MAC Taupe Lipstick: Swatches & Review

by Sub Editor Akanksha on December 30, 2013

in Lip Products, Lipsticks, MAC, Reviews

MAC Taupe Lipstick (8) MAC Matte Taupe Lipstick: Swatches & Review

Product Description: Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.

My Views

A while ago when I was re-organizing my makeup collection, I realised my lipstick collection was missing a nude shade, not a stark nude, just something i can pass off as a natural, neutral sort of everyday color but also sport with heavier eyes . Of course, that was just an excuse to visit MAC store to do some shopping because i  had been eyeing MAC Matte Taupe lipstick since quite some time, I had been reading about it online and I wanted needed it as my everyday lip color. MAC describes Taupe as a “muted reddish taupe brown”, I couldn’t agree more with this description. Taupe is a lovely reddish brown color in the tube but when I applied on my lips it looks more as a peachy brown shade. It is a perfect nude lip color for everyday wear or with heavy, smokey eyes.

Taupe is a must have for dusky Indian beauties !  Matte finish lipsticks are my weakness, sand when they come in this gorgeous Taupe form it is super hard to resist. Though being matte finish, Taupe is creamy in texture and goes smoothly on the lips. It does not dry over the time either. Taupe has a texture which is similar to MAC Chili matte but not drying. It is well pigmented and gives opaque coverage (hides light blemishes) in two swipes. I get a wear time of about 4 hours and only downside is it can look a bit patchy when it fades.

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MAC Taupe Lipstick (13)


  1. Will suit all skin tones
  2. Highly pigmented
  3. Matte finish
  4. Long wearing
  5. Perfect nude shade for everyday
  6. Very creamy texture


  1. It can look patchy when it fades

Rating: A

Price: Rs. 990

Recommendation: If you are on hunt for a perfect natural or nude  lip color then look no further, MAC Matte Lipstick Taupe is for you. The peachy brown color coupled with the matte finish and a  non-drying texture makes it a stunner. Only hitch is it needs to be re-touched every few hours or it can look patchy, but apart from that- dusky girls who are on the hunt of a gorgeous MLBB shade0 get this NOW !

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Sumathi December 30, 2013 at 3:17 pm

This lipstick has been in my wish list for a very very long time..
But it’s so famous, it’s never in stock :(
It looks really nice on you


Gowthami December 30, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Looks fab on you!


Manasi December 30, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Lovely color!! something different to see from regular pinks and reds…. ;)


Arzoo December 30, 2013 at 3:56 pm

What a beautiful shade, looks gorgeous on your lips.


Xuvious December 30, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Love the colour though, it’s a good nude shade. :)


nidhi December 30, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Lovely nude for Indian skin tones…LOVE MAC LIPSTICKS!!


Heena December 30, 2013 at 5:32 pm

A Very Pretty Everyday Shade!


Meghana December 30, 2013 at 6:39 pm

I am book marking this. Need get one for myself. thanks alot


Lisha December 30, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Its not my sort of shade but looks nice on u!


sahana December 30, 2013 at 7:43 pm

It looks so pretty.


Supria December 30, 2013 at 9:58 pm

Reminds me of a matte version of mac touch lipstick.


Ritu TheIndianBeautyBlog December 31, 2013 at 11:01 am

this is my favorite n*de shade <3 nice review :)


Swati December 31, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Great colour! And lovely swatch :)


khad December 31, 2013 at 12:16 pm

I need this in my life ! :D


Rashmi December 31, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Beautiful shade and nice review darling..:-) <3


Blushnblossom December 31, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Looks so preety and lovely. …. love your lip swatch….. this is one of my favourite shade from mac…… but all shades from mac are my favourite…… lol….. looks great on you.


Amani Zaara December 31, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Good shade for dusky skintones..


Saraswathi Sneha N V January 1, 2014 at 11:09 am

Awesome shade :D


Krithi January 1, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Luv d color


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