There’s a new palette from Tom Ford Beauty called the White Suede Eye and Cheek Palette ($150) which is quite the splurge available at Bloomingdale’s for their 150th Anniversary and also at Tom Ford. The colors looked beautiful and very wearable so I ordered it sight unseen.
The texture is similar to the Bitter Peach Eyeshadow Quad and Sheer Cheek Duo so I had high hopes the new palette would be just as amazing. Unfortunately this palette was a miss for me. I posted an Instagram Reel with the palette in action and a mini review for those curious.
Texture for the cheek colors and eyeshadows is very stiff just like the Sheer Cheek Duo, however the pigment was lacking and very difficult to layer.
The blush and highlighter shades actually performed well, the colors include a soft dusty rose and pale pink. The two on the skin just aren’t as exciting to me as some other shades. Definitely not unique enough to justify the steep price.
3 of the 4 eye shades applied very sheer. The color story is just beautiful but the pigment and color payoff were lacking. Shades include a matte pale pink bone, a copper rose shimmer, a soft rose brown tan and a deeper chocolate brown. The only shade that applied seamlessly was the copper rose color (which is SO beautiful).
If you watch my video you can see how much I have to dig the brush into the pans to pick up any color. On the arm colors swatched ok with a dense brush. The eye area is more delicate and mine can’t really handle the level of packing and layering required for the colors to show up. The shadows kind of drag on the skin.
In the look below I pulled some older favorites to play with:
- Foundation – Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation in Shade 6 Natural
- Concealer – Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate Concealer in 3W0 Latte
- Powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder
- Brow – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Caramel
- Eyeliner – Victoria Beckham Beauty Satin Kajal Eyeliner
- Mascara – NARS Climax Extreme Mascara
- Lips – Tom Ford Lip Color in Indian Rose
Overall not worth the splurge and if I’m brutally honest this palette I don’t think it would be worth it even it were reasonably priced. Bottom line: save your money, splurge on something that performs well and doesn’t require lots of layering or extra work to make work.
I’ve still found some recent Tom Ford loves in the beauty lineup so I do think there’s lots to love from the line. This palette is just not one of them.
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If you’ve been curious about this palette (like I was) I hope you found this review helpful!