Four Taupes, One Quad, One Happy Gal: The New Sonia Kashuk Textured Taupe Monochrome Eye Quad

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Sonia Kashuk Textured Taupe

That’s Sonia Kashuk’s Textured Taupe Monochrome Eye Quad on my lids ($13.69)

My fellow eye shadow junkies — if you obsess over shades like taupe, I’m talking to YOU! — once you’ve taken a whirl with one of Sonia Kashuk’s new Monochrome Eye Quads, you may be tempted to call it your new BFF.

Don’t be surprised if you find yourself sending it texts while you shop for shoes (“I can’t tell if these make me look short…”), or offering to braid its hair, or inviting it over one Friday night to watch BRAVO, drink champagne and eat cake.


Each of the four new spring quads (Textured Rose, Textured Mauve, Textured Coca, and Textured Taupe) comes with four variations on a different shade, and you can find them now at Target for less than the cost of lunch at a fancy food truck.

Textured Taupe has totes been my jam as of late…

Sonia Kashuk Monochrome Eye Quad in Textured Taupe ($13.69)

Sonia Kashuk Monochrome Eye Quad in Textured Taupe ($13.69)

Inside the sleek black matte package lives 1) a matte taupe, 2) a matte taupe with tiny flecks of golden glitter, 3) a pearly golden taupe and 4) a shiny golden taupe with big o’ pieces of glitter.

Sonia Kashuk Textured Taupe Swatches

Textured Taupe swatches on my NC42 skin

I really dig this quad, and not based solely on my love for taupe.

Whenever I need a lift, I pat one or two shades on my lids to brighten my eyes, and because the shades are so closely related, they only take a few swipes to blend. I just have to remember to dust off any excess from my brush first to avoid any fallout.

You’d think that a quad with four of the same shades might be boring, but among the four finishes, I always seem to find a fresh new combo to keep it spicy.

Sonia Kashuk Textured Taupe

Textured Taupe on my lids

And when I wet my brush head first, I can crank up the shimmer on the three non-matte shades, so in a way, it’s like getting day and night shadows in a single quad. LOVE that!

PRICE: $13.69 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target stores and
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (beware of fallout with these)

Happy Friday!

Wait — what’s that? It’s only Thursday?


Okay, well, happy thursday… 🙂


How was your night? Mine was pretty laid back. After an easy jog on the treadmill, I watched the latest eps of New Girl and The Mindy Project (love this show!), and then tried to stay up to watch Southland but ended up passing out.

I’ve got a hair appointment later today, and I’m counting down the seconds! Been cranky about my roots since early March, so it’s about time.

Have a good one today.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Agata says:

    Those new quads look really nice. I love the Mindy project, I don’t watch it religiously but whenever I catch it, it’s always funny. I need to schedule a hair apt for next week, my color is washed out and it’s driving me crazy. I want some change though, just not sure what kind of change…

  2. Nice quad, but it’s just taupe x4 and that is a little too much for me 🙂
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  3. No more taupe shadow! It’s my weakness, I already have far too many, and these look really nice. I’m going to have to exercise some serious self control at Target this weekend:)
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  4. KPrice says:

    So pretty! I’m glad you review these. I’ll have to put it on my Target list.

  5. xLoveHappyx says:

    i bet your hair will look great after your appointment! and i like that this sonia kashuk palette comes with both matte and shimmer taupes
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  6. Jen says:

    I have a hair appointment today, too! I’m so excited! I haven’t gotten my hair cut in I don’t even want to say how long. :S

  7. Danielle says:

    This quad looks amazing! After years of not liking taupe eye shadow, I’m obsessed with it now! I may have to add this to my collection! P.S. I am also a huge fan of The Mindy Project. It’s one of my favorite shows now.
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  8. Chelsea says:

    I love Taupe eyeshadows to an unhealthy extent, I might have to pick this up.

  9. Jennifer says:

    I LOVE this for a more neutral day look!
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