Fall 2015 Pantone Desert Sage Greenish Grey Makeup Look

An Unusual Fall Look Feat. Pantone’s Desert Sage and Stormy Weather

Some of you will remember that I recently used Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2015 as an excuse to dig into my makeup collection and rediscover forgotten products. My most pleasing finding was a super affordable, but sadly discontinued 18-shadow palette by FrontCover. The shade I got most excited about was Cadet Grey, which pretty much matches Pantone’s Desert Sage, one of the colors they chose to represent the season.

I immediately knew that I wanted to create a look with it and decided to pair it with Stormy Weather, a blue grey also selected by Pantone for this fall. If you read my previous post, you’ll know that I found a limited edition KIKO pencil liner in my makeup stash that looks very similar to it.

Fall 2015 Pantone Desert Sage Greenish Grey Makeup LookFall 2015 Pantone Desert Sage Greenish Grey Makeup Look

If you’re interested in trying something different than the usual autumnal browns and cranberries, here is what I did:

  1. I primed my lids with Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
  2. I applied Cashmere Bunny from Too Faced Natural Matte palette in the crease and slightly above as a transition shade.
  3. I patted Cadet Grey all over the mobile lid with a flat brush and blended it in the crease using a tiny bit of Cashmere Bunny on a blending brush.
  4. I applied Sorrell (a dark jade baked shadow from the same FrontCover palette) in the outer corner for more depth.
  5. I traced a thin line with KIKO Smokey Eye Pencil in 05 Graphite (from their 2012 Lavish Oriental collection) along my upper lashes and softly diffused it with a pencil brush.
  6. I applied the same liner in the waterline and along the lower lash line. Then I used Sorrell on a pencil brush to smoke it out and have a hint of green on the bottom as well.
  7. I subtly highlighted the brow bone and inner corner with Heaven from Too Faced Natural Matte.

Now, that greenish grey shadow is probably not the easiest shade to find, as I have a feeling that many alternative options will be limited edition. I think a similar look might be achieved with Makeup Geek Charmed or Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow in Jade Shore (LE), but please, do share any possible dupes you can think of in the comments.

Even if you’re not going to recreate the exact same look, I hope I have inspired you to play with your makeup and do something different than usual, just for fun.

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  • Reply
    October 1, 2015 at 6:46 am

    Love the greyish green shade you have used on your eyes.

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      Carol in a
      October 2, 2015 at 11:57 am

      I love it too! It looks so much better in real life, I think it makes the eyes really pop.

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    Kiss & Make-up
    October 1, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Oh I love it, what a great look!

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    Caitlin Lee
    October 1, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Stunning!!! xo

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    October 1, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    This looks gorgeous on you and you picked the perfect lip color to go with that eye look! I love fall makeup so much!

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      Carol in a
      October 2, 2015 at 8:16 am

      Thank you! At first I thought I’d leave my lips bare, but then tried this one on and liked the result.

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    October 1, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    It looks fab and it really compliments your eye colour. You could wear it day and night! xx


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      Carol in a
      October 2, 2015 at 8:17 am

      I think so too, it is both day and night appropriate.

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    October 2, 2015 at 5:11 am

    This is really a beautiful look! This eyeshadow palette looks really awesome, too bad it’s discontinued! I’ve been blending my eyeliner a lot these days for subtle smoky looks, it’s not something that I usually do often but I’m completely into it right now!

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      Carol in a
      October 2, 2015 at 8:45 am

      For some reason, I like sharp, liquid liner only when I’m using it on its own. If I’m doing an eyeshadow look, I prefer smudging a pencil or dark shadow along the lash line.
      That palette really is awesome, I had been using more ‘glamorous’ palettes and forgot how great it was. Some of the shades are so unique! I’m planning on giving it much more loving now that I’ve rediscovered it.

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    October 2, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    This combination of eyeshadows looks perfect on you! I also like the lipstick very much! Have a great weekend!


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    October 2, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Grey is one of the colors I cant pull off. It looks dead on me. On you on the other hand it looks lovely.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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      Carol in a
      October 3, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      I usually don’t wear grey, but this shadow was a pleasant surprise, probably because it leans green.

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    October 2, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    I love the make, Carol! It’s not the usual fall makeup look, but it’s deffinately a very beautiful look! I don’t normally put greys on my eyelids (idk why), but this looks really nice, maybe I’ll try it soon.
    Have a nice day xx


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      Carol in a
      October 3, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      Thank you, Selena! 🙂
      I never wear grey either, but I was actually very satisfied with this look. Sometimes it is good to try something different!

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    October 4, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Oh, I definitely like unusual looks! Very nice makeup Carol, I’m so glad you showed this palette in action, such lovely shades! 🙂

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    Sneha Rane
    October 5, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Hey,Carol! This look you created looks super pretty! <3

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    October 5, 2015 at 10:47 am

    This looks perfect my darling !!! You’re so gorgeous and I like the fact you don’t edit your photos too much just like me 🙂 Honest pics are the best !!

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    Rambling Beauty
    October 24, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Giiiirl!!!! You look amazing! Also…Can I visit you for selfie skill lessons?…

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      Carol in a
      October 24, 2015 at 10:27 pm

      Haha, thank you! I didn’t think I had any selfie skills… 😉

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