You thought it was over?
Before Orchid Haze, there was Sahara Haze. A harmony in ivory, taupe and greens.
And today I would like to talk about it.
|Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #08 Sahara Haze|
I am not going to lie. Sahara Haze was never one of my favorite quads of the brand. Maybe it is because I don't prefer greens on me. Or maybe it is due to other quads being so much prettier. But each time I get to wear it, I end up liking the resulting effect. It doesn't blow my mind and makes me watch the shades in awe, like Silvered Topaz does but nevertheless Sahara Haze is one of my favorite green quads. I have to admit I like this one more than Dior's Bonne Etoile (previously reviewed here) which leans too blue for my taste, but maybe it is just me.
|Close-up: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #08 Sahara Haze|
The eye shadow shades of the palette are as follows:
- A warm ivory with satin finish (top left)
- A mid-toned grey taupe with satin finish (top right)
- A deep cool brown with sparse gold shimmer (bottom right)
- A semi-transparent forest green base with silver and golden glitter (bottom left).
What I like about Sahara Haze is that, if you put aside the glitter shade, you can use the other three for a classic taupe/grey smokey eye. Then once you pad the semi transparent shade on them, you end up getting a dense forest green eye look, which, for me, is one of the shades of green that suits my complexion most. The resulting green is not leaning blue, just maybe slightly gold which is exactly how I like it.
|Swatch under sun: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #08 Sahara Haze|
Below picture was taken before holidays, oh my, look how pale and red I was, ugh! ;-)
Anyway I think it is good enough to demonstrate the effect I was just talking about. For this one I applied the grey/taupe (top right) all over the lid, ivory (top left) on the inner corner and brown (bottom right) to define the crease and the outer half of my upper lash line. At this point it was looking not that exceptional. I then padded some of the green glitter (bottom left) with my fingers and voilà, I had different shades of green depending on the previous application spot. This look was of course much more interesting in real life because of the light reflected by the glitters.
|In-action: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #08 Sahara Haze|
Final thoughts: A solid green palette for day or night as you fancy. Semi-transparent glitter is gorgeous and reveals different shades of green depending on which other shade it was layered on. Definitely worth checking out.
Do you like wearing greens on your eyes? Which shade of green is your favorite?