Ready to add some mystique to your next eye makeup look? Get ready to hit the mark with grey eyeshadow! While most makeup lovers consider this color too light for smokey eye looks yet too dark for daytime wear, there are plenty of ways to bring this gunmetal shade to life! That’s why we’re sharing two grey eyeshadow looks to help you switch things up a bit. Follow our guides to find the perfect option for you.
GREY EYESHADOW LOOK #1: GREY SMOKEY EYE
It’s time to step outside the box and create a grey smokey eye—you don’t have to rely solely on black shadows for smoking out your eye makeup. Great at providing your makeup look with depth and dimension, this look will become one of your favorites.
STEP #1: PRIME YOUR EYES
Prime your eyes with concealer or your eye primer of choice. This will create a smooth canvas for your eye makeup application and provide long-lasting wear from day to night.
STEP #2: APPLY A NEUTRAL BROWN EYESHADOW AS A BASE
It’s time to set the stage for the grey shadow that’s to come. Start by applying a neutral brown or nude eyeshadow in your crease. We recommend using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow Crayon in Impressive Brown.
STEP #3: ADD A DEEP NEUTRAL SHADE
This step is all about building a seamless blend of color so that your shadows will be perfectly blended. Pick up a dark neutral brown shadow on your eyeshadow brush, choosing a shade from the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude. Gradually build up the color until you reach your desired level of pigment.
STEP #4: PAINT YOUR CREASE WITH BLACK EYESHADOW
Get ready to bring on the color! Select a rich shade, like a sultry black shadow and apply it to deepen the crease even further.
STEP #5: ADD GREY EYESHADOW
Okay, it’s finally time for the grey eyeshadow that really makes this look what it is! Apply the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Argentic, building the shadow until it’s blended out evenly.
STEP #6: LINE YOUR EYELIDS
Amp up your mysterious eye makeup look with black eyeliner, using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Eye Waterproof Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Black to line across your lids. You can even take this look a step further with a beautiful wing. Line your lower waterline for a dramatic effect.
STEP #7: PUMP UP THE VOLUME ON YOUR LASHES
You’re almost at the finish line. No smoky eye look is complete without mascara. Take your look to new heights with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous X Fiber Mascara, sweeping it on to instantly turn up the volume.
GREY EYESHADOW LOOK #2: SOFT & SUBTLE
Who says you can’t wear grey eyeshadow for a daytime look? Turn the neutral shade into an everyday hue by highlighting the inner corner of your eye for a soft yet subtle finish.
STEP #1: PRIME YOUR EYELIDS
As with any eye makeup look, it’s important to prime your eyes.
STEP #2: COLOR YOUR LIDS
Pack on the color for a gorgeous layer of grey eyeshadow. You can use the same cool-toned eyeshadow we named above to coat your lids and bring on the shimmer, pressing the shadow onto the inner corner of the eye.
STEP #3: LET’S BUFF IT OUT
With a flat shadow brush, use a deeper grey shade on the outer corner of the eye. Buff it out until you reach your desired level of color.
STEP #4: DEFINE YOUR LIDS
Use the same deep grey shade, and apply it to the lower lash line. Build and buff the color out, so it lays seamlessly.
STEP #5: IT’S MASCARA TIME
Apply a coat of volumizing mascara to your upper and lower lashes. With an intense length and feathery soft look, your lashes will top things off and make sure your eyes look picture perfect.
STEP #6: FINISH OF THE LOOK WITH A PEACHY NUDE LIP
There is nothing better than a nude lip for completing a daytime look. The perfect way to give your pout a touch of color without using a bold hue, this color will complement your look perfectly. Swipe on a nude lipstick and top it off with the L’Oréal Paris Summer Belle Makeup Glowing Lip Gloss in Sun-Day Funday for an on-trend glossy pout.
So, now that you've practically mastered grey eye makeup, what's next? Well, maybe you want to get a little more playful with your color choices. In that case, check out our article, 6 Colorful Eye Makeup Looks.