Because I'm too cheap to go buy for retail and I lost the last auction on evilbay for it, I managed a swap with the loverly cashmerewhore from MUA. Admittedly I swatched the shadow before she received my end of the swap which is a BIG "no-no" in swap etiquette, but it was calling to me.
The eyeshadow in a heap of packing peanuts was saying in a muffled tone:
"Elvira! Help! I'm all alone in this dark scary box and I need to see the light of day! Help. I'm scared that you won't love me as much as your other taupe eye shadows. Please swatch me to make sure. I know you already know what I look like because you used to own the BECCA Sateen Palette which had me in it, but you never know. I could have changed. I could be a totally different taupe. You better swatch me just to make sure. Elvira. Helllooooo! Is anybody out there?"
Well now that I'm back on my anti-psychotics my eye shadows don't speak to me as often, but I did manage to swatch the little sucker before the prozac kicked in. And here it is.....
Isn't it pretty? Isn't it unique?
OK. To non taupe addicts you are looking at this sad swatch thinking. "WTF is wrong with this woman? It looks like any other brown shadow. Didn't she just swatch this exact same color the other day?"
AH HA! I caught you.
That is where you are wrong, my mentally balanced friend.
That was MAC Smoke and Diamonds and Majolica Majorca SV821. Which are sooooooo decidedly different than Becca Lamé.
For one, Smoke & Diamonds is gray based and SV821 is plum based while Lamé is so brown based it's not even funny. Jeesh. You people!
Any new taupe editions to your stash lately?