The Eye Color Quad and Eye Defining Pencil applied. I deliberately didn't use a base to see how the shadows perform without one. I got good colour pay off without having to work hard for it, and Silvered Topaz gives me a buildable and smokeable taupe eye without effort. I used the grey taupe shimmer shade all over my lid, the brown taupe shimmer in my crease, the matte mauve brown in the outer corner of my mobile lid and taken into the crease, and the golden sparkle shade over the silver grey taupe in the middle and inner corner of my mobile lid.
The texture of these eyeshadows reminds me most closely of Suqqu, Addiction by Ayako or (old style) Shu Uemura. The combinations are undeniably Tom Ford; tastefully glamorous in a very grown up way. The individual eyeshadows themselves aren't anything you couldn't find in other good quality lines, but the combinations are put together very well indeed. I found on my normal to dry eyelids the eyeshadows lasted well, and still looked good at 8 o'clock in the evening after applying at 9 o'clock in the morning.
Is it worth £62? Well, Suqqu is £40 for 8g, so the price is on a par gram for gram (the Tom Ford quads are 10g). The quads are only worth the money if you know you'll use every colour in them though; if you don't like sparkle I'd pass on this one and get one of the neutral quads without a sparkle shade. I love Silvered Topaz and will be putting another of the quads on my Christmas list.
Picture of my complete face, also with Wicked Cheek Color applied. I've used a fairly light hand (and my trusty Shu Uemura 20 brush) to apply, but the pigment is nicely translucent so doesn't overcook, even though it's a vivid rose.
Ingredients of the Cheek Color for Replica.