Grey eyes are considered one of the most beautiful and versatile eye colors on the planet. Do you know why? It's pretty rare to come across grey eyes which is what makes them so appealing and it's also a neutral shade, so every color will beautifully emphasize them. Grey eyes are a beautiful combination of blue and green with a hint of grey.

 Soft & Fresh Eyes 

So how does one enhance their eye color with makeup? With the right makeup palette, you can make your grey eyes appear blue, green or even brown. It's all about taking the color theory into perspective and understanding which colors compliment each other. Anything that's across the color wheel is going to be the most contrasting shade meaning it'll provide the most dramatic effect. It sounds a bit complicated at first but once you begin to understand the concept of it, you can use color theory anywhere: makeup and fashion and even home decor!

Warm orange toned shades will bring out the blue hints in your grey eyes, cold shades of red will help to enhance green hues and a good old dark smoky will make your grey eyes look icy light. So, here is our edit of the most gorgeous makeup ideas that will emphasize the beauty of grey eyes.


Soft Peachy Eyes 

To make your neutral grey eyes appear more blue you need to play with orange, yellow, coral and warm brown colors. For a neutral, everyday eye look use pastel peachy, rose and gold shimmer eyeshadows, instead of bright colors. Don't forget to highlight the inner corners of your eyes with a pearly highlighter, it will bring out the natural blue shade in the iris.

Coppery Bronzed

Sunshine Look

Everyday Summer Eyes


Dramatic Eyeliner 

If you want your grey eyes look greener, play with rich burgundy, berry and rosewood shades of red. The contrast between these shades and the natural hints in your eyes will make the green color appear brighter and stronger. Go for a nude lip color to balance the look.

Soft Currant Eye Makeup

Subtle Berry


Smokey Editorial Makeup 

The easiest way to make your grey eyes stand out is to wear bold smoky eyes. There is absolutely no need to use plain black eyeshadow, you can use any shade of grey for your smoky eye: dirty lavender, charcoal, milky grey and shimmery silver for the inner corners of your eyes. Dark, seductive eye makeup will make your grey eyes appear a few shades lighter than they naturally are.

Taupe Cut Crease

Intense Smokey

Soft Smokey


Soft Smokey

Dramatic Smokey

We hope this gave you some new ideas to try out! Even if you don't have natural grey eyes these tips will also work with colored contacts. Don't forget to check out our entire series on how to enhance your eye color!

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