Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Review: MAC Eyeshadow in Satin Taupe


Back at the beginning of January, the lovely Clare from A Teenie Bit of This and That seriously lifted my January blues by telling me that I had won her giveaway to win a MAC eyeshadow in the shade of my choice! After not much deliberation, I decided to pick one of MAC's bestselling shades; Satin Taupe. This is my second MAC eyeshadow, so I am now halfway to filling my quad. (My other MAC eyeshadow is All That Glitters, which also came from Clare!)

Satin Taupe is described by MAC as "taupe with silver shimmer" and is a Frost finish. Frost finishes have an iridescent shine to them, which is especially great if you want to highlight a certain part of the eye. What I really love about Satin Taupe is that the colour is so changeable depending on how much you build up the colour. In the pan it looks very brown, but a light wash of colour on the lids and it looks more like a shimmery bronze. Build up the colour and it becomes a shimmery, grey-brown taupe, as per the above picture. This makes Satin Taupe brilliant as a day-to-night shade; apply lightly over the lids in the day and all you have to do is build up the colour in the outer corners and et voilĂ  - you have a smokey eye for the evening!

I highly recommend Satin Taupe to anyone and I can certainly understand why it's so popular. Plus the quality and pigmentation is fantastic! Thank you so much to Clare for bringing this into my life!

Have you picked up any MAC eyeshadows recently? Which shades do you love? Any recommendations for my third shade (to suit pale skin and blue eyes) would be much appreciated!

Beauty Bird xx




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  1. Congrats on your win and you've chosen well - this shade is very pretty!

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  2. this shade is so pretty, I definitely need to add it to my little Mac eyeshadow collection! x

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    1. It's beautiful isn't it? Well worth it I think :-) xx

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  3. This is such a pretty shade! I may have to pick it up next :) I bought Patina last week and I'm loving it when I want a very neutral shade!

    www.beccaswonderland.co.uk

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    1. I highly recommend this! I've heard of Patina but don't think I've googled the colour - will do now! xx

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  4. Oooh now this is so pretty x
    Www.beautyqueenuk.co.uk

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  5. love this eyeshadow! one of my go to shades.

    Sophie
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    Pocockins

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    1. It will definitely be one of mine now! xx

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  6. Lovely shade, it's been on my to try list for ages now, will probably get it quite soon :)

    Sharon x
    http://stargazyeyes.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I've had it on my list for awhile and it's worth the wait :-) it looks nothing special in the pan but once applied it's oh so pretty! xx

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  7. Sasha - I've been wanting Satin Taupe for ages and talked myself out of it so many times - it looks lovely! Have recently bought a Max Factor eyeshadow which was recommended as a dupe - one day though I will own Satin Taupe! xx

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    1. Ooh what was the Max Factor dupe? That's what I always said and it happened eventually :-) xx

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  8. I have this shade, and I love it too. It's such a pretty shadow, and looks so nice when worn with bronze or gold shadows xx

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    1. I haven't paired it with any other shadows yet but will have to make sure I do! Thanks hun xx

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  9. This shade is gorgeous, I also have All That Glitters and I snapped up a large palette so I'll be looking to fill it with this shade as soon as I can haha! L x

    http://cosmeticsshoppingandintoxication.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I really recommend getting this shade for your palette, it's a must have I think! I'm already on the hunt for the next shade for the quad xx

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