All swatches are lightly swatched on the left and heavily swatched on the right.
Back then the core line was what was of greatest interest, and these tried and true favorites were always staples that would be replenished after you hit the pan- without question. That era in the world of MAC was far less complicated. There wasn't a built-in compulsion to haul an entire collection because it was LE, or because you were a "Collector" (with a capital C)- instead you got what you loved and what worked for you, and you continued getting it for those very same reasons. There also weren't so many releases that old customers lost their loving feeling toward the brand and simply walked away altogether because the line seemed to have lost the sense of its own identity. There have certainly been some very successful launches recently- Chen Man has some exquisite products as does In Extra Dimension, but I am trying to recapture what made me love MAC so many years ago.MAC Eye Shadows is undoubtedly Satin Taupe- that is described as a "Taupe with silver shimmer." While the formula is a Frost it really looks and behaves more like a Satin- therefore it can't be categorized as a glitter-bomb eye shadow. It is buttery soft and smooth, applies like a dream, is very pigmented, and has absolutely no fall-out. I can wear it with or without primer and I get no creasing or fading whatsoever (I don't have oily eyelids though). There is enough of a plum undercurrent in this shadow that this GORGEOUS color remains cool enough on cool skin, and there is enough warmth that it works equally well on beauties with warmer skin tones.
In this Taupe-Crazed Beauty Era (yes, the capital letters are intentional!) this shade really should be a staple in every taupe-loving beauty fanatics stash. I know many of us have spent ridiculous amounts of money chasing down the perfect shades of taupe eye shadow from drugstore to couture lines, but Satin Taupe really can stand up against the best of them.
Overall assessment: A rediscovered hidden treasure that every taupe lover should revisit. I'm in love again!
Do you still have Satin Taupe? Do you love it? What Old School MAC products have really stood the test of time for you?