Blog Post Series Tom Ford Quads II: Seductive Rose (Asia Exclusive) (vs. Enchanted, Limited Edition)

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?

21 comments

  1. Hi there :-)

    Your swatches and the eye look are very appealing, but after a not so "amazing" experience with sahara haze I can't justify to myself paying so much for an eyeshadow. I was expecting heaven on earth since I was paying way more than for a SUQQU palette. And it wasn't, it was just good.

    Not related but I have to say your eyebrows are amazing!

    Ana xx

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    1. I can totally understand if you had a bad experience, what didn't you like about Sahara Haze? Actually Sahara Haze is one of my least favorites of the bunch, although I like wearing greens, I never found it flattering on me. Lisa Eldridge has a tutorial using Sahara Haze, which was the trigger for my puchase. Have you checked that out?

      Thanks very much for your kind words on my eyebrows, they actually always look a bit messy on the pictures even if I comb them, LOL.

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  2. Hi Sara,
    Thanks for this lovely post. I've been looking longingly at this Asia quad for a long time. Thanks especially for comparing it to Enchanted, which I own. Is Seductive Rose cooler in tone than Enchanted? I ask because though I adore Enchanted, it's relative cool tones make it less likely that I wear it on a regular basis.

    <333
    Your beautiful eyes! SIGH!

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    1. Hi Belly,
      LOL, thanks so much for the compliment.
      I would say Enchanted and Seductive Rose is very close in terms of coolness. Seductive Rose looks leaning slightly more plum whereas enchanted leans slightly more brown, if this makes sense. Owning both can be justified since the finishes are very different. Hope this helps. I should have included a photo with Enchanted, I just didn't want to encourage people paying insane prices for it just because it looks good. But just for the comparison, I may edit this post with a photo of Enchanted in action. Or maybe I should try to dupe Enchanted and make a post out of that ;-)

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    2. ooh! thank you so much for your information. Hmm, I've been wanting Rose Seduction, but I think I will have to pass on it. I think I look better with warm tones anyway.

      Your blog is pure awesome-sauce!

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  3. I usually prefer matte eyeshadows over the shimmery ones but I must say seductive rose looks gorgeous on you!

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    1. Thanks! I have to admit I like mostly satin or metallic finishes and those are a tad too much glitter even for my taste but TF does it appropriately and it doesn't look over the top.

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  4. I have--and love them both. I don't know how I could pick between them. And wow--Seductive Rose looks absolutely stunning on you!!!

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    1. Thanks Jenny, it looks like you are another TF E/S junky ;-)

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  5. ughhhhhhhh I need seductive rose but alas no way to purchase it :(

    I love the colors on you tho !
    xoxox

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    1. Hi,
      contact Kai, she may have a solution for you (check out the link I posted above).
      xox

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  6. Seductive rose did not have the TF sign on the shadows.. I wonder why. SR looks like lighter compared to the other one. Still beautiful and looks great on you :)

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    1. Thanks :-)
      Only Limited Edition Quads from last Fall (Jardin Noir Collection) had the TF print. Their formula is different (dry&wet). The usual TF permanent line eye shadows have no sign. Enchanted can be applied more dense if used wet, I prefer the lighter application of that one though.

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  7. Hello! Your eyes are gorgeous! Is seductive rose part of the permanent line in Asia? I really need a purple compact first. Still on the fence between violet dusk and crushed amethyst... I want natural and sparkles lol!

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    1. Hi Sum. Thanks very much for your compliment! Seductive Rose is permanent in Asia but it seems sometimes it is sold out so you have to call them first to make sure if they have it. If you want sparkles, go with Violet dusk. It is vibrant but believe me it is still wearable :-) In my photo at the blog about me page, I am wearing it.

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  8. Hello! You have such gorgeous eyes! Do you know if seductive rose is part of the permanent collection in Asia? I need a purple pallet first. I read your review on the violet dusk and crushed amethyst and it helped a lot but i am still on the fence between the two. I want an everyday look and sparkles! :)

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    1. Hi Sum.
      Now they released Seductive Rose also in other parts of the world so it is permanent everywhere :-) if you want any of Violet Fusk and Chrushed Amethst, you should better be quick because they will both be discontinued.

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  9. Hi Sara, just in case one day you decide to sell your TF Enchanted quad, please let me know. I am willing to buy it. Do email me at anchela2 at gmail dot com. Thanks.

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    1. Hi ms_anch. I am an avid cosmetics collector therefore I don't think I will ever sell this one ;-) but do check out blog sales. Last one I have seen was being sold at one of them.

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  10. Absolutely stunning! I'm just so glad Seductive Rose is going to become a permanent member of the TF family!

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    1. Me too! This one is definitely a stunner. Wish they wouldn't discontinue Violet Dusk though, it was the ultimate vibrant purple smokey eye quad :-)) anyway it is not certainly yet which of the quads will be discontinued, I guess we will see...

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