Tom Ford Beauty released a new eyeshadow quad last November in time for the Holiday 2013 season, named Ice Queen. After culling as many as 4 eyeshadow quads from the pitifully small range, Ice Queen is joining as a permanent member (we need more, more!). Unfortunately Estee Lauder Singapore has decided we are not worthy of a new quad, and so Tom Ford die-hards will have to ship this in from the US.
Tom Ford Ice Queen is a distinctly cool-toned palette, filled with icy whites & greys. That’s right, I was perplexed for a long time as I had expected this to be a blue palette based on online pictures and descriptions. But when I finally got to try it out on my own skin, there is actually very little blue in Ice Queen.
The shades, in clockwise direction starting from top left, are:
And here are the corresponding swatches from left to right:
And here are some shameless EOTDs…
Once you have used a Tom Ford eyeshadow quad, the formula seems fairly straight forward. I just went on auto-pilot mode here: Satin dove-grey all over the lid, matte blue-grey on the outer corner, winging up to a small cat-eye (I didn’t go too dramatic as I was wearing this out in the day, but obviously you can!). Dabbed silver glitter on middle of lid, and finished with shimmer white on inner corner.
Overall, I find Ice Queen to be of the finest quality from Tom Ford thus far
(which is saying ALOT). However, I wished the 3 paler shades were not quite so close in intensity and color, and that the disparity with the dark matte grey is not so great. It would have been a truly fantastic palette if there was another color to play with, perhaps if the satin dove-grey was more of a medium intensity. Of course, you could always blend the dark matte grey and light satin dove-grey together for a medium grey shade… which I actually did attempt, but failed. As it is, I personally feel Ice Queen is somewhat one-note. Another interesting thing to note is, the blue seems to come out more on cooler skin types. On warmer skin it may come across more murky grey.