Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Top Taupes!

I figured it's high time I posted some swatches of my favourite taupe eyeshadows, seeing as how the colour is my blog's namesake!! Although nail art has been (and probably will continue to be) more of a focus on this blog lately, makeup is still a big part of my life and is still a part of this blog!

So without further ado, here are my favourite taupes, the ones I use again and again (and again)!

From L-R:
  • Urban Decay Sidecar - lovely shimmery taupe with slight red undertones and some gold glitter flecks.
  • CoverGirl Tapestry Taupe - awesome drugstore taupe, a little less pigmented but over a base it shows up nicely and has a gorgeous subtle sheen.
  • NYX Iced Mocha - a loose pearl pigment, extremely shimmery and dramatic! Blends out like a dream though.
  • Sephora 5-in-1 Color Play Palette, shades 2, 12 and 27 - 2 is a great dark smoky taupe, awesome in the crease or for one of my favourite evening looks, the taupe smoky eye! 12 is a slightly lighter but still mid-toned taupe, I use this one a lot in the crease for day looks to add depth. 27 is a slightly warmer taupe that has almost rose-gold tones in it, very pretty!
All of these beauties get heavy rotation in my makeup routine - how about you guys? Do you have any of these colours? Love or hate? Any other great taupes you can recommend? One can never have enough!!


  1. I don't have any of the colors you showed, but I do use this beautiful Maybelline taupe eye shadow almost every day.

  2. Gorgeous shades.. I don't own any of those.. Sidecar looks stunning..

    I love MAC's Satin Taupe and another great taupe is Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in taupe.. It's matte and looks SO boring but when I apply it to the crease, it honestly transforms my eyes in a very natural way.. Hard to explain but I did do a post on it if you're interested..

  3. My favorite taupe is currently Too Faced Sitcome Siren x

  4. @ Sandra - do you know what the colour is called? I'll keep an eye out for it!

    @ Delyteful Speaks - Satin Taupe is one of those I've been meaning to try forever, I always hear about it!! And I sure need some matte taupes in my life!

    @ G A B Y - I love Too Faced stuff! Don't own any yet but my eye has been on their palettes, I'll have to check that out!

  5. Oooh I love them all, such gorgeous shades. Sidecar is one of my favourites too, except on me it comes out more gold than taupe hence I didn't put it in my taupe list. Great favourites, and thanks for the heads up about this post!


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