I don't agree with those who say this isn't pigmented enough. I fell asleep with it on, woke up today, and it was still on! (I know, it's bad that I forgot to take off my eye makeup. Whoops.) I also didn't even use primer before I put it on. Considering I have very oily skin, that's saying something. It's a pretty brownish/grayish color and it runs at about $3.50 at drugstores. For the price and the color payoff, you really can't beat it. A great everyday color. My only complaint is that it's very shimmery and I prefer a more matte finish for daytime. Overall I'd purchase again.
I love this shadow! I bought it originally because I had the Shimmering Sands 3 shadow palette and ran out of the middle color and didn't want to waste what was left of the darker brown and the light pink shade by purchasing another palette. TT was the closest match I could find, but still not exact. It looks better, in my opinion, with the rest of the SS palette! I pack it on my lid with a flat eye brush, and then run the darker brown in my crease up to my brow bone as well as under my eyes, then I use the lightest shade right under my brow and in my tear duct.
I have actually worn this shadow alone on my lid and under my eyes with just mascara and it's still gorgeous. If I'm ever short on time getting ready, this is my go-to color. I'll always keep one in my makeup box.
I did notice that they changed the packaging, I hope they didn't change the formula for this shadow! If so I'll probably have to splurge on MAC's taupe. Womp womp.
I picked this up after hearing so many good reviews, but unfortunately I had the same experience as the previous reviewer. I have the new packaging, and can get NO color at all to show up, even with using my finger or a sponge tip applicator to try to pack it on. Seriously Cover Girl? One of the few eyeshadows that people consistently spoke highly about, and you had to go change it? I'm NC40 for reference.
I really wanted to love this,seeing all the raving reviews I thought how could I go wrong? but there is no pigmentation I mean I'm fair really fair and I can not even build this color up. Now I'd like to mention that I did notice that the packaging on mine is more square and has COVERGIRL printed on the lid and not the usual CG, so perhaps they reformulated it? There is no way I can get this to look like the picture above even with a million layers and using a primer. Too bad, I love a bargain!!
This is my very favorite eye shadow all-over every-day-color. It goes on smooth and silky and the color has just the right amount of nude and shimmer qualities that it can go all over the lid and be slightly built up in the crease for a neutral and yet polished look. This is one of the only eye shadows I own that I am willing to wear without any other eye shadow color. If you want to intensify it, just add a little black to your crease. I highly recommend this. Please just don't buy them all. I am almost hitting pan and will need another soon. :)
Comparing this to the lightest shade in Clinique`s Double Date duo, this is a perfect colour match twin. I did a split face experiment of my own, with one on each side. The colour is identical!
It is the shimmer that sets it apart. TT is WAY more shimmery than DD. DD is a satin matte, while this is quite shimmery.
If I didn`t have Double Date, I`d be buying this again for sure. Because my aging lids are rather crepe textured, the shimmer in this accentuates them a bit, but not too terribly badly, not like other shimmer shadows (eg Cover Girl Champagne, MAC Shroom).
So if your lids are aging like mine, this is one to try, and the price is right. If you find the shimmer hard to take, then consider the Clinique version which includes a slightly darker contour shade in the Double Date duo. It will cost a bit more, but you may appreciate having both.
Carmindy recommended Tapestry Taupe for the 50 plus crowd in her book The Five Minute Face.
It blends well, lasts all day and doesn`t crease. I hate the container, but for the price, it`s good enough. Cover Girl`s foam applicators are scratchy and rough. For the eye area, it`s worth buying better applicators. Maybelline and Clinique both use a softer foam.
It is a true neutral, good for warm or cool complexions, and I can see it lighting up the eyes of anyone with grey hair. I have red hair, and green eyes and it looks good on me too.
I highly recommend either French Vanilla single by Cover Girl or Maybelline`s Linen single in the tear duct area with Tapestry Taupe. French Vanilla is a satin, not quite a matte, not a shimmer. It is a touch chalky and doesn`t blend as easily as Maybelline`s Linen which is an easy blending matte.
This eye shadow is okay not as awesome as I was lead to believe.It looks like so many different colors depends on how much color you pack on.Just not enough pigment for my liking.
Okay, I love this shade, for TWO reasons:
1.) This is just a beautiful neutral color, great for every day, and it can easily be smoked up for night with usng a little black on the outer corner or whatever you want to do.
2.) This is my go-to contouring shade for my face. I am very pale, with a cool undertone, so using a bronzer for contouring is just out of the question, unless I want it to look like I smeared poop on my face. I have one of these for my eyes and one reserved for my face. Even though the shade is shimmery, when I apply it on my face, it doesn't shimmer, just gives a very, very natural contour look, and it's the perfect shade for my skin.
Really lovely everyday eyeshadow. I depotted this into a zpalette, hence the low rating as I just hated the cheap looking packaging. I wear this all over the lid most days, and find it a nice neutral which is lifted by the slight shimmer. Very work appropriate. .
I was on the hunt for a nice taupe eyeshadow, since I didn't have one in my collection. Originally I was going to get NARS Ashes to Ashes, but that one is so expensive, so I thought to myself, 'Hey, I'm gonna try Covergirl Tapestry Taupe and see how that works!" and I'm so glad I did. It has decent pigmentation and it shows up well on my fair skin and green eyes, and isn't too dark or overwhelming for me. This does require a couple of layers to really show up, but I actually like that since I'm fair and I hate really dark eyeshadow. Also, it's only like $3. Very versatile as this works for the crease and/or for all over the lid. Usually I'm a high-end snob when it comes to eyeshadow, but I certainly do not regret buying this!