|Left to Right: Burberry Rosewood No. 9, Rouge Bunny Rouge Solstice Halcyon, Chatecaille Sel, NARS 413 BLKR, and NARS Lhasa.|
This post was born out of a conversation I was having with Naomi who saw my tweet about Rouge Bunny Rouge Solstice Halcyon being the perfect taupe. She asked how it compared to Burberry Rosewood, so in lieu of simply describing it- it seemed only logical to do a post. I thought I would add in a few more shadows that fall somewhere on the taupe spectrum in order to contextualize the similarities and differences.
Clearly Rosewood and Solstice Halcyon are closest in hue. I would characterize Solstice Halcyon as perhaps just a touch more pink and Rosewood a touch more brown. They are close, but not an exact match. They are both buttery smooth and of the highest quality- therefore you can't go wrong with either.
Is it worth having both? Well, to me it is because I am irrationally and madly in love with both of them. Do you need both? That's up to you!
Sel is considerably warmer and browner by comparison. 413 BLKR's cool grey lavender undertones are absolutely made manifest sandwiched between Sel and Lhasa. Finally, Lhasa is clearly far cooler and than Rosewood, Solstice Halcyon and Sel, and yet nearly appears warm in the face of 413 BLKR.
All of the swatches were photographed outside in the sun.
What is your favorite taupe eyeshadow?