Though I do own individual shades or duos that may be considered 'dupes' for the shades in Cognac Sable, the only quad in my possession that comes close to Cognac Sable is Chanel's Kaska Beige (now discontinued). Kaska Beige, however, is a mix of warm and cool tones whereas Cognac Sable is strictly warm. These two palettes look more similar once applied to my eyes, since both ultimately create a bronzy, smoky effect.
The golden peach shade is similar to Lancome's Kitten Heel, though the texture of TF's shadow is superior (smoother and more pigmented). I don't have anything like the glittering orange-bronze in Cognac Sable, though the base color is similar to D&G's orange-bronze in the Gold duo (one of my favorite eyeshadows of all time). The warm medium brown and deep chocolate could probably be duped by MAC or any other premiere eyeshadow brand but the texture is what makes them unique. They are matte shades with a touch of shimmer particles running through them. In the pan, they look to be cohesive but once applied to the eyes, the shimmers do sit on top of the shadows. I don't mind that look at all but many prefer shimmers that are infused into the base colors of shadows so I figured it was worth mentioning.
The eyeshadows were swatched on my bare arm but on the eyes, a primer is necessary for oily lids. I found they work best with my NARS Pro-Prime eyeshadow base. Some have found that the colors look better swatched than applied to the lid but I have discovered the more I play with this eyeshadow palette, the more I fall in love with it. The colors coordinate beautifully and I can use it to create both naturally brightened or dramatic, smoky eyes. It's now officially the one warm eyeshadow palette I will travel with. The case could have used some extra weight, but the extra large mirror is a compromise that I do not begrudge.
Here is a full-face preview of my Tom Ford Beauty Look!
Close-up of CS on my eye!
Bottom Line: Tom Ford's Cognac Sable Eye Color Quad may not change your life, but it is admittedly a gorgeous indulgence!