“Nude” if not used to describe a physical disposition, is a commonly used adjective for the “barely-there” lip colors! I am a huge collector and promoter of such colors as they look the best on me for some inexplicable reason! I have way too many of them all bought in pursuit of the “Perfect” nude lip color which happened to be this one from Nars! I had trouble coming up with a title for this post, as this one not only qualifies for “Back For Seconds” kind, but also for the most worn, and most loved of all my lipsticks!
So the swatches on Christine, and raves by Jenny were sort of responsible, when I placed my first order of these two years back. Its a tough task deciding on a lipstick based only on swatches over the internet but thats something I have employed for far too many times to err! What bummed me was that this wasn’t among the more popular lip colors in its category as opposed to Dolce Vita which kind of ruled the “My Lips but Better” territory!
Tzigane is not the “concealer-look” nude by far, its an enhanced and better version of my natural lip color, which is how I like my everyday nude lipsticks to be. Nars describes it as a Pink Brandy = Pink + brown = Perfect! Its a warm brownish pink color, sheer and buildable to a semi opaque finish. Its fairly moisturizing, very weightless and smooth on the lips and does not enhance any dryness. In the picture the bullet looks much more red and pink that in real but what you see on my lips is how it actually is. What works for me is that inspite of its sheer balmy finish it evens out my pigmented lips and stays that way. It wears for atleast 4 hours without eating and wears off evenly leaving a hint of color behind. There is no discernible smell to the lipsticks, but it does not smell chemically either.
Its a perfect shade to pair with smokey eyes or everyday and never interferes with any makeup look that you may choose to wear! It was released in a limited edition collection a few summers ago but has been part of the permanent collection ever since! It retails for $26 for a 0.12oz bullet.
Compared to Dolce Vita another popular one from the sheer line, Its more brown and more “nude” and gives me the perfect everyday pout, very work appropriate. This color will look great on any skin tone.. although might be too pale (still nude) on much deeper skintones.
The good news is I have a dupe of this lovely for you! The Inglot Slim gel lipstick in#49 is pretty much Tzigane in a more slippery formulation. Love this one too!
You can purchase it from the Nars Cosmetics Website, It sadly does not seem to be stocked elsewhere!
Which are your favorites Nars lipsticks? Your favorites nudes? I am going to be picking a few more from Spain.. any suggestions!?
Monday blues are creeping over me! Hope you enjoy the post!
Have a good week everyone! I’ll see y’all soon!