I’m having a summer love affair and I hope it extends into fall and winter. This affair is with Tom Ford’s Nude Dip Eyeshadow Palette. I didn’t want to fall in love, I didn’t even want to meet this guy, I wanted to stick with my beautiful and less expensive palettes. But an $80 Nordstrom Reward certificate was coming to its end date and Helen (Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog) was tempting me as usual with her amazing review. You obviously know what happened which is why you are reading this. I caved and spent that $80 on Tom Ford Nude Dip instead of the shoes I really needed. I ain’t gonna apologize because this is fabulous.
This is everything I wanted Tom Ford palettes to be and a little more. There are no glitter shades in this but there is a beautiful shimmer to each one of these shadows. My eyes sparkle when I wear this. In my magnifying mirror I do see the shimmer but it’s not fall out shimmer, it stays on my eyes where it belongs. I’ve seen this described as frosty and I guess it can be but you know what – I don’t care!
The top row has a light gold and a light rose gold. Both are extremely flattering. I love the sunshine look of these. I’ve worn them each on my eyelid and/or on my browbone. They take my eye makeup to another dimension.
The bottom two shadows are a delicious taupe and a darker brown but one that’s not too dark. It fits in with the theme of “nude dip” perfectly. It’s not sooty like some browns can be.
These shadows glide on and feel very creamy. I use a brush like MAC 242 and 217 that doesn’t pack these on so the colors stay true. They blend with ease and no matter what combination I use, I’m always happy. The palette is a repromote from 2014 and I am bowing down to the company for this rerelease. It is now part of the permanent collection but I still wouldn’t wait to buy this if you have been thinking of a splurge. After all you don’t want to lose out on the last vestiges of summer beauty at its best. — Marcia
If you are ready for some amazing pictures please visit Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog to see the glory of this palette by someone who’s a photographer and not a pretender.