I Figured Out How to Wear Gray and Pink Makeup Without Looking Washed Out

I realized a super-easy to way to warm my skin up when wearing these two cool colors.

Gray eye makeup and pink lips are one of my favorite color combos, but you’ll rarely catch me wearing them together on my face because the cool tones make my neutral skin tone even more cool-toned and pale. Not exactly what I’m going for.

But recently, as I was experimenting with the color combination again, I figured out a super-easy to way to warm my skin up when wearing the two colors that I hadn’t thought of before: bronzer!

Bronzer isn’t a staple in my fall/winter makeup collection, but I think now it should be. Just a touch of it totally saves the gray and pink combo and my other favorite cool makeup looks from making my skin look pasty, and I couldn’t be more thankful.

To demonstrate this for you, I have here a tutorial with gray/silvery eye makeup and pink lips plus bronzer for your viewing pleasure.


For this look, I’m only using shades from my LORAC Pro Palette 2 because this just makes everyone’s life simpler, right?

First, I apply the Plum shade all over my mobile lid. The shade is a bit dry, so I had to be patient when applying this.

Then, I use a fluffy brush to sweep on Lt. Brown on the area above my crease and below my brow bone. This is my most used shade from the palette, FYI.

Next, I define my crease using Cool Grey.

To brighten up my eye area, I pat on Silver all over my mobile lid using my finger. Patting ensures that I don’t sheer out the shade during application.

On the outer half of my lower lash line, I apply the Cool Grey shade again.

With a crease brush, I deepen my outer V using Charcoal.

I also add highlighter to my brow bone. I used the shade Snow, which is very shimmery and white.

Finally, I add mascara and line my upper lash line with a subtle cat eye.


To balance out the cool tones from the eye makeup, I use a bronzer on my cheekbones. The product I used was the sculpting shade from the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow in Medium Dark. It’s a soft, incredibly blendable bronzer with subtle shimmer.

Then, I apply Cargo Blush in The Big Easy only on the apples of my cheeks.


To complete this look, I add a swipe Marc Jacobs New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipstick in Eat Cake, a rosy pink.

Finished Look

  • Is anyone else a fan of gray makeup?
  • What’s a color combination you love but didn’t think you could pull off?