One of the most captivating eyeshadow palette I have ever laid my eyes on, and almost too much for my cooler-toned sensibilities, it is after all still Spring! But if we are to go out with a bang, we should make sure this is a night to remember. And Tom Ford Last Dance is certainly one unforgettable palette!
As I mentioned in my previous post [on Disco Dust here], there is something vaguely familiar about each of the new eye color quads that Tom Ford has released this Spring 2016. Last Dance immediately brought my mind to the now discontinued Sahara Haze [here], which I had very fond memories of as it was my very first Tom Ford purchase, but sadly it was a palette that I could never make work on my eyes and eventually I had given it up to a more loving owner. And so I was a little cautious on this one, but what eventually sold me was that stunner of a blue!
Overall, Last Dance is a warm-toned palette, but it manages to stay fairly balanced without going too warm. In particular, the beige and brown shades have been made less yellow, which works much better for my skin tone. The inclusion of that glittery cerulean blue opened up a world of possibilities that Sahara Haze lacked. Sara has comparison swatches between Last Dance and Sahara Haze here in case you are curious.
Here is another look at Last Dance in all its pristine beauty!
And here are the swatches, going clockwise round the palette starting from the top left:
From left to right, the shades are:
Much as I found Last Dance intellectually stimulating, this is not one of those straightforward quads that I like to pick up when I’m brain-dead in the morning. I must admit that the blue glitter had me stumped for a minute, as it is not one of the typical fine glitter over a sheer base that Tom Ford usually brings out to be used layered with one of the other darker shades in a palette. Instead, this is Tom Ford Glitter 2.0, which pushes the boundaries of edgy and wearable, with enough opacity of color to be worn on its own, and yet still layerable.
I created 2 looks with Last Dance, and the first being something that I could still wear to the office:
With this eye look, I used the pale cream all over my lid as a base shade. Thereafter, I applied the medium-dark brown to the inner half of my lid, followed by the olive green on the outer half. After that, I blended the blue over the outer third of my lid, winging outwards. Much of the glitter actually falls away when applied with a brush, so the resultant look is not frosty at all. Finished by lining the outer half of my lash line with Tom Ford Eye Definition Eyeliner in Azure, followed by mascara.
Here is the complete makeup look to put things into context:
As promised, here is a 2nd eye look featuring that glittery blue in all its full glory:
To start, I first applied a layer of Tom Ford Eye Primer all over my lid to hold onto the glitter better. Thereafter, I patted the glittery blue all over my lid, focusing more on the middle section, and gently blending into the inner corner and upwards towards the crease. Used a bit of the olive green to blend out the crease, and added a dash of cream under the brow bone as a highlight. Finished with Tom Ford Eye Definition Eyeliner in Black, and mascara.
There is a little bit of fallout when applying the glittery blue, so be prepared to clean up. But afterwards, I experienced little fallout throughout the day, and it also did not fade nor crease on my lids. I was surprised, but happy to see that it blends well with all the other shades in the palette. On their own, the brown and green shades make an elegant pairing that is flattering to wear, even on my already very yellow skin tone. Definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for something different!
Last Dance along with all the other newly released Eye Color Quad and Spring 2016 Runway Color Collection are now available for purchase at the Tom Ford counter at TANGS Orchard in Singapore! Have you seen it yet?
This post featured a product that was kindly provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.