Nudes have always eluded me. There is no way one lipstick can be a universal nude for everyone and I have never found one that works with me rather than against me. This is such a good nude for my colouring that it doesn't really look as though I'm wearing lipstick, it just evens out the colour of my natural lips and masks the greyish tinge (yes, unfortunately!) they can sometimes take on. Nice moisturising formula. Not chalky. Perfect.