Tom Ford Nude Dip Eye Color Quad Review


So here I am with another item from Mr Ford.  I think I should promise myself (and you guys) this must be the last for a while,  I will resist! I will resist!

I feel like I am a little late to the party with Tom Ford Nude Dip.  I refused to join in the hype in the last 2 releases.  Also I was a little put off by a few reviews reporting that Nude Dip is very frosty.

Well then Mr Ford decided to make Nude Dip permanent this summer and for some unknown reason I gave in!:)

First of all, let’s talk packaging!  Nude Dip comes in the famous gorgeous mahogany compact with gold trimmings.  A brown suede-like pouch and 2 dual-ended brushes are included.  Inside the quad, you will find a full side mirror with Tom Ford logo at the bottom.



My heart skipped a beat when I opened the coveted quad for the first time.  It’s simply stunning!

Tom Ford Nude Dip consists of a combination of 4 neutral shades in 3 different finishes (frost, semi-metallic and satin).  You can use all the eyeshadows wet or dry.  All the eyeshadows are ultra soft, buttery, extremely pigmented and very blend-able.  When used wet, the colour payoff is amplified with high metallic finish.


The eyeshadows were swatched dry here:


#1: is a frosty, golden champagne.  Being the lightest shade of the quad, the pigmentation is amazing.  It feels extremely creamy and smooth.  I like to use this all over my lid to my brow bone and tear ducts.  This is a really bright and glowy shade that brings life to your face.

#2: is a semi-metallic rose gold.  The texture is soft, smooth and buttery.  You can use this as a wash of colour and pair it with #4 to create a look..effortless!

#3: is a light taupe with frosted, metallic sheen.  It is again very soft, smooth and extremely blend-able.

#4: is a satin dark brown.  The pigmentation is phenomenal.  The texture is just as soft, smooth and buttery as the others in the quad.  It can also be used as a lid colour or smudge along the lash lines for a soft smokey effect.

All the eyeshadows go on easily and work with each other effortlessly.  They blend nicely on top of each other.

The finish is definitely shimmery but elegant and flattering.  The sheen finish does not accentuate my lid texture.  This was indeed the main fear I had when purchasing the quad.  I find the palette very versatile, totally appropriate for daytime, work with an option to amp it up for a smokey look for night time.

Applied over my eye primer, the eyeshadows last on my oily lids for more than 9 hours before very minimal creasing happens.

The shades in the Nude Dip quad are not revolutionary and very dupable.  But the unique finish and how effortlessly the eyeshadow work together is something you most probably find it hard to replicate.

I have read reviews quoting that they wish there was a darker matte shade in the palette to pull the look together.  I do not find this is the case for me.

Verdict:  It is absolutely a big LOVE for Tom Ford Nude Dip Eye Color Quad.  I can create natural yet sophisticate looks which do not need much blending or efforts.  It is a neutral palette with colours that are easily dupable so it is not a must have (especially if you already have a few neural palette in your stash).  But the texture and the elegance of the shimmers!  I now really understand the hype behind it.  I absolutely look forward to using the palette with great pleasure time and time again.

Here is a selfie of me using my iPhone.  The sophisticated, pearlised finish really has not been captured fully.


I purchased my Tom Ford Nude Dip Eye Color Quad from House of Fraser(online only).  You can also find it at Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges.  It has been added as a permanent item so you can take your time and decide when to splurge/treat yourself.

Have you purchased Tom Ford Nude Dip?  What is your all time favourite neutral eyeshadow palette?

Thank you for reading.




  1. 26th May 2015 / 1:46 am

    I’m swooning over this!!

    • Sandyxo
      26th May 2015 / 8:11 am

      Bree! You would create perfect looks with it!xo

  2. 26th May 2015 / 1:57 am

    OMG! I could seriously live off with that quad only. <3 It's perfect!

    • Sandyxo
      26th May 2015 / 8:10 am

      Hahaha I’m currently doing that…xo

  3. 26th May 2015 / 3:31 am

    This palette is gorgeous and it looks gorgeous on you!! 🙂 xo

    • Sandyxo
      26th May 2015 / 8:09 am

      Thank you! It is The ONE for me at the moment lol Have a fab day!xo

      • 26th May 2015 / 10:16 am

        You’re welcome 🙂 You have a fab day too! xo

  4. 26th May 2015 / 4:06 am

    Love all your Tom Ford reviews! You don’t have to resist haha

    • Sandyxo
      26th May 2015 / 8:08 am

      Hahaha you enabler! I love your blog!xo

  5. 26th May 2015 / 5:51 am

    I haven’t purchased any cosmetics by Tom Ford. I definitely want to though. It’s on my list.

    I’ve been addicted to Dior for a while. I cross paths with a cosmetic counter with Dior. something gets purchased. Every time I go to Sephora, a lipstick, gloss, something…. Thank god Tom Ford is more difficult for me to access as Neiman Marcus is 30-40 min from my house. If I lived near there, I’d be in more trouble.

    • Sandyxo
      26th May 2015 / 8:08 am

      I’m a sucker for Dior packaging and design too. I have purchased some items from the Tie Dye collection. But Tom Ford is truly on a different level. I hesitate to encourage you…it’s an addiction that there’s no rehab for:) I’m binge-reading your posts this morning…love them!xo

      • 26th May 2015 / 8:36 am

        oh you are fueling a fire here! LOL. You know, it’s interesting, I don’t buy Chanel. I would like to try more Guerlain. And of course Tom Ford. Dior I just keep doing it. Not just makeup. I like purses and shoes too. But I’ve stayed away for a while. I can do far less harm to my marriage with a 60.00 palette than a purse. LOL (so, really I’ve been good)

  6. 26th May 2015 / 10:30 am

    Hi Sandy! I couldn’t believe how fast this one sold out last year! LOL Thank goodness they made it permanent though! Haha!
    The natural, everyday look you created looks lovely on you! ?
    Lots of xx, Annie | Annie’s Beauty

    PS: you definitely won’t resist another TF lovely product! Believe me! I should know! ???

    • Sandyxo
      27th May 2015 / 10:31 am

      Oh Annie you bad Enabler:) Can you believe Reallyree has posted TF Autumn 2015 overview already! I should have started saving last month hahaha xo

      • 27th May 2015 / 1:08 pm

        haha! I probably should’ve do that as well! LOL
        nope, I haven’t seen that preview yet lovely, but I did saw some bits on Instagram! what are those new blushers? creams? need to check that asap! 😉
        lots of xx

  7. 26th May 2015 / 11:47 am

    So pretty! The swatches are gorgeous <3

    • Sandyxo
      27th May 2015 / 10:31 am

      It is beautiful!xo

  8. 26th May 2015 / 12:26 pm

    What a stunning palette! All your Tom ford posts are such a bad influence on me, I want to buy them all haha!

    • Sandyxo
      27th May 2015 / 10:29 am

      Hahaha I’m sure you wallet will hate me! Have a fab day!xo

      • 27th May 2015 / 12:29 pm

        Haha I know! Thanks 🙂 you too!

  9. 26th May 2015 / 3:18 pm

    Great post Sandy. Oh my gosh the color swatches are gorgeous, I need this in my life. Hahaha! And the shades looks so pretty on you xo

    • Sandyxo
      27th May 2015 / 10:28 am

      Thank you! you do need it in you life hahaha

  10. 26th May 2015 / 8:20 pm

    I love the look of TF eyeshadow quads. Gorgeous colours and i want silvered topaz so much. I will eventually buy it lol

    • Sandyxo
      27th May 2015 / 10:27 am

      Buy buy lol I’m not sure about the quality of the other quads but Nude Dip is super!xo

      • 27th May 2015 / 10:49 am

        They all get great write ups Sandy. You’ll make me bankrupt soon ? xx

  11. 26th May 2015 / 11:49 pm

    I love love love this! I never buy palettes because for me it is a waste of money since I wouldn’t use all of the shades. This one I would totally use! Love it!

    • Sandyxo
      27th May 2015 / 10:06 am

      I like buying single eyeshadows but I find it so fussy to try and get them out to finish a look:) This palette is divine!xo

  12. 27th May 2015 / 7:30 pm

    I love it when a quad is versatile, don’t you?

    Great pics and explanations. I have yet to see a Tom Ford product in person but you definitely have me drooling over this!

  13. 14th June 2015 / 8:12 pm

    My god that palette I want it so bad!! Wish I had bought it earlier … Love your blog <3

    Sam|| Beautydetour

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