The Wonderful World of Taupe (eyeshadow, that is)

I don’t have a whole lot of words for you today – just some pretty pictures. I’m really obsessed with taupey eyeshadows right now, so I pulled out a half dozen of my favorites so you can see how they compare. After all, I know for a fact I’m not the only one on an endless quest for the perfect taupe.

Taupe Eyeshadows

Taupe eyeshadows

1. Burberry Complete Eye Palette Pink Taupe – leans just a little bit mossy, and it’s one of the few shades that I haven’t really seen a dupe for.

2. Laura Mercier Topaz (available as a single) – a bit silvery with a nice sheen

3. Laura Mercier Bamboo (available as a single) – maybe a little too golden to call taupe, but I love it enough that I had to throw it in

4. Burberry Rosewood – just a tinge of a purple-y undertone

5. Dior Fusion Mono Mirage – maybe the perfect eye contouring shade

6. Hourglass Suede Duo (darker shade) – the taupiest of them all


What’s your favorite taupe eyeshadow? (Trick question – I know you can’t pick just one)



  1. Jillian

    April 18, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Le Metier de Beaute’s “Corinthian” or Addiction’s “Flashback”… It’s true, you really can’t pick just one.

    Thank you so much for the lipstick– I just got back home and I LOVE IT!

    1. Nikki

      April 18, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      Welp, now I’m off to look those up! I’m so glad you like the lipstick :-)

  2. Jeannie

    April 18, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    I have a NYX eyeshadow trio called Rock and Roll and the middle shade is a gorgeous taupe that is supposed to be a dupe for MAC’s Satin Taupe!

    1. Nikki

      April 19, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      I’ll have to check that out! Satin Taupe is so pretty, but I really don’t like the formula of MAC eyeshadows.

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