I picked up the most boring shade of eyeshadow I have ever seen a few weeks ago, Rimmel 246 Taupe. They were giving this particular shade to customers with their sale for €1, who was I to say no.
Boring right? Why is that I have been using it every day since? Turns out that boring shadows are versatile. In the packaging it appears quite flat but there are hidden depths to this shadow. It’s home to some pretty reflective particles, with no glitter. I have worn it smudges all over the eye and underneath. The following day I wore purples on my lid and crease with Rimmel Taupe under the eye. Yesterday I wore it on the lid with MAC Satin Taupe in the crease. See, very versatile. Now it’s by no means stunningly beautiful, in fact far from it. It’s more like the Golden Delicious of the apple world, it’s no granny smith and miles from a Pink Lady (apple fan). But it is so wearable, versatile and bendable that I can’t stop using it.
Here is what it looks like, I swatched it with MAC shadows for reference.
Patina, Rimmel Taupe, Satin Taupe, Sable. Above – Omega
So as you can see it’s quite boring in comparison to some of my favourite neutral MAC shades. It’s worth to me comes from the fact that you can wear it with any shadow in my collection and somehow it works. It’s also a cool toned neutral. I like to mix a cool toned with a warm toned shade on my eyes.
Here is a weird little picture of what it looks like alone on the lid:
I may have a new staple. A boring one, but a goodie!
What’s you staple shadow?