I really love this colour, it suits me so well!
Tried Satin Taupe for the first time today after having it for two weeks. It looks really plain in the pan but on the lids its an amazing multi-tasker! Mac Shale is a soft mauve and Satin Taupe is similar but more vibrant....a nice smokey purple colour with more shimmer than Shale but not too much.
Combos that work:
-Satin Taupe (lids), Wedge (crease) + Sketch (outer V) for a smokey eye finish.
-Satin taupe (outer V), Swish (inner lid) + Wedge (crease) for a daytime look.
Everytime I wear it I wanna post how much I love this shadow because it is such a gorgeous colour. I'm a cool-toned NC40 for reference.
Really, really, really love this product. It truly is a beautiful color that completes my medium olive-toned skin. Can be wore with a dramatic eye as well as a go to day look.
I recently started using this for my everyday look. I use Paint Pot in Painterly as a base and blend this through my crease and a bit above. Finish it off with a little MAC Soft and Gentle on my lids and the inner corner of my eye and voila, my eye shadow look is done for the day.
I do a not too dramatic cat eye with my mascara, and people wonder how long it took me to do my eye makeup. I think the key is, it's beautiful pigment as well as how easy it is to blend. Will repurchase time and time again.
It took me a while to make the decision to purchase this eyeshadow. I was apprehensive about purschasing this because the color looked grey, and I don't really care for grey shadows. I read the reviews and most were favorable. Satin Taupe was also included on the list of the best MAC shadows for dark skin women (i.e African American women). after struggling with the idea for months i bought it and I love it. It has a frost finish, goes on smoothly, and looks fabulous. It has a brownish plummy gray tone to it. For reference, I am an N9, and I mix it with NC50. In Matchmaster I am a 7.5. if that helps as far as determining my skintone. I paired it with MAC Saddle as my transition color, MAC Antiqued in my crease and Anastasia Beverly Hills Black Diamond (Lavish Palette) in my outer v. This eyeshadow will get much use from me.
I really enjoy this eyeshadow. Great texture and perfect pigmentation. Use naked lunch all over lid, nylon on brow bone and satin taupe in the crease for an easy look. My only complaint is sometimes the plastic part of the packaging comes loose in my makeup bag.
On me, it pulls more grey, but it's so soft and silky and it blends out so well. It's perfect on the lid blended or in the crease, It lasts all day on me with minor fading on the edges. It's a great shade to have in your stash if you like neutral colours.
I have this & MAC Woodwinked on heavy rotation! ST was 1 of my very 1st MAC purchases from the MAC Pro Store in downtown KC, MO when I was at a horse show coz my mom (& dad) had explored downtown coz of our hotel & my mom came back all excited to tell me about this gr8 makeup store! I had the MUAs there completely make me over & ST was 1 of my purchases. That was so long ago! I recently repurchased this from "my" city's MAC counter & was bombarded by old memories (good & bad), well long story short it's still a gr8 color! Looks gr8 w any outfits or lip colors or occasions. The color is a lovely brown-beige-hint of purple & many times I will only wear 1 e/s color at a time & ST is wonderful to wear solo w some black eyeliner & lipstick. Highly rec'd, I can also see why this would be such a cult favorite & have such a popularity coz I could see it being very flattering to many eye colors & complexions. It's a decent sized pan for its price but it is expensive; but it's such a complex color (typical of MAC! They are the epitome of complex colors of eyes or lips!), I would def repurchase this & rec it to anybody who likes colors that may not be exactly ordinary on 1st glance. I like to think of it as an investment, in that u could buy 3 or 4 DS e/s or a couple quads or one MAC e/s & I would rather have the MAC one good 1 than 8 mediocre ones n then end up buying the MAC anyways later. I wish I had more MAC makeup, but I dearly cherish my small few prized precious collection & I have fun adding to it when i can indulge.
I completely forgot about this eyeshadow until I just saw it on the featured page. this was my HG eyeshadow for years I would always repurchase until I started wearing a matte on my crease and shimmer on my lid. such a pretty shimmery purple toned ash brown love it in my crease with sin on my lid i'm NC20 for reference.
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- Jordana "Over The Taupe"
- CoverGirl "Tapestry Taupe" - more shimmer
- L'Oreal HiP "Sassy" - warmer
- L'Oreal Infallible "Bronzed Taupe" - more shimmer
- NYX "Root Beer"
- NYX "Iced Mocha"
- ELF Custom Eyes "Moondust"
- Inglot "Pearl 402"
- Silk Naturals "Mink"
- Wet n Wild Color Icon "Nutty" - lighter, warmer
Don't fall for the hype, Satin Taupe does NOT suit everyone! It makes my blue grey eyes look dull, and the purple-grey undertone matches my undereye circles, so when I wear this I look REALLY tired and ill with dull, bruised looking eyes.
Lots of people have good memories of wearing this they were young and free but I don't think it the frosty finish flatters many people over 25. One of my friends spent a lot on MAC and thinks Satin Taupe looks hot on her but I think the frosty finish highlights her wrinkles and makes her look tired and old. I actually think soft plums and browns in satins and mattes flatter her more.
To see the proof, go to the photo #16 above, the one with the swatches on the back of someones hand. Look at how wrinkly her hand looks with the Satin Taupe swatch on it?? Then compare with how smooth and fine the Haux satin swatch looks below it! Haux looks so much more youthful!
I cannot believe I haven't reviewed this yet! This is a wonderful color for everyone to have. I have had this for about 5 years. The same eyeshadow single. I pull it out from time to time and am wowed by how great it looks on me. I am NW45 for reference and I can wear it alone on my lid or in a smokey eye. Love this for work as it is the perfect subdued frost. Always line my eyes with a kohl when wearing this. Again, everyone should have this color.