The Case Of The Forgotten Taupe: Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow Taupe Brown No.7

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While spring-cleaning few weeks ago, I was greeted by a plush velvety pouch hiding beneath the rubble that is makeup, ugh! But seriously, how did it skip my radar? I knew I took photos but for some twist of fate, it just vanished into oblivion. Sounds like a big deal ha?

See, how can you not admire this beauty?

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Encased in a luxe and mirrored chrome packaging with distinctive Burberry plaid design, this sheer eye shadow is a must-have for those who favor earthy neutrals day-in and out.

Taupe Brown No. 07 ($29, 2.5g/ 0.88 oz) is straight up grayish brown from the pan to peepers. It  is semi-matte, buttery-smooth, and with commendable wear time. Over primer, it held up to seven hours before it started to fade. It has moderate pigmentation but is undoubtedly buildable if you prefer a more smoky look.

I’m all for easy, fool-proof, one-color smoky eyes so for my makeup below, I applied Taupe Brown on my lids quite a few times to build the color. Then with a crease brush, I blended it out to create a soft-sheer transitional effect. I also smudged my lower lash line with the same color. For finishing touches, I tight-lined my upper lash line with black liner, used a bronze eyeliner for my waterline, and applied mascara on my upper and bottom lashes. Trust me, this eye makeup can be done in five minutes or less!

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Okay spill the deets, have you forgotten some of your makeups? I’m 1000% sure I’m not alone!




  1. March 25, 2014 / 12:40 pm

    Um, yes I can honestly say I "forget" I have certain makeup items all the time. #beautybloggerproblems I guess right? Love your brows in this pic!!

    • March 26, 2014 / 7:35 am

      I knew it! Cheers to that, haha! Thanks much, eyebrows were behaved this time, haha!

  2. March 25, 2014 / 12:47 pm

    Amazing shade and look super gorgeous on you!!!! Love it!

  3. March 25, 2014 / 1:03 pm

    That shadow is so pretty!

  4. March 25, 2014 / 2:45 pm

    Oh, I'm so guilty of forgetting makeup. But it's like a present when I find it again! lol. The one-color eyeshadows are the worst offenders of this for me – I get sucked into using palettes and forget about that lovely gotta-have color I picked up all by its lonesome. You did a lovely look with just that one shadow, though! I need to try that.

    • March 26, 2014 / 7:37 am

      I know I'm not entirely alone with this "forgetfulness". True, it feels like a present or winning a lotto, haha! Thanks Nidia, you should try this one-eyeshadow thingie

  5. March 25, 2014 / 6:58 pm

    Love this natural look on you. And ohhh, fancy with the Burberry.

  6. March 25, 2014 / 7:10 pm

    I love shoppin' my stash like this.

  7. March 25, 2014 / 7:27 pm

    It looks great on you!

  8. March 25, 2014 / 8:07 pm

    Gorgeous color! And every time I go in search of something, I find makeup I don't remember buying… I'm sooo guilty of it

  9. March 25, 2014 / 8:10 pm

    This shade is gorgeous and looks amazing on you!

  10. March 26, 2014 / 12:21 am

    I love this color. It looks great on you!

  11. March 26, 2014 / 1:02 am

    Can your eyes get any dreamier!!!! It's a darling package too.

  12. March 26, 2014 / 3:58 am

    I'm sure during my move I will find a bunch of stuff I misplaced! Very pretty on you!

  13. March 26, 2014 / 12:37 pm

    Epic! I love the entire look, from your brows and eye makeup, to blush and lippie 🙂

  14. March 26, 2014 / 5:14 pm

    Ditto what Brooke said! That's a great, pigmented brown.

  15. March 26, 2014 / 5:43 pm

    Wow ! The shade is very pretty and the packaging as well

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