One of my favorite types of posts to do are color themes. I love looking through my makeup and finding shades of the same vein and putting them together for photographs. I have done gold, teal, and rose gold in the past. A current color favorite of mine is the not quite blue, not quite grey variety. I decided to pull together some of my loves in this area.

Blue with a shot of grey

Once you get to know me you will notice that blue eyeshadow is not really my thing. I am *very* picky about what blues I will wear and admittedly it’s not often that I will wear them. I reserve brighter blues for summer time and even then, it’s usually just a bright liner. The exception to my polite disregard of the color blue in the makeup arena is blue-grey…or grey-blue…whichever. It can look sweet and feminine like Butter London’s Lady Muck…or it can look sultry and smoky like bareMinerals Skyline. Either way, I feel like blue-greys are so much easier to wear for me then regular ‘ol blue.

For the Nails

Clockwise from Top:

L-R: Cocktail Bling, Lady Muck, Sea Spray, Blank Slate in sunlight


L-R: Cocktail Bling, Lady Muck, Sea Spray, Blank Slate in Shade


L-R Cocktail Bling, Lady Muck, Sea Spray, Blank Slate, indoor flash

I don’t know that I could choose a favorite of the bunch because to me, they are all different and lovely in their own ways. Lady Muck has a gorgeous shimmer throughout and pulls more blue, while Cocktail Bling pulls more grey and does not have any shimmer at all. Sea Spray and Lady Muck are closest, but you can see the shimmer is much more pronounced in Lady Muck and Sea Spray is also lighter and brighter. Blank Slate is the odd man out, in a good way.

For the Eyes...

Clockwise from top:

L-R: MAC Parisian Skies, bareMinerals Skyline, MAC Scene, Benefit Steel Her Date- Sunlight


L-R: MAC Parisian Skies, bareMinerals Skyline, MAC Scene, Benefit Steel Her Date- Shade


L-R: MAC Parisian Skies, bareMinerals Skyline, MAC Scene, Benefit Steel Her Date- indoor flash

Again, these aren’t dupes, but rather all fall into my vision of what grey-blue (or blue-grey) is. Parisian Skies is lighter and has a sheen to it where Skyline is darker and completely matte. Scene is the most grey and is also matte. Skyline is the most pigmented, but it’s a loose shadow so if you prefer ones that are pressed, maybe stick to the other two. I was hard pressed to find a blue-grey eyeliner and this one came the closest for me. It has a smooth texture reminiscent of the Urban Decay 24-7 liners and this lasts all day on me. I really wish Benefit had decided to introduce this liner formula into the permanent line.

How do you like your blues? Do you like full on bright blues or do you prefer the more muted greyed-out variety?

13 responses to “You Simply Blue Me a Grey”

  1. Brooke says:

    I now have lemmings for the benefit liner and lady muck!! eep!

  2. Dovey says:

    These are my favorite colors of the moment as well. MAC Scene is one of my favorites =)

  3. Larie says:

    I love these color posts! I like all kinds of blues, but these gray ones don’t look that great on me πŸ™

  4. Sarah S. says:

    I love blue-grays in swatches and in pan, but not so much on my eyes… it pulls out dark circles I didn’t know I had! That said, I do like other blues as a pop of color in liner form… in Summer, like you! I want every one of those nail polishes, now, though!

  5. Arianne says:

    Eeeek I love these colour theme posts, Danielle!

    Blue-grey is my favourite way to wear greys, as straight up grey tends to look funny on me. I absolutely love the look of Benefit Sky Line.

  6. lilladylife says:

    whoa whoa whoa skyline= DIVINE!

  7. Jessica says:

    We definitely have similar taste in blues. The steel, late autumn day blue is my absolute all time favorite, and this is definitely the time of year to pull it off!

    Why did I not know Skyline or Steel Her Date existed? (*Runs to Sephora*)
    As always you tempt me into more purchases!

    β™₯ Jessica

  8. Courtney says:

    Great post! Sea Spray is a gorgeous nail polish shade.

  9. kelly says:

    love the color themed posts! love the look of cocktail bling…still! i really need to pick up that collection…

  10. I like any kind of blue! Even though I have blue eyes I love wearing blue. These are all lovely!

  11. Sea Spray and Parisian Skies!! I must…want…*incoherent*

    I don’t mind full-on blues for nail polish, but when it comes to makeup, I definitely prefer bluey-grays.

    I’m going to check out your rose gold post right now πŸ™‚ That’s one of my favorite makeup/jewelry colors.

  12. […] You can see a swatch of Skyline in this post here. […]

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