Tom Ford Beauty Moonlit Violet Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palette is a new palette that appears to exclusive to Nordstrom at this time. It includes four eyeshadows, one highlighter, and one sculpting powder. The eyeshadows were the stars of the palette; the formula here felt extra-smooth, more finely-milled and “melty” when applied to lids, which gave them a more seamless look. The highlighter/sculpting powder were decent to good but felt a bit denser/firmer. I would have loved to have seen the eyeshadows released as a standalone quad with the highlighter/sculpting powders released as as a duo.
Moonlit Violet Highlight
Moonlit Violet Highlight is a pale, warm white with more of a translucent base and a metallic shimmer that shifted from gold to pink. Per the brand, it’s supposed to be “ultra-sheer,” though it was more medium coverage, that was buildable, than “ultra-sheer.” The texture was smooth, dense without being overly firm, and blendable, but you’ll want to use a moderately-dense brush to pick up an even amount of product. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading.
Moonlit Violet #1
Moonlit Violet #1 is a darker, dirty beige with moderate, warm undertones and slightly cooler, silver and gold shimmer and micro-sparkle that gave it a metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation applied dry as well as damp, though the latter applied it more smoothly with a stronger sheen. The texture was soft, incredibly finely-milled, which made it feel almost cream-like, and the eyeshadow blended out beautifully on bare skin. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.
Moonlit Violet #2
Moonlit Violet #2 is a light mauve with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation applied dry and more semi-opaque coverage applied with a dampened brush (or fingertip), which was buildable. The texture felt soft and smooth to the touch, despite being fairly sparkly. It applied evenly and blended out with ease without being prone to fallout. This shade lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably but had a touch of fallout over time.
Moonlit Violet #3
Moonlit Violet #3 is a soft black with neutral-to-warm undertones and fine gold and plum pearl, which gave it more of a satin sheen when applied. It had good color coverage when applied with a dry brush but was fully opaque if applied with a dampened brush. It had a finely-milled, silk-like texture–creamy, smooth but not overly dense–without any powderiness. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading.
Moonlit Violet #4
Moonlit Violet #4 is a muted, medium-dark purple with subtle, warm undertones and a pearl finish. The consistency felt smooth to the touch, finely-milled and almost cream-like but very lightweight and thin. The eyeshadow had good pigmentation applied wet as well as dry with dampened application yielding a more intense sheen and truly full coverage. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.
Moonlit Violet Sculpt
Moonlit Violet Sculpt is a medium-dark, reddish-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The powder had a firmer consistency–dense without being powdery–that picked up best with a moderately-dense, more flat-topped brush for richer coverage. For those who prefer sheerer or more buildable coverage, more typical brushes (less-dense) suited the formula fine. This shade lasted nicely for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.