Great basic shadow.
NYX Taupe eyeshadow is a slightly greyed tan. NYX products are vegan, cruelty free, hypoallergenic, and made in China. They're available in a huge array of colors, over 150, that come in a variety of finishes. I purchased this shadow at Ulta for $2.49 on a bogo 50% deal. They regularly retail for $5. NYX can be purchased at Ulta, Cherry Culture, and a handful of e-tailers and drugstores. NYX single shadows come packaged in a cute, sturdy, little black compacts in the shape of a rounded square. The flip up top has a little window in the top, so the color is easily visible, making storage and organization really easy. The packaging is recyclable. Taupe is not taupe. This failure to name the product and identify the color correctly annoys me. Taupe is supposed to be somewhere between grey and brown, which makes it one of the colors that can be open to interpretation. NYX clearly misinterpreted it wrong. NYX's Taupe is tan. For now on I will refer to it was "Taupe". Now that we got the color rant out of the way. "Taupe" is a really great, basic color to have on hand. It's the perfect shade for adding subtle depth to the crease, and also looks great as an all over shade for a really natural look. I love pairing it with a bolder lip. "Taupe" is very soft, but not powdery in texture. The softness makes it easy to to blend. "Taupe" isn't super pigmented, but I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be a buildable shadow. "Taupe" has a satin finish, I think. It's certainly not matte, it has far too much dimension to be. It has no visible shimmer or frost to it either. Just a subtle sheen. I can't speak speak for "Taupe's" wear time without a primer, but worn over one, "Taupe" wears well. No creasing and only the slightest of fading at the very end of the day. In my book, "Taupe" may not be taupe, but it's an absolutely essential shadow to have for natural eye looks. I highly recommend this fantastic shadow, it has so much versatility for such a basic shade. The quality, like most NYX shadows is unbeatable, as is the value. I'll most likely repurchase this shade.