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!!!

3 comments:

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"