When I first started watching YouTube videos and reading blogs this eyeshadow was being touted as one of the best eyeshadows. Ever. So, of course, I bought it and used it every day for a month because I thought it was the best eyeshadow I owned.
Satin Taupe is a brown-ish taupe shade and the finish has a subtle sheen. On my eyes it seems to pull more brown but I've noticed that it can pull more taupe, or even purple, on others. I've worn this shade on it's own all over the lid by itself or with a darker shade in the crease or as a crease colour with a lighter shade on the lid so it's quite versatile in that respect. I like to wear it on it's own with lots of mascara if I'm wearing a bold lip colour.
Texture-wise it's not as buttery soft as something from Urban Decay, for example, but it is well pigmented and applies relatively smoothly. If I want it to look more like a sheer wash of colour I'll use a fluffier brush. I've always worn Satin Taupe over an eyeshadow base; my two favourites are the NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow base and Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I don't get any creasing and find that the colour doesn't fade very much (or at all) throughout the day.
So, is MAC Satin Taupe worth the hype?
Maybe. It's a nice eyeshadow and one I'd recommend to most people . However, I don't think it's exceptionally unique and I'm sure it's possible to find a similar shade which is cheaper.
What do you think?
You can pick this shadow up from MAC for £12.00 (link)