Taupe is one of those colours that many people probably by-pass because of the name or have the wrong impression about the colour. There is nothing 'taupe' about 'Taupe' in my opinion. It is the most stunning reddish-golden brown shade and I am so happy that it belongs to the True Autumn palette. It is often described as a deep autumn shade and perhaps its the ideal 'cross-over' colour, but there is no doubt that True Autumns can lay claim to this lipstick as well - check it out:
I wanted to create a makeup look where I used Taupe as a natural lipcolour surrounded by golds and bronze shades. I started with primer, St. Moritz tined moisturizer by NARS, Laura Mecier secret camouflage #4, MAC's Gold Deposit as a face powder and Refined Golden Bronzer as a contour blush shade. I then applied Make Up For Ever #54 eyeshadow in Copper as a blush shade and used NARS Silent Night eyeshadow as a highlight. I also used Silent night as an eyeshadow base and applied NARS Bengali from the lid into the crease. I then used a fluffy eyeshadow brush to blend MAC's Woodwinked into Bengali. I used Teddy eyeliner and smudged Bengali into the upperlashline before finishing with a coat of black-brown mascara. I applied Taupe lipstick as my finishing touch:
If you're looking for a deeper natural shade to compliment your warm skintone, Taupe is definitely a colour to try - it works so well with the rich gold and bronze shades of the True Autumn palette!!!