October 1, 2011

Make-up Designory Taupe Eye Color

In my history of eyeshadow shopping, this is the best purchase by far. The reason? Make-up Designory's Eye Color in Taupe is more than just an eyeshadow. And I learned this during the personal makeup class I took at MUD.

This matte brown shade is buildable - it can be applied very lightly but add a few layers and you'll get a darker brown. Its this quality that allows Taupe to be a multipurpose product.

As an eyeshadow, I like how this matches a wide range of other shades. Right now, my favorite way of wearing this is all over the lid and then I add a shimmery shade right at the center. Its powdery when picked up with a brush but it doesn't give me a fall-out problem. It feels smooth, not chalky and blends well.

left to right: with primer, heavy application without primer, light application without primer

Although I like it as an eyeshadow, I use this more often as a contour. I don't need to put a lot on the sides of my nose or on the hollows of my cheeks. Like I mentioned earlier, its extremely easy to blend out which is key when it comes to contour.

Brunettes can use this to fill the brows as this shade won't overpower your other makeup. You can also create a soft-focus line by using a damp brush and applying it the same way you would a cake eyeliner.

Taupe is definitely coming with me on my next trip.

Above is a snapshot of the ingredients, for those interested. I'm going to do this from now on if there's a list available.

One last reason to love this product - it's refillable.  There's no need to throw away the pan!

Have you tried MUD's Eye Color? What's your favorite shade?


  1. I just bought a bunch of MUD eyeshadows when I found a sale for the pans for $6 each. I'll put them in a MAC palette or a Z palette. I'm really looking forward to using them.

  2. MarciaF: I'll be looking forward to your review! What colors did you get? I'm planning to get Voodoo (deep purple) next because of the color and the name. I know, goofy :)

  3. Wow, that's taupe? I need to look for a standardized definition of this color haha. It looks reaaaally versatile, though!


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