MAC’s Pro blush in Taupe is a neutral-to-cool finely milled matte powder. As you can see, it doesn’t resemble most blushes or bronzers at all. I’ve read that it’s frequently recommended as a contour powder. I’ve been working with it over the past few days and this is my advice:
1. This will work best on fair/medium cool-toned skin tones. If you find that most contour powders are too warm/golden for you, this is the one to look at next. I’m fair and slightly warm. Although I can usually handle a cool-toned pink, this leans a bit toward grey on me.
2. This may not show up at all on darker skin tones, and could turn a bit ashy.
3. Although I’m fair and can handle some deep golden bronzers, I have to use a light hand with Taupe. Because of the grey tones in the blush, it can start to look a bit too dirty on the skin if applied too heavily. You can start to see this in the center of the swatch, below, which was applied with a compact eyeshadow brush.
Although I find this difficult to work with, I’m glad that I picked it up before it disappeared. It’s unusual enough–I’ve honestly never seen another product quite like it.