Sometimes it pays to take time to appreciate the finer things in life, and it is definitely the case with Tom Ford makeup. The recent batch of Eye Color Quads that were released earlier this year included some interesting mix of shades, and I had reviewed 3 of them so far here, here and here. The quad that I would like to discuss today is perhaps the most understated of the group, but is one that I found most straightforward and chic.
Tom Ford Starry Night is a cool-toned palette that is predominated by a dark navy blue accompanied by several shades of grey/silver. I personally feel this is a nicer and better version of Ice Queen [reviewed here], which was a limited edition palette from Holiday 2013; and a good alternative if Titanium Smoke is too black/harsh for you.
The palette has a nice balance of shade intensities; and a mix of satin, shimmer and glitter shades… which is all that I can ever ask of any palette!
Clockwise from top left of palette, the shades are:
And here are the corresponding swatches:
Here is another look at those shimmers:
What I really enjoyed about Starry Night is how straightforward it is, it doesn’t pretend to be arty farty nor does it attempt to be one of those mass pleaser. Instead, it is designed for one single purpose, which is a silvery blue smokey eye. There is enough in the quad to allow you to either go all out or dial things back down, but in either case, you will still look stunning wherever you go.
I wore Starry Night to work, and for the purpose of corporate wear, I kept things minimal. For the eye look above, I first dusted the pale blue-grey all over my lid as a base color, followed by the medium grey on the outer half of my lid. Thereafter, I added just a dash of the navy to the outer corner, blending upwards into the crease. To finish, I dabbed a little of the glitter onto the middle for a bit of pop.
And voila, the full look in context. I think the appeal of these Tom Ford Eye Color Quads is that each is a nicely curated selection of shades that work well with each other. I used to believe that Tom Ford offers the best quality, and at the price point, we should definitely expect that. There are plenty of excellent options out there that you can always deconstruct your own dupe. But credit should always be given to the originator of the first idea… as with Van Gogh, Tom Ford’s Starry Night will always be one of those classic palettes that deserve a special place in any makeup lover’s collection.
This post featured a product that was kindly provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.