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With over forty million copies sold worldwide, it’s no surprise that E. L. James’s record-breaking best-seller, Fifty Shades of Grey, is inspiring exciting new make-up trends this fall. Maybe you’re looking to spice up your fall style, or maybe you’re even looking to rope in a billionaire boyfriend of your own. Either way, you’ve got to check out this season’s hot, grey beauty trends. Step aside, red: grey is the new sexy.
First up is Bobbi Brown’s Come Hither Greys, a collection of eye colors. Basic Eye Shadows ($21.00 each) are available in black, white, and everything in between – including slate, steel, charcoal, and granite. Plus, these smooth, matte powders are easy to blend, so you can wear as many shades of grey as you’d like. Want to spice things up a bit? Check out Metallic Eye Shadows ($21.00), which will give your lids a long-lasting silvery sparkle. This cream shadow is great because its color is rich, yet it goes on evenly and lasts for hours – and, of course, it’s infused with an intense shimmer.
If you want to look really glamorous, (to attract those billionaire bachelors, perhaps?) you can dress things up with Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow ($24.00). This shimmery cream shadow can be applied lightly over a matte shade to create a subtle glow, or worn on its own to produce a more dramatic look. Either way, you’ll be roping in your very own Christian Grey in the blink of an eye!
Looking for something subtler than grey shadow? Try grey eyeliner instead. Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes ($18.00) is available in four different shades of grey, and it’s waterproof and smudge-proof. For something a little more dramatic, try Sephora’s Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear ($12.00), which also comes in four different bold grey shades, and can be worn as a liner or blended and worn as a shadow.
If you’re taking fashion cues from Fifty Shades, don’t let it stop at eye color – why not grey-ify your nails, too? For something rich, strong, and long lasting – like Christian and Anastasia’s union, you might say – try Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer ($25.00), which is available in “simply grey.” For a similar effect, there’s also Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer ($23.00), which comes in a “gris montagne” (mountain grey) shades. And if, like Christian Grey, you’re into the luxurious look, you can try the new Ciaté Velvet Manicure ($19.00) in “Mink Cashmere.” This innovative two-step treatment actually contains tiny pieces of crushed velvet, leaving you with positively lavish, velvet-coated nails.
So this season, don’t hesitate to deck yourself out in grey. Follow in the footsteps of Fifty Shades of Grey and head to your nearest beauty store – after you finish reading, that is.