FINALLY… This palette has been tugging at my heartstrings for many months. It was completely sold out in the early few days of December at Selfridges AND I couldn’t find one anywhere online. Throughout December, I saw this palette many times on Instagram, and each every time I was SO envious! Then Boxing Day came, and with that the Boxing Day sales.
Although this palette wasn’t technically in the sale – I finally had one.. and it was ALL MINE at last!!!
The packaging of this product (just like all of Tom Ford’s beauty products) is absolutely divine. It’s elegant, contemporary and VERY luxurious. I’m also loving the Tom Ford logo which is engraved on the front – this makes storing this palette very handy and pretty to do. Opening the palette, there’s a very clear and rather large mirror situated on the inside of the lid. There’s also two little duo-ended make-up brushes inside. which sit in the cut-out dish. Making this palette ideal for travelling OR ‘doing your make-up on the go’. I’m also very pleased with the size of each pressed powder – as this isn’t cheap at £64.00 – so you can sort of see where your money goes OR at least, that’s what I tell myself?!
Inside this palette there’s four shades, including a light, champagne white, a golden, champagne pink-nude, a soft, golden-pink chocolate shade and finally a more dusky deep brown. Each of the shades within this palette appear to me to have quite a sheer finish – with perhaps the deeper brown shade being slightly more matte in comparison to the rest. They also each (or blended together) create a very fresh and glowing look on the eye – enabling your eye make-up to really pop and emphasise your eye colour. These also work and look very gorgeous with some dramatic winged liner!
If I had to think of one negative about this palette, then I would have to say that the eyeshadows aren’t the most pigmented. If applied with a tapered blending brush OR even just a soft, fluffy brush then be prepared to have hardly any colour left. As the softness from the brush seems to take away the pigment from the shadow. Don’t get me wrong, these shadows are B E A U T I F U L . They’re just more sheer and shimmer then ‘Ooohh look at that colour’?! (However) to improve the pigmentation of these shadows, you want to apply them with your finger or get your hands on stiff, flat shader brush… and blend with as little pressure as physically possible.
Overall, I’d have to say that I’m still very happy to have my hands on this palette, as it’s one that I can see myself using and taking advantage of A LOT! For £64.00, would I say it’s a must?!.. Perhaps not, as there’s a lot of other amazing palettes out there, that (A) give you more shades overall and (B) have much stronger pigmentation, BUT if your like me and love to treat yourself to something a little more fancy from time-to-time, then WHY NOT.. but I’d recommend swatch testing in the shop before you buy one, just to be on the safe side!
What do you think to this palette?!