Tom Ford Ombré Eye Color Trio: She Wolf

August 25, 2013

Tom Ford She Wolf Ombré Eye Color Trio is a palette with a matte brown-gray, soft shimmery taupe and a sheer silver sparkle ($60 for .16 oz/4.5g, limited-edition). The trio is quite stunning and creates a beautiful smokey eye. The pigment is rich and texture is smooth for the matte and shimmer. The sparkle is on the sheer side with a silvery sheen. Like In the Pink, the sparkle in She Wolf has excellent staying power. She Wolf’s sparkle is a bit more glitzy on my skin as it seems cooler-toned and stands out more against my olive skin. It also stands out brightly against the other two shades which are darker colors. The sparkle isn’t too over the top, but it’s still too much sparkle for me to feel comfortable wearing everyday to a conservative corporate office.

Swatched on my arm below, it pulls cooler on my olive skin, but then many taupes and silvers tend to pull more mauve/blue on me than most other people. I applied from darkest to lightest on the eyes blending the first two shades together and then pressed the sparkle lightly on top.

Without flash (the sparkle is a lot more glittery than the photo shows):

With flash (this shows the sparkle better, but it’s still more glittery than my photos):

I couldn’t find anything quite like the shades in Tom Ford She Wolf. There are definitely similar shades but most of my other taupes were either warmer, more mauve or quite a bit darker. Here are some comparisons below to Edward Bess Dusk, Chanel Safari (a classic), NARS Ashes to Ashes, Burberry Midnight Brown and Bobbi Brown Cement Sparkle.

Tom Ford She Wolf is a beautiful palette. It’s stunning in the compact and when swatched on the skin. I can wear two of the shades easily, the last sparkle shade is so pretty, but just too much sparkle for me. I was going to ask my husband for his opinion but before I could say anything, as soon as he saw me, he said, “Wow, you’re really rockin’ out with the glitter.” Me: “Too much?” Him: “Yes.” LOL. Your mileage may vary depending on how much sparkle you feel comfortable pulling off. I can wear some of Bobbi Brown’s Sparkle Eye Shadows and a few MAC Pressed Pigments (those are super sparkly for me). The sparkle in Tom Ford She Wolf is a bit too much for me, but still something I can easily wear for night.
I found mine at Bergdorf Goodman. The fall collection should be arriving in stores at Tom Ford Beauty counters very soon. Online now at Neiman Marcus.

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  • mona August 25, 2013 at 5:43 am

    I just did a blog post on it today I love this palette yes I agree the glitter is really sparkly and it's perfect for nighttime maybe you can go really light hand and pat it on anywho loved your take on it 🙂

  • Leanne Marie August 25, 2013 at 7:25 am

    I think I love this trio just as much as the other one! Wish I had desposable income to purchase them! So pretty!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  • Rebecca Davidson August 25, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Lovely palette! I like that it can take you from day to night – & such a sophisticated trio of colours. I sometimes wish I could do away with all my palettes and downsize to 2 or 3 beautiful ones like this…maybe one day!


  • Sunny August 25, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I know what you mean, Sabrina! This trio is pretty and I still want it, but I don't really go "out out" that much anymore, so where would I wear that much sparkle? This is how I feel about Guerlain Two Spicy as well 😉

  • Afroditi Kat August 25, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Amazing post!The colors are wonderful! xxx

    Gleaming Spire * Bloglovin'

  • Eileen August 25, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    As always, a wonderful review, Sabrina. I purchased the two trios for evening looks. I attend a few evening events every month from October through May, so I know I'll get a lot of use out of both of them; particularly She Wolf. The shades really do bring to mind the color of a wolf's pelt which is a mélange of several different shades. I think it is absolutely stunning and dramatic. I was also very pleased to see how easily the two trios could work together.

  • Anonymous August 25, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    i did not know chanel's safari was considered a classic. anyway, i just purchased it and shows no color on me. i was going to return it. any suggestions. is it just suppose to be a sheer was of color? thankyou very much! i love tom ford and it was a pleasure to read your wonderful review (as always)!!! xo.

  • Jeanatte August 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I normally do not wear eyeshadow, but this an absolutely lovely palette. I wouldn't mind adding this to my collection. Looks versatile and the sparkle is beautiful.

  • Kristina August 25, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    This is beautiful! I'm guessing you don't own it since you didn't include it in your comparison, but do you happen to know how the levels of sparkle, sheerness, and/or fallout in the sparkly shades in these new Tom Ford trios compare to the sparkly shades in the Dior trios that came out around a year and a half ago? Thanks!

  • Paige August 25, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    This is stunning! Actually, both Tom Ford's trios are so stunning that it's a very tough decision to pick the favorite among the two.

    Hmm…I don't like too much sparkle either. I think, to wear this palette, I would use the middle shade on the lid, the darkest shade in the crease, and use a fluffy eye shadow brush applying the glittery shade just a touch on the middle of the eye lid. That way, I could still get to show some sparkle without being too sparkly 🙂

  • Jenny August 26, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Love the comparison swatches. I find myself looking at EB's Dusk more than She Wolf, lol.

  • lexi920 August 26, 2013 at 6:24 am

    I swatched this in person last Friday. Now, I want to go back to NM and pick this up!

  • Andreea August 26, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Me and a friend preordered this one after reading your review – I was not sure before. Oh my!
    I am not very fond of sparkle but this is just perfect, I even love the name, the colors, and I am always fine with 3 shades instead of 4. Works much better for me. I just hope the middle shade is not reddish.
    Going to be my first TF item, they are really hard to get around here in Germany (and of course pretty expensive;-)
    Have to wait two weeks still for it…

  • Bella August 27, 2013 at 9:27 am

    How does this compare with Chanel Raffinement, Sabrina? Less sparkle for sure…but furthermore?