Friday, 20 January 2012

Tom Ford Cosmetics: Burnished Amber Eye Colour Quad & Before/After: Burnished Eyes!

I must be the last person to actually blog about the Tom Ford cosmetics even though I think I was the first person to actually arrive at the press day! Needless to say that everything Mr Ford touches turns to gold so I had no worries that this line would disappoint. I will post more about the other products as I get and use them so for now shall we have a look at this?

Burnished Amber Eye Colour Quad
This is the palette I wanted from the start! The colours are all so luscious and stunning and with a lean towards the coppers and the reds, I thought I'd wait for a chance to use them on a green-eyed beauty but it never happened! So when I got to work with the stunning Edita, I broke open the seal and decided if anyone was going to showcase this palette well, it would be Edita!

The textures are as expected lush and buttery-soft, pigment-rich and easily blended without colour spillage anywhere. In fact there was hardly any spillage onto the surrounding areas round the eyes. Right I can't wait so let me introduce you to Edita!
Edita has a beautiful face and has normal skin which tends to get slightly dry. I wanted the finished look to be all burnished and glowy and skin to look really expensive and luxurious, so I prepped it accordingly.

Face Prep: Bioderma Crealine H20 Micellar Water, La Roche-Posay Thermal Spa Water Spray, Emma Hardie Hydrating Lighter Lotion, Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, SUQQU Lip Essence Cream R.

I rarely use only the colours from one palette or brand whilst working but I really wanted to showcase this particular eye quad. Other than that, I added a bit of help with an eye liner pencil from Shu Uemura also in harmony with the colour scheme. The rest of the face I kept quite simple so as to not detract from Edita's stunning eyes and Tom Ford Colours. Pardon the multitude of photos, I just couldn't help myself, the effect was just so mesmerising that I kept snapping away. Have a look.
Face: Clarins Skin Illusion Natural Radiance Foundation, Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base, Chanel Éclat Lumiére.
Eyes: Tom Ford Burnished Amber Eye Colour Quad, Shu Uemura Drawing Pencil in Orange Brown, YSL False Lash Effect Mascara in Plum & Noir Radical, Paris-Berlin Beige Pencil.
Eyebrows: Shu Uemura Hard Formula, MAC Shadow in Brun, MAC Clear Browfix.
Cheeks: MAC Taupe, Dior Rosy Glow in Petale, Burberry Fresh Glow.
Lips: Burberry Fresh Glow, MAC Lipstick in Myth, MAC Lip Conditioner in Petting Pink.
Powder: SUQQU Nuancing Loose Powder in Natural.

What do you guys think? I'm so in love with the colour combination. It's utterly decadent, modern yet has an air of old-school glamour. Here's a couple of close-ups from different angles.
Please do let me know your thoughts on this look. If you have any questions or comments, you know what to do? I'd love to hear about your experience with any other Tom Ford products that you think I should try. 


33 comments:

  1. Looks stunning against her blue eyes!! I have this too and really love it!

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    1. Doesn't it Jamilla? I love it too, such gorgeous colours! x

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  2. Love it Kenneth... agree it looks decadent but also very soft. Her skin looks utterly radiant too. Love your before & after pics - wish I was brave enough to do them but I'd prob lose followers haha!

    Nic xx

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    1. Thank you Nic! You should so do it! You're so gorgeous and I'd love to see your looks, please think about it? I'm serious x

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  3. As you know, stunning! Absolutely stunning. xx

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    1. Thanks, I had a little bit of help with amazing products and gorgeous model! X

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  4. I love it ! Her skin looks glowing.
    But I'd like to see an eyeshadow look on asian/hooded eyes because i have the Tom Ford Cognac Sable quad and no idea how to use it !

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    1. You're so right! I really should do a look on an asian face soon. Maybe drag my cousin in on this! I have Cognac Sable too and it's my 2nd favourite. I'll look into this asap ok? Thanks for the comment x

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  5. That is beautiful Kenneth, so incredibly sexy! That quad is outstanding and doesn't look overly shimmery or frosted, but soft. Your work, as usual, flawless. Edita looks like one sexy mama with those soft but striking come hither eyes.

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    1. Thanks Kharina! I'm so in love with the range at the moment and Edita showcased the quad perfectly. I couldn't have asked for more! X

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  6. Ah wow, very pretty! Have made a mental note of this for my blue eyes! xx

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    1. It'll be so pretty with your eyes! Will you please share a picture when you do it? Thanks x

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  7. So pretty, and you use it beautifully. I am very tempted by this quad, but I don't think it'd look half as good on my sludge-green-brown eyes.

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    2. This colour combo would make your eye colour stand out loads! I'll do you a chart soon. Thanks for the comment x

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  8. So incredibly beautiful! I only have silvered topaz so far, but my next purchase will be either this or cognac sable. Thank you for sharing this beautiful look x

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    1. I have the Cognac Sable palette too and will post up a look soon! Thank you for the lovely comment! X

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  9. It looks absolutely amazing! Any chance of a step by step on how you achieved it? I would love to know how to get that effect; I can never take eyeshadow about the crease without making it look like a rubbish mess :( Really fantastic look xx

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    1. Thanks! I will try, it's always a bit hard as these are done during actual work shoots and I don't always remember or can't stop to do step by steps. I will see if I can find a friend or assistant and take pics of me doing their faces. Thanks again for the comment x

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    2. That would be so amazing but I totally understand if you can't as I can image that you have enough to worry about during a shoot without being able to stop and take step-by-step pictures :) Decided I'm going to keep experimenting until I get it right so hopefully I'll get there soon! Thanks for the inspiration xx

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    3. Let's see ok? I might be able to do it, in the mean time keep practicing and share your attempts with me ok? X

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  10. So gorgeous with her blue eyes. She looks so decadent, especially with that hair. But in a slightly old-fashioned way. I might try something similar with colours I have in my collection- I'm all over anything that makes the green in my eyes come out at the moment.

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    1. Thanks RaeRae! I think you mean retro right rather than her looking old? Haha, these colours would be amazing on your green eyes, I've been waiting for a model with green eyes for ages! Thanks for the comment! x

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  11. Oh Kenneth, this look is absolutely stunning! And what I especially love is the fact that it is an all-over strong look, but it is so well balanced (including the wonderful big hair) that no one element overpowers the others. Congrats!
    Do you think this quad would flatter brown/hazel eyes as much?
    Nina x

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    1. Hi Nina, thanks for the compliment! It's all about the balance isn't it? In life and work I suppose :-) This quad would be amazing on your eyes! Your eye colour will definitely pop out more with these colours, you just have to manipulate the eye shadows a little bit that's all. I will try and use it on someone with hazel eyes soon. X

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  12. Gorgeous pics! I got this for Christmas and agree it is a fabulous set, looks good on my green eyes. Wondered if you had tried Mr Ford's contour set Kenneth? Heard lots of good things about it. x

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    1. Thanks Claire! And yes I have the contour set but haven't used it yet so I'll report back ASAP ok? Thanks for the comment. X

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  13. Oh my. (One of) the most beautiful palettes I've ever seen. I love love your work!! You did a wonderful job:))

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  14. Oh my. This is (one of) the most beautiful palette I've ever seen.
    Love love love your work you did an amazing flawless make up!

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  15. Oh sorry I forgot. I want this beauty sooo badly. Do you know any online TF retailers that ship outside the US/UK? I couldn't find a single webshop that ships internationally:((
    Thanks so much!

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    1. Where are you based? Most big cities will stock Tom Ford. I am not sure where they would sell online. Most big department stores have an online shop. Maybe try there? I love this palette and thank you for you very kind comments x

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  16. You are so talented! I've wanted the Tom Ford quad for ages but this blog post tipped the balance. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, you are very kind to say so. It's a lovely palette isn't it? Thank you for taking time to comment x

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