#30in30 MAC Taupe

IMG_5636Remember when I spoke about ‘taupe’ in this post? Well this was the let down I was referring to. I get that this will look different against skintones darker than mine (ie: all skintones) but I don’t get taupe from this AT ALL. It’s a warm, reddish brown.. taupe to me is a cool, greigey colour.. is it just me? I mean I know it’s subjective but if you’re going to call a pink lipstick fuchsia it should BE fuchsia.. taupe is a little harder to nail down but still.. it doesn’t even bear a resemblance to their eyeshadow of a similar name.


IMG_5637Initially I wasn’t keen on this shade on me but I think it’s just my hair.. if I go darker I can see it looking really on trend/90s with a neutral smoky eye, something Amanda Peet would have worn in One Fine Day.. it could work. It’s definitely unlike anything else I have in my collection and I’m trying to choose more unique shades – especially if they’re a little pricier – so although it’s not an instant favourite it doesn’t feel like a total waste and I think it might be one I reach for in the cooler months.. cue me running out to buy a box of chocolate brown hair dye.. somebody STOP me (said like The Mask) ..I might need to update my references/watch some new movies..

Miss BB



  1. Amaal Mahdi
    10 July, 2015 / 11:24 pm

    Hey! I think it looks beautiful on you! I also do agree it will look better on other skintones especially those who are darker.

  2. Tesni
    11 July, 2015 / 8:38 am

    Wikipedia says this ‘Taupe is a vague color term which may refer to almost any grayish-brown or brownish-gray, but true taupe is difficult to pinpoint as brown or gray.’

    I love the colour of that lippy but I agree it’s not taupe to me either.

  3. 11 July, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    It’s nice but I wouldn’t pay Mac prices for it! I do love the colour of your nails though, can you remember the name of the polish at all?

  4. Jodie
    11 July, 2015 / 3:54 pm

    With the flash in looks like a nice cool toned nude but without the flash it looks too brown

  5. 11 July, 2015 / 7:47 pm

    Every time I see this shade I think I need it so much! I have dirty blonde hair right now so I feel it’s the right time to try it! ( I have pale skin like you and think my light blonde wouldn’t be suited to it)

  6. 11 July, 2015 / 11:26 pm

    Gorgeous shade! Also…when did you change your hair?! Like it!

  7. Sophie
    12 July, 2015 / 1:17 am

    its a lovely colour but I’m pretty sure Avon do one pretty similar, I would check the name of it but my makeup bag is downstairs and I am in bed lol! I remember the bullet is silver and the case is a pinky colour though lol!

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