Now that there is the slightest nip in the air, our thoughts are turning to fall beauty. Sure, we'll miss the sun and all the colours that it brings, but we have a neutral that will set our hearts racing… glorious grey! Read on to find out how to incorporate this chic shade into your look for fall.
First… why grey?
Some say grey is the new black. Grey is softer, sexier with more depth and nuances. Grey is subtle, for a look of understated elegance. From cool gun metals to sizzling silver – it is glamorous one moment and Saturday sweats comfy the next.
There's also a bit of psychology tied into this "new" trend: the world is in a state of upheaval, with big changes in so many of our lives. Whenever this happens, people gravitate towards grey, as it represents calm and stability. It's also a "posh" colour. If you see a display of soft sweaters – the grey one always looks just a bit more upscale, even if the price is the same as the red or green or yellow one. Convinced it's time for 50 (or more) shades of grey? We are!
Silver updates your eyes for fall. If you shied away from it before, make this fall the year you dive into its cool calm. Try a silvery shimmer on your lid, concentrated in the center for added drama and depth.
Lise Watier Ombre Soufflé Suprême – Magie Noire
with its ultra-rich pigments,air-whipped texture and shimmery iridescent effect. Blends beautifully with your fingertips and lasts a long time, too!
Eyes lined in grey are softer, posher, dare we say, even sexier than black. And, grey liner is the perfect feminine complement to fall's menswear looks.
Lise Watier Waterproof Eyeliner – Charbon
is a gliding and long-lasting formula… come rain or shine! It's so easy to create a smooth, precise line from corner-to-corner for a classy cat eye.
Shades of grey for nails
Nails are the new trend barometer. After summer greens and blues, grey makes its appearance on the tips of your fingers for fall! As a neutral, nothing beats grey. And there are so many shades of grey that you can never go wrong.
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear #220.
This silver shimmer polish can't be beat. Neither too dark or too pastel (think silver chrome) very fine micro-shimmer keeps it classy.
From velvety-matte effects to shimmering, glittery shine, grey is destined to become the go-to manicure shade as we head into this new season. To keep your grey polish look flawless…
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri® Top Coat
which keeps nails chip-resistant and shiny for up to 10 days. But best of all, it dries in just 30 seconds!
How to create the new grey nail manicure:
- Begin with freshly shaped, flawlessly clean nails. Even if you don't have polish on, swipe each with nail polish remover to ensure no soap or oils interfere with polish.
- Apply a base coat. Expert tip: Try a matte one, they seem to create more of a grip for your nail colour.
- Apply 2 thin, smooth coats of grey nail color. At a loss for which grey to choose? Use a Nail Polish corrector pen to eliminate any mistakes.
- Apply a fast-drying top coat, making sure you cover all the nail and then the top to ensure no chips!
That's it. Now you can step out into the world, feeling perfectly polished and on-trend with the latest look!
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