To thank for all the positive vibes regarding my new blog post series, I decided not to loose time for my second post attempt. Today I would like to talk about one of the recent additions to my stash, Seductive Rose, which quickly became one of my favorite Tom Ford quads. You just need to check the delicate rose or taupe glitter and the stunning brownish plum shade with pink micro shimmer to understand why.
|Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #12 Seductive Rose|
Seeing this color combination, you must be wondering why I waited so long. The reason was because I didn't know that this palette existed. I was almost sure that I own all the Tom Ford quads (but one) until I have seen Kai's post on Seductive Rose. These beautiful shades were calling my name but being an Asia exclusive palette, it was very hard for me to get my hands on it. It is not a secret anymore that Kai is kindly helping me with Asia exclusive items. Such as the Chanel Ombres Fleuries Quadra Eye Shadow in Delicatesse, Dior Asia exclusive nail polishes in Nymphea, Peony and Crystal or Chanel Hong Kong collection items even before they hit the exclusive counter in Stuttgart. More on how to get help in obtaining Asia exclusives, check out her post.
|Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #12 Seductive Rose|
Seductive Rose composes of two satin and two glitter shades like Golden Mink and Titanium Smoke. In fact the concept is rather similar to Golden Mink since the glitter shades are both light colors (Titanium smoke has a dark black glitter shade) so if you happen to own and like Golden Mink, you might consider to get Seductive Rose. The darkest shade of the palette has gorgeous pink micro shimmer which gives an additional dimension to it, which is hard to capture with camera.
|Close-up: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #12 Seductive Rose|
I swatched the colors with my fingers in the following order and took the photo under full sun.
- Upper left: A very light pink leaning slightly peach, satin finish
- Upper right: Peachy pink glitter on transparent base
- Bottom left: Taupe and silver mixed glitter on transparent base
- Bottom right: Natural plum shade which leans brown with fuchsia micro shimmer, satin finish
|Swatch with direct sunlight: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #12 Seductive Rose|
I was planning to review Seductive Rose together with Limited Edition Quad Enchanted from Jardin Noir Collection from Fall 2012. They have similar shades but I have seen that Enchanted can't be purchased anymore and its prices went ridiculously high on auction sites, so I really don't want to encourage anyone to pay for it. Instead, I would like to show it side by side with Seductive Rose, so if you already own it or if you missed it, you know how they compare.
|Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #12 Seductive Rose vs. Enchanted (Limited Edition)|
Enchanted and Emerald Lust from Jardin Noir Collection have different texture compared to other Tom Ford quads. They can also be used wet for an intense application. I rarely used Enchanted wet and find the dry application intense enough for my taste. The main difference between the two quads however is the glitter shades. Enchanted has no glitter shades (marked as LL.2 and LL.3 below) as opposed to Seductive Rose having two. On a side note, I must have been thinking of Lavender Lust, (another Asia exclusive shade which I will be reviewing soon) while naming each shade so please ignore the naming convention below which makes no sense.
|Close up: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #12 Seductive Rose vs. Enchanted (Limited Edition)|
The below photo is taken with full sun, I swatched the eye shadows using my finger and sweeping just once. The first shade of Seductive Rose, LL.1 is much lighter than any other shade of the bunch. LL.2 is close to E.2 but has a glitter structure. The gorgeous taupe glitter appears similar to E.1, but again it is composed of glitter on a transparent base, so is rather made for layering. The darker shade LL.4 of Seductive Rose is lighter and a tad more red than the darkest shade E.4 of Enchanted. It also has micro shimmer and is more multi-dimentional.
|Swatch comparison under sunlight: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #12 Seductive Rose vs. Enchanted (Limited Edition)|
Although glitter may thought to be something for parties and night looks, I think the grown up glitters of Tom Ford can be worn also during the day. On Saturday I wore the following look, and the effect under sun light was stunning. It gave the impression of shining eyes. I applied the lightest satin shade (LL.1) all over the lid. After that I lightly defined the crease and outer lid with the darkest shade (LL.4). I mixed the lightest (LL.1) and darkest (LL.4) shades to define my lower lash line subtlely. I then picked up some of the taupe glitter (LL.3) with my finger and gently tapped it on my lid. I did the same with the pink glitter (LL.2) to obtain multi colored shimmer effect. I used Chanel's eye liner Grenat along the lower water line and the top lashes. I then applied generous amount of mascara on both upper and lower lashes (Chanel Le Volume).
|In action: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #12 Seductive Rose|
Final thoughts: Tom Ford's Seductive Rose delivers a gorgeous color combination and two grown-up glitter shades for your day and night time looks. The color concept of Limited Edition Enchanted Quad is similar but the textures of the eye shadows (glitter vs. satin) are different. I really love wearing Seductive Rose, however I would probably reach for it even more frequently if taupe shade would be satin instead of glitter. This quad is not available at counters outside of Asia (Asia Exclusive) therefore check it out during your travels, ask a friend or follow the steps indicated in this post.
Do you like Seductive Rose? Could you get your hands on Enchanted last Fall?