Focus On: Urban Decay Honey

Focus On is a work in progress. Have you ever talked yourself out of buying a product because the color was too odd, and you wondered how often you would really be able to use it? Or, you know those colors you LOVE because of some hidden versatility that you never imagined when you bought it? I do that ALL of the time. In the interests of loving what I HAVE, and learning its limitations, rather than relying on the influx of new colors, I will be doing this post every Saturday, focusing on a new color from my collection, with examples of past work, ideas for other uses. Please feel free to suggest colors you wish to see, or uses for the ones listed, or let me know what your favorites are for future posts.

Honey is a warm yellow that is not completely mustard-y, but DEFINITELY not sunny.  It has a hint of frost to it.

Despite its warmth, Honey looks lovely taming the falloff of a bright crease, when blended sheerly


It doesn’t have to be painfully bright or warm.  Pat on with a fluffy brush, to add a shade of gold to an otherwise neutral smoky eye.

Or layer between a hint of coral, and a pale white-gold, for a shimmery gold  that complements blue eyes nicely.

Honey blends well with peaches, to highlight the inner corner in an otherwise peach-pink look.

Pairing with rich, warm greens can bring out more yellowed tones, rather than true golds.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Helena
    Nov 13, 2010 @ 00:22:55

    I love this post! Easy to understand and with some great ideas and makeup! Gorgeous eyes!
    Keep up with the good work!


    • dolcearia
      Nov 13, 2010 @ 20:20:56

      Thanks! Some of the Focus On colors are easier to write than others, and Honey is the perfect example of why I started writing these! In the pan it looks like the type of color that some people can wear but no one ever really looks good in. In practice though, you really can do a lot of different things. And that’s the part it’s the hardest to anticipate when choosing colors.


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