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My Taupe Is The Best!

Some of my makeup-minded blogger friends and I decided to start a series called “Makeup Wars“.  It’s not a WAR really, more of a friendly comparison of favorites.  Before any of us even uttered the word “GREIGE” we have all used that standby color:  TAUPE.  By definition, Taupe is a brownish gray shade.  Sounds drab, but the fact is we all have one.  What is perhaps most astonishing is how many other beauty bloggers share my favorite taupe!

Taupe Shadow Swatch Showdown!

Given the task of picking my go-to shade of Taupe, I didn’t even need to think which shade I’d select.  Again, and again, and again, I am always reaching for MAC Satin Taupe!

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MAC Satin Taupe Eye Shadow Swatch

MAC Satin Taupe: My Favorite!

I love the intensity of MAC Satin Taupe. But the main reason I love this shade because it simplifies my morning makeup routine. When I’m in a rush (um– daily) I apply Satin Taupe to my lids and into the crease and blend this shade upward to a gorgeous smoky eye that isn’t too dramatic.  It’s perfect for this Mom running around town!  Retail price is $15.  Click HERE to buy Satin Taupe at MAC!

Want to see the favorite taupe shadows of other beauty addicts? Click on “Last Shadow” or “Next Shadow” below to be led down the taupe rabbit hole!  Keep scrolling if you’d like to peruse the taupe choices of even more bloggers.

Beauty Blogger Makeup Wars! Battle of the Taupe Shadows
What taupe shadow does Pammy Blogs Beauty love so much that she has not only repurchased it, but also hit pan on it again? Its MAC’s Satin Taupe!

Phyrra has more taupes in her makeup collection than she expected, but her weapon of choice is Fyrinnae Damn Paladins.

Beauty and Fashion Tech compares MAC Satin Taupe and NARS Lhasa.

Beautiful Makeup Search has a drawer full of taupe eye shadows but uses Urban Decay’s Midnight Rodeo more than any other, so she had to declare it her fave.

The Pink Sith has found a taupe from FACE atelier called Metallic Taupe to tempt you. See where it falls on the taupe scale of awesomeness.

Beauty 411> is loving Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream 02.

Marcia from Beauty Info Zone repeats an old favorite for her Taupe Makeup Wars choice. See which it is.

Prime Beauty shows off her favorite taupe eyeshadow.

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic fell in love with Wet’n’Wild Nutty Eye Shadow. Somehow it makes her look amazing for just $2.

Retrodiva realizes that she doesn’t have any taupe shadows at all! Find out which one she chose to review for Makeup Wars.

Brooke from BlushingNoir shows you how to use Tarte SLATE Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow to make all taupes play well together.

Jessika tells us her dirty secret – the polish insomniac is not just obsessed with polish! Check out her favorite uber affordable taupe shadow from Wet n Wild!

Here are more fabulous taupe eyeshadow shades that deserve a Raging Rouge shoutout too!

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Urban Decay Gridlock Eyeshadow Swatch

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Make Up For Ever 139 Eyeshadow Swatch

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Urban Decay Stray Dog Eyeshadow Swatch

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MAC Smoke and Diamonds Eye Shadow Swatch

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MAC Groundcover Eye Shadow Swatch


  1. Another Satin Taupe. It is a favorite of mine too!

  2. Satin Taupe is always the classic Taupe! I love the comparison swatches. So pretty and now I think I might “need” that MUFE taupe shadow. Great post, as always!

  3. your taupe is definitely top 2 in the taupe powder category. no doubt. ALWAYS been a Satin Taupe fan.
    This should be the first MAC shadow that ANYONE purchases.

  4. Yes, Elvira! That Make Up For Ever shade is so soft and sultry!

  5. I agree, your taupe is the best, so you win. Wait! I picked Satin Taupe too, so I win!!!! 😛 It seriously is a great MAC shade and is one of my can’t live without shadows.

  6. I think MAC Satin Taupe gets the “classic taupe” award! I love Smoke and Diamonds, too. That one’s been on my”need to buy” list forever!

  7. Thanks for putting in the comparisons. Satin Taupe was my first taupe eyeshadow and I’m on my third one. It’s an absolute favorite of mine too.

  8. Oh! So pretty! I might need to get gridlock too.