I may be a bit young for Tangee Natural Lipstick's original run. I think I first heard of it in Harper Lee's book "To Kill a Mockingbird," where the narrator describes the church ladies at an afternoon tea and says the only lipstick she saw was Tangee Natural. This meant of course that I had to find it, if only out of curiosity, but it was almost 25 years before I found it in the Vermont Country Store catalog--the only place I know which carried it. By this time mood lipsticks had become something of a norm, at least among girls and people looking either for novelty or something cheap. The mood lipsticks were never really pretty; usually they were a sick shade of green or neon blue that changed to an equally garish pink or magenta and none looked natural. I was curious about Tangee Natural Lipstick anyway and put in my order. I got this creamsicle-orange stick that made me nervous--my complexion does not do well with warm tones! Imagine the surprise when it went on smoothly and turned a gentle cool rose after a moment on the lips. The shade stayed true without bleeding, fading, or turning into something that doesn't mix well with my own coloring. This is a perfect lipstick for young ladies just breaking into cosmetics, whose mothers don't want their girls going out with too much makeup or gaudy colors. It's a good natural, neutral thing to wear when you don't want to look made up. Tangee Natural Lipstick is an improvement over mood lipstick, decades before mood lipsticks hit the market.