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Your eye shadow can up the ante on your cool factor -- especially with a gray dress that oozes poise. The choice is yours: Keep your eyes as sultry as your dress, or add a pop of color to your lids. Both choices are personality-packed, and you can always switch it up, with color on a girls' night out and a smokier option for date night. So next time you rock that sophisticated gray dress, let your pretty peepers sparkle.
Whether you're taking your little gray dress to the office or a posh night on the town, you can give your look a modern edge with gray eye shadow. A gray matte finish keeps the look toned down, while a shimmery silver adds a dash of drama. This urban look will leave the coloring to your eyes and your pout, especially if you opt for a coral or striking red lipstick.
If you want to show off your colorful peepers, a gray dress is a smart place to start. To make your eyes stand out against the neutral dress, stick with light eye shadow; dark shadow makes eyes look smaller. A shimmery color that's close to your skin tone will draw people's gazes to your eyes, without actually adding color that competes with your eyes. A dash of pearl will add sparkle. The result? Bright eyes that give a major personality boost when paired with that sleek gray dress.
The next time you have a job interview or posh event in your calendar, you'll need eye shadow that showcases your natural class. A sweep of soft purple or blue across your lids complements gray hair, according to "Ladies' Home Journal" -- and the same goes for a gray dress. These colors -- such as mauve on light skin or a rich plum on dark skin -- are just as sophisticated as your dress and subtle enough not to cause a scene. But if you do want to steal the spotlight, these gentle shades draw attention to your face in a totally classy way.
Just because your dress is in neutral territory doesn't mean your eye shadow has to stay there, too. Sometimes a toned-down gray dress is a stylish way to play up your brightly colored peepers. Emphasize your eye color with purple, blue or green shadow, which brighten all eye colors, according to "O, The Oprah Magazine." Hazel eyes also stand out with a dash of yellow -- a surprising choice that adds a touch of playfulness to your gray outfit. And the darker your skin, the brighter you can go.