Sometimes it’s a great thing that you don’t get what you want since the substitution maybe a diamond in the rough. When I was developing my ambrosia creative palette I wanted all matte eye shadows and I needed a grey to be one of those colours. Unfortunately they were sold out from their annual sale and I settled on a shimmery grey instead called Steel Grey. This one is amazing! It’s smooth in application and very pigmented on its own without any primer. It actually appears darker, more to its actual name than how it appears in the pan (more silvery). The only downside from wearing is that you do get some eye-shadow fallout from the sparkle even with a primer. But simply gorgeous otherwise.
The other pretty grey in my makeup arsenal is Sacha’s Smoke. Now this one is shimmery as well but with a bronzy duochrome but it reflects all colours of the rainbow in the sunlight. It appears darker than Steel grey in the pan but on application it’s a softer grey. It’s buildable all right but still soft. It blends out nicely to create a soft smoky eye, which I sometimes do for work. I get minimal fallout with is one but I find the colour fades a bit for me at the end of the 8 hour workday.
Which one do I like better? Well it all depends on the occasion. I prefer Sacha’s Smoke for an everyday type of wear but Ambrosia’s Steel Grey for the dark sultry smoky night time makeup. I will create some looks for you to see soon!
Happy Grey Eyeshadows!