Over the last little while, Fifty Shades of Grey has been a guilty pleasure for many women across the world. But there’s nothing to be guilty about when you take glimmering grey shades from the boudoir to your makeup kit. Check out these hot makeup trends that will have you feeling every bit as desirable as Anastasia Steele.
Metallic liquid eyeliner
Tired of your usual, boring black eyeliner? Then it’s time to give it the Fifty Shades of Grey treatment. This Dolce & Gabbana Glam Intense Liquid Eyeliner in metallic silver grey (sephora.com, $34) will add the perfect pop of shimmer and shine to make your eyes sparkle. Although Anastasia doesn’t wear particularly dramatic makeup, for those nights when she really needs to capture her man’s attention, this glamorous addition would certainly do the trick.
Shimmering lip gloss
Considering how easily Anastasia Steele fills Christian Grey with desperate desire every time she bites her lip, one can only assume she has a pretty kissable pout. But she isn’t someone who opts for bold lipstick shades. Instead, Ms. Steele goes the simple and classic route with an easy swipe of lip gloss. Make your lips just as kissable as the Fifty Shades of Grey heroine with NARS’ lip gloss in Turkish Delight (narscosmetics.ca, $29). A light swipe of a shining, neutral shade will have you looking classically beautiful all day long.
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Smoky eyes have been a glamorous and bold makeup choice for years now. So if you’ve been avoiding this striking look, it’s time to change that. A smoky eye is the perfect way to take your nighttime look from average to va-va-voom. NARS’ Duo Eyeshadow (sephora.com, $39), in the shade appropriately named Underworld, makes it easy for you to give your usual eye makeup look the Fifty Shades of Grey treatment.
If you’re a little nervous about incorporating grey shades into your makeup routine, nail polish is the way to go. It’s an easy way to break into the world of brave, bold beauty choices. China Glaze’s Stone Cold nail polish (nailpolishcanada.com, $8) will add a dark but shimmering tone to your fingers and toes. Or if you want to start off with something a little safer, check out this lighter hue, Misa’s Deep Breath (nailpolishcanada.com, $6). A few quick swipes, and you’ll have a pop of Fifty Shades of Grey style for days.