Silver Moss Grey-scale Tutorial
Sometimes you want a slightly more edgy, dramatic look without too much drama and time at your makeup table.
This look is suitable for both mono-lids and double-lids, and like cut-crease looks, all it takes is the ability to “follow the hollow” (of your eye socket) when placing the darker contouring shade.
Step 1: Apply a black kohl or pencil thickly along the lash line in the area marked out above, and smudge it out, fading upwards slightly.
Step 2: For the shadows, as there’s a lot of blending needed, I used a soft white blending brush similar to MAC 217. Then using a dark mossy-grey (Make Up Store Moss is a deep grey with a hint of olive tone; MAC Copperplate would do just fine as well) matte shadow, apply from inner corners to outer corners of the eyes, expanding from the thinnest line to a thick swatch that goes up to the socket line.
Step 3: Then without picking up too much shadow, extend the shading from outer corners in, along the hollow of the socket line. A key point for the look is emphasizing the contours of the eyes, so you need to get the shading blended into the socket-line as a frame or boundary for the paler shade later.
Also run the remaining shadow on the brush along the outer parts of the lower lash line.
Step 4: Using a shimmery metallic silver (there are many good ones on the market; L’oreal Infallible Shadow in Flashback Silver is the one I used, but The Body Shop, Bourjois, Wet n Wild, etc all make strong metallic silvers), pack from the inner corners outward into the dark moss-grey.
Keep within the boundaries of the darker grey at the socket line. You don’t want to obscure the dark color by running your silver all over it.
Step 5: Finish with black mascara. I kept the lash line quite clean as I did not want to load the look down with a black flick, tight-lining, false lashes, etc. The emphasis is on the socket line.
P.S. This look works with both pale and dark lips!