Taupe Brown looks rather dull and mediocre in the pan at first. It's a matte taupe brown, leaning neither warm or cool. I grabbed it under the taupe craze influence. So it concerned me at first when I used it alone or strongly defined my outer V with Burberry eyeshadow Rosewood. I didn't know how opaque I'd want and the test run horrified me. My eyes looked heavy and bruised.
But, Taupe Brown works wonderfully with Rosewood with a light hand. It adds warmth to cool shades (e.g. L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadow Liquid Diamond and Burberry eyeshadow Pearl Grey), and injects some coolness to warm shades like Burberry eyeshadow Pale Barley and Midnight Brown. It balances out the eye makeup color. So cool! Quite a few of my other eyeshadows got used more often ever since I figured how to wear Taupe Brown :) I love the effect it creates and its versatility.
Plus, Taupe Brown matches my brow color quite perfectly and stays put. If I want full natural brows, I use Taupe Brown. It's however not a unique shade at least not that I know of. You can find similar colors from any brand for this basic shade. Maybe not exact dupes, but close.
Now, would I recommend it for every body? If you love taupe and want a versatile neutral eyeshadow to support other eyeshadows in your collection, you would want to check this out. However, you might already own something similar at lower price tag, then you can safely skip it. For those who want to try out Burberry eyeshadows, I would suggest other shades like Pale Barley, Midnight Brown or Midnight Blue.
Bottom line. My everyday beauty secret. Love it but might not for everyone.