I don’t know about you, but I find pink makeup really quite tricky to work with. Although I’m often drawn to pale pink lipsticks (they’re just so pretty to look at) I usually find that when I try them at home they end up washing me out and slightly brighter Barbie pinks just don’t suit me. I’ve found that I can wear peachy pinks (most people can) but I tend to think of them as spring / summer shades, so what’s a girl to do for autumn / winter? Well luckily I’ve found my kind of pink and it’s what I tend to call ‘dusky pink.’
To me a ‘dusky pink’ is a slightly brown toned pink. It’s quite a subtle shade that I think is particularly well suited to paler ladies like myself. I find it so easy to wear as a lipstick or blush, paired with all sorts of eye shadows from neutral browns to shimmery golds. I also think it’d look great with a grey / silver smoky eye, though as I’ve mentioned numerous times, I’m still yet to master that look without the black eye effect.
Below I’ve shared three of my favourite ‘dusky pinks’ - the Bourjois Rouge Edition lipstick in Rose Tweed (which I recently featured in my autumn lipsticks post), the Bourjois cream blush in Sweet Cherry and finally Essie Eternal Optimist (which I gushed about in this post).
What’s your favourite kind of pink shade to wear?