Bloom with TOM FORD Eye Color Quad – African Violet: Review, Swatches & Makeup Look

TOM FORD Eye Color Quad African Violet

TOM FORD eye quads have been one of my most prized possessions in my makeup collection. I don’t have many – just two – because it’s not easy to captivate my heart especially since I work with so many colours and textures daily. I’ve had <Cocoa Mirage> for a couple of years now and was thinking of adding another quad to my TOM FORD beauty collection but wasn’t very compelled until I met <African Violet>.

<African Violet> consists of four opulent complementing shades for anyone to achieve multiple looks, from a bold, smokey eye, to a sexy slash of colour. The reason why I couldn’t shake this palette off my mind was because of the gorgeous orchid purple shade that stood out! I knew I had to get it after weeks of contemplating.


About the Palette

Formulated with advanced colour processes, the palette – or rather, all of TOM FORD’s eye quads – feature four luxurious shades. <African Violet> has got four different finishes, from sheer sparkle to satin, shimmer, and matte – all of which provide a spectrum of intensity for you to work with. I love how these pigments have incredible shade fidelity – they swatch exactly like how they look and stay really well on the lids throughout the day.


(I love the gold accent – it makes it so luxurious!)


The 4 shades in the palette are:

  • #1 – orchid purple/pink with a pearly sheen
  • #2 – soft warm copper with gold micro-shimmer
  • #3 – satin medium brown with fine gold shimmer
  • #4 – bright burnt orange with pink and gold micro-shimmer

And here are the corresponding swatches! I did a #ParadeofSwatches as usual, but this time round with the illustration of African violets – I mean, that’s the name of the palette right? 😉

(#ParadeofSwatches with African violets capturing the 4 shades)

The Texture

In terms of texture, I love how luxurious creamy they swatch and applied with a brush, except for shade #2. Shade #2 adheres to the skin much better when applied with fingers.

Makeup Look

I personally am into vibrant summery eyeshadows recently, hence <African Violet> is right up my alley at this moment! I love how all 4 shades are complementary to one another and you can either use 1, 2, 3 or even all 4 shades to create a sophisticated makeup look. Here’s how I used all 4 shades to create my summer date-out look.



I hope you enjoyed this short review on the palette and let me know what else should I explore from TOM FORD’s Eye Quad range! I am thinking of <Honeymoon> next, should I?

TOM FORD Eye Quad <African Violet> retails for SGD127 at TOM FORD counters in TANGS Orchard and Sephora stores and online.


Create yourself and be gorgeous!
XOXO, Roanna.

Disclaimer: Product was purchased by my own means. The above review is based on my true, honest opinion and experience, without influence from others or the brand. I am NOT affiliated to nor compensated by the brand.

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