Greige Parade!

Posted by Lipglossiping On August - 8 - 2010

Beige, Grunge, Greige, Taupe, Shit Fingers… whatever you want to call it.  There’s a love/hate vibe around the shade that hasn’t venured far from the spotlight for the last year or so…

Here’s a run down of a few of the shades I own.

My perfect “greige” needs to be the right mix of grey and brown.  If it has just a hint of mauve, all the better…

Orly Prince Charming and BarryM Mushroom are quite chocolatey in appearance… I prefer a little more grey to my greiges.  Boots No7’s Beanie and O.P.I’s You Don’t Know Jacques are both beautiful but quite dark.

This leaves the mega bargainous E.L.F’s Smoky Brown as my pick of the colour crop.  On price alone (£1.50) it wins hands down.

If you haven’t done so already, you can check the E.L.F polishes out here.


16 Responses to “Greige Parade!”

  1. Karleigh says:

    shit fingers! I hate the griege look, but somehow I have the ELF smokey brown in my collection….. =0/

    xx

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  2. Rhamnousia says:

    I don’t really like them, plus I don’t think it works on my skintone so I leave well alone.

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  3. Jenni says:

    I love greige. YDKJ looks very dark. It’s off my list. Glad to say I have the Barry M (average) and the ELF (not tried it yet). But if you want mauve then get CG Channelesque.

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  4. liloo says:

    woah, who would have thought that barry m would have so looked so similar to the others, being so pale in the bottle!
    shit fingers = that made me chuckle haha x
    of course i am going to prefer the opi ydkn, but that’s just because i prefer your actual nail there, best looking of the bunch.
    this is so nice to see this comparison, you totally sold me on the greige trend. being a cheap tart I’d go for the elf or the barry m.
    oh if elf sold in boots or s/drug that would be so awesome
    i dont like ordering from elf. i feel a bit bad ordering just for £3 of stuff lol. i’d love to be able to swatch things x

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  5. pelin says:

    This is one of fave colors:) this year.

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  6. redtiger21 says:

    I quite like those colours, i think they tend to look classy and polished. I like the Barry M one best as the others aren’t as beige-y as i like.

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  7. Orly Prince Charming Is What I Need In My Polish Collection!

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  8. neeta says:

    Really hope the ELF one comes back in stock soon…

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  9. Anitacska says:

    They all look the same! I hate brown nailpolish, so it’s a no from me.

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  11. Reeree says:

    Shit fingers. Haha that’s what my family calls it when I wear my Chanel Particuliere. But I love it all the same <3

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  12. Harpreet says:

    i hate this colour, it looks like you dipped your finger in poo!

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  13. LOL Shit Fingers XD I’m going to say that to my friend whenever she wears Particuliere

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  14. Belle says:

    I have yet to try ELF polishes, even with 2000+ polishes in my collection. You make me want to try all of these! Love greiges.

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  15. Tina says:

    Very helpful comparison, now I think I need to get me some Mushroom! :)

    xx

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