This is my little pot of Max Factor Wild Shadow in Burnt Bark ... I was advised (ages ago) to try it out as an alternative to Mac's Satin Taupe and I've been using it ever since ...
I don't know what it is (maybe old age!) but I am generally drawn to neutrals when it comes to eye shadow these days so Burnt Bark is therefore right up my avenue. It's a lovely taupey colour that's not too warm, cool, brown or grey. It has just the right amount of pearly shimmer to make it suitable for daytime wear - you know when you want to dress your peepers up a little - any fashion bloggers who may be reading, think of this as my accessory! It also works well with a red lip for an evening out, as it's not too in yer face, or can be built up for a more smoky eye. It has great pigment and a fine texture which is almost creamy so there is minimal fallout, it doesn't sit in my creases (of which there are many!) and lasts a good seven hours on with a primer.
So - just a lighter application here for daytime ... I've just stuck it all over my lid here ... laziness I guess but I like it that way ...!
I still don't own Satin Taupe so can't say how much of a dupe this is but from comparison swatches they do look pretty similar. For now though I'm more than happy with Burnt Bark. It's a great all rounder, very affordable at £4.99 per pot and something I'll definitely be looking to repurchase as it's one of my most used eye shadows. I honestly can't see it running out any time soon though!
Have you tried Max Factor Burnt Bark? Are you a fan of taupe eye shadows? Which is your favourite?