Taup-ally Obsessed with Maybelline’s Silken Taupe!

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 10 - 2011

Following my pledge to suffocate the makeup snob in me that threatens to overwhelm, I spent a little while swatching at the Maybelline stand in my local Tesco the other evening.  OK, I swatched at all of them, I’m a quick healer.  Infact, I was gone for so long (just popping out for a pint of milk dear!) that Mr. L looked slightly white-faced when I returned home after 10pm having forgotten to take my phone.  Oops.

I thought I’d share some photos of my favourite purchase of the evening, Maybelline’s Eye Studio Mono Eye Shadow in Silken Taupe (£4.09)

Alright, so it’s not exactly the Show Orchid of the eyeshadow world.  It’s taupe.  But damnit, I like my taupes… and I like them a lot.  Wanna know how much?  Well… here’s some potential dupes I pulled out…

From left to right: Maybelline Silken Taupe ♦ Shu Uemura M810 ♦ Helena Rubenstein Dark Ebony Duo ♦ NARS Ashes to Ashes ♦ Estee Lauder Tempting Mocha

Swatched from left to right: Maybelline Silken Taupe ♦ Shu Uemura M810 ♦ Helena Rubenstein Dark Ebony Duo ♦ NARS Ashes to Ashes ♦ Estee Lauder Tempting Mocha

Wait… there’s more…

From left to right: Maybelline Silken Taupe ♦ Chanel Safari ♦ MAC Style Snob ♦ Paul & Joe #23 ♦ MAC Satin Taupe

Swatched from left to right: Maybelline Silken Taupe ♦ Chanel Safari ♦ MAC Style Snob ♦ Paul & Joe #23 ♦ MAC Satin Taupe

Last one, I promise…

From left to right: Maybelline Silken Taupe ♦ Stila Cloud

Swatched from left to right: Maybelline Silken Taupe ♦ Stila Cloud

The moral of this post of boring eyeshadows is…

a).  Go and buy Maybelline’s Silken Taupe right now.

b). Count your neutral shades and work out just how many millenia it will take to use them up.

c). If you want to borrow a taupe, you’ll have to ask elsewhere… I don’t seem to have very many, must rectify this.


* estee lauder’s tempting mocha was a pr sample

26 Responses to “Taup-ally Obsessed with Maybelline’s Silken Taupe!”

  1. And not a dupe in sight! If you had shown me those swatches without a clue what make they all were and I had had to pick my fave I have a feeling it would have been the maybelline – its the most taupe’y to my eye!

  2. Lindsey says:

    I don’t really own any taupes but now I want some – so checking out Maybelline


  3. Rocaille says:

    I love my taupes, I’ll have to do a shade comparison of the ones I have some day… x

  4. Louise says:

    I am going to have to obey and purchase this shade. I have to agree with ihavemostlybeen, I think it’s my favourite of all the swatches.

  5. The fact that out of all those Taupes only one was a press sample should keep anyone who thinks you get everything free quiet. Except for your husband. If he is reading they were all free and this is a mirage ;D
    Stacie xoxox

  6. Gorgeous!A necessary part of every woman’s shadow wardrobe.

  7. Lauren says:

    I’m so glad you posted this!
    I’ve been looking for a shade exactly like this from the high street some time 😀
    THANKYOU xxxxxxxxxxx

  8. Robyn says:

    I think this is unique enough that you needed it 😛

  9. gio says:

    Those are a lot of taupe eyeshadows! I’m not a huge fan of taupe but the Maybelline one looks beautiful, I’ll check it out. Every girl needs at least a taupe eyeshadow in her stash. 😉

  10. NeenaJ says:

    Looks like a beautiful shade for the price.

  11. Leah says:

    Hahaha, you do have a lot of taupe :) It is a flattering shade and for a smidge over £4 we could do a lot worse. Of course, I’m a massive tightwad so I’m just doing a dance thinking yay ‘I don’t have to mortgage myself to afford it!’ :O)

  12. I love taupe eyeshadows and your collection has my mouth watering! Maybelline also has another single called Tastefully Taupe which seems to be even richer than Silken Taupe :) You should check that out! ^^

  13. kirstie says:

    this is so funny – I did a big post recently on greys and was tasked by a reader to do one on taupes which I’ve been attempting to do but most of mine are high-end. It’s really hard to find them down the budget end of the market! I’ve been hunting and this is definitely one of the best ones.

  14. Anitacska says:

    It’s nice, but I do love that Shu Uemura most, it’s gorgeous! (Not because i’m a snob, it’s just such a pretty shade.)

  15. konni says:

    Oh my, I don’t actually own a taupe. You must think me a fool! (I think me a fool, because all of those shades are lovely!) I will have to buy it immediately, if not sooner!

  16. Lindsay says:

    It also looks like Wet n Wild Nutty could be a close match!

  17. Sydney says:

    Wow. I knew you liked taupes but I didn’t know you liked them THAT much.

    Loving the look of this one, and not a bad price tag on it either!

    As always, the Helena duo looks gorgeous.

  18. Gauri says:

    I want this eye shadow so badly!

  19. That noise you can hear is my getting dressed and running out to buy a taupe I don’t already have. Thank ye kindly for the swatches (drools a bit).
    Jane x

  20. Joyce says:

    You said “post of boring eyeshadows”

    (1) These eyeshadows are not boring.
    (2) Swatches of any cosmetic product is definitely not boring!
    (3) This is a great non-boring post. =)

  21. Moni says:

    Thanks Charlotte, I own some (not as many as you though) taupe-y shadows, and kept that fact as a shameful secret. Turns out, Im not that crazy….

    Cheers from Mexico!!

  22. Tina says:

    Pretty taupe goodness!!!

    That Maybelline one looks lovely, in fact better than many of its more high-end taupe counterparts dare I say (expect for maybe Safari, I need that one)!
    Guess I need a little swatching session next time I’m near a Maybelline stand myself!

  23. b says:

    I love taupe eyeshadow on my fair skin. I have that silken taupe shadow and its a great price for quality!

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