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All about that Greige life

October 7, 2014

So I wanted to get right into current makeup trends with my first blog post, I've never ever written a blog before so be nice!


Scouring mindlessly through instagram, as you do, I came across a picture of the new Bobbi Brown Greige palette.....




 I mean, seriously, how B-E-A-utiful is this palette! When it comes to my own makeup I'm normally a strictly warm colours girl as I feel it compliments my ginger hair. If I could walk around the shops with Mac Coppering in a big smokey ring around my  eye, I would. But this palette made me question everything I thought I knew about my makeup preferences. 


'I need this palette, like yesterday!' I thought to myself, but with a hefty price tag of £52 I wasn't sure I could commit to the greige trend on this level. 


So I began wondering if I owned any palettes with these kind of colours and I remembered that recently I had bought the Maybelline Nudes palette on my last trip to Boots, Sure enough there was some of these so called 'greige' colours, so I decided to step out of my comfort zone and do a greige inspired makeup look the next day. 


In the morning I popped out to do my food shopping and in my local Tesco in Burton on Trent they have a tiny makeup section consisting of Maybelline and Rimmel, so I thought I'd have a quick look to see if they had any greige eyeshadows. I ended up getting a Maybelline colour tattoo shadow in Creamy Beige. It said 'Leather Effect' on the pot, personally when I think of how I want my eye makeup to look. leather is not something that comes to my mind but each to their own Maybelline. 


Here are the shadows I used from the nudes palette as well as a swatch of the tattoo eyeshadow which I used as a base. I also used a Makeup Geek shadow I found in my Z palette called Moondust, it's a cool toned pewter kind of colour but I thought it went well with the other shadows.


 I went for a classic smokey eye using the tattoo eyeshadow as a base and using colour 4 to blend out the edges. Then I used a black pencil eyeliner across the top of my lashes and smoked it out. I used a mix of colours 2 & 3 in my crease area and 1 as a brow bone highlight. On my inner corner I used 6 and on the middle of my liddle I used the Makeup Geek shadow. I then shadow 5 on the outer corner of my lid and crease to add some dimension. I then continued to use 5 under my eye and smoked it out with a fullfy brush with some of shadow 4. I tightlined the top of my eye with black liner and the bottom in nude liner. I then added some mascara and popped on some false lashes.


I really wasn't sure what lip look to pair with these eyes so I did some experimenting and used a nude lipstick mixed with a little bit of black liner to create a griege lip colour. I think it would also look great with a dark red/burgundy lip.


 After being a little skeptical at first I loved how this look turned out and couldn't believe it even looked ok with my ginger hair! This look would be great on blondes too or anyone with blue or green eyes. 


(excuse the hair, its a right mess!)


I also tried the look with my grey/silver ombre wig which I think it also looked great with, head over to my instagram page @makeupbytg if you want to see those photos. 


What do you guys think? Will you be going griege this winter?


Until next time 

Tabi x



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