Using gray eye shadow is a versatile trend. Whether for day or night, playing with gray on your lids can give a smoldering effect. Although best known for its use in creating a smokey eye effect, gray eye shadow can be used for softer purposes as well. Here are some tips for using gray eye shadow for multiple purposes.
Gray is a trending color that works well with all skin tones, at all ages. To wear it during the day, simply do a soft wash from lid to brow in a light gray hue. Adding a slightly darker gray to the crease will increase the dramatic effect. The contrast between gray and the color of your eye will make your eye color stand out. Gray is a great color for the novice makeup artist, because it is easy to blend and rather forgiving.
When day turns to night, increase the intensity of your stare by creating smokey eyes. Using three shades of gray, start with the lightest shade and apply to the brow. Use the medium shade to cover the lid and the darkest shade in the crease. Blend to perfection, and add black or charcoal eyeliner and mascara to complete the effect. Because the smokey eye look is so powerful, keep the rest of your face nude or matte. Choose a simple lip gloss so not to detract attention from your eyes.
Although gray most often keeps to itself, you can experiment by subtly blending other hues such as light pink or dark purple. You can also use gray eye shadows with shimmer and sparkle. Just be careful not to overdo it, because you don't want to create a black-eye effect. Gray eye shadow may be versatile and potentially stunning, but it can be easily abused.