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Trending—Fall Makeup: Grey Matter(s)-Best Dark Shadows for Fall

Trending—Fall Makeup: Grey Matter(s)-Best Dark Shadows for Fall

The one eyeshadow you need in your makeup kit and on your eyes this fall is a smoldering grey. Whether you wear it matte and bold or soft and shimmery, a grey eyeshadow will keep you on trend this fall because grey matters.

Seen on the runways at Donna Karan and Derek Lam for Fall 2014 were grey lids — from smoked-out shades of grey to shimmering platinum shadows.To compliment the look, the remainder of the makeup is left simple — groomed brows and barely there lips and cheeks.

We took the guesswork out of choosing the best grey shadows for you. Get the look below for your grey matter(s).

grey matters layout

1. Red Carpet Greys

Try: LORAC PRO Palette 2 $42

A makeup palette, from the Red Carpet Authority Carol Shaw,  for the pros that gives you greys in a traditional grey shadow, a cool grey  shadow and a metallic grey — Chrome. Think party nights.

LORAC PRO Palettte 2

8 Shimmer and 8 Matte Eye Shadows in all the cool shades you need to create the hottest looks straight from the Red Carpet.

2. Palette of Grey

Try: NYC Individual Eyes in Smokey Charcoals $4.99

Are you a little challenged with “matching” the colors? No worries. NYC lines up your greys perfectly for easy application in this budget-friendly palette.

NYC Individual Eyes in Smokey Charcoals

All-in-one compact with everything you need for a complete eye look: primer, illuminator, applicator and complementing shadows.

3. Ombréd Grey

Try: Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow – Gray Lace $13

If one grey simply isn’t enough, go for an entire collection. From Sephora, of course.

A range of trendy eye shadow colors and finishes based on a gray theme with a formula  that lasts up to 10 hours.

4. Rollerball Grey

Try: Kevyn Aucoin The Loose Shimmer Shadow in Selenite $29

Shimmering grey shadows were seen on the runways, and this easy-to-use rollerball gives you runway lids in moments. Think Joan Smalls when you walk out of the door…

Kevyn Aucoin The Loose Shimmer Shadow Selenite Soft Gray Shimmer

Designed with a rollerball tip for effortless application, the fine-milled, pearlescent shadow glides on with seamless precision for illuminated eyes.

5. Grey Pcncil Shadow/Liner

Try: e.l.f. Mineral Waterproof Shadow Liner in Chrome $3

With a quick swipe and a smudge, you will be smoldering in Grey Matter in a matter of minutes.

e.l.f. Mineral Waterproof Shadow Liner in Chrome

The creamy texture glides on smoothly for easy application for waterproof color that won’t smudge, run, or fade throughout the day.

6. Baked Grey

Try: Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour – Wet/Dry in Charcoal $24

Complement your “Flawless Face” with grey that goes for hours and hours. Laura Mercier  Baked Grey lets you go wet and wild or powdery soft. A girl needs choices right?

Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour Wet Dry Charcoal

This smudge-resistant, lightweight eye color gently smooths onto the lid for an even application. Ultrablendable and versatile, this eye color can be applied dry for an even wash of color or wet for a more vibrant effect.

7. Budget Grey

 Try: Milani Bella Grey Eyeshadow $4.49

Fashionista on a budget? Milani has you covered Bella. Long wearing grey shadow that takes you from cubicle to cocktails.

Milani Bella Charcoal Eyeshadow

A gel powder that looks like rich, vibrant color that glides on in a single stroke, delivering a stunning multi-dimensional effect.

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  • Maria J.

    The Lorac Pro 2 is Bomb Dot Com, but I also love another affordable shade which is NYX Baked eyeshadow in “Smoke & Mirrors” especially wet because it gives it that high-end metallic finish to it.