12 Dusty Rose Nail Colors to Try If You’re Tired of Baby Pink
Finding your favorite nail color is like finding a forever home. Sure, you’ll jaunt over to the beach or the mountains every so often, just like you’ll switch things up with a bright poppy red or a cool pastel periwinkle. But you’ll always come back home to the “Ballet Slippers” and “Funny Bunny” of nail colors. In the spirit of keeping yourself and your beauty look on her toes, here’s a thought: Let’s ditch the nude manicure and take a break from baby pink, too.
It’s time to find your new favorite neutral, and may we suggest finding it in the trendiest of pinks? Dusty rose, please stand up. Unlike some other sporadic pops of color—We’re looking at you, sunny school-bus yellow—this shade transcends the seasons and flatters every skin tone. Pick a light rendition, like pale rose, or go with a bold statement, like deep mauve. It’s time to get thoroughly blushed with these 12 dusty rose nail polish colors.
Nails Inc. Gel Effect Polish in Uptown
A dusky pink that pops on every skin tone and won't chip to boot? We'll take it.
Buy It: $15; nailsinc.com
JINsoon Nail Polish in Dolly Pink
This color captures that retro blushed pink that wasn't too bright or baby.
Buy It: $18; jinsoon.com
Ella + Mila Nail Polish in Time for a Bond Fire
Find a mauve more perfect than this, we dare. Not going to happen.
Buy It: $10.50; target.com
Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in Incognito
We heard that a coat or two of this luxurious polish (especially in a "cool girl" dusty pink) is akin to magic. We'll take their word for it.
Buy It: $28; nordstrom.com
Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Peaceful Paranoia
It's the neutral you never knew you needed. An opaque, creamy nude finished with a subtle rose-magenta sheen.
Buy It: $18; amazon.com
Sundays Nail Polish in No. 07
Somehow, this shade comes off equal parts earthy and floral. We're not asking questions.
Buy It: $18; dearsundays.com
Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Chicness
If the name doesn't always have you sold, surely the deep rose shade will do the trick.
Buy It: $28; chanel.com
Essie Nail Polish in Young, Wild & Me
Scared to stray too, too far from your signature "Ballet Slippers?" Meet its rosy, subdued, and slightly more pigmented counterpart.
Buy It: $9; amazon.com
Sally Hansen Mega Strength Nail Color in She-Ro
Say goodbye to chipped and broken nails, ladies. This mega-strength formula is affordable and ready to save your manicure.
Buy It: $6; cvs.com
OPI Infinite Shine Nail Color in Stick It Out
This is a rosy raspberry shade you can commit to this summer. It's certainly not like your usual pink.
Buy It: $12; amazon.com
Tenoverten Nail Polish in Downing
Don't be fooled by its baby-like appearance. This cruelty-free, clean beauty-certified color has got a nude bite with rosy undertones.
Buy It: $12; tenoverten.com
Deborah Lippman Gel Lab Pro Color in Can't Stop the Feeling!
If there's any formula that's going to give the gloss of a gel mani without having to step foot into a salon, it's this one.
Buy It: $20; sephora.com