My own lip color is really dark, so when I see a lipstick in the tube, it’s never the same color on my lips. I used to put foundation on my lips to neutralize the color, but this shade by Nars, Raquel, is my perfect nude. It gives me the J.Lo lip that I love on the red carpet, which I’ll pair with a bold eye. For early morning call times, I might do a bright lip for a pop and to look more awake, but it’s one or the other. I believe that less is more.