match point

turns out coordinating your lipstick to your clothing is an a+ idea.

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Back in the "olden days," as my mom would say, style codes were a lot more rigid. When she went to work in the late '60s and '70s on Park Avenue, her lipstick matched her nail polish, and her shoes matched her purse. (She was like a way more fashionable Peggy Olsen from Mad Men.)

Since then a lot has changed, obviously, but after seeing Scarlett Johansson step out at the premiere of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in (appropriately) scarlet lipstick that was the exact same shade as her Vivienne Westwood dress, I'm starting to think that makeup coordination isn't such an antiquated idea. By matching her lipstick to her dress, Johansson upped her look from simple to polished. So next time you're getting dressed and thinking about which accessory to pile on, reach for your makeup case instead and match your gloss to your blouse. Way easy!

If you need a little more convincing, just check out the slideshow of our 10 favorite matchy-matchy makeup moments, and then tell us yours on Twitter and Facebook