Dusty Rose… a shade so nice Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo named their firstborn after it. We’re, like, half kidding, because seriously, is there a more universally-flattering shade in the game? Whether you’re swiping it on your eyes, lips, or cheeks, it looks great on all skin tones, adding just the right amount of youthful flush to the face. And with fall upon us, there’s no time like the present to stock up on the hero hue. Here are our editors’-favorite picks.
This rosy, bronzer-blush hybrid delivers on its promise of an outdoor glow for an indoor gal face powder…we’ve done the legwork. Swipe it across the apples of the cheeks, chin, and forehead for a naturally sun-kissed look.
2. BITE BEAUTY MULTISTICK
We’ve waxed poetic about Bite’s new Multisticks and the “Brioche” shade has quickly become our fall go-to. The muted pink-but-not-too pink hue can warm up even the most gloomy of complexions when applied to the contours of your pout for a blurred lip, smoked into the lids, and tapped n’ blended into the cheeks for a light sculpt. The best part? You can do this all with your fingers.
3. MAC EYE SHADOW X9: DUSKY ROSE TIMES NINE
Leave it to MAC to make all of our dusty rose smokey-eyed dreams come true. This tightly-edited palette has every iteration of the shade you could ever want from a frosty pinky white to a cool medium brown. Simply put: the possibilities are endless.
4. NARS VELVET MATTE LIP PENCIL IN DOLCE VITA
If you have yet to bless your lips with the lovely matte staying power of these jumbo lip pencils, do so now with “Dolce Vita.” A soft pink with a touch of brown, it’s one of the most universally-flattering shades in the game and is 100 percent wearable for everyday.
5. CHARLOTTE TILBURY K.I.S.S.I.N.G. LIPSTICK
Tilbury has got the whole your-lips-but-better-look down pat and as one of her hallmark shades, warm pinky-brown “Stoned Rose” is incredibly neutral and goes on like a dream.
6. STILA MAGNIFICENT METALS FOIL FINISH EYE SHADOW
Dusty rose has a heavy metal side too, as evidenced by Stila’s foil finish take on the pinky-brown shade. The metallic cream-to-powder pigment will give your smoky eyes next-level dimension. Or, you can dab a little onto the inner corners of your eyes as a highlighter for a more subtle *lit* look.
7. RMS BEAUTY LIP SHINE IN HONEST
If glosses tend to be too shiny for you, you’re going to be obsessed with this creamier take on a standard gloss. The pinky-brown tint flatters all skin tones and can be worn alone or as a base or top layer for other product in need of a little more sheen.