These lip and nail combos prove why being matchy-matchy isn’t always a bad thing.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Oh Miley 200, $42.
Wearing red lipstick is like superheroes putting on their suits – it should make you feel confident and ready to take on the world. Red lipsticks with blue undertones have the amazing ability to make teeth look whiter, but if you have warmer skin, complement it with a warmer red.
Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Rouge Pur Couture Satin Radiance in 05 Beige Etrusque, $51.
Nude lipsticks often vary for each individual, but selecting a shade that’s about two shades darker than your skin tone is often the safest bet. Make sure it complements your skin’s undertone, too.
It takes someone bold and confident to pull off a vivid pink tone like fuchsia, but it’s also a difficult shade to master. Go easy on the eyes and brush on a complementary cheek colour to balance out the look.
Nothing says ‘girly’ like pink lipstick and the pastel nail and lip combo amps up the femininity. To avoid looking overly sweet, opt for dusty or muted pinks.
Orange is a tricky colour to wear, but looks amazing on pale or olive skin tones. Steer clear of pink and red tones on the rest of your face, as they can clash and make your makeup appear clown-like.
While matte lipsticks are all the rage right now, lip top coats are slowly making their way into our makeup arsenal. They transform lip looks easily, lending it an iridescent sheen or even darken lip shades.
Berry and plum tone lipsticks project a vampy and mysterious vibe. Their intense red pigments tend to highlight redness on the skin, so be sure to use a high-coverage concealer.
Rose-tone shades are good for days when you need an understated colour to brighten your complexion. They’re incredibly flattering on fairer skin, and those with olive skin can afford to go with a deeper, dusty pink.
Unusual tones like purple really pack a punch in your pout, and this colour is more versatile than you think. Those with thinner lips should go for a lighter purple, as darker tones often make lips appear less full.