Eye Makeup For Grey Eyes: From Multicolored to Deep Steel

  “The eyes are one of the most powerful tools a woman can have. With one look, she can relay the most intimate message. After the connection is made, words cease to exist. ” ~ Jennifer Salaiz

Hello, steel-eyed Beauties!

For part three of my five-part series on the best makeup for your eye color, I will be addressing what looks best on you.

Grey eyes are really interesting. They range from true silver to deep charcoal or can contain a multitude of colors. Because of their ability to pick up other colors, they are often mistaken for blue eyes. However, truly blue eyes look REALLY blue when another blue shade is worn near them whereas grey eyes do not. Grey eyes will pick up some of the blue, but they will not change to a more blue tone.

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I always think of the seaside when I see grey eyes. Weathered driftwood, stormy skies, and white capped silvery waves… Or I associate them with antique silver and pewter. Lovely.

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Multi-Grey Eyes

Similar to brown eyes, you actually have a little more leeway when it comes to eyeshadow colors. If you have multi-grey eyes you can switch up your look to enhance the blue, aqua/green or silvery tones depending on which colors of eye makeup you choose.

To Make Your Eyes Bluer choose the following orange-based shadows –

  • Nude Tones
  • Neutral Browns
  • Soft Copper
  • Peach
  • Melon
  • Orange (for a bold look)

Cocoa Brown, Deep Bronze or Deep Copper eyeliner with Deep Chocolate Brown or Black mascara.

Here are some looks you may want to try –

Bright Pop of Orange


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 Create a bright wash of sunset orange around the eye by layering lighter and deeper shades of tangerine for depth. Shade,, and in the Citron Collection from PsycheMineraux on Etsy would be perfect.

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Create a sweet youthful look with pink-melon toned shadows such as Sugar 611 from Vapour Organic Beauty or First Bloom from TaterRoundsBeauty on Etsy.

Perfect Nudes

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Natural nudes shades have been all the rage for the past couple years, which is good news for you since you can wear the perfectly! Create this look with the Pretty Naked II Palette from 100% Pure Cosmetics or the Classic Nudes Eyeshadow Trio from Gabriel Cosmetics.


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Bring out the aqua or green tones in your eyes with shades of –

  • Rose
  • Red Brown
  • Plum
  • Soft Aqua
  • Teals

Charcoal, dark brown or aubergine eyeliner with black or aubergine mascara will really make a statement.

Coming Up Roses

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Rose tones are very feminine and romantic. Great for day or evening. Try Purdy Opossum from TaterRoundsBeauty or Icy Rose from Real Purity Cosmetics which is a deeper shimmery shade.

Pink Eyeshadow

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Burgundy Wine

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Feeling a little more dramatic? Wine and burgundy shades will make your eyes sparkle. You can get this look with Mulberry from Real Purity or Cranberry Sauce from TaterRoundsBeauty.

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Soft Jade


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Really enhance the green tones in your eyes with shadows in similar colors like those found in the Emerald Collection from PsycheMineraux. I mean really, how gorgeous are these eyeshadows?!

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True Grey Eyes

True silver, steel, and charcoal grey eyes are simply breathtaking and somewhat rare. Make them shine with monochromatic shades. Think of the grey scale used by artists –

  • Bright White
  • Silver
  • Pewter
  • Stormcloud grey
  • Deep navy blues
  • Charcoal
  • Black

Deepest black, shimmery dark pewter, and deepest blue eyeliners, with black mascara.

Classic Smokey

No one looks as good in a classic smokey eye as you do. It never looks overdone on you. Use the Smokey Eyeshadow Trio from Gabriel Cosmetics.

Bright Silver

Shimmer and shine with shades of silver and pewter. Use cream shadows and creamy eyeliners like the Gleaming Pewter – Creamy Long Last Liner from 100% Pure Cosmetics or the Smoke – Phyto-Pigments Cream Shadow Stick from Juice Beauty.

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Lora is a native Californian currently living in the Southeast. She is an artist, designer, blogger and nature lover. Her hobbies include herbalism, cooking, baking, creating DIY aromatherapy recipes, sipping wine and listening to music. She also loves to go hiking and camping.

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