Taupe is a funny one. You can say 'lilac' and everyone instantly knows the colour you're referring to, not so with taupe. So to be clear the taupe I'm looking for is more grey than brown, more cool than warm and more purple undertones rather than red. This is where you all come in. I need some taupe recommendations. These are the shadows I currently have that are close to what I'm looking for;
|Annabelle Haute Chocolate Trio; Youngblood mineral shadow in Haze;|
NARS Ashes to Ashes
Annabelle Youngblood NARS
The Annabelle trio is called Haute Chocolate, but the lighter shades are more taupe than chocolate. The swatch above is of the lightest color in the trio, and it is close to what I'm looking for. I think if the light and the medium colors in this trio were mixed, it might be just right. This is a matte shade but not chalky, easy to apply and affordable, it's just a little too light & I don't want to always have to blend the shadows.
The Youngblood is a new purchase for me, as some of you may remember from last week. I do love this shadow but I think it's a better crease color than all over lid color. As you can see it's much darker than the other two and has a slightly red undertone. Bring this shade down a little and it would be just right.
NARS Ashes to Ashes is the one I had the highest hopes for in my taupe quest. I do like it but it's got shimmer in it, and needs a few coats to show up on my eyes. The more you add, the more shimmery it gets. This makes it just a little too much for me, for an everyday look. I do wear it on my lids during the day, but I always need a matte shadow to tone it down a bit. It also tends toward brown more than grey, which is likely hard to see here.
So there is where I'm at. I need your help and suggestions to help me in my quest. I'd like to see if I can find that one perfect taupe that could be my go to no brainer everyday color. So please let me know your taupe favourites or taupe suggestions!