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Tangee Lipstick

Original Tangee Lipstick Changes Color to Complement Your Skin

Tangee Lipstick

Original Tangee Lipstick Changes Color to Complement Your Skin

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Bring out your natural beauty with Tangee® Lipstick, the lipstick that goes on clear and gradually transforms into the perfect shade for you. A secret of beautiful women for over 70 years, Tangee moisturizes lips and looks freshly applied for hours. Tangee lipstick is ideal for women who want to look beautiful without looking artificial. Buy one for your purse, vanity, and office drawer, you'll never want to be without Tangee. 0.13 oz. tube.

  • Orange-in-tube Tangee changes to complement your skin tone
  • Color without artificial made-up look
  • Natural moisturizes in Tangee prevent lips from drying and chapping

Rediscover favorite brands from the past at The Vermont Country Store such as Tangee, the lipstick that changes color to become the perfect shade for you.

Tangee Lipstick

Safety Warnings

Keep out of reach of children


Castor seed oil, Candelila wax, Caprylic/Capric
Triglycer, Lanolin, C12-C15 Alkyl benzoate, Petrolatum,
Ozokerite, Isopropyl Lanolate, Aloe Extract, Fragrance,
Phenoxyethanol, Citric acid, Tocopheryl acetate,
Beeswax. May contain red 21, Yellow 6, Titanium dioxide


Store at room temperature


Manufactured In: USA

Material - Country Of Origin: Imported/USA

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 189 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LONG-TIME USER I've been using Tangee Natural since my teens--before World War II--and am delighted to have a reliable source to find it when my tube is used up! Thanks, folks! October 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Right lip color at last. It's hard to find the right color for aging light skin black woman. This takes the guess work out. October 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fascinating Lipstick I was fascinated by the description for the Tangee lipstick which indicated the lipstick color was pretty much based on each individual (body chemistry I'm guessing). Being a child from the generation of mood rings, I absolutely could not resist trying this. I love it. For me, it is a really nice, vivid pink. My best friend from GA was visiting me in VA recently. She tried it right before heading back to GA and loved it also. Her color was more mauve. I gave her your catalog so she could see what else y'all have to offer. If she doesn't order this lipstick shortly, she'll find it as a gift soon! As a side, I was pleasantly surprised by how long the color lasts. Typically, I purchase lipsticks that are 12+ hours long lasting. This didn't go that long, but it did last for nearly 6 hours. Love it! September 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My First Lipstick When I was 13 I received this lipstick from my grandmother at it was my first official make-up product. Inside the little box was a note that said how this was her first lipstick too. In the note she put the colour-adaptivness of the lipstick wpuld make so that when i wore it, it would be a colour that was uniquely mine. Two years later, i continue to wear it as part of my everyday makeup.The lipstick is the perfect colour for my skin tone, stays on all day, and is a great product. September 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by For my sister I am 65 years old and love the tangee lipstick. My sister who is going to be 49 had never heard of it and doesn't wear much make-up. I had her try this out on a recent get together and it looked great on her. That's why I ordered the product and had Vermont Country store mail it directly to her as a surprise. Even her husband wanted to kiss her pretty lips when she applied the tangee for the first time:) September 20, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Really Disappointed with this purchase I have loved every purchase from Vermont Country Store except this one. The lipstick on your lips does turn to a different color than orange but if you get the product anywhere outside the edge of your lips, you will be orange. The product has a terrible taste and actually made my throat very dry. Not happy with this one. I would not recommend. September 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love the color I've been using Tangee lipstick for many years and your store is the only place I have found it. A friend uses it also and it looks good but different color for her. September 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful! I've been looking for this product for a long time! Used when I was much younger and loved it. Glad you carry it. September 16, 2015
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What Our Customers Are Saying about Our Tangee Lipstick …

"I LOVE this lipstick. No matter what outfit I have on, the color matches perfectly because it matches my skin perfectly. I remember hearing my mom talk about wearing Tangee makeup during WWII but never thought I'd find it myself. This is my second tube, and I'm a dedicated customer to Tangee products." - Holly McCarren, Laurel Springs, NC

"Dear Mr. Orton, I received many gifts this Christmas. However, my favorites were the Baby Ben Clock and Tangee Lipstick. Thank you so much for having these products. I hadn't realized the Baby Ben had disappeared until my old one died. You can't imagine my excitement when it appeared in your catalog and I put this on the top of my list. The gold color is great.The Tangee also reminds me of my teen years. Just sniffing the tube is wonderful." - Janice Bockmier, Santa Clara, CA

"Dear Mr. Orton, When I saw you had Tangee lipstick I couldn't wait to get some. I am 86 years old and I haven't had lipstick that suited my complexion since I wore it before the war. I hope you keep having it -- my sister, who was not old enough to wear it then, loves it now." - Mary Dunn, Smyrna, GA

"Dear Mr. Orton, I received the Tangee lipstick. I wore this when I was in Baylor University 55 years ago dating my husband.  I had him kiss me with it on today and he said it was the same! Thank you for finding it." - Kathryn Turner, Temple, TX

"Dear Mr. Orton, Just a note to say thank you for finding Tangee Lipstick for me. Though I am 80, I still like to look natural and not painted up." - Charlotte Thompson, Chicago, IL

"Dear Mr. Orton, I grew up with Tangee lipstick and it seems it changed color according to the color in a person's lips. Imagine my surprise to find it in your catalog. I ordered it just 'for fun' but found to my delight that I could wear it for extended periods without it 'beading' on my lips. I have a very dry mouth and lips and quit wearing lipstick five or six years ago. Thank you so much. " - Mary Dean Bruns, Kent, WA

"Now, I believe it: Summer really is almost here. My very own Tangee lipstick arrived yesterday and the look, taste, and feel of it make me feel like summer vacation is just around the corner." - S. Hamlin, Brooklyn, NY

" When I was growing up my mother always wore Tangee Lipstick and many times when she applied it I would be standing near her. I am now 67 years old and my mother has been gone for 15 years. When I opened the tube of Tangee I recently received the smell of it brought my mother's presence back to me. It was like she was standing right next to me. Thank you for this wonderful long-lost product, plus for bringing my mother back to me, if only for a second when I open the tube of Tangee." - Ester Shropshire, Palmyra, VA

"The Tangee reminds me of my teen years. Just sniffing the tube is wonderful." - Janice Bockmier, Santa Clara, CA

"The year was 1957 and I was a budding teenager, dancing to the tunes of the new 'Rock and Roll' music sung by the controversial hip-swinging Elvis Presley, wearing crinolyn-filled skirts, bobby socks, and a ponytail. It was also the time of my first lipstick, Tangee. My older sister and I would ride the bus to downton Birmingham, AL and spend most of our day at the huge Wooworth's store. That was where we found all our necessities like Tangee lipstick. It was probably the most popular lipstick of the younger crowd. When I saw Tangee in your catalogue I mentioned to my husband that it was my first lipstick. Since we grew up one block apart he must have remembered it too, becuase he ordered me a tube for Christmas. When I put the lipstick on Christmas morning the unique scent and smoothness brought back a flood of memories of places and times when life was more simple than that of a 14 year old girl today. But I was able to show the lipstick to my granddaughter and tell her the story. Thanks for the memories, Vermont Country Store. These old products are not only useful but provide a wealth of story-telling and information to our younger generations." - Patricia Mashburn, Williamston, SC

"My mother wouldn't let me use any of the colored lipsticks as she said I was too young. I guess I was a junior or senior in high school before I could use the first actual pink lipstick. So Tangee played an important role in my growing up years, and I was thankful for it." - Joyce, Cincinnati, OH

"When I was a little girl (about 55 years ago), my Nana used this lipstick, and I found it impossible to not play with it. I got into huge trouble because it smelled so good and tasted as good as it smelled. Needless to say I have a distinct memory of that and have searched for this lipstick for MANY years. So glad to know you carry it. Thanks so much." - Dorothy, Woodward, OK

"My first recollection of Tangee Lipstick was at my great aunts house in Greenville, SC in the late 1940's. They were two old maid sisters in their late 70's who lived together and I loved to watch them curl their hair, which was very long, by putting a curling iron in the chimney of a kerosine lamp to heat it up. When they had their hair all fixed and were dressed up, they put on their Tangee Lipstick and Tangee Rouge and were ready to receive visitors out on the front porch on Sunday afternoons." - Anne, Huntsville, AL

"This is the very first lipstick that I could wear. I was 10 so 52 years ago I got to be an adult (only in my mind). I could not resist buying this lipstick. I can't wait to see if it taste the same." - Joan Lee, Fly Creek, NY

"On hot summer days I normally am not thinking of Christmas until I found Tangee Natural lipstick. It was, as a great comic once said, De ja vue all over again. My mom swore by Tangee Natural for my entire growing up years. She was devastated when they no longer stocked her color or her brand. When I saw this on your web-page I knew, this was mom's Christmas gift. Last Christmas I gave it to her. The look of surprise and delight was one that I will never forget. I finally was able to surprise my mom with something she did not have." - Ellen, Oshkosh,

"I love Tangee lipstick. My Mom used it since she was a young woman in the 1950s. I remember the lipstick in a black metal case, orange in color and having the loveliest scent. To this day, the scent reminds me of Mom. When I was a little girl, 6 or 7, she would send me off to school with just a touch of Tangee on my lips for "a little healthy color." I loved that! I felt so grown up. Thank you for the opportunity to share. Donna" - Donna, East Haven, CT

"I didn't expect it to turn the shade of pink it did, but it works, & I get compliments on it. Not overpowering but accentuating." - Leigh Gerfin, Pennsauken, NJ

"The fragrance of Tangee lipstick takes me back to sixth grade, when my mother finally allowed me to use Tangee Natural. What bliss! Putting on lipstick like the older girls. I was thrilled to again find it at the Vermont Country Store a few years ago. At age 76, I use it frequently when I am in a hurry and just want a little color on my lips. I never want to be without it again. Thanks!!" - Joyce Dunkle, Fresno, CA

"I really liked it, the transformed color is not strong. It is natural. I gave my sister one as well; on her it was in a pinkish tone, but on me it was in an orangey tone. I recommend it for any age, any gender." - Khalid, Springfield Gardens, NY

"The best. Not too loud but definitely is lipstick. Suits me." - Caroline Burgoon, 2091 Eilene Road, CA

"When I was about 12 or 13, my mother wouldn't let me wear lipstick, but I could wear the "natural" lipstick I bought at Woolworth's, which colored my lips just like "real" lipstick." - claudia hood, claremont, CA

"I am 84 yrs old. It was my first lipstick when I was a teenager, and I was excited to find it still being made. I order from Vermont Country Store. I have Introduced my daughters to it and they like it, too. We use it as a base coat. It stays on -- moisturizes, and is a favorite." - Margaret Hutchinson, Lake Spivey, GA

"I love Tangee Lipstick because, while attending high school, I deluded myself that my parents could not detect it on my lips. Wrong! Dad said one day, "If the other girls are wearing lipstick, you may do so, but it should never be a brighter color than you're wearing now."" - Mollie F. Howard, El Paso, TX

"When I was a child, my aunt worked for Tangee. She used to bring samples home for us. The only makeup we were allowed to wear was the Natural lipstick. Years later I found it at Vermont Country Store. It looks beautiful on me now, as a woman "of a certain age." It's all I wear!" - Marina, Los Angeles, CA

"Just under than 50 years ago, when I wanted to start wearing a little makeup, Tangee lipstick was the only makeup my mother would let me wear and then only to church or special occasions. I was so excited because its claim was that it was a different color on everyone's lips; so scientific for my day, not just the orange-like coloring you see on the tube. Trusting Mom, I got some at our local five-and-dime, and now that I'm older I would like to begin wearing it again. With my older skin coloring being a little paler than the norm, it's the only one to go to. Thank you, Vermont Country Store, for giving this back to me. And Mom, God bless you, you were right as usual!" - Robin, Cincinnati, OH

"When I was young and going dancing all the time, I wore Tangee lipstick. I moved to Ontario later in life and couldn't find it anywhere. I love that lipstick. It is not greasy like most of them today and it stays on for a long time." - Mary Hedges, Cambridge, AL

"I remember Tangee lipstick from back when I was a little girl, about 50 years ago. My sister, who was 10 years older than me, wore it and I loved the smell. When I saw it in your catalog, I just had to order it, and was thrilled to find it smelled exactly as I remembered it. But even better: I got to wear it this time around! I have to say, it is the best lipstick I have ever worn, and I've tried them all. It is the only color I have ever found that looks just perfect on me, and the color lasts and lasts. It never feels heavy or sticky, and looks very natural. I am ordering my third tube!" - Renee Bell, Mount Clemens, MI

"So many times I have remembered Tangee, when I was 14 or so; the fragrance and color. I am now 70 and would love to wear it again and introduce my granddaughters to it. What a find . . . and what a memory." - Patricia Pennington, Glendale, AZ

"This is the first time in my life I've used Tangee lipstick. I have wanted to try it for a very long time and finally decided to treat myself by including it on my recent order. It goes on clear and wipes off clear, but it definitely has staying power once it's on the lips! I applied it as soon as my delivery arrived around 3 o'clock in the afternoon. With only the original application, it lasted through dinner. Amazingly, without reapplying, there was still a hint of color on my lips when I woke up over 15 hours later the following morning! Without a doubt, I'll be buying Tangee lipstick again." - Deb Kinne, Canterbury, CT

"I started using Tangee lipstick 60 years ago as a teenager and have come back to it in my "older" years. I never have to worry about it clashing with the color of my clothes -- it just looks natural!" - Ruth Jensen, Bremerton, WA

"I just ordered a tube of Tangee Lipstick and can't wait to receive it. I was not allowed to wear lipstick until I turned 13 and became a freshman in high school. The only lipstick my mother would allow me to wear was Tangee. She said it would bring out the natural color of my lips and match my complexion. I had very high coloring (and still do). I also attended an all-girl Catholic school and the nuns were death on makeup, so Tangee looked so natural that I got away with wearing it in class! Little did they know! I have never found a lipstick to this day that complements my complexion and I'm 66 years old. I'm so looking forward to receiving my tube of Tangee and taking that return trip to my teens. Thank you for finding it and making it available again." - Martha Welch, Methuen, MA

"When my sister and I were growing up, we were never allowed to wear makeup -- not until we were to go out (at 16!) -- but our mother let us wear Tangee on our lips because it was a quiet color. Thanks for getting it back -- it's the only lipstick that doesn't look painted on! And I'm nearing the 75 mark and love it." - Caroll Massie, Dayton, AL

"I never tried Tangee Naturals before, just the company's other lipstick colors. I purchased the lipstick and rouge and was pleasantly surprised. The lipstick was a flattering dark pink and the rouge gave me a rosy glow. Love this product a lot!" - Marilyn Carrier, Bordentown, NJ

"Tangee lipstick is the first makeup I ever used. I was 15 years old and thought I was quite something. I am now 71 and still think I look best (though I tried many, many others through the years). People still ask me what kind of lipstick I use when I use Tangee. I'm on my last tube, so please process my order quickly. Many thanks. tmemandpep" - bernadette tetreauult, dunedin, FL

"I started using Tangee lipstick 60 years ago as a teenager and have come back to it in my "older" years. I never have to worry about it clashing with the color of my clothes -- it just looks natural!" - Ruth Jensen, Bremerton, WA

"I am 89 years old, and this was my first (and only) lipstick until I was old enough to register to vote. I thought it had long gone with the passenger pigeon. How delighted I was to find it alive and well at The Vermont Country Store. Thank you, Ortons! You've done it again!" - Helen Grant, Glendale, CA

"I am an almost 65-year-old lady who in her teen years wasn't allowed to wear lipstick until I was 13. Of course I went along with my mother's choice of color, which was the Tangee lipstick which I absolutely loved. Somewhere along the way I lost track of it, and never thought I'd see it again. So you can imagine my surprise when I found that you had it, and I still love it to this day and will be ordering more. Of that you can be SURE! Thanks a MILLION!" - Lois Gorg, Clinton, WA

"Seems like yesterday. I walked to the little "5 & Dime" and bought my Tangee lipstick. My boyfriend had asked me to go steady, and I had made up a song as I walked about him and the first satellite just put in space. I called it "Telstar, Send Me a Dream." Forty-four years later, I am still dreaming by his side. Can't wait to try my Tangee lipstick out on him and see if he remembers." - Susie, Kilgore, TX

"The smell is the best! It has such a natural color on my lips that I can wear it anytime with anything. Not greasy, not dry. A very soothing feel. I'm so glad I was able to get it again. My first tube was probably 45 years ago. Thanks for finding it!!" - Karen Nowak, Orchard Park, NY

"After ordering Tangee Lipstick the first time, I loved it. So I ordered it again. Keep the Tangee Lipstick because it's worth it!"-Billie Ballard, Newport News, VA

"I was so happy when I looked at my e-mail and saw you had Tangee lipstick. My first tube was when I was a teenager, and I bought it at Kresges dimestore in downtown Kansas City, MO. I loved this lipstick. Bought it until I could no longer find it. Thank you for returning it to the market."-Georgia Jeffurs, Kernersville, NC

"I just love the Tangee Lipstick. I've just ordered my fourth Tangee Lipstick. So keep on carrying the Tangee Lipstick." - Billie Ballard, Newport News, VA

"My nine-year-old great-granddaughter calls Tangee my "magic lipstick" because it magically changes colors on her lips. It brings back old memories to me of my youth in the '40s when I wore it and makes magic new ones for my great-granddaughter." - Nana, Friendswood, TX

"As a teen, I tried many lipstick colors, wanting to find one that was pretty with my natural coloring. After trying out every orange color in the box, some schoolmates suggested Tangee to me. I was disappointed when it turned the loveliest rose on me, but my mother laughed and said it was my perfect color. 50 years later, I can only say I love the rose color it goes on me. I was thrilled to find it again, and I am on my third tube, I think. I use it with my retractable lip brush, which The Vermont Country Store also found for us again." - Carolyn Rock, Tremonton, UT

"I remember this lipstick from when I was too young to buy or wear it. It is so nice now to have the opportunity to purchase it so I haven't missed out and can reminisce about an earlier, lovely time additionally. It becomes a no-miss shade and takes the worry out of choosing and matching lipstick to outfits or other makeup. Thank you." - Margaret, North Royalton, OH