tough as taupe

dupes/alternatives masterpost ✨

Hey loves, this masterpost was partially requested and I’m so excited.  I recommend to do your research before buying the dupe, some of the dupes are better than others. Some brands are repeated. Here is a dupe masterpost for MAC lipsticks. Here is a dupe masterpost for liquid lipsticks. Here is a spreadsheet of Coastal Scents eyeshadows to MAC eyeshadow dupes. Most of these dupes I found online so I do not take credit for any of those but some I researched myself. This is under read more because this list is very long. :) If you have any more dupes or questions, feel free to send them in.

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Super simple face of the day to kick off the weekend.

Decided to try on this L.A. Girls matte liquid lipstick. I’ve put it off for awhile because many of these have a rather dry mousse texture that has a tendency to look patchy if you don’t smooth it out quickly, and the applicators are not the best to work with.

But this color creamy tawny peach tone is - well, dreamy. If you like Kat Von D’s Double Dare, this is a slightly softer version of that with very similar undertones. I did line my lips with H&M lip pencil in Choc Therapy, a perfect neutral brown-pink shade, before going in with the liquid lip.

I’m also wearing Becca’s Afterglow palette with the Flowerchild blush shade on my cheeks, Wild Honey bronzer to sculpt a bit, and Moonstone on the high points of my face.

On the lids I have good ol’ Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe, Colourpop Super Shock shadow in So Quicke (a long-time fave) dabbed over for some sparkle, and a little of Catrice’s Matt Eyeshadow in 010 Vanity Fair in the inner corners for a bone-beige brightening effect.


Maybelline makeup artist Alice Lane worked with a color palette of mushroom and taupe to create the gorgeous natural makeup look at Wes Gordon.  

  • Brows: Lane groomed brows with a coat of Great Lash Mascara in Clear.
  • Eyes: Lane used Color Tattoo in Tough As Taupe,on the upper eyelids and lower lash line to achieve a gentle, smoky feel.
  • Cheeks: The apples of the cheeks were softly stained with Color Sensational Lipcolor in Deepest Cherry for a flushed, blushing-from-within effect.
  • Lips: Models’ lips were treated to nude shades from the Color Sensational The Buffs collection for a finished, yet natural look.