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#CanCantDont – Matching Lips and Tips

Lips and tips

For this week’s CanCantDont, we chose to go for matching lips and tips after spotting it in  this week’s Fabulous Magazine. Read on to see what we thought…

Elaine – I love a bright lip and I love a bright nail so the two combined AND matching!? 100% YES. This required a bit more effort than usual as I had to go through my stash of products and find two that looked the same. Finally I settled on MAC’s Pro Longwear Lip Creme in ‘Good to Go’ and a Kiko orange polish. I loved this, it instantly makes you look like you have made an effort. I think there is a risk of it looking a bit dated if you are wearing a really formal outfit but day to day it really works. Thumbs up!

Verdict: Can

Neelam – I’ve never even thought of matching my lips to my nails before – and I have no idea why because this is such a simple, effective look! It makes you seem more put together and like you’ve actually made an effort, when really its quite simple and requires a minimal amount of effort (my kinda look!). I went through my collection and found OPI’s Pink Flamingo and a Sephora lipstick in Love Test to be an exact match. This hot pink combination would be great for the evening but I wouldn’t really rock it during the day, it’s WAY too out of my comfort zone. I think next I’ll try nude lips and nude nails – definitely more ‘me’.

Verdict: Can

Christina – At first I wasn’t sure about this. Far too matchy-matchy for my liking. But I actually LOVE it! Choose your colour wisely and keep eyes quite basic, and this look is really polished and sophisticated. I chose to go for classic red. I used Nails Inc polish in Tate, and NARS matte velvet lip pencil in Dragongirl which, though not a complete match, is close enough and would work for day and night. I’m definitely going to be giving this a go more often…

Verdict: CAN

Amrita – I suggested this week’s Can-Can’t-Don’t of matching lips and finger tips because of something I saw in Fabulous magazine over the weekend because I figured it couldn’t be that hard to do. While it wasn’t exactly hard, it was a little tricky to find an exact match to the Topshop Nailpolish in War Paint, I settled on a Sleek MakeUP number called Coral Reef. So what if they aren’t identical shades, they look like second cousins so it’s technically the same thing, right?

I quite like the matching lips and tips trend and think it’s more for an evening out than an every day thing for me because my nail colours are pretty wild and I can’t forsee myself trying to make blue lipstick work.

Verdict: Can!

Lizzy – Considering this is such a simple trend, I have never ever thought to do this.  I opted for baby pink, a Bourjois 10 Days No Chip Nail Polish in Soft Pastel Pink and a Max Factor Lipstick in Angel Pink.  The polish has come out as a very pale pink (after about 17 coats!), which doesn’t really suit my skin tone, if I go for a nude I usually go for a more mushroom/beige nude.  My lipstick does match the nails quite well, but again I think this is too pinky for my skintone.  I’m more of a ‘mix’ n match’ girl, so this is quite a change for me, I think this could be cool with certain colours, like orange or hot pink but it’s a big fat no for the baby pink, I feel like I should be wearing an accompanied pearl necklace.

Verdict: Don’t (Do baby pink)

Have a look below at that what products we used!

CanCantDont products

What do you think of matching lips and tips?


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