Brazilian influencer Victoria Ceridono explained that there is no word for taupe in Portuguese. "In English, you have a name, but in Portuguese, you would call it gray or you would call it brown, but it's neither," she said. "So a long time ago, I started calling it a 'rat shade,'" she joked. Many of her fans associate her with the "rat eye shadow" that she loves so much.
"It goes with everything," she added. "It's in between gray and brown and kind of champagne, and it has a bit of purple in it, so it's such a neutral." She recommends using it as a transition shade when blending a smoky eye.
MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Satin Taupe ($33)