February 06, 2013

Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Quad in Burnished Amber

I must admit I have never tried any products by Tom Ford before but I loved the cover photo of Snejana Onopka in Autumn/Winter 2012 campaign. The palette used for the pink plumy smokey eye is the Burnished Amber eye color quad.  I was dreaming about this look and wanted  it so badly to recreate, so I didn't have another choice, then to hand over 70 Euros of my hard earned cash for this little beauty. I know... gasp!  

I love the packaging of the quad, it's very classy and sophisticated. The sleek chocolate brown palette with gold detail and mirror-shine surface comes with a large mirror inside and  two double-ended applicators which I have't used yet, since I always use my brushes . It also has and additional chocolate brown suede-feeling cover to protect the surface of the palette. 

The  Tom Ford's Burnished Amber palette contains four eyeshadows, which are extremely pigmented and  compliment each other very well. The eyeshadows can be used dry or wet. I only critik that I would have on them, is that they do have loads of fall out, so I would suggets you do the eyemakeup first and then move to foundation. 
 I would describe the shades of this quad as follows: 
- golden beige with shimmer
- medium pink with shimmer
- dark plum with shimmer
- medium golden brown with golden shimmer.

In found  that all these shade would look particular amazing on green and brown eyes. One caution when using pinks, reds and plums around eyes is to line they eyes heavily with black eyeliner and apply tons of  mascara, otherwise you will end up looking as if you have contracted conjunctivitis. Not a great look. 
And here is the look...drum bell! 

Also please check out my latest video featuring my favorite red lipsticks: 

Products used and Step-by-Step application


Step 1
 Apply  transluscent powder over the eye area as a base
Step 2
 apply the pink shade to the moveable eye lid and blend inwards and outwards with fluffy blending brush
Step 3
apply  the plum shade with a firm blending brush over the previously applied eyeshadow  to give depth and dimension to the crease and blend both together with a fluffy blending brush
Step 4
Apply both eye shadows to the lower lash line with a pencil brush.
Step 5
Apply the medium brow shade  with a blending brush on top of both previously applied shades and under the brow bone
Step 6
MAC Smolder  – apply a thick line along the upper lashes
Step 7
Blend the eyeliner out with pencil brush. 
Step 8
Also apply the eyeliner pencil to the lower lash line and to the waterline and blend out any harsh lines with a pencil brush.  Then apply the golden beige shade to the inner corner of the eye.
Step 9
Apply two coats of black mascara (L'Oreal Lash Architect 4D Mascara – Black)
Step 10
Makeup Forever Individual Eyelashes - Apply few individual eyelashes to thicken up your natural lashes and also to add drama to the look,  but this step is optional though, and if you like you can skip it. 
Step 11
Brush the brows upwards and fill out with eyeshadow

Step 12
MAC Body and Face Foundation - Apply all over your face 
Step 13
Lacura Concealer pen - Apply matte higlighter straight down the middle of your nose,  under the eyes, the forehead, cupids bow and chin and blend into the base with your fingers 
Step 14
NARS Illuminating Powder –  set the base with the powder using a powder puff or powder brush.

Step 15
MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo – blue based red– apply with a lip brush
Step 16
Glo Minerals Clear Gloss - apply over the lipstick

 Have you tried  Tom Ford's Eye color quad yet?  Please let me know in the comments!

xxx Marina

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  1. So sultry and sexy Marina! Just love the look you created!! Never used Tom Ford make up as well but this one looks great! Kisses dear! xo

  2. What a gorgeous palette. I love these kind of colours.x

  3. Beauty make up! :)

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  4. That lip color looks good on you and the packaging is nice.

    I saw a picture of Mariah Carey in Tom Ford recently. I didn't like the way that Mariah looked in that picture.

    When I saw the picture first I was wondering if it was a mannequin or some sort of wax doll of her.

    Mariah is pretty and that was the worst I have ever seen her look in a picture. If it is the makeup, then that brand is definitely not doing her justice. Personally I think it's a combination of the makeup and lighting. Lighting has a lot to do with how good a person looks in a shot.

  5. Ohhhhh wow, this quad! Amazing.. It looks fab on you too doll. Tom Ford never fails, such a great brand. I especially loved their 2012 Autumn/Winter cover shoot too.

    Thank you for sharing gorgeous.
    Lots of love ❤


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