How to Wear Grey Eyeshadow
if you’ve tried gray eye shadow before but felt that that the color left you looking lifeless and washed out, don’t give up on this neutral shade just yet. There is a secret to pulling off gray eye shadow and to wearing it to look stunning the way that appeals to face, without looking like you have black eye.
This gunmetal shade is either classified as too dark for daytime wear or too light for sultry, smoky looks. Truth is, there is so much that can be done with grey eye shadow, if we would only take the time to tap into its limitless possibilities.
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Start by preparing your eyes by applying a primer or base to help the eyeshadow last longer and appear more vibrant.
Using a flat eyeshadow brush, apply a light grey shade to your entire eyelid, blending it up towards the crease of your eye.
Using a smaller, angled brush, apply a medium grey shade to the outer corner of your eye and blend it towards the center of your lid.
Take a dark grey shade and apply it to the very outer corner of your eye and blend it into the medium grey shade.
Finish off the look by applying a light, shimmery grey shade to the inner corner of your eye and along your brow bone to add some highlights.
Apply your usual eye makeup, such as eyeliner and mascara, to complete the look.
To add some extra drama, try pairing the grey eyeshadow with a bold lip color or winged eyeliner.
Step 1: Press taupe, grey shadow (like Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Desperation) onto the lid using a flat shadow brush. Blend the color into the crease with a fluffy brush.
Step 2: Press a light pink, pearly shadow (Chantecaille ‘Le Chrome – Piazza San Marco’ Luxe Eye Duo Eyeshadow in Space ) onto the inner half of the lid.
Le Chrome Luxe Eye Duos are a powder emulsion hybrid, an advanced formula molded into a unique and flexible dome shape. Lightweight and creamy, the long-wearing eyeshadows offer a silky-smooth stay-put application and a satin finish. Sensuous in feel and luxurious in application, the crease-free and ultra-blendable formula can be applied dry for a sheer wash of metallic radiance or dampened for a liquid-metal effect. Shades include:- Pigeon
|What It Is: A powder emulsion hybrid, the advanced formula is molded into a unique and flexible dome shape. What It Does: Lightweight and creamy, the long-wearing eye shades offer a silky smooth stay-put application and satin finish. Sensuous in feel and luxurious in application, the crease-free and ultra-blendable formula can be applied dry for a sheer wash of metallic radiance or dampened for a liquid-metal effect.|
I also suggest trying L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Shadow Quad, Cookies & Cream 933 (Gray), .17 oz
Step 3: Line the upper and lower waterline with a gray or black gel liner.
Urban Decay ‘Heavy Metal’ Glitter Eyeliner
Step 4: Finish off with a lengthening mascara (like L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Shocking Extensions).
Telescopic precision liquid eyeliner is the perfect companion to telescopic mascara for a precisely defined and intense eye look. The slanted precision felt tip is angled to allow you to quickly draw the most accurate line. All-day wear. Glides on without smudging or smearing. Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. Fragrance- free. Ophthalmologist-tested and allergy-tested.