REVIEW | MAC Taupe Lipstick

REVIEW | MAC Taupe Lipstick

MAC lipsticks give me life. I have a pretty big MAC Cosmetics lippie collection, but I love adding more shades to it. A while ago I bought a two new lipstick colors and this is the last one I wanted to review: MAC Taupe lipstick. Taupe is the perfect lip color for Fall. And yes, I’m already super excited for Fall to be honest (it’s my favorite season). So in this blogpost I’ll be reviewing MAC Taupe lipstick. I’m going to give you swatches, a matching lip pencil idea and share if this lipstick is a yay or nay for me!


REVIEW | MAC Taupe Lipstick


I always like to start off with the packaging. MAC Cosmetics iconic packaging is a black, minimal and bullet-like. I love how my MAC lipstick collection looks on my make-up vanity and I can’t wait to fill all the 24 spots in my lipstick holder! I also like the shape of MAC lipsticks. They’re not too round, making it easy to apply your lipstick very precisely without a lip brush.


REVIEW | MAC Taupe Lipstick

MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Taupe

REVIEW | MAC Taupe Lipstick

MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Taupe & MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Spice


This time, I have two swatches to show you. MAC Cosmetics describes Taupe as an muted reddish-taupe brown. Wow, that’s some color description. I would never have called this lipstick ‘Taupe’, because this isn’t taupe at all. It’s a very orange-y, red-toned brown, which looks more like cinnamon or something. No cool-toned taupe at all. The lipstick is a matte, but is still pretty shiny for a real matte lipstick. The pigmentation is very nice, which is usually the case with MAC lipsticks. I also swatched MAC Lip Pencil in Spice, just because it’s the PERFECT match for MAC Taupe. You can find the review about MAC Spice here.


REVIEW | MAC Taupe Lipstick

Bare lips

REVIEW | MAC Taupe Lipstick

MAC Taupe + MAC Spice (only to line)


This is how Taupe looks on my lips. I always add a photo of my bare lips, just for comparison. It doesn’t dry out my lips and is very comfortable to wear for a matte lipstick. It’s also completely opaque. Taupe looks like a more brown version of my natural lip color to be honest, and I really dig it. Definitely a great MAC lipstick shade!


REVIEW | MAC Taupe Lipstick


This is how the lipstick looks with my full face of make-up. I love it! I always like to wear orange and red tones on my eyes, especially in the Fall time. This lipstick is essential for me, because it has the perfect undertone for those kinds of looks. It’s also still fairly neutral, so you could wear it with a lot of different make-up looks. Also, this color would look great on darker skintones, so it’s definitely a color for everybody!


REVIEW | MAC Taupe Lipstick


In my opinion, this lipstick is a yay. I know MAC Taupe is not everybody’s color, but I do think it’s a perfect brown for (early) Fall. Now that school is starting and shit, my mind immediately starts thinking in warm colors, such as burnt orange and cinnamon. This lipstick goes perfectly with that picture! I would definitely recommend this shade if you’re starting with Fall and Winter make-up shopping. Especially paired with MAC Spice Lip Pencil, this is a too die for combo!


xo Lilia







    • Lilia
      October 16, 2016 / 13:58

      Thank you! xo

  1. September 29, 2016 / 09:17

    Ik vind de kleur echt perfect bij de herfst passen. Het staat jou ook heel erg goed!
    Manon recently posted…De Blux Box van September

  2. September 29, 2016 / 09:25

    Ziet er goed uit! Het lijkt inderdaad niet op een taupe kleur haha, ben benieuwd waarom MAC die naam heeft uigekozen. Maar het is zeker een YAY! 😀
    Sija recently posted…Begin je ochtend rustig met deze tips

    • Lilia
      October 16, 2016 / 13:59

      Ja echt he! xo

  3. September 29, 2016 / 09:27

    Die vind ik echt heel erg mooi! Staat je goed en hij komt ook meteen op m’n wishlist 😀

    • Lilia
      October 16, 2016 / 13:59

      Yay leuk 🙂

  4. September 29, 2016 / 10:13

    Wauw, wat een mooi kleurtje. Staat je ook super! Houd zelf ook van bruin tinten op mijn lippen dus ga deze zeker een keer proberen.
    Lana recently posted…Toen versus nu: mijn kledingstijl

  5. September 29, 2016 / 10:37

    Staat je zo mooi! Je bent echt een lipstick type!

  6. September 29, 2016 / 11:14

    This colour looks absolutely fab!!

  7. sonja
    September 29, 2016 / 19:13

    Staat je heel mooi!

    Komt er nog een keer een make-up collectie online?

  8. September 29, 2016 / 20:04

    This shade is really pretty! I haven’t bought a MAC lipstick in ages. I may have to break my streak and buy this one though!
    Nicole recently posted…My Go-To Fall Palette

  9. Francesca Cosentino
    October 1, 2016 / 21:13

    Hi Lilly! First I just would like to say I love your blog and YouTube!!! I have been thinking about starting a blog myself:) I work from home and want to incorporate something new into my business.

  10. Alyssa
    December 17, 2016 / 20:47

    hoi Lilia,
    Ik heb een satijnachtige “dupe” van deze matte Taupe gevonden…
    Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy in de kleur Discreet nr. 160
    Ik hou meer van satijn lipstick dan matte.
    Estee Lauder is de fabrikant van Mac

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