Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Rocaille Swatches: Ten Taupe Eyeshadows

Taupe is probably the shade I'm most drawn to in eyeshadow, and I have amassed quite a collection. All taupe eyeshadows that I own seem unique to me, obviously, but I guess you could find some approximate dupes below and save yourself some pennies. I've tried to make the photos as color accurate as possible for you, and I think they turned out pretty close. Enjoy!

Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in Skinny Jeans (on the right) is obviously not a taupe; what was I thinking?

1. Barry M Dazzle Dust in 'Mushroom' (no. 51): a frosty medium taupe purple (more photos here).
2. Wet'n'Wild Lid Shade from the 'Silent Treatment' trio: a pearly cool medium taupe purple.
3. Wet'n'Wild Lid Shade from the 'We're Blasting Off' Limited Edition 'Dream Weavers' Collection trio: a pearly light to medium taupe lilac (more photos here and an eye look here).

4. MAC Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow in 'Satin Taupe': a pearly medium to dark purplish taupe.
5. Inglot Pearl Eyeshadow in no. 402: a pearly medium silvery taupe (more photos here).
6. e.l.f. Custom Eyeshadow in 'Moondust': a satin medium brown taupe (more photos here).
7. Accessorize Taupe Shade from the 'High Maintenance' Baked Duo: a shimmery medium to dark silvery taupe (more photos here).

8. Urban Decay Shimmer/Metallic Eyeshadow in 'Toasted': a shimmery rosy brown with a tinge of taupe (ok, maybe not really).
9. Cover Girl Eye Enhancers Single Eyeshadow in 'Tapestry Taupe': a shimmery light to medium taupe silver with silver glitter.
10. Urban Decay Eyeshadow in 'Sidecar' from the Naked Palette: a shimmery medium golden taupe with silver glitter.

Well, I hope this was helpful, or at least fun to some of you like-minded taupe fanatics! What is your favorite taupe eyeshadow?


  1. Currently I'm partial to Chanel's Illusoire from their fall collection... It is such a great complex taupe-grey-purple shimmery shade... it will be a fall fave :)

  2. I've heard a lot about Satin Taupe, seems to be quite popular! My current favorite taupe eyeshadow is Too Faced Sitcom Siren (:

  3. @Lucy: I've heard so much about these shadows... but Chanel is soo bad for my wallet :)

    @GABY: I think Satin Taupe is one of MAC's best-selling eyeshadows, and in my opinion it deserves that status! Believe it or not, I haven't tried anything from Too Faced yet :) x

  4. Taupe is probably my favorite color just because it's so easy for everyday wear!
    I also have e.l.f. moondust and the silent treatment trio. I rotate between them everyday! :)

  5. so pretty I love taupe colors!!

  6. Gorgeous post! The pinky-purple taupes #1-4 are catching my eye lately. I'm surprised at the color Satin Taupe leans on your skin. It can looks so different on different skin. I think NARS Ashes to Ashes would fit in quite nicely with your set =)

  7. HOW DID I MISS THIS POST?! (Clearly, I need to spend more time reading blogs. And less time sleeping!)

    Lusting after Mushroom and Silent Treatment - they both look so pretty :o) But I feel like I need to cut myself off from taupes, at least for a little while! Show a bit of self-restraint. Or something. :P

  8. @Dovey: Thanks for the recommendation, love! I have to confess that I don't own any NARS products... It's so hard to resist.

    @Rae: Great minds think alike, my dear :) I know what you mean, as much as I love my taupes, how many can you have? There's really not much difference between some of them!

  9. I loooooove CoverGirl's Tapestry Taupe! Do you like it? PS please follow me on my new beauty blog: