Grey Lipstick: Would You Wear It?

The perm; double denim; 3D nails: all trends that left us with a furrowed brow and muttering “curiouser and curiouser” under our breath. And now we can add another look to the pile (although I have a feeling this won’t reach the same heights of popularity the perm did). Audrey-ites, say hello to grey lipstick. Fashionista’s Cheryl Wischhover  attributes this “odd mini-trend” to S&M chick lit 50 Shades of Grey, and/or the impending zombie apocalypse.

Wischhover says, “A few weeks ago, I got Estee Lauder’s fall releases, which included a grey lipstick called ‘Gunmetal.’ Huh. Then last week, MAC announced that it was releasing a ‘Grey Friday’ lipstick and nail polish set, which will be available Black Friday on MAC’s website and at the NYC MAC Times Square location. Another quick search for grey lipstick revealed that Lime Crime, a brand known for off-the-beaten-path colours, re-released its opaque grey lipstick, Chinchilla, ‘by popular demand.’ What’s the deal? While grey lipstick popped up on a runway or two and on the lips of some wacky stars like Ke$ha and Paz de la Huerta, in 2010-2011, it hasn’t gotten much play since then. But it’s having a mini-moment…”

If you’re brave enough to try it, mimic the models below and keep everything else (including your outfit and accessories) to a minimum. Make the lips your statement piece. I have to admit, although I don’t believe I have the face or skin tone to pull this off, I actually really like it. It looks amazing on the models.

But what do you think? Grey lipstick: yes or no?

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36 Comments

  • Reply BellaB Thursday 23rd May, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I’m relieved this hasn’t taken off. Ugly.

  • Reply Isis21 Wednesday 16th January, 2013 at 7:31 am

    It looks terrible.

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Wednesday 9th January, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Not fond of grey as a colour anyway, so wouldn’t wear grey lipstick.

  • Reply Stensen Monday 7th January, 2013 at 10:07 am

    It’s not for me…looks totally weird!

  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Friday 14th December, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Not my taste, but I guess some people could pull it off!

  • thatgirlsagenius
    Reply thatgirlsagenius Tuesday 11th December, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Nail polish? Sure. Lipstick? I think I’ll pass. ^_^”

  • Reply petapanz Sunday 2nd December, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    for halloween maybe

  • Trish_D
    Reply Trish_D Tuesday 27th November, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Absolutely NOT – the models all look quite ill.

  • Reply Citrinoj Tuesday 27th November, 2012 at 7:40 am

    who knows – maybe with right set of clothes and shoes it might look good..(:

  • Reply gabrielle3 Sunday 25th November, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    ewwww looks too masculine!!

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Sunday 25th November, 2012 at 9:36 am

    no

  • DearMonet
    Reply DearMonet Saturday 24th November, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Yuk!!!! Looks awful!!!!

    • newbie
      Reply newbie Sunday 25th November, 2012 at 9:39 am

      lol

  • Reply BellaB Saturday 24th November, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    No!

  • Reply Xanthexo Saturday 24th November, 2012 at 7:30 am

    no i wouldnt wear it – im sticking to pinK

  • Reply sallync Saturday 24th November, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Only to a Halloween Party!

    • newbie
      Reply newbie Sunday 25th November, 2012 at 9:42 am

      YES.

  • Reply detailed Saturday 24th November, 2012 at 12:05 am

    I think it suits the darker skin tones more. It would look bad on me 🙁 I love it though.

  • Reply MsKimo Friday 23rd November, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I don’t think I’d be able to pull it off, looks amazing though!

  • Reply dapperdolly Friday 23rd November, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I don’t see why not – I remember when Orange/Tangerine shades were found shocking yet they were already in popular long term use in countries where Brown skin is natural. The same goes for Purple, dark Brown and Black lipsticks – Purple and Black were seen as goth before they become popular yet they are commonly worn by Black women. Dark Brown was also popular before it was also picked up by White women in Western countries. It just depends on the shade and the skin colour. If MAC do a massive campaign then it’ll reach more people, but it would have to be an international campaign and with other brands promoting it too before it could be seen as a normal colour. Personally I use Grey eyeshadow once in a while, but I don’t think I would use Grey on the eyes and lips, not the same shade anyway, maybe Grey lips and Silver (matter or glittery) on the eyes.

    • Reply dapperdolly Friday 23rd November, 2012 at 4:47 pm

      Sorry I should have said… ‘White women in predominantly Caucasion populated countries’ since Australia isn’t ‘Western’, at least not where I’m from anyway.

      • Reply dapperdolly Friday 23rd November, 2012 at 4:49 pm

        …and Australia isn’t a country. Ack there go my three comments for today lol, I’m up way too late and it’s showing.

  • Reply jenniqua Friday 23rd November, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    That would be a definate no, for me.

  • Reply ragdollbaby Friday 23rd November, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Not unless I’m dressing up as the dead/undead

  • Reply Jane Friday 23rd November, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Only for fancy dress!

  • Reply aalana Friday 23rd November, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    no way!!

  • make up magic
    Reply make up magic Friday 23rd November, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Certain people could pull it off, not me.

  • Reply foxoduck Friday 23rd November, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Yuck- no way.

  • Reply blackcab Friday 23rd November, 2012 at 10:06 am

    yess, thats sick!

  • Reply fifi73 Friday 23rd November, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Nope, sorry…. Looks dreadful!

  • Reply Zerotolove Friday 23rd November, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Save it for the runways 🙂 x

    • Reply Ian Tuesday 27th November, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      agree

  • Reply Sparkles17 Friday 23rd November, 2012 at 9:31 am

    No way , just looks weird!

  • Reply amanda6393 Friday 23rd November, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Nope. Looks a bit too sci-fi movie for me.

    • Reply yslyenom Saturday 24th November, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      Haha…bring it back in 30-50 years time.

      • billiecelene
        Reply billiecelene Sunday 25th November, 2012 at 4:18 pm

        Haha yes! But for now it looks horrible.

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