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on 6/15/2015 10:49:00 PM
More reviews by SimplePleasures
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
One of my favourite shadows and go-to's for quick makeup. After switching to cruelty-free I had to find a replacement for my beloved Covergirl Tapestry Taupe. I took the pan to Sephora and swatches to find the closest match, and this is what I left with. It's not a perfect dupe if they're side by side but you wouldn't know the difference for day-to-day wear. I can wear this all over the lid and right up into the crease with just a brow bone highlight and a little eyeliner (black or deep purple both work great) and have a natural, subtly smokey eye that brings in compliments. It makes my blue eyes pop quite nicely. It also wears well blended with other colours into the crease or outer lid. Quite versatile. Of course, UD is much better quality that CG. It's buttery soft, blends well, and lasts great with a primer. Definitely recommend for blue eyes and taupe lovers.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 3/12/2015 5:27:00 PM
More reviews by MsPsylocke
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
For me Stray Dog is one of my favorite crease colours. On me its taupey, brownie, pinkie with a hint of mauve goodness. On my cool NW20 skintone it really goes well. The formula is buttery and highly pigmented. I just have to touch my brush to the pan and it's plenty of shadow to do my crease. This looks great with Fishnet on the outer lid and Macs Shroom on the inner lid use whatever highlight you like and a little liner and I get a very clean smokey eye. This is one of my favorite shadows. I own Satin Taupe too and they both work with my skintone and green eyes. It'll last me a very long time so to me it's worth the $. If your a fan of taupes that are a little complex this is a great one to own. I see so many colours in it and it just works with practically any shadow I pair it with. Especially purples which is my favorite shade so I'm very happy about that. It's a staple in my eyeshadow arsenal. Recommended!
on 1/2/2015 7:21:00 PM
More reviews by julalg
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
If you are looking for a mid tone taupe that does not look wonky or come out as just gray, brown, or plum, this is it.Especially recommended if satin taupe did not work for you.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 7/4/2013 12:28:00 PM
More reviews by jbbendt
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine
Stray dog is the perfect neutral taupe color. For reference, I'm NC435-NC40, golden undertones. I'm always frustrated when trying to find the perfect taupe because most of them lean purple/mauve, or when they lean bronze they start looking pink-ish on my skin. Stray dog is the perfect neutral. Emphasis on neutral. It leans brown on me. Although i've seen the swatches comparing this to MAC's satin taupe, mac's leans mauve. Stray dog for me is the perfect all over the lid color that I can wear on its own to work every day without my brown eyes looking devoid of life. It has a beautiful satin finish that's not overbearing or sparkly, making it perfectly suitable for every day wear against my skin (it would probably look a lot darker on someone lighter, or lighter on someone darker, etc). I like to apply this with a tarte brush that's natural hair and fluffy but not too fluffy. I have tried to apply this with the brush that came with my urban decay naked palette and I don't like how stiff it is. it makes the eyeshadow look a lot more pigmented, which is great, but definitely too much for an office setting, so a wash of color is all I need. I am definitely buying a few more to stock up on with this one. this sucker is pigmented as all get out and will last me a while, but I'm paranoid about things getting discontinued when I fall in love with them! (that seems to be my luck).
on 10/22/2012 1:45:00 PM
More reviews by sarahmarie86
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
I just purchased it this week, and WOW I am in love! It is so buttery and creamy and blends like a dream. Although it has already been stated in many other reviews... this is what I wanted satin taupe to be. I usually prefer MAC eyeshadows to UD because I think there is just waaaaaay too much glitter and shimmer in UD e/s but this one is just perfect. This is the perfect everyday eyeshadow and it can be dressed up for night time. I used this on the lid, kid in the crease and transition, vanilla to highlight, and carbon in outer v... looked AMAZING! Would totally recommend this to anyone of any skin or eye color. http://eyeshadowaa.blogspot.com/ continued >>
on 8/26/2012 8:20:00 PM
More reviews by misanders
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
I don't know why I keep buying Urban decay when the products aren't great. This color is gorgeous!! Fell in love with the smoothness of it. But, yes big but, the eyeshadow was fading within 2 hours of wear. In an average day I have to reapply this shadow twice. For $18 each you shouldn't have to put a primer on to make these last. And because everyone is comparing this to Satin Taupe, just know Mac is cheaper and it last all day (no primer).
4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
on 6/30/2012 12:28:00 AM
More reviews by sadorange
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Stray Dog is a gorgeous shimmery taupe that has the slightest mauve undertone but the white-gold shimmer helps balance the coolness. In comparison to MAC's Satin Taupe, this is more shimmery, less mauve, and is much buttery and pigmented in comparison. Depends on the look you're going for, but I prefer Stray Dog as it brightens up my eyes better, and just looks more polished. If you're looking for a very basic taupe that you're looking to use for day and night, Stray Dog is yours. I think it would suit all skintones alike.
on 3/7/2012 11:12:00 PM
More reviews by littlenan
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I love this shadow! It's weimeraner color, stays on all day, and doesn't flake or disappear. Looks great with brown eyes and fair skin- really brings out your eyes.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 1/31/2012 1:00:00 AM
More reviews by sharmilaa
Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm
Hair: Black, Other, Coarse
Another lovely Urban Decay color it is a taupe with subtle mauve undertones light shimmer (lesser than even smog by UD), extreamly wearable by most skintones, versatile for day or night. Great for work, an evening out, party, dinner...... Unlike Satin Taupe this doesnot have any red undertones having said that I like both the colors.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 1/20/2012 10:39:00 PM
More reviews by TakenByHim
Skin: Very Dry, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This is so cool tone and the silver definitely stands out on my NC40-42 skin. It doesn't look as good on the eyes as it does on my hand. I didn't expect it to look so grey/silver. It's not flattering at all but if I try to warm it up with some brown in the outer corners, it's not as bad. I normally like Urban Decay eyeshadows but this one seems a bit less pigmented than normal too..texture is nice though. I can't compare it to Satin Taupe as I've never tried it but I wouldn't rebuy this. Caution if you are around my shade and warm.
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