Today I decided to show just a pretty taupe, nothing more than that. Almost nameless even, because it stems from a very old Manhattan LE M&Bufallo launched in like 2011, and has no real name, just a number - #96E. But it still is one of my favourite taupes in the stash, so here are the swatches:
Manhattan #96E is a grey/beige (=greige) creme shade with a drop of brown and a tiny hue of lilac in it, which altogether makes it a pretty cold-toned taupe. The application is simply great, it's opaque in 1 coat already, and dries really quickly. Absolutely nothing to complain about here.
The shade feels so comfortable to wear in late autumn or winter, it just gives you that "cosy sweater" feeling. It works well against my skin tone as well, which is really not always the case with the taupes.
Although it's discontinued long ago, the substitute is easy to find in other brands palettes, I would suggest smth like Color Club High Society (which I also own) or Essie Chinchilly. By the way, I noticed that taupes are a real trend in the company where I work, you can see these shades on every third pair of hands! Do you also like wearing taupes, or are you rather not a fan?