Fall Trend: The prettiest gray eye palette

August 26, 2008 at 7:12 am 3 comments

To emphasize a bold dark lip, you wouldn’t want to go too strong with your eye color.  One or the other, but not both.  To compliment the dark lip (or in my case a semi-dark lip), a neutral gray eye seems to be the the perfect match.   I also love the way the right shade of gray can brighten and add light to your eyes. 

This fall I have “my eyes on” the following gray/silver eye palettes:

Stila’s Backstage Beauty Eye Shadow Palette – The Red Carpet or Front Row Look, a three-pan gray and pewter eyeshadow palette with a Kajal Eye Liner.

Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow in Gunmetal (gunmetal gray silver micro glitter)

NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Paris (silver shimmer/ matte gray)

e.l.f.’s Brightening Eye Color in Drama (4 color quad for $1)

Loose Lips NY Mineral Eyeshadow in Chrome ($13)

Aromoleigh’s Gray/Heather Toned Eyeshadows (wonderland, lilith, or lola) $8.50

NP’s Set Show Loose Dust Duo –  Target stores started carrying Napoleon Perdis’ Set Line, and I was intrigued with their Russia Silver/Gray duo.  I purchased this for $26 (not cheap), and will put this formula to the eye lid test today.

Here is my attempt at a beautiful, subtle gray eye using Aromaleigh’s Le Mystere #63 mineral eyeshadow and Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-on Eyeliner in Gunmetal.   I find these grays create a subtle brightness to my eyes, as well as enhance my eye color.  Grays can be gorgeous with any color eye, but you might want to go with a cooler/bluer gray if you have a blue, green or hazel eye like mine, or go with a warmer hue of gray for hazel brown, or deep chocolate or amber brown eyes.

I will have to get to the MAC counter and try their new quad eyeshadow compacts that are meant to compliment their Cult of Cherry collection.  I would probably go for the “Shadowy Lady Eye Shadow” quad, although their “Spiced Chocolate” quad is GORGEOUS!

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  • 1. tracy m  |  August 26, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Oooh! Pretty! I’m going to try a grey eye tomorrow. Mo experimented with with press-on shaddow with me yesterday, and I was surprised at how nice it was. I didn’t like the color at all, but the product itself was nicer than I imagined.

  • 2. Jami  |  August 27, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Fantastic look on your eyes! I got a gray color from Clinique to try on my eyes, but like you said since mine are brown, I have to be a bit careful with the color of gray. I’m hoping it works on me because i love the color in the box.

    Thanks for providing a wide range of brands and price ranges!!

  • 3. Mo  |  August 27, 2008 at 9:31 am

    See, told ya I should’ve picked a different color kit for the press on…
    That Spiced Chocolate set sure is nice. I’m disappointed by their color swatch for the “O” lipstick though, it doesn’t do it justice. I’ve loved it for years and have yet to find anyone who doesn’t look good in it.
    I’m not crazy about matte gray tones, but maybe I’ll have to try one out, since it’s trendy and all 😉


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