This shade is the perfect rusted rose color. It goes very well with the new vintage red. jade green and rust shades featured in Fall 2011 fashion. There's just enough red, pink, gold & rust in this shade to make it wearable with any shade of outfit. On fair skin with blue/black hair and blue eyes, it lights up the whole face. I wear mine with Milani baked blush in Vino Red and Revlon's wine shades/4 color compact. If you tend to shy away from red lipstick, then this is the one for you. Lights up the entire face without leaving you with the stamped, clown effect.