If an ordinary make-up is designed to emphasize the dignity of appearance, then a festive one should give a wow effect. We tell you how to achieve the desired result if you have gray eyes

When starting makeup, you need to start from the features of appearance. And the color of the eyes plays an important role in choosing the techniques and means of make-up. If you take into account all the individual characteristics, then the image will be harmonious.

Basic evening make-up rules for gray-eyed girls

The main advantage of girls with gray eyes is the ability to choose almost any range for makeup.Gray is a neutral color that goes well with both warm and cool shades of other colors. Therefore, it is important to take into account also the color of the hair - in many gray-eyed girls they are light: fair-haired or wheaten with a slight golden sheen.

Of course, there are also brunettes with gray eyes - a steel shade or translucent, like ice.

You need to think over the details of the evening look, taking into account all these details. Girls with light features are not forbidden to experiment with accents if, as a result, gray eyes become more noticeable and expressive. For brunettes with gray eyes, it is important to draw attention to light eyes, so it is better to avoid rich smoky eyes and other darkening makeup options.

Eyebrow products

In eyebrow makeup, focus more on hair color. It will serve as a hint to those who do not know how intense color correction should be. Makeup artists recommend that brunettes choose eyebrow products a couple of shades lighter than hair, and blondes - a tone darker than hair.

It is also important to consider that visually heavy arches of eyebrows should not hang over light eyes. Therefore, it is better to emphasize the eyebrows with light strokes - for example, using the High Precision Brow Pencil by Giorgio Armani.


If you need an evening make-up with an emphasis on the eyes, choose shades with a shimmer (they will give the effect of "highlighting" ). Suitable, for example, the bronze shade Sweet Cloud from the Lid Lingerie line from NYX Professional Makeup. With it, you can create smoky eyes with a noble glow, as in the photo. In this case, the makeup will turn out not too dark.

An expressive contrast will be created by copper shadows. Blend them with a haze along the contour of the eyes - and the evening make-up is ready! From the point of view of the color scheme, this makeup is great for autumn. And how to repeat it, we explained step by step in this video tutorial.

Choosing among the deeper shades for gray eye makeup, you can stop at emerald and plum.

Graphite gray (both with and without sparkles) will also come in handy in an evening look, only the result in this case will be cold. So that the steel does not give the face a painful pallor, it will be necessary to work with the tone of the face, be sure to use blush and do not forget about light lip makeup.


If you want to make arrows the basis of your evening make-up, you can draw them using the same shades that are recommended for gray-eyed smoky eyes. Girls with gray eyes can also use the classic black liner. But there are nuances here. Clear black lines will exist separately from other makeup elements. If you take on black, then you need to shade the lines properly, turning the graphic arrows into soft ones, otherwise the contrast will rather “suppress” the color of the eyes.


Black mascara is a universal solution. If desired, you can apply it only on the tips of the eyelashes.

But in combination with gray eyes, other shades of mascara are also welcome. Brown, navy blue, burgundy, purple and emerald can definitely be used. Colored mascara can become a self-sufficient accent on the eyes. And in the Double Team line from Urban Decay you will find shades for every taste.


When choosing blush, it is more important to consider skin tone, since a neutral eye shade allows you to use almost any. In addition, it is important that they are in harmony with the shade of lipstick or lip gloss. It is more logical for blondes to choose blush that is more delicate in color - shades of dusty rose and peach will suit them the most. You will find these in the Alliance Perfect line from L'Oréal Paris.

Brunettes can add contrast to their looks with fuchsia blush or bold reds (both require careful shading).


The choice of lipstick will not cause difficulties. Both bright and more restrained shades will go well with gray eyes.

If you want to make a bright accent on the lips, eye makeup should be minimal - enough mascara on the tips of the eyelashes. The image will turn out expressive if you choose a pure color of lipstick. Check out Maybelline New York's classic Innovator Red from Superstay Matte Ink.

But soft, delicate shades of lipsticks like Color Riche Shine "Topless" from L'Oréal Paris can be complemented with accent eye makeup - with arrows or haze along the contour.

Bright evening makeup for gray eyes: step by step photo tutorial

  1. Evening make-up is indispensable without careful preparation of the skin.This affects the durability of the result. After moisturizing care, spread the primer over the face (suitable, for example, Stage Performer by Shu Uemura). On the eyelids, apply a special primer for this zone - Eyeshadow Primer Potion from Urban Decay will not let you down.

  2. You can beautifully emphasize gray eyes with smoky eyes and matching arrows. Choose the color scheme to match the outfit. It is not necessary to take as a basis only bright shades. Restrained pastel is a possible option if you prefer products with a shimmer. These shades are included in the Naked3 palette from Urban Decay.

    A good solution would be to choose a palette of pink, lilac and plum shades. Different variations of bronze will look no less advantageous. Spread the lightest shadows from the palette over the eyelids over the primer as an additional base layer.

    Those that are darker, blend closer to the outer corners of the eyes. They also slightly emphasize the lower eyelids. Soften the border between the two shadow shades. If desired, the shadows can be "stretched" with a beveled brush so that you get arrows.

    Or draw them separately with a pencil or eyeliner.

    Finish eye makeup with mascara - black or brown.

  3. Even out skin tone with cream. It is no coincidence that this stage follows eye makeup: when working with shadows, their particles often crumble onto the skin under the eyes; brushing them off the skin with a fluffy brush is much easier if there is no foundation on the skin. Otherwise, tone correction may be necessary.

    Concealer will help to mask the imperfections that the tone will not hide. Help out, for example, Eraser Eye from Maybelline New York.

    Now you can start sculpting, highlight the cheekbones, apply blush on the cheeks, and add a little highlighter to the protruding parts of the face.

  4. You did a full eye makeup, but since it turned out to be quite gentle, the emphasis on the lips will not be superfluous. If you take, for example, a pink shade, then you will balance the image.

  5. To be sure, set your makeup with either a translucent finishing powder or a setting spray like Urban Decay's All Nighter.

So the make-up will show miracles of durability and will please the eye all evening.

Another make-up option for girls with gray eyes we showed in this video tutorial.

Review of makeup for gray eyes before the celebration

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  • Lipstick Color Riche Plump and Shine, L'Oréal Paris

    This lipstick in a classic stick format is quite suitable for a basic makeup bag, but it can also come in handy in evening makeup.This is because the translucent texture of this tool allows you to layer it, adding saturation to the color - just right for a festive make-up. Shimmer and peppermint together give a good volume effect, which additionally draws attention to the lips.

  • Midnight Chaos Dual-Ended Eyeliner, NYX Professional Makeup

    Liners like the Midnight Chaos Dual-Ended Eyeliner create just the right amount of contrast to accentuate without losing eye color or losing focus. This eyeliner is convenient due to its double-ended format: on one end - a matte shade, on the other - fluid with a holographic effect, which can be applied over the classic arrow. Shine is just what you need to make gray eyes attract more attention to yourself, and in evening looks it is always useful.

  • Naked Cherry eyeshadow palette, Urban Decay

    This palette from the famous Naked series contains 12 shades of shadows, each of which can emphasize gray eyes. This is soft beige, and pink gold with a shimmer, and bronze, and the color of baked clay; they were joined by cherry shades (it is no coincidence that the palette is called Naked Cherry) - some are brighter, others are darker and deeper. All of them are perfectly combined with each other, and different textures can also be mixed - there are matte shades, with a shimmer, with larger shimmering particles, satin. The package also includes a handy double-ended brush. Everything you need for bold experiments with evening makeup in one set.

  • Superstay Matte Ink lipstick, Maybelline New York

    The gray color of the eyes will be expressively shaded by bright matte lipstick - for example, from the Superstay Matte Ink collection.It could be red 118 Dancer or maybe crimson 120 Artist. Thanks to the velvety texture, all attention will be riveted to the juicy shade. And the long-lasting formula, which lasts up to 16 hours, will keep your festive makeup in its original form until the morning.

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