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This week for Makeup Wars, we’ve decided to change it up a bit and instead of focusing on a category of makeup (like favorite waterproof makeup or favorite cream/pencil eyeshadow), we’re focusing on makeup of a specific color. In my case, I chose gray. Read on for more…

Even though we’re not officially into Fall yet (although it feels like it here in the midwest), after the fourth of July, I’ve mentally made the switch. Maybe it was all the years I spent working retail in Cosmetics. But I’m definitely ready for Fall makeup colors. There’s nothing I love more than a good gray eyeshadow or nail polish.


Favorite Gray Eyeshadow singles are all from MAC. Not that other lines don’t produce great grays; just that these are the ones that speak to me: (Left to right) Cinderfella, Unflappable, Frost at Midnight, Tall Dark & Handsome and Hocus Pocus.

CHANEL smoky eyes eyeshadow quad

For an eyeshadow palette, no question–it’s CHANEL Smoky Eyes Les 4 Ombres Eye Shadow. I recommend this palette all the time as a one-stop-shop for everything you need for total smoky eye perfection. This is, by the way my second palette, after I completely used up the first!

Favorite gray nail polishes

Nail polishes were just so hard! I have a ton of gray nail polish and I can’t wait to start breaking it out. This was as close as I could get to narrowing down favorites: NARS Stormbird, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Dangerous, Estee Lauder Caviar, the new Dior Mystic Metallics 802 Vernis, Zoya Noot, Dior Gris Montaigne 707, CHANEL Steel and Essie Over the Edge. (I apologize for the bad lighting!)

Make sure to check out all of the other gals that are participating in today’s Color Wars!


Disclosure: Press samples were provided by the brand/PR for some of the above-mentioned products; Affiliate links have been used in the post; for more information refer to Disclosure Policy.
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