Monday, May 21, 2012

MAC Taupe Lipstick

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!!!


meginka118 said...

In my opinion you are winter, true or dark (deep), because you look tired in warm color.

Anonymous said...

I find as a true autumn mac taupe isn't the best on me, so maybe it's because it's more of a dark autumn colour?

Sabira said...

I love MAC Taupe - it is my perfect lipstic color - I am an autumn too. And yes, there is nothing about the real grey brown "taupe"