Haughty Cosmetics is a woman owned, small business that aims to not only make you look beautiful, but also give back by donating 50% of it's profits from each cosmetic sale to educate about and stop Domestic Violence. I introduced you to the brand HERE, and I'm also holding a giveaway for my US readers. (ends August 6, 2014!) (Don't worry International readers. I have a giveaway planned for you soon!) Please check out my introductory post and enter the giveaway if you're eligible!
OK. Now on the important matters, namely TAUPE! You know what a Taupe fiend I am. With over 150 entries under the category "TAUPE" and an entire series of "Taupes You Can't Have", I consider myself one of the worlds most taupe obsessed beauty bloggers. (Note: I said, "one of" Yes. There are more of us out there!) Somehow the creators of Haughty Cosmetics are so in tune with ME, that they have developed 4 palettes out of 8 in their collection of Pressed Satin Luxury Eyeshadows, that contain a taupe eyeshadow. That means that you have 4 opportunities to look beyond ultra mega platinum first class awesome! What about the 4 palettes that don't contain a taupe shadow? Well in those cases you have an additional 4 opportunities to look just first class awesome. The "ultra mega platinum" only comes with taupe. Sorry.
Fortunately for EVERYONE you can also create your own palette as Haughty Cosmetics sells an empty magnetized 4 pan palette ($10 USD) and shadow refill pans ($8 USD). If you're not a fan of palettes, and just want one shadow, you can do that too! Haughty Cosmetics sells eyeshadow singles in their own special case ($13 USD) as well.
Let's talk about these shadows.
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When creating eyeshadows, some companies usually pick one from Column A and one from Column B. And some may only pick from ONE column. Haughty Cosmetics has picked ALL from Column A and ALL from Column B. You know what that means? It means you get amazing eyeshadow. Duh. There's not hidden agenda when it comes to eyeshadow!
As far as the specific palette I chose, let's take a close look at the shades.
The Enhance Palette is made to enhance green or hazel eyes. I have neither, but I do like the colors and I refuse to be roped into one category, at least not when TAUPE eyeshadow is in play! Anyway. Enhance contains 4 shades that I think would look great on MOST people. They are:
Grace - A matte dusty pink
Devotion: A pink gold shimmer
Determination - A matte deep brown
Beauty - A TAUPE shimmer
Each shadow was soft, well pigmented, and had little to no fall out. Determination had a little fall out, but nothing too awful, I just think it was more noticeable because it is such a dark color. The matte shades never felt or looked chalky and they applied with ease. They also blended very well. The shimmer shades were almost metallic looking and applied like buttah! They also blended extremely well.
All shadows in the Enhance palette lasted all day with no fading or creasing (always worn with an eye primer underneath). The shades were so perfect that I wore them every day, for 4 days straight. It was the only eyeshadow quad I brought with me on a recent business trip and I had no problem wearing the quad in different ways each day and never got bored with it!
Do you NEED this? YES! Yes because the quality is excellent and the price is decent. YES because of the philanthropic mission of the company. And YES because, TAUPE!!! The Haughty Cosmetics Pressed Satin Luxury Eyeshadow Quad retails for $34 USD and can be purchased directly from the Haughty Cosmetics website.
What say you? Interested? Meh? Obsessed? Let me know in the comments section!
Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway which ends August 6, 2014!
INGREDIENTS: Talc, Zinc Stearate, Lauryl Lysin, Nylon-12, Magnesium Carbonate, Boron Nitride, Silica, Triethylhexanoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane. [May Contain (+/-): Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carmine (CI 75470), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510); Ultramarines (77007), Manganese Violet (77742)]