Friday, November 9, 2012

Color Series - Taupes: MAC's Shitaki

And so here we are again- another Friday, another taupelicious goody for me to share with you, albeit the last time.  At least for now.  This little baby is one of my favorite lipsticks; I fell in love with it instantly upon sight.  Let me talk to you for a moment about MAC's Shitaki.

Shitaki is a beautiful, pink taupe-y brown.  MAC categorizes its finish as a "glaze", and aptly so: it is semi-opaque to opaque and leaves the lips with a slight sheen/shine to them.  It has MAC's signature vanilla smell (most of their lip products have this scent), which some may find cloying, but doesn't bother me at all.  Needless to say, I enjoy wearing this shade.  I sometimes rock it as a darker neutral and put a mauve-type gloss over it or play it up to full capacity.  But either which way, it's lovely.

**Bummer alert!: I learned that MAC has decided to discontinue Shitaki (of course!  Ugh!), BUT I do have a dupe for it.  MAC's Icon- a taupe brown with shimmer- is pretty close, though a bit grayer and they actually have a lipstick called Taupe now (don't remember seeing it before on their website, so it's new to me).  So either one of these may be worth checking out if you found Shitaki at all appealing.  MAC lipsticks retail for $15.

Well, I guess it's time for me to close this chapter and move on to another color.  We've spent a lot of time taupe talkin' and I really hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! 

Wonder what color I'll delve into next...  Hmm... 

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