Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #20 Disco Dust, Review, Swatch, Comparison & FOTD

I hope you had a great weekend and a lovely Valentine's Day. We didn't do much yesterday since with all the stress going on during the last weeks, we were too late to reserve a table. We will probably celebrate by going out in the days to come. After the incidents, I had a very bad back ache due to stress so I couldn't blog as I wanted on the weekend but now that I am back, let me start with something exciting!

Tom Ford is releasing five new quads this Spring, and of course discontinuing some too. You know I am an avid collector of Tom's palettes. You can see my Blog Post Series wrap-up, a comprehensive guide to Tom Ford Quads here. I believe (but I have to check out once more) they are discontinuing Cognac Sable, Ice Queen, Sahara Haze and Lavender Lust. Instead they are launching Disco Dust, Lilac Dream, Last Dance, Starry Night and Honeymoon, the latter being wet & dry formula just like Nude Dip (reviewed here). I would like to share my thoughts on Disco Dust today but before I start, I would like to say one of collector's pet peeves, the numbers, drove me crazy by this launch. I have all the quads numbered from #1 to #14 and wet & dry formulas from #1 to #3. Now Disco Dust is #20 and there is only 4 quads with this formula which are coming out. This might make me very uneasy for the months to come. Dear Tom, please release whatever quad you are holding away from us, for the sanity of the collectors!



Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #20 Disco Dust



Some have said this is the substitute for Cognac Sable, I really can't agree to that but we will see that later. Cognac Sable never looked right on me (reviewed here) so I am not all that sad about it being discontinued although I know many would disagree with me. My heart broke when they discontinued Burnished Amber. Now I am happy to report that Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #20 Disco Dust is closer to Burnished Amber than it is to Cognac Sable.


Although Tom's quads are pricey, they have 10 g of product. The packaging is a very well made, sleek, very functional and luxurious at the same time. It has a magnetic closure and golden details. To me, it is one of the best packaging between all the palettes I own (other than the lousy velvet pouch, which gives a sense of nubuck gloves which were worn a bit too long).


Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #20 Disco Dust

If Cognac Sable would be "the autumn" quad, Disco Dust is the Spring version. You can see the golden and peachy tones dominating. There is one glitter shade in the palette. I wished there would be none but I think it is just me. The deepest shade gives a nice contrast to the otherwise soft tones. The shades are as follows:

Top left: Glitter shade with not much of base shade and silvery white glitter. I prefer applying these type of shades at the end of the make up, with my fingers sparingly on the inner third of the lid to bring a little but of something to the look. This was hard to pick up and it was way to cool for the rest of the shades. It did looked like diamond dust though, still, very pretty. Fall out? Oh yes, be careful with glitter.

Top right: This was the shade which disappointed me most. The color pay off of this peachy bronzy nude is not au par with Tom Ford quality. This shade also has some strange sparse glitter in there which makes no sense since glitter is available separately and you can apply as much as you want. This was also the shade which didn't apply smoothly and didn't show up on my eye lids.

Bottom left: A favorite of mine and if I say a favorite shade of Tom Ford quads of all times, then I wouldn't be lying. This exactly has the pigmented, smooth, long lasting Tom Ford eye shadow quality to it. The satin finish of this peachy pink shade is to die for. I think blue eyes need this shade so does everybody else. Simply beautiful.

Bottom right: A very deep plummy brown which provides the right amount of drama to the eye look or can be used as a liner. This also has a beautiful formula. Although it is much deeper than the other shades, it blends beautifully but doesn't over blend. Another favorite of mine.




Close-up: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #20 Disco Dust

Can you guess what I think? I would like to separate the shade on the bottom row and make a duo out of those. The other two are unfortunately doing nothing for me. This makes Disco Dust a mixed bag for me, something I haven't felt for Tom Ford Quads before. I am keeping my hopes high for the other four quads. I have Last Dance too, so I will who's you that one in a day or two. 



Swatch: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #20 Disco Dust

Here are some swatch comparisons. Cognac Sable is not there because it is much more copper than peach and looks nothing like Disco Dust. I don't think they are substitutes in any way but if you would like to see, I can add some swatches. I went through all of the quads and found the shades of the following two to be closest.

Burnished Amber's two shades which are closest are both warmer and more golden. Orchid Haze's deepest shade resembles the deepest shade in Disco Dust but the one in Orchid Haze is more matte and has more purple in it 



Swatch comparison: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #20 Disco Dust


Here is a classical eye look with Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #20 Disco Dust. I tried to use the nude shade but it didn't want to show up so I applied the peachy pink all over the lid and defined the look with the deepest shade. I then added a touch of glitter with my fingers. I lined my eyes with Chanel Rouge Noire Le Crayon Kohl (reviewed here) which I am addicted to at the moment. 



In-action: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #20 Disco Dust


Here is the look in context. I am wearing Tom Ford Ravish Cheek Color on the eyes and Christian Louboutin Belly Bloom Satin Lipstick on the lips (review coming up next). Loving this combo. I am happy to own a nude which is not too plum based and still looks fine on me. What do you think?



FOTD: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #20 Disco Dust

FOTD: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad #20 Disco Dust


Final thoughts: I really like the color combination of Tom Ford's new natural quad, Disco Dust. I find the shades to be unique and very wearable. On the other hand the top row of the quad, especially the golden nude shade is inferior than Tom Ford quality so it is a mixed bag for me. Since I really love two out of four and can live with the third (glitter), I would still give it a thumbs up.

Availability: Now sure when these will hit the counters in Germany but I am guessing in a week or two. In UK and US, Disco Dust and Honeymoon are mostly sold out. These are permanent though, so don't worry if you miss them, they will be back in stock eventually.

Do you like glitter shades in quads?













Disclaimer: The product in this post was purchased by me. 
I am not paid for this review. All opinions are honest and my own.

21 comments

  1. I am really interested in both Disco Dust and Honeymoon. I am hoping Australia will get a release sometime soon, but like always we are usually way behind. Cognac Sable is a quad I have eyed before in the past, I can see we still have in stock here in the dept stores, so I might pick it up before it's gone forever.
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  2. I don't know why but shades like this and Cognac Sable look awful on me. Lavender Lust remains my favorite. Will see what the new one is like.

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  3. I do think that at TF prices all the colours need to be top quality, even if one or other isn't a perfect shade for me. I don't mind paying Mac prices for a quad where I only wear two out of four but at expect to have consistent quality across the palette for TF. I have same issue as this with Lilac Dream - the pale pink is sub par and so along with the glitter which I personally don't use a lot, I am left with only a duo for 63 pounds. Susan London

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  4. Gewisse Ähnlichkeiten lassen sich definitiv nicht abstreiten zwischen beiden Quads. Für mich genug um nicht beide haben zu müssen. Ich persönlich mag den Glitter :)

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  5. Hi Alison,
    Cognac Sable doesn't look good on me either but this one works. Maybe you should conceal redness around the eyes with a yellow based concealer to try out. You might like some other palettes in the range more.

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  6. Hi,
    honestly I don't think Disco Dust is cutting it for me unless you like the glitter shade in there. I am sure Honeymoon is great though, their wet & dry formula rocks. I tried to get it but it was sold out everywhere. I am waiting in some lists. Try out Cognac Sable before you commit, that one look good on half the people and wrong on the other half :-p

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  7. You are so right Susan, only if the quality is 100% convincing, the price tag can be justified. I think they should have taken easy and release only 2-3 of these which had great quality and wait for the other 2. I will have to pick up Lilac Dream since it is Tom Ford and it is lilac after all but I am now less excited after hearing you have similar issues.
    On a brighter note, I am wearing Last Dance today and it is really lovely. I also like the quality of this one. How do you like yours?

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  8. Hallo Dani,
    eine der andere Palette der ähnlich ist, ist schon vor ein paar Jahre ausser Sortiment genommen, daher vielleicht ein oder andere würde sich mit diese Palette freuen. Glitter mag ich auch aber ich habe viel zu viele gerade, alle sehen ähnlich aus. :-)

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  9. Nice touch adding rouge noir kohl to the look!! Love what you did with the palette and I agree the bottom 2 shades are winners in my book!

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  10. Yes, loving my Last Dance, even the blue glitter! And the two shades - taupe and lilac I do like in the Lilac Dream give a beautiful eye which I can't quite replicate yet with anything else from my collection so I'm still happy with my choices overall.

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  11. The shade that you like is my favorite too, perfect for green eyes :) Basically it creates the entire look. I have Chanel Laurier rose stick and Guerlain Fauve mono, so I know now how I should wear them :) I can add identical beige-silver glitter shade from BB range and a dark brown shade Gucci Tuscan storm or Dior Ambre de Nuit. I will probably buy Sahara Haze though, I did not know it will be among the discontinued palettes.

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  12. I will wait with Honeymoon until your review, Sara. I am afraid that it will be way too warm for my neutral fair skin. It is almost a joke, TF launches 5 quads and none of them really fits me well - the only lighter and cooler - lilac dream is too cool. So you say there is space for more palettes up to the 20th? :-) I have an impression that brands tend to expand their color ranges and start to have larger choice of colors options on a permanent basis, so I can imagine more quads to come.

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  13. Das hast Du natürlich Recht. Wobei die Charlotte Tilbury – The Dolce Vita auch farblich in die Richtung geht.

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  14. Du hast recht, rose Ton hier ist sehr ähnlich wie in Dolce Vita etwas heller, kühler (http://www.colormeloud.com/2014/05/charlotte-tilbury-luxury-eye-shadow.html)
    Dolce Vita hat keine richtige dunklere Nuance, daher mag ich ihn nicht so gern (nicht genug Drama fuer meinen Geschmack ;-))

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  15. Hi Jane,
    I know what you mean, I am also not head over heels with any of the quads to be honest. Lilac Dream doesn't have very good reviews already, so I will see that one. The grey one is not my cup of tea either. I have high hopes for Honeymoon. I will review it as soon as I catch one. I am on various lists in Germany but these are not released yet.

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  16. Hi Linda,
    I tend to add Rouge Noire to almost every eye look nowadays. I am just hoping it was permanent or I might have a problem soon.

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  17. No, it's not and it's sold out everywhere. Mine got lost for a while and I was looking to replace it and I could not find it. I've been using the Suqqu burgundy cream liner which is much cooler and not all that wine but still very usable for me. Then I found my RN and am so happy.

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  18. I am totally with both of you on this one. Not enthused about any of these really. I have the three earlier cool ones that were discontinued. Sahara Glaze, Lavender Lust and Ice Queen, which I can wear, but it's such a cool look better with a taupe brown, I feel. So why replicate them?

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  19. I wear Clarins number 2 and can't really go more yellow than that one. In general orange e/s are really bad on me. I can wear the Gwen Stefani because they are so light. Some of the ochres in the Denona palette work as crease shades but the reason is I can do a warm crease with a cool or a green eye for some reason. Also the new Suratt duos have a taupe-y lavender cream shade with a lavender glitter than I am loving.

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  20. I agree that a duo of the bottom two shades would be better! Bummer when not all of the shades in a palette perform well. So pretty on you, though! :)

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  21. I dunno Sara. This quad looks pretty darn good. You and Linda make me want it!

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