Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Colour crush .....shades of grey!

Almost 50 shades of grey- sorry that was lame.
Grey at the deepest charcoal shade is a softer alternative to black and at the lightest version is a more interesting version of white, it is the chameleon of colour. Metallic versions of grey are so beautiful with shades like anthracite to silvery pearl. It can be a statement colour and yet very wearable. With grey, it is the perfect foil for that *pop* of colour whether it is cheeks or lips it won't fight against an intense contrast. Grey is the perfect shade to take you from Winter to Spring without feeling inapropriately *pastel* and if you are in the doldroms wear the most kick ass lip colour in your make up bag. You have been told :)

Soft colour wash of *dove grey* with nude rose cheeks & lips and lustrous skin.
Smokey grey eyes Armani style.
Soft metallic grey eyes with berry lips YSL style

Mid toned grey eyes with a *pop* of colour on lips-Ralph Lauren

It is so easy to wear and suits all colourings and there are some fantastic options from high end to high street.

Ilia mascara- Anthracite around £20.00 great for fair lashes/tipping the end of the lashes.
Mac powerpoint pencil- Utility Grey £14.00 a beautiful rich/neutral grey which will add great delicately smokey definition.
The Make up store shadow- Deadly £11.00 a great mid-tone grey, perfect for a matte colour wash of shadow.
Burberry Complete Eye Palette- Smokey Grey £40.00, the perfectly *nuanced* grey eyeshadow palette, minimalist & chic.

Dior Cherie Bow Palette- £56.00 OOH LA LA for the beauty obsessive. Eyes, liner and cheeks in this limited edition compact.
OCC Cosmetics Lip Tar- Dangerous £10.00/£12.00 for the avant garde look.  
Pop Nail Glam Foggy- £6.50 The perfect muted grey shade for fingers and toes.

Soft mid grey shadow with dark grey pencil and all other colour *pared down*