Surely Lana meant to croon, "Be young, be taupe, be proud" in her song American. Because taupe is dope! Taupe, a grey-tinged brown, is one of those universally flattering shades that belongs in everyone's makeup bag.
NARS describes Lhasa, $24.00 USD for 0.07 oz, as a "lavender grey" and that is spot-on. It has a lightly shimmering finish that brings light to your eyes without going too far into the disco range. MAC Shale is a bit darker and has a satin finish. The legendary MAC Satin Taupe is more brown and metallic.
|NARS Lhasa Wet/Dry/Blended - Indoor Lighting|
|NARS Lhasa Wet/Dry/Blended - Flash|
For the look below, I started out by applying NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base to my lids. I then swept Lhasa all over the lid, blending it out with a fluffy crease brush, and I lined my lower lashline with it. I used Urban Decay Virgin to highlight the tear duct area. I lined my upper lashline with MAC Technakohl Liner in Graphblack and I finished with two coats of L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Blackest Black.
|NARS Lhasa at the end of a long, humid day |
(sorry for the shine!)
|NARS Lhasa Single / US Quarter|
|NARS Voulez-Vous Cheek and Eye Palette|
My Rating: A+
Cost: $24.00 USD
Where to Buy: NARS, Sephora