I am proud to say that I have finally “hit pan”–and not just on one but two eyeshadows! I honestly don’t think I’ve ever hit pan on something…at least not that I can remember anyway, so it’s kind of a big deal for me.
The eyeshadows that have hit pan are my Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour in Sable and Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in Metallic Taupe #127. Both have been in my possession for quite some time (Sable a bit longer than Metallic Taupe) and are favorites that I go to again and again, so it’s nice to see that I’ve finally hit pan. It seems to mark that yes, these are indeed go-to shadows of mine that get the use they deserve.
Sable is a beautiful, shimmering, medium greyed-taupe with hints of purple. See? Didn’t I tell you that purply-taupes were my absolute favorite?
*On that note, you guys should see the purple-taupe Metallic Platinum shade from my Becca Ultimate Eye Colour Quad in Astro Violet! I’ve had it for what, 2 months, and already there is a very significant dip in that shade. So significant that I feel in another month or 2, I just may hit pan on it. That’s crazy! I have never used an eyeshadow that quickly before! Very exciting stuff!
Metallic Taupe #127 is a medium-toned, incredibly satiny browned-taupe with subtle red tones to it. It’s called metallic but it’s really the softest, most satiny finish you ever did see–a super-soft metallic, if you will. I’m surprised I don’t own more Make Up For Ever shadows. I think it’s one of best eyeshadow formulas I’ve come across. It’s not the softest but it has to be one of the silkiest and smoothest. If you haven’t tried these, you need to!
*Side note: I know the swatches look really similar at first glance (and is not helped by the crappy lighting), but look closely (I suggest enlarging the image above) and you’ll see that Sable (on left) is more greyed with just a hint of purple and Metallic Taupe (on right) has much for of a sheen and is noticeably more brown. The differences are much more visible in person and especially on the eyes.
As you can see, I clearly have a thing for taupes. There’s a reason why it’s such a popular eyeshadow shade–it’s such an easy shade to wear and complex enough that it shines on its own. There are so many different variations of taupe these days that one can never own too many taupe shadows (or that’s my opinon, at least :P). I have several other taupes in my collection but these 2 are old standbys that I don’t ever want to be without!
So what about you–what have you “hit pan” on recently? Do you have a favorite shadow shade that you buy again and again? What are the go-to shadows in your stash?