Tuesday, October 9, 2012

CoverGirl 'Tapestry Taupe' Eyeshadow

It was only a few months ago that I first tried drugstore makeup from the States. I know, I know, it seems a little ridiculous, but truth be told before February I hadn't been back to the US in years and the last time I was there I had no interest in makeup whatsoever. I visited DC for an Model United Nations conference that I was participating in and of course the first thing I did when I had a little spare time was run to the drugstore! The first thing I purchased was a CoverGirl eyeshadow called Tapestry Taupe, which may just be one of the most talked-about drugstore products ever.

I knew straightaway that I would love this product. After all, I figured there must be a reason everyone loved this eyeshadow. It's a gorgeous shimmery taupe color that leans more gray on me than anything else, though there is a slight tinge of purple in it that really makes it bring out my dark brown eyes. It's a very cool color which is another reason I think it looks really great on my also cool skin tone. I love the way this looks as an all-over lid color and it's very easy to use as well. It's surprisingly smooth for a drugstore product and very pigmented, much more so than I initially expected it to be. This also pairs extremely well with another drugstore product, the Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Tough as Taupe. I love to use Tough as Taupe as a base with this shadow on top - the base really helps to make this color pop and enhances the gray in the color. It can also be used over a purple cream base to bring out those undertones. 

For the price, I think this is a fantastic product, especially when you consider that you get 0.09oz of product as compared to MAC's eyeshadows which are 0.05oz each. If you don't already have this in your arsenal of drugstore products, I highly suggest you pick it up. It's a great fall color to use as a wash of color on the lids or even as a liner for the upper and lower lashlines - it gives such a gorgeous effect! This has made me a fan of CoverGirl eyeshadows and I will definitely be trying (and reviewing!) more in the future.

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