Review: Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Cocoa Mirage

Tom Ford. Just that name associates with luxury. Think beautiful packaging and the price to match. I wanted to try at least one of his eye quads, and after much thought, I decided to go for something timeless and without too much bling. Cocoa Mirage seems to fit the bill and from swatches online, it is a beautiful basic palette that flatters everyone.


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I think if you’ve been reading beauty blogs, you are no longer a stranger to Tom Ford Beauty products. Cocoa Mirage is one of the permanent palettes, and you might have read reviews about it already too. Let me just chip in that while the lacquer brown and gold packaging looks beautiful, I still prefer the class and heft of Burberry packaging. One is plastic, the other is not.


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Cocoa Mirage has 3 matte shades and one satin shimmery shade. Good matte shades are hard to find, but these are just top notch quality. The colours are smooth and pigmented, easily picked up using fingers or even brushes. The colours go on the lids effortlessly and they blend like cream. While the colours are pigmented, they are forgiving as well. Maybe it’s because of the neutrals and the perfectly harmonious colour family, I don’t know.


Cocoa Mirage upclose Cocoa Mirage swatches


Swatches are done clockwise from top left. We have a matte cream ivory, a matte medium buckwheat shade, a matte cool dark brown and a warm coppery bronze with the subtlest of shimmer. You can see how I wore it in this post here. Have you tried any Tom Ford makeup before? I heard their blushes are really good, and the latest limited edition matte lipsticks are to die for. While I think this is a great palette, and I own 2 of his face brushes, I’m not too tempted to purchase anything else from this brand. Mainly it’s because I have to purchase it online sight unseen, and for this price, a mistake can be very costly. LOL!

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xoxo Lily