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!
Rihanna paired her black lace top with some serious black lipstick in Paris.
Miley Cyrus channeled Elle Woods (the early '00s matching lipstick icon) in a pink Calvin Klein sweater and blush lipgloss.
A shocking pink dress is a bold move on its own, but Natalie Portman paired hers with a similarly bright lip. Bold move, Portman, but we're into it.
Solange regularly matches her eyeshadow to her outfits, but we're still really into her orange lip and top combo.
You can always trust Lorde to have on dark lipstick and an ever darker outfit.
Lupita Nyong'o's blue eyeshadow is rad, but it's her bronzed lipgloss and dress that we're really all about.
Kelly Osborne's purple hair, purple dress, purple lipstick... it's the ultimate in coordination.
Turns out you can wear all lilac and look like a babe. Thanks for the tip, Joan Smalls!
Got pink hair? Try pink lipstick like Demi Lovato.