One of the hot hot hot colours of this Fall/Winter season was a rather obscure Oak Buff shade, as stated by Pantone. Perhaps its less fancy and more “user friendly” description should be mustard. To be honest, I blindly added some mustard-coloured pieces into my wardrobe, even though I never felt like this colour suits me. But you cannot go against fashion, can you? 😀
The more I struggled with mustard clothes, the more I was eager to incorporate this fashionable shade into my make-up routine. Being a blue-eyed blonde I needed to work with this colour a little bit more than just smearing it all over my face (what would possibly lead to disappearance of my – already soft – features). So let me introduce you to a couple of mustard jewels I found in my stash and share my own way to start liking mustard outside your plate.
First piece of inspiration came with this Avon eyeshadow palette in Metal Eyes. Not a regular user of Avon products, I found this palette a perfect way for a gradual introduction of mustard into your make-up routine. After all, being the quad, this palette offered you a perfect “how to”. No need to think much – just add a little bit of yellow mustard shade into your eye make-up, and tone it down (with transparent white) or tone it up (with the help of intense and highly pigmented brown and metallic black shades) as you wish. A little pop of colour on your eyelid or in the teardot makes all wonder.
Next product is an oldie, bud goodie. Nail polish from the summer limited edition of the brand P2 in the shade Honolulu Juicer seemed like a perfect accomplice in my quest. Is there an easier way to incorporate an “out of my comfort zone” colour into your beauty routine than painting your nails? Regardless of the summery character of this shade, I found it being as appropriate in the winter. Especially when applied over some nude or even white polish.
Another product I discovered while shopping my stash was this Vibrant Curve Effect lipgloss from Max Factor in the shade Vibrant (06). The first thought that crossed my mind was: what were you thinking when you picked up THIS colour? Nothing is as bad as it seems to be. I found this gloss perfect for pairing with your oranges or even warm toned reds. The full “mustard” effect could be achieved by applying this lipgloss in the centre of your lips, contoured with an orangey liner – it all works for the most unusual ombre effect.
Last item is cheating a little bit, since it technically has nothing to do with the mustard colour. But the packaging made me do it! Skinsheen Bronzer Stick in Gilty Bronze from Mac‘s limited edition years ago – adds slight shimmer to your face. But what’s most important here is that it helps you to look healthy and not too washed out after exaggerating with the Oak Buff shades! 🙂
Did you find your way to make mustard work? Are there mustard/oak buff-coloured pieces that you got recently and you are proud of? Have you ever tried incorporating mustard colours into your make-up? Let me know!