I’m not much of a nude lip girl, but there are just those times when you need a nice blanket of uncomplicated color when the eyes are strong or you just want to blend in for those “natural” looks ;-). Today I have a short review on MAC’s Taupe lipstick, which works as a great nude for dark skin.
Taupe is of an amplified formula – my favorite because it is super pigmented but not drying. The finish on the lips is not completely matte but there isn’t much light reflected back. I would say it looks pretty natural.
As with other amplified lipsticks by MAC, the lasting power is great (especially for a nude color) at about 6-8 hours. I’m pretty sure you can exceed this by following a few simple tips in this blog post.
Application is really smooth and the color comes off very opaque. This is one of my “few” nudes that is more of a true brownish shade. It doesn’t have pink or mauve undertones and creates a nice naked look without looking too washed out on my NW45 skin tone.
Above, you can see how Taupe appears compared to some other fairly similar nudes. The closest dupe I could find where color and finish are concerned is Wet N Wild’s Mocha-Liscious. At $1.99, it is a great and much cheaper alternative to MAC’s Taupe which retails for $15.
My other favorite nude is MAC’s Verve, which has a pinker undertone and I find to be a little more moisturizing thanTaupe.
Overall, I give Taupe a 5/5 for color payoff, longevity and finish!
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