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Makeup To Make Grey Eyes Sparkle

by Helen K. |

Grey eyes are both unique and interesting. Most people with grey eyes have colors in their pupils that vary from true silver to deep charcoal. On top of that, grey eyes can also contain a bevy of different colors within them. Since grey eyes can pick up other variations in color, many people mistake them for blue eyes. However, real blue eyes appear very blue when another blue shade is worn as eyeshadow, and grey eyes do not. 

To make grey eyes sparkle, you need to see what other shades exist in your eyes besides grey. That means you’ll need to look at your iris when the light is bright, and you are wearing a white shirt. Look for hints of different colors in your eyes, like blue, brown, or hazel. You may even have hints of violet or green in your eyes. You can bring out the colors you see in your eyes by using similarly toned makeup, or you can treat your grey eyes as a neutral tone. 

Since there isn’t much information available on the Internet today about how to make your grey eyes sparkle, we created this article to help you. Below we’ll discuss ways you can make your grey eyes really stand out by analyzing your eyes and then matching those tones with different colors of makeup. Since the hues in grey eyes can vary widely, you’ll need to pay close attention to your eye color. 

Assessing Your Grey Eyes

Grey eyes are somewhat like brown eyes are to the blue eye family. When we look closely at a person with grey eyes, we’ll typically see a combination of colors. Those colors include

  • Grey
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Some yellow around the pupil
  • When trying to figure out what shades are best to bring out grey eyes, it’s best to use the basic color theory principle. That means using tones that can make grey eyes look more greenish, greyish, or blueish, like

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Violet
  • When you are trying to use these colors to enhance your grey eyes, you’ll want to paint these various colors as close to your iris as you possibly can. Keep in mind that it’s flattering to smoke out a classic charcoal shadow on the lid of a grey-eyed person. Also, people with grey eyes should consider using a brown eyeliner as well to enhance the effects of the colors we will cover below. 

    You can choose makeup colors for grey eyes using two different strategies. The first strategy calls for you to figure out what other shades of colors you can see in your eyes besides grey. To do that, put on a white shirt and then look at your iris in high lighting. Check to see if you see hints of blue in your eyes. Maybe you have a taupe shade that has brown or hazel instead. Your eyes could also look more violet or more green. Most grey eyes lean towards another color. By knowing what that color is, you can pick shades that are made for eyes that are

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Brown
  • That will work well for you if your grey eyes feature another color in them. 

    You can also pick makeup for grey eyes by treating your grey eyes as a neutral color. Neutral colors work well with pretty much every color. However, when you pick your eye makeup colors, you’ll need to consider your 

  • Skin tone
  • Hair color
  • If you have warm undertones, for instance, consider using rich, warm colors for your eyes. If your skin is cool, using icy or bright colors will help enhance your grey eyes better. The makeup you decide to use will also influence the look you want to create at that time. 

    If You Have Blue-Grey Eyes

    Orange is the color that stands opposite to blue on the color wheel. So, if you have blue eyes or blue-grey eyes, you can bring out the blue in your eyes by using orange. You don’t need to put on bright orange eye shadow, however. Using other colors as well can help bring out the blue in your eyes like

  • Deep bronzes
  • Soft peaches
  • Coppery shades
  • If You Have Brown and Hazel-Toned Grey Eyes

    If your grey eyes feature undertones that are

  • Hazel
  • Brown or
  • Tan
  • Then you’ll want to use colors that help bring out brown eyes. You may want to consider a few purple shades, which can make your eyes stand out. You can also consider brown shades like

  • Mocha
  • Tan
  • Chocolate
  • All of these shades look excellent with brownish or hazel-toned grey eyes. 

    If You Have Green-Grey Eyes

    Red is usually the contrast color for the green on the color wheel. However, red doesn’t always work well when somebody has grey eyes because it can make that person’s eyes appear irritated. Instead, think about using colors in the orange family-like

  • Salmon
  • Almond
  • Or you can opt for purplish colors like

  • Lilac
  • Plum
  • Orchid
  • If You Want Your Grey Eyes to Look Blue

    If you want your grey eyes to look blue, then consider using eyeshadow that has an orange tone. Neutral browns and peaches are both great options. That way, the bit of blue you may have in your grey eye color will stand out, making your eyes look blue in the iris. 

    If You Want Your Grey Eyes to Look More Green

    To make your grey eyes appear greener, opt for 

  • Wine
  • Plum or
  • Purple
  • Using those colors will help the green in your iris to stand out. You can also add some chocolate brown liquid eyeliner to make your grey eyes look greener and pop.

    If You Want Your Grey Eyes to Look, Lighter Grey

    You can use grey-scale tones like

  • Black
  • Silver
  • Grey
  • Charcoal
  • You want to use a medium matte grew shadow on your lid as well as your lower lash line. After that, try smoking out the outer corner of your eye with your darker eye shadow. You should add some silver shadow on the upper lid of your eye as well as the inner corner if you want a brighter look. To finish, put on some nude lipstick so that it doesn’t contrast with the other colors in your eyes. 

    Using Grey Eye Makeup

    You can use grey eye makeup to help your eyes stand out in two ways. First, consider putting on a light shade of grey eye shadow or eyeliner if you want to make your grey eyes look darker. If you want your grey eyes to look lighter, then use a darker grey shade instead. 

    Another thing you can do is apply different shades of grey eye shadow. A medium grey shade as your base and a dark grey as your contour color can bring your eyes out. By using this approach, your eyes will look very elegant, and the grey hues will stand out effectively. 

    Colors to Stay Away from With Grey Eyes

    Women with grey eyes can wear a lot of beautiful makeup colors. However, there are still a few colors they should stay away from at all times. Avoid colors like

    • Pink and
    • Red

    Both of these colors, especially when bright, can make your eyes look irritated or inflamed, so avoid them. You may also want to avoid a grey eye color that matches your eyes because it won’t enhance the natural beauty of your grey eyes. 

    Final Thoughts

    When it comes to bringing out your grey eyes with makeup, try to focus on the natural shades and other tones you see reflected in your eyes. You can also use different approaches to make your grey eyes resemble a different eye color.

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