Pantone Of The Month: Dusty Cedar

The latest pick from Pantone is warming, subtle and a little bit complex. With a burst of pink, a hint of orange and an obvious nod to something red, the eye simply can’t look away from anything in Dusty Cedar’s neighbourhood.

Pantone 18-1630 is Pantone’s winter version of pink, which we’re used to seeing in spring, updated for a tone that’s universally wearable, warming and inviting.

Go all in or add some subtle touches to your beauty bag – here are some of our favourite dusty cedar buys you can get your hands on right now…

Lip sync
Warm the pink/orange tones into lips for a pout that certainly isn’t dusty – particularly when you go for a lip colour that blends all the elements of Pantone’s current favourite into one wearable shade. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, £20, and Estee Lauder All Day Lipstick in Rosa Rosa, £22 are an easy way of upping an otherwise causal look with a subtle dash of feminine colour, while Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream in Shabby Chic, £4.99, and Lottie London Slay All Day Longwear Liquid Lipstick in #TBT, £5.95, offer up a slick of Dusty Cedar with a pretty matte finish.

Power palette
Each shade in this palette has a nod, or a rerference, to the warming and prettifying tones of Dusty Cedar, and the Pixi Get the Look – It’s Eye Time, £28, give you numerous options for creating a smoky eye, natural look or something oh-so-glam.

Healthy flush
It just so happens that Dusty Cedar makes for the perfect colour to impart a healthy flush of colour on your cheeks. Lily Lolo Pressed Blush in Burst Your Bubble, £9.99, is the ideal shade to go for.

The SOS Beauty Balm
It might be the packaging that ticks the Pantone box, but who doesn’t need a hydrating lip balm on them at all times? Summer Fruit EOS Lip Balm, £6.50, is function and fashion in one



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