Tom Ford Raw Jade consists of a brighter, iridescent green-tinged white and a deeper, olive green. The formula can be used wet or dry.
On my lid, the iridescent green-tinted white appears yellower and metallic. I much prefer applying it dry. When applied with a dampened brush, it is more metallic and brighter. I find that it does not appear very smooth and too metallic therefore it would emphasise the texture of my changing lids.
The medium-dark olive green shade has khaki undertone and a shimmering finish. It applies very much the same dry or wet. It has an excellent colour payoff with a smooth, silky texture that blends well on my lids.
This duo is my first experience with Tom Ford eyeshadows and I am a little underwhelmed by the duo. The eyeshadows swatch beautifully and the concept is innovative. However, I find it too troublesome to intensify the colours with a dampened brush.
I have had the duo for over 2 weeks now. The easiest and most convenient way for me to make the duo work is to use the Tom Ford Cream Eyeshadow Spring 2015 (review here) as a base, then use my fingers to dab and blend the duo onto my lids. This way I have the moisture from the cream eyeshadow to intensify the colour and avoiding the over build-up of the metallic finish.
The lighter shade of the duo creases on me after 5-6 hours and the deeper olive shade lasts 8-9 hours before creasing.
Verdict: I like the effects of the eyeshadows. The iridescent green-tinged white shade is very unique. For the price tag, I was hoping for a little more perfection.
Have you tried any of the Tom Ford eyeshadow duos for Spring 2015? Will you be trying Tom Ford duo Raw Jade?
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