Since this week's makeup posts have been all about the eyes, let's stay with this theme for one more day with the help of Kosh, the orange tabby menace. Makeup For Ever Metallic Taupe 127 Eye Shadow is an almost nude color. I think it's too warm to be considered a true taupe, but still a nice neutral. The shimmery metallic finish gives Metallic Taupe 127 a little edge, so it's probably not a real candidate for a "no makeup" look. I use this eye shadow to blend and mellow down bolder colors and when I'm after a fool-proof-apply-in-seconds color.
The smooth texture of Make Up For Ever eye shadows is always easy to work with. Darker shades are obviously a lot more intense, and I'm pretty sure I should have chosen Gray Beige 165 instead of 127, but the lighting at the store was deceiving (what else is new?). Still, this is a basic workhorse kind of an eye shadow and the quality/price ratio is great.
Bottom Line: I'll pick better colors next time.
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