Tough as Taupe is more of a cool gray color than taupe, I would say. They color on top is totally misleading. It appears like light brown color with brown undertones but when I swatched it, it's like straight up gray. I like it though. It's a nice change when I don't feel like wearing Bad to the Bronze. It's more subtle plus I like applying these on my lower lash line. It defines without looking too harsh.
The title of my post might be a bit misleading because I didn't see this particular color being offered in the Maybelline counter in SM. But as far as I know, this isn't a limited edition color so maybe they will stock up soon. Stay tuned for tomorrow's post though because it's about a different shade of Color Tattoo that I got locally. That one you can swatch in person!