This year I picked up one of the Tom Ford x Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives in the Eye & Mini Lip Set ($88 on sale, $126 value) which has the White Suede Eye Color Quad and two miniature Lip Colors in Paper Doll and Autoerotique. There is also variation with the same quad but with two full size eye products + mini lip called the Eye and Lip Set ($155 on sale). I opted for the less expensive version with the neutral/lighter lips.
The Eye & Mini Lip Set comes in a silver box, there’s a separator/insert inside to keep everything in place:
Eye Color Quad White Suede
The Tom Ford White Suede Eye Color Quad from Nordstrom is slightly different from the one launched last year from Neiman Marcus, but both have a very similar vibe and effect. I don’t think you need both. I swatched them side by side here. The Nordstrom White Suede has a glittery pale pink, a sandy beige shimmer, a warm bronze satin shimmer and a blue-dove-grey silvery color. Layered together I get a soft smokey eye. I really like the look and effect. It’s neutral cool which is a nice alternative to the super warm eye trend that’s been going on for a while.
Lasting power is excellent and true to Tom Ford style. Colors pull with medium pigment on me, I’ve found in the Tom Ford line that other quads have stronger more intense pigment (like these three reviewed here). White Suede colors do layer nicely though.
Reposting my swatches of the White Suede Neimans (white compact) vs White Suede Nordstrom (brown compact):
Mini Lip Colors
For the lip colors you will get two minis in Paper Doll (baby pink) and Autoerotique (pink-nude peach). Both are creams with full creamy coverage and a soft shine finish. They’re ultra small and bound to be used up at 0.03 oz/1 g each. I found both to have a nice high quality texture: smooth, creamy, non-drying and long lasting.
Full look wearing:
- Foundation – Tom Ford Soleil Glow Foundation in Natural
- Powder – Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder in Shade 2
- Concealer – NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger
- Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Caramel
- Eyeshadow – Tom Ford White Suede Eye Quad
- Cheek – Tom Ford Soleil Glow Bronzer in Terra + Lissome Cheek Duo (review here)
- Lip – Tom Ford Minis in Paper Doll (left) / Autoerotique (right)
- Knit Top – Reformation Lilac Ribbed Top
Overall love. I’ve bought the Tom Ford x Nordstrom Anniversary sets for the past three years and think they’re all phenomenal. If you already own White Suede from last year in the white compact I don’t think you need this one unless you’re a die-hard fan. I do think though if you’re lighter in skin tone compared to me I think you’ll see a more noticeable difference on your eyes. There are a few other Tom Ford sets available for the sale this year. I’ve linked them below in case you’re interested. Everything is limited-edition for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, while they last.
I’m really happy with my purchase and I highly recommend.
More swatches and review of my haul picks coming tomorrow!