A Few New Taupes From MAC, Guerlain, Trish McEvoy & Too Faced

May 25, 2010
I’ve recently found a few new taupe shades in cream and powder formulas from MAC, Trish McEvoy, Guerlain and Too Faced.

Clockwise from top shadow:
MAC Eyeshadow in Prepped for Glamour
Guerlain Terracotta Eyeshadow Pen in Smoky Metal
Trish McEvoy 24-Hour Shadow & Liner in Topaz
MAC Greasepaint Stick in Dirty
Too Faced Single Eyeshadow in Sitcom Siren

Most of the shades look true to what you see in the compact or stick, except for Guerlain Smoky Metal which went on my skin surprisingly warm. I haven’t tried this shade on the eyes yet, but I have tested out the others. MAC Dirty is such a gorgeous shade but unfortunately doesn’t last at all. It is extremely smudgey and by late afternoon gave me raccoon eyes. Trish McEvoy Topaz is more promising. I used it alone blended out on my lids and it didn’t budge at all. I can’t say whether or not it lasted a full 24 hours since I only had it on for the evening (from around 7:00 pm to midnight). But it lasted the entire time and when I got home looked just as good as when I put it on. My SA tested out the steel black grey shade from Trish and said it didn’t last at all on her and seemed way to soft/moist to be a 24-hour product, so YMMV per shade.

MAC Prepped for Glamour is extremely similar to Satin Taupe but the Prepped for Glamour shade has just a tad bit more red/warmth to it. But otherwise, very close. that I can barely tell the difference. Too Faced Sitcom Siren is my first Too Faced product. Pigment/blendability is nice but I actually prefer MAC. Sitcom Siren is a bit too frosty for my liking.

Swatches with different lighting:

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  • Sabrina, I think you'll love the Paul and Joe eyegloss #5, its a gorgeous taupe and the best part is that it can be used as a primer also, absolutely does not budge!:)

  • The Too Faced taupe is beautiful! I thought Satin Taupe was the most beautiful out of all the taupes out there (it, being a staple) but I guess I'm wrong. Want!

  • I completely second Lakshmi. It's one of my favorite taupes of all time.

  • How do you like the Two Faced shadow? I don't own any either aside from the Shadow Primer. I'm interested in their new duos.

  • DIRTY is such a 'must have' color, that I MUST HAVE…and I don't Have!!!!

  • Oooh, so many beautiful taupes! I'm personally not a huge fan of Satin Taupe on me though… it's a little too red for my skintone and makes me look like I have a slight eye infection. I like greyer/greener taupes like Smoke & Diamonds better. =)

  • Can you explain to me why I don't own that Too Faced shadow yet? TY for the comparisons! I feel the same way about MAC Dirty. Pretty but useless.

  • sophie

    thank you for the comparison between satin taupe and sitcom siren, i was looking for it πŸ™‚