Here’s the thing about product photography in a college dorm…it’s not a thing. Want natural light? Oh, but of course the blinds decide to spontaneously stop working. Trying to find somewhere to set up your lightbox? Oh wait, didn’t have room to bring or store that.
Of course, where there is a problem, there is usually also a solution. And I found it. In the common room. Yes, I have been reduced to lurking outside the common room, waiting for it to be empty. I’ll let you feast on that mental image for a moment. The second that final straggler packs up and leaves, I make my move. Scurry in, slap a piece of paper to the wall, photograph everything in record time, and hightail it out of there before someone comes in and finds me contorting my body around the sofa to snap a low-angle shot. It’s giving me anxiety attacks.
So all this, my dear readers, is what I had to go through to bring you these semi-decent pictures. Pictures, if you haven’t yet guessed, of MAC Satin Taupe.
Yes, I finally did it. Do I own dupes of this shade? Honestly, I don’t even want to know the answer to that. But I’ve been lemming this almost since I started the blog, and I thought it was about time I went ahead and brought it home. Birthday present to myself, you see!
Taupe eyeshadows, in case you’re not already addicted to them, are pure magic. They’re the perfect neutrals, a mix of grey and brown, sometimes with some purple or other colors thrown in. This one’s balanced between warm and cool, leaning brown in some lights and plummy-grey in others. As for texture and wear time and all that jazz…
Ok, confession time. I have yet to wear it (laziness) because I have yet to wash my brushes (more laziness), so I turn it over to you. Do you own Satin Taupe? How would you wear it?
Also, can we take a moment just to marvel over its splendor?