The Greige Effect - La Belle Sirene

The Greige Effect

Monday, August 04, 2014

Greige - a raw textured silk with a tone between beige and grey 

Forget nude, when it comes to a chic nail, griege is the way to go. This mix of neutral tones has been taking over the beauty world for the last year or so and it has become a staple in my collection. While I love my bright colours sometimes you just need a clean neutral base to add a sleek element to your look and greige is my favourite way to do that. A pure nude or even a beige can compete with your skintone and create a washed out appearance but add that little bit of grey into the mix and you have a chic multidimensional nail that will work with every outfit. My favourite griege nail polishes are Chinchilly, Urban Jungle and Master Plan from Essie,  Silver Lining and Always Naked from Covergirl and Grey Headed Lovebird from Essence

Have you tried a greige nail? What is your favourite shade?

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  1. My favourite shade is Honey Trap by Leighton Denny! I featured it a little while ago :

  2. I love the whole griege look! Nudes look really strange on me whereas grey looks that little bit better so I love it. I might have to pick up one of those Essie polishes though -they look lovely.

    Rachael at

  3. I'm too pale for beige, so I love the greys and brown based neutral. Chinchilly is amazing for winter! I love the photo setup...Emma, my queen <3

  4. Samantha Marriott4 August 2014 at 15:45

    I need Urban Jungle, keep seeing it pop up on bloglovin!

    Sam xo sjmcdf

  5. I love the look of Greige-toned nail polishes- classy, but not at all boring. I really want to try Chinchilly!

  6. Courtney Connolly9 August 2014 at 14:11

    Chinchilly is one of my favourites!

  7. Courtney Connolly9 August 2014 at 14:12

    It's so nice! A great basic!

  8. Courtney Connolly9 August 2014 at 14:12

    Thanks darling, she is amazing!

  9. Courtney Connolly9 August 2014 at 14:13

    Greige is just a bit sleeker and timeless! You should!

  10. Courtney Connolly9 August 2014 at 14:13

    Oooh, I'll have to go read that!


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