lovely product from Maybelline! really beautiful color for daytime, great color pay off and not expensive at all! love
This is what I wanted MAC Satin Taupe to be. I think Maybelline has improved the quality of its makeup line since I was a teenager and this eyeshadow proves that.
It's a nice, neutral true taupe shade that I can wear for a simple everyday look. It does have a slight shimmer but nothing over the top. The texture is soft and applies without being chalky or powdery.
The staying power is impressive (using an eye primer) without fading or creasing. Bravo Maybelline! The price is right too.
I can't wait to try the other shades.
perfect for an every day look great quality for the price
This is a highly pigmented and long wearing cool leaning taupe, more grey than brown. Very versatile color. It reminds me of a Burberry color I swatched but did not purchase. Classy and pretty. I would definitely repurchase if something happened to this one or I ran out. The quality is very impressive. It is buttery but not powdery so it blends well but does not migrate where it does not belong.
I picked this up at Walmart last week, along with Nutmeg, for they looked like great everyday neutral shadows that I could just throw on without putting a lot of effort in. God knows I have lots of taupes but this one looked like it wouldn't be too shimmery/sparkly and was cheap. Let me tell you, the quality isn't cheap at all! This would suit women of all ages for the shimmer is very subtle which was exactly what I was needing. It's also a little cooler toned than most of my taupes which also makes it a winner. It has good pigmentation and looks great with a matte brown, such as nutmeg in the crease, or on it's own. I remember when Maybelline shadows were really crappy but they have totally stepped up their game. Don't hesitate to get this one.
*EDIT* (9-23-13) This is such a great product and I've been using it almost everyday. This wears like iron too. I did a look with my Urban Decay naked palette a few days ago and it creased like crazy by the end of the day....this has never creased on me. I use Avon's eye primer btw.
I purchased this shade based on the MUA reviews, but Tastefully Taupe did not look on me as I'd hoped. The shade is a very cool looking greyish-brown in the pan, but when I applied it, it looked a little bronzy. :( I have a difficult time finding taupes that flatter my skin tone. I also purchased Silken Taupe, which is a little lighter and looks similar to Tastefully Taupe in the pan, but looks completely different when worn. Silken Taupe compliments my skin tone.
Despite the color not being what I wanted, I am impressed with the quality. As far as pigment and longevity are concerned, this eyeshadow delivers.
Just bought this Maybelline Expert Wear Single in Tastefully Taupe yesterday and I just love the color and finish. I'm a big fan of taupes and satin-finish eye shadows. I initially bought this shade because I thought it was a dupe of the "lid" color in the Natural Smokes Quad (also from Maybelline) but it is a lighter shade and more satiny. I have only swatched it on my back on my hand so no word as to how good this shade will be on my actual face or whether it will stay crease-free on my oily eyelids during my 8 hour shifts, but so far I am definitely loving the color payoff to price ratio. :]
I own a lot of eyeshadow but not very many taupes...just getting into this shade now. I debated between this and CG Tapestry Taupe but this one looked like the more interesting of the two. It's a pretty satiny medium/mid toned grey taupe. I'm warm/neut-warm (NC25-30) and while most of the reviews for this are from cooler toned ladies it Will work and flatter those of us w/ warmer tones too. It's a great easy but polished look. I may pick up Tapestry Taupe yet per the review below who recommends pairing them together. Retails for a little over $3 (@ Walmart). I find staying power to be good but I do use a base for all my e/s (MAC Soft Ochre paint pot).
More and more, I am wondering if it's really necessary to pay top dollar for eyeshadows when there are products like this available for less than $5 (and that's Canadian). I'd been eyeing this shadow for some time since my mission in life (besides finding the world's most perfect concealer) is to own every taupe shadow in creation. So I picked it up a while ago on sale. The packaging is pretty cheap and tacky looking but the shadow itself is such a winner - a lovely soft taupe with a gentle shimmer. It's not super dark (not along the lines of Chanel Taupe Grise or MAC Satin Taupe) but I don't think it was meant to be. It's more a silvery taupe that is fairly subtle though I'm sure that with a slightly dark base under it, it would deepen up for a more high impact effect. But this is just such a perfect shade for a quick and easy every day work look - Painterly Paint Pot all over and Tastefully Taupe worked into the lid gives a natural look with a bit of definition so you look polished but not make up. With this on the lid, maybe something a bit darker in the crease (or not - this can work fine lid-to-crease) and some black liner, you're good to go for a slightly more "made up" eye. Really a great value and, as much as I love high end products, companies like Wet n Wild, L'Oreal and Maybelline are making me wonder just how much "better" the high end brands really are.
I can't really put into words how happy I was to find this product! I originally bought it to replace the lid colour in my Natural Smokes quad when it ran out - but it's actually SO much better than the quad colour! I have a cool-tone skin and most taupes and natural colours look too warm/red on my skin, but this was surprisingly perfect - not too shimmery either, so I can wear it day or night.
I use it over bare lids with some liner and mascara and the pigmentation is great.This is now my go-to lid colour - I honestly don't need anything else!