MAC • French Grey • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||79%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love this shade. it's a cool brown, almost grey color that is soooo flattering on me. fyi, i'm nc25-30 with dark brown eyes and hair. this color brings depth to my eyes and makes them look almost mysterious and sexy.
i definitely recommend it to anyone who's interested.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Awesome warm grey. This is tied for my favorite eye shadow. This has a silken, satiny texture with a slightly cool cast which makes my blue eyes really stand out. It's super flattering and works as a lid or crease color, I find the lid color is always more brought out, so I like wearing this as the lid color because it's so beautiful.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I was disappointed to find out late 2008 that this product was discontinued (limited edition) as it's a great match for my eyebrows and daily eyeshadow. Originally one of the sales representatives at The Bay recommended I try the French Grey as it's a versatile colour that blends well with Carbon (what colour doesn't go with black?). I'm almost out of my pot of French Grey, and the only other colour that comes close to it right now is Shale, which seems more purple in comparison.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
About the most perfect mid tone taupe shadow I've ever seen (even though it has Grey in the title!). It's not to warm or too cool, so it's very versatile. I use this as a crease shade and it really seems to make my greenish gold hazel eyes pop.
French Grey is a "Satin" finish eyeshadow, so there is just enough shimmer to add dimension without being over the top, which makes it a fine choice for the office.
The color payoff and texture are top notch and I've had no issues with it changing color midday as some have stated (and I have combination skin!).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Another MAC Product that I really wanted to love. I got this Dec 2007 along with Rondelle e/s.
I want to love this colour because its one of the most unusual ones that I have; a nice, soft Taupe-Grey but I've noticed that throughout the day the Taupeness of it seems to fade and it starts looking really, really GREY!.
Great for a really dirty smokey eye, but overall its not a must-have MAC eyeshadow. Even thought it was LE, you're not missing out on anything special
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
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To me, this is a taupe with more brown than grey. Unfortunately the brown in it becomes more predominant as it oxidizes on my oily lids throughout the day, hence 1 lippie off.
Quality is up to par with the average MAC shadow - not much creasing; smooth, even texture; and long-wearing.
Overall, I'd wear this if I don't look particularly pale that day or if the rest of my makeup is slightly warm-toned so it won't look too out of place once oxidized.
Photos of some comparable shades.
BB is Bobbi Brown.
PC is Paula's Choice.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I LOVE this color! It looks like a plain brown in the package, but it goes on as a smoky greyish brown that is absolutely ravishing. It works as a daytime shadow or can be used to get a smoky look. I wear this color all the time, although I couldn't find it on the website today, I'm hoping it will be in the store when I go on Friday!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i have to admit, i'm a little stumped by the color changing tendencies of this shadow -- in the pan it looks more brown; freshy applied on the lid it looks even colored grey brown; as it wears through the day it gradually becomes more grey (but still with brown tint). but that being said, it is still a beautiful matte taupe eyeshadow no matter what stage it's in. my only slight disppointment is that it seems to fade more so than my other shadows as the day goes on and i do use an eyeshadow primer. regardless, it's still a great e/s for those who like neutral colors. i wish this wasn't LE (like all the other great shades out there).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I received this in a swap after lusting after it for awhile. I've used it everyday since it came about two weeks ago. It is the perfect almost-matte taupe that looks great as a tone it down or spice it up crease color! I wish it wasn't a former LE so I could buy it again when I run out.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
WOW WOW WOW This has to be one of my most used shades, I picked French Grey up from a CCO thinking 'hmmm this looks OK', this shade is perfect for defining my crease, I can pair with almost any other eye shadow shade, for example, I may use Shale in the Crease and Shroom on the lid and to highlight then think my eyes need a little more depth so I pick up my 223 brush and add French grey to my crease over Shale and perfect!
I am NW20 and this is the perfect Taupey Grey, not too cool or too warm, just right. I also love the texture, not too shimmery either, very subtle, you can build up the intensity you want.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
French Grey came out as part of the Spring 2007 Danse collection by MAC. In the pot, it is a clean grey color with light silver shimmer. I find that French Grey is my go-to color for smokey eyes rather than any of MAC's various blacks that they have come out with because it is more subtle and less harsh on my pale skin. Besides, I happen to think that grays tend to look fabulous on pale skinned blondes with dark eyes. French Grey also looks stunning when paired with Rondelle, Moon's Reflection, Brill, and ESPECIALLY Illegal Cargo.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
GORGEOUS satin grey, not too bland, shows up with a little bit of warm undertones on my NC 37-40 skin. More of a taupe than a true grey, the beauty of this is it has no tendency to turn blue as so many greys do on me. Texture is very blendable and can be used softly for daytime creasework or built up for an awesome smokey eye.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Lovely! MAC is indeed known for brights but now and again churns out some lovely neutrals, and this taupey brown-grey is one of those. I took off a lippie because it could be a little easier to blend imo, but it's a gorgeous color and definitely worth hunting down if you did not get it when it came out as a (you guessed it) Limited Edition with the Danse collection. Luckily it has been popping up quite a bit at CCOs and on Ebay. I like to wear this on my lids with a highlight as a very office appropriate smokey eye. It's also very complimentary to the shades in the 2007 royal assets smokey eye palette.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
French grey is one of the few e/s I bought a backup for. A gorgeous neutral taupe/grey shade that works well for neutral looks or can be vamped up for a fabulous smokey eye.
Looks stunning as a crease colour with acid orange pigment on the lid, vanilla pigment as a highlight and a flick of black liner.
The satin finish is beautiful. Not glaringly sparkly and obnoxious yet not as dull as a matte can be.
If it were re-released (and I'd got through my stash) then I would definitely repurchase this little gem.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
i had to lower my rating from a 5 to a 4 because i'm starting to realize that this doesn't look as good on me as i thought it did. it's wierd but sometimes i'll look tired because it seems to accentuate my dark circles. but when i've gotten alot of sleep and my dark circles are less apparent this looks really good. so putting this e/s on is like playing a guessing game w/ me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Grey brown satin e/s. Very basic/versatile/staple color. Since it doesn't have any shimmer/ glitter in it, you can use it alone or under a lustre/msf/pigment. I usually grab this when i'm in a hurry.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This shade was a disappointment. I wanted a grey/brown not a slightly shimmery light brown with *maybe* a slight taupe undertone. I can get this shade in a drugstore brand in virtually any neutral toned line. I'm going to keep it because I like MAC's quality but this isn't a repurchase item.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I love cool grey taupes, and grey browns ... I dont look good in dark, warm browns. French grey is a great color for me -a cool taupe that isn't too dark, and it doesnt turn purple. The satin texture is wonderful too -it is very smooth and silky. It isnt too shimmery either-which is good because I dont like shimmer in my crease. I have light brown hazelish eyes and light blonde hair. My skin is cool, but tan (NW30). I know this is LE, but I am not too concerned... I just tested NYX's eye shadow and it looks very similar on my lids. It's quality is comparable to MAC's. It is a nicely pigmented, silky, cool medium taupe and it is under $5!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is my HG greyed brown es. The Satin finish is silky and long lasting. Just enough of sheen to it to not be flat. I don't believe in backups, and I have one for this :X NC20-25 ish, drk blonde, blue. This was LE, so snatch it up if you come across it! Here's a pic:
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This color is great for an under-the-eye eyeliner for me and looks fairly natural. That said, one will do me for a long, long time. I don't need to buy it again.