If I were one to do do Monthly Favorites this eyeshadow would definitely be included in the list. It was love at first swatch. Silver Dawn came out with MAC’s Magnetic Nude Limited Edition collection. I’m rarely interested in MAC’s LE offerings but one day I was perusing the store and the Extra Dimension Eyeshadows caught my eye. How could they have not? Look at the beautiful embossing in the pan! Anyway, I swatched the colors that stood out to me the most and ended up taking Silver Dawn home with me. That was over a month ago and sadly this shade is sold out on MAC’s website but I’m sure it’s still available at some physical stores, Nordstrom’s, Bloomingdales, etc.
Silver Dawn is a frosty taupe. I know taupes have a cult following but other than Silver Dawn I only own one other taupe shade. Generally, I find them too cool toned for my skin tone and I feel like they don’t look good on me. However, I’m crazy about Silver Dawn and I think it’s the perfect taupe for my coloring. It’s pigmented, soft, and easy to blend. I am a bit bummed out because I’m usually happy with the way my swatches turn out because I feel like they accurately represent how the product looks in real life. However I found that I just couldn’t properly capture Silver Dawn’s prettiness. 🙁 I guess you’ll just have to take my word for it.
Seeing as I’ve become slightly obsessed with this eyeshadow, do you have any favorite taupe shades you could recommend? Taupes are growing on me!
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