There’s no denying that grey is one of the hottest hair colours right now. It’s cool, sophisticated and screams confidence. But as chic as this hue is, the downside is that it can often wash people out. It’s important to play up the features of your face when creating makeup to go with grey hair. So, whether you’ve been embracing your greys for years or you’ve recently switched to this platinum shade at the salon, follow these grey-hair makeup tips for your next look.
Tip 1. Add a pop of colour.
One of the easiest tricks to ensure your grey hair doesn’t wash you out is to counteract the neutral tones with a pop of colour. What better way to add a pop of colour than with a bold lip? Just look at Dame Helen Mirren. Mirren so effortlessly rocks a hot-pink or fiery-red lipstick, which complements her silver ’do and draws attention to her beaming smile.
The best lipsticks are long-lasting, non-drying and come in a variety of gorgeous shades, like L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lip Colour. This product is available in a range of bright hues that will add a splash to your makeup routine, whether you opt for Pink Passion, a bright pink with orange undertones, or Ruby Flame, a classic red. When you’re wearing a bold shade, don’t forget to line your lips to prevent the colour from bleeding. We recommend L’Oréal Paris Le Lip Liner Magique, a transparent, universal liner that will work with whatever colour you choose.
Tip 2. Go bold with your brows.
If you’re not already filling in your brows, now is the time to start. Not only do your eyebrows frame your face but nicely-filled-in brows give you a fresh and youthful appearance. You don’t need “Instagram brows” per se, meaning they don’t need to be perfectly defined and sculpted. Instead, you want to make sure that the sparse bits of your eyebrows are filled in and that they look full and natural.
The product: L’Oréal Paris Unbelieva’Brow
Take your arches to new heights with this easy-to-use brow product. Simply apply the product using the doe-foot applicator, define with the angled brush and blend everything out with the wand. The best part is that your brows will stay put for hours on end thanks to the smudge-free, transfer-free and waterproof formula.
Tip 3. Swap black for blue.
Next time you purchase mascara, opt for blue instead of black. Blue mascara works wonders at brightening and drawing attention to your eyes. If you’re afraid that the bold hue might look too extreme, think again. Blue mascara is subtler than you might think, and it catches the light beautifully in certain angles. It’s extremely wearable and an easy swap to make in your routine.
If you’re new to the brilliant world of coloured mascara, this product is a great introduction to the trend. It’s super-buildable, so you can get a light wash of colour with one application or a more intensified look by layering it on. Like your fave mascara, it still works to build volume and length—this particular formula can build lashes up to five times thicker. Plus, it’ll stay put for hours so you don’t need to worry about blue flakes or smudges forming around your eyes as the day goes on.
Tip 4. Don’t shy away from eyeliner.
If you’re looking to draw attention to your eyes, one of the oldest tricks in the book is a smoky eye. Using different colours around the eye can complement different shades of grey hair.
The product: L’Oréal Paris Superliner Le Smoky Eye Liner
You don’t have to be an expert makeup artist or beauty vlogger to nail a killer smoky eye. This dual-ended liner can give you the same effect with fewer steps. Simply glide the pencil along your lash line and smudge it out using the sponge tip. Not sure which shade to choose? Black is an excellent choice if you’re doing makeup for grey hair and brown eyes, whereas brown is a good option if you’re doing makeup for grey hair and hazel eyes.