Tom Ford pisses me off with his outrageous prices for makeup and perfumes that simply aren't worth the price, but Sable Smoke is one of his gems. I have a tanned/ medium skintone, and wearable nudes are just impossible for me to find. Myth, Belle de Jour, Creme d'Nude, Subculture lip pencil, Colour Riche Nudes, YSL Sensual Silk, Honolulu Honey, Turkish Delight... they always look like crap on me, and "off" with my coloring. Too pink, chalky, grey, pale ("nude" shouldn't equal "no lips"), or they just disappear into my lips like MAC Jubilee and I look like I'm not wearing anything. Sable Smoke DOESN'T. It actually gives me the gorgeous Bardot nude mouth that isn't washed out. My only critique is that this lipstick is quick thick in texture and full coverage; I like to swipe it on and then dab my lips just a bit with my fingertips to smooth it out a bit. This is a peachy nude (but not a pale peach lipstick like MAC Freckletone) and I find I can match it with many lipliners (MAC Stripdown, Whirl) to tweak the color just a bit for various looks.