I was from Montana and there are no Nordstrom’s in Montana, she said she thought she recognized me from Spokane, WA. She use to be an SA there and remembered me and my daughter! She left me alone again and I ended up picking up 3 lip products, two blushes and a foundation.

I was going back and forth on the bigger set with this same palette in it. It had an eyeliner, mascara and deluxe sized red lippie. I picked it up in my hands and put it back on the shelf 3 or 4 times, before deciding to not get it . The palette was what made me put it back. All the other products had my interest but the main item, the palette, just didn’t make any sense. I just didn’t find it exciting, and I don’t even have the Neimen Marcus version of White suede. I wish they had had two different palettes in the two sets at least. I was kind of disappointed. It was just Meh.

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