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Nails & Makeup: To Match or Not to Match?

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nails makeup karlie klossEver since Kate Moss’ interview with Rimmel where she said to match nails and lips is “a big no-no” I’ve been conflicted. Kate is an authority when it comes to fashion. Whatever she says about personal style or makeup is probably to be right but… that just didn’t sound quite right. How beautiful is the classic red lip and nail look? Or how chic are black nails look paired with dark lips? Don’t get me wrong, I adore contrasting nails and makeup looks. For instance, bright nails, nude lips or white nails, coral lips combos… I just can’t get enough!

Now let’s see what we have here (below) and talk a bit more about ‘to match or not to match’. I’d love to know what you think!


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pink lipsRevolve Clothing Fall 2013 Digital Girl Lookbookdark wine lipsdark lips486NOT TO MATCH:

smokey eyes dark lipspink lips nude nailsnatalya vodyanova2nla nail  wraps

Images: FashionGoneRogue, NCLA, L’Oreal Paris, Visual Optimism.

So what do you think lovelies? To match or not to match? Which one do you prefer?

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  • cocosnails September 20, 2013, 6:37 am

    Love them both ! but I’ve never thought of matching my lipstick o my nail polish lol^^

    • Maria V September 20, 2013, 12:57 pm

      LOL I know! But I actually do quite often – dark lips with dark nails or red lips – red nails. Probably my favorite combos :)

  • Sotengelen September 20, 2013, 4:44 pm

    I prefer the match in pictures, but don’t really do it myself, in real life.
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    • Maria V September 21, 2013, 5:20 pm

      Yes, it looks amazing on photos, indeed! But even in real life, for instance classic red lips paired with red nails look beautiful. Don’t you think? :)

  • Lilit September 22, 2013, 11:11 pm

    I love matching, but I don’t do it every day! Considering I wear a different lip colour every day, but don’t change my nail colour every day it’s difficult to always be matchy. Also I love wearing blues and greens on my nails, but I’m not game enough to wear green lippy so on those days I definitely don’t match, LOL. Great post hun! xx
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    • Maria V September 22, 2013, 11:28 pm

      Bright blue lipstick sounds good to me! Watch this space during next fashion week :)

  • gabrielle September 27, 2013, 1:30 pm

    i love both looks! it just depends on the look ur going for.

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