Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Taupe Tuesday! - Sephora Marie N. 14

Helloooooooo, beauties!! It's back!! Taupe Tuesday!! Did you miss it? Yes, it missed you too.

Today's taupe is from an unlikely source, Sephora. I say unlikely because Sephora, for a while, wasn't known for the best house-brand of eye shadows. Well, I am very happy to report that has changed.

I was browsing my local Sephora one weekend to find a whole new set up of single eye shadows in an array of beautiful colors. I swatched a few and was really impressed. Unfortunately, the display was so new, they didn't have all the stock in, just the testers. So this puppy was ordered online, and I have to say it fits in well with the other little taupe children....

Marie N. 14

Why is this named "Marie"? I don't know, but it sure is beautiful. The texture is wonderful, smooth and similar to that of a frost finish from MAC. And, I know what (I think) you're thinking. It looks kind of like MAC's Satin Taupe. Well, I can tell you they're similar while not being at all alike at the same time. They actually have a similar texture and an even more similar finish. Color is slightly off- Satin Taupe actually looks like it has more golden undertones. Marie has more brown in it.

I know I say this often, but I am truly impressed with Sephora's new re-formulated shadows. I wore Marie all day (err....that sounds funny. Let's just call it N. 14 from now on...) today, it had great staying power. The color went on smoothly like butter. I would highly recommend, if you have the chance, to check out in person staggering 54 new shades from Sephora. Most of the shadows I tested were beautiful, some were an all-out glitterfest. Either way, for $12 a pop, it's a fairly cheap thrill. Two thumbs up!!

In some other non-taupe news, I will be taking a short break in a few days. And when I say "short break," I mean two weeks. And when I say "a few days," I mean this Friday. I will be traveling out of the state to Louisiana and Texas for two glorious, beautiful weeks! The occasion? A family reunion in San Antonio! I really excited, it's the first time going out that way and the first time I'm going to meet over 450 members of my (very) extended family :) I have an uncle in Louisiana, about 45 minutes from New Orleans, so we're going for a week before to visit and sight-see. I'll be back around October 17th- but I'll crank out a few more entries before I leave ;)


Askmewhats said...

wow you must be one of the few who has a lot of Taupey colored e/s in her makeup collection! The shade has been dismissed many times but I guess it's one of the "must haves"

ndoodles said...

Ooh, do some awesome taupe hauling while you're gone!

Kendra said...

This looks gorgeous! We're finally getting a Sephora in my city this weekend, and I can't wait to go pick this up.

Elvira said...

I Love this shadow. I have it too. And adore it! Have a great vacation and fun with your family!!!

Erica said...

Girl, I live in San Antonio! We should meet at the mall, I can show you all the cheapy spots for good makeup, lol
just in case, my # 210-725-9087
Have fun on your trip!

Joey said...

LOL I think I have this eyeshadow somewhere =D I should check - I love the Sephora brand eyeshadows and I think they're so underrated =)