Tom Ford Nude Dip Eye Color Quad and Contouring Cheek Color Duo Stroked Review, Swatch and FOTD

October 1, 2014

Today’s review is for the most beautiful eyeshadow palette that Tom Ford has ever released – The Nude Dip Eye Color Quad from the Fall 2014 collection, and the Contouring Cheek Color Duo Stroked. I don’t really go out of my way to buy things, as my motto has always been “if it’s meant to be mine it will be”. But I hunted frantically for this quad (see this post) as it’s simply too irresistible!


As the name suggests, the colors of this quad are very neutral and nude in a very elegant and sophisticated way. The texture is buttery and extremely finely milled, so I prefer to use a dense eyeshadow brush to apply these shadows to get the maximum impact. All the shades are highly shimmery and that’s the beauty of this quad. Had this quad been in a normal matte to satin finish, then it would have certainly lost its glamourous appeal and made it too common. Since the colors are so soft and neutral, the high shimmer gives a glistening effect that just makes your eye makeup stand out more. Of course you can always tune it down by using a less dense brush.

Color Description

Top Left – beige champagne

Top Right – peachy-pink champagne

Bottom Left – cool taupe

Bottom Right – cool chocolate brown in satin finish



Except for the dark brown shade, the rest of them are classic colors for a wash of color on the lid. I like to layer them to get a soft gradient look for more depth and dimension. When these colors are layered together, the combination pulls quite cool on me.


On my cheeks is the Tom Ford Contouring Cheek Color Duo which is another must have from his Fall 2014 Collection. This palette is actually quite good value for money as you get both the highlighter and the blush for a much cheaper price than if you buy them individually from Tom Ford. The blush appears to be a saturated coral from the pan, and I was a little worried that it might pull too dark and brown on me. It actually transforms to a very fresh, bright yet soft coral when I applied it gently. The highlighter also deserves a thumbs up – it gives a translucent veil of glow on the cheekbones that works well with my skin tone, and it is just as good as the highlighter in the Filmstar palette by Charlotte Tilbury (reviewed here)!


Close up


Total look


tom-ford-nude-dip-eye-color-quad-review-swatch-fotd-2Other products used:

Tom Ford Traceless Foundation

Tom Ford Translucent Finishing Powder (reviewed here)

Elegance Perfect Brow Powder (reviewed here)

Tom Ford Lip Color Twist of Fate (reviewed here)

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Martha Cebrián (@themarthalist) October 3, 2014 at 10:31 am

You have an angelical face so…..all make up is great on you

♥ ♥


Yuki October 4, 2014 at 10:36 am

Soo pretty Reika!


connie October 7, 2014 at 2:20 am

hi. may i know which eye liner and colour u put on? thanks


Ariadni October 10, 2014 at 10:25 am

You look really pretty!!!! Could I ask you what contact lenses you are using? They look so nice on you! Thank you


Grace October 12, 2014 at 10:31 am

You are an absolute stunner!So classy,love this look.


adele October 12, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Do u like this nude dip more or the golden mink quad? 🙂


Reika October 12, 2014 at 11:42 pm

Nude dip more!


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