How to achieve gorgeously gray eye shadow

White may dazzle, black may brood, but what about gray? The perfect neutral, gray smolders while achieving a look that's both demure and striking. Although applying this eyeshadow may seem simple enough, it's very important to choose the right shade. If the gray is too dark and blended improperly, eyelids may look weighed down. If too light, eyelids will look frosted and lack dimension.
Fortunately, gorgeously gray eye shadow is easy to achieve with this simple tutorial. Best of all, the look transitions seamlessly from daytime to night. Pair with a nude lip for subtlety or a deep red lip if you're looking for a little more drama.
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Materials
- Beautyblender
- Liquid foundation (NYX Total Control Drop Foundation)
- Under eye concealer (Fenty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer)
- Liquid foundation brush
- Concealer two to three shades darker than your foundation (L.A. Girl HD Pro Conceal in Espresso)
- Powder contouring kit (Anastasia Beverly Hills Tan to Deep Powder Contour Kit in Espresso)
- Cheek brush
- Highlighting powder kit (Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit in Tourmaline)
- Eyebrow pomade (Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Ebony)
- Brow brush
- Spoolie
- Translucent finishing powder (NYX HD Finishing Powder)
- Neutral lip liner (NYX Lip Liner Pencil in Cocoa)
- Concealer in a warmer shade (Fenty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer in 330)
- Powder blush in a warm neutral shade (NYX High Definition Blush in Tuscan)
- Blush brush
- Tan eye shadow (Morphe 25A Copper Spice Artistry Palette in Tan Lines)
- Eye shadow brush
- Dark brown eye shadow (Morphe 25A Copper Spice Artistry Palette in Destination)
- Shimmering neutral eye shadow (Morphe 25A Copper Spice Artistry Palette in Just Shadow)
- Rose gold eye shadow (Morphe 25A Copper Spice Artistry Palette in Rose Gold)
- Charcoal gray eye shadow (Morphe 25A Copper Spice Artistry Palette in Unveil)
- Dry eyeliner brush
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Instructions
1. Apply liquid foundation using a Beautyblender.
2. Apply concealer under your eyes. Start in the inner corner of an eye and work your way out using a Beautyblender. Repeat on the other eye.
3. Apply concealer two or three shades darker than your skin tone, working along your hairline, under your cheekbone and along your jawline. Use a liquid foundation brush to blend in.
4. Further enhance the contouring effect by lightly dusting your hairline, underside of cheek bones, jawline, sides of nose, and chin with a powder several shades darker than your skin tone. Apply this with a cheek brush.
5. Add dimension by highlighting the tops of your cheekbones from the outer edge of the eye to your temple using a warm shimmering powder and cheek brush. Do the same to the bridge and button of your nose, as well as between the brows and chin.
6. Fill in your brows with brow pomade with a brow brush, and brush the hairs into place with a spoolie.
7. Apply translucent powder with a Beautyblender to set the look.
8. Line and fill lips with neutral lip liner.
9. Dab concealer onto the inner part of lips, and use the pad of your finger to blend this in with the lip liner applied in step 8.
10. Apply a warm neutral blush along cheeks using a blush brush.
11. Start on your eyes by applying tan eye shadow along your lid and crease with an eye shadow brush.
12. Blend dark brown eye shadow into the outer edge of your crease with an eye shadow brush.
13. Apply shimmering neutral eye shadow along your lash line and blend this up into your crease with an eye shadow brush.
14. Highlight your inner eye with a touch of rose gold eye shadow.
15. Line your upper lash line with an eyeliner brush and charcoal gray eye shadow.
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16. Apply mascara to complete the look.
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