Coordinate Your Lipstick with Your Winter Coat
by Cinya Burton
Published Nov 18, 2011
A bold-colored jacket is a fun and easy way to brighten up your winter wardrobe. But how do you know which lipstick will complement, and not clash with, the fresh outerwear? We chatted with celebrity makeup artist Jeffrey Paul about how to select the best pout palettes for your statement coat.
"A nude, sheer, or beige lipstick will pair perfectly, but avoid pinker tones!" says Jeffrey. "Rich reds from deep fuchsia to red violet will also look sharp, stunning, and vibrant, but a red with yellow warm tones can complement and look polished and pretty."
Beautylish recommends: Nars Lipstick in Belle de Jour
Go all-out bold! Don’t worry about being too matchy and "select a red shade that is similar to the coat’s color," says Jeffrey. "Because red is such a hot shade, you want to avoid pastels and yellow-based lipsticks, which are not warm enough hues."
Beautylish recommends: Lime Crime Makeup Opaque Lipstick in Retrofuturist
The traditional houndstooth pattern is black and white, two colors that go with a variety of shades. "Those with paler complexions should avoid looking washed out and opt for a rosy red," says Jeffrey. Look for one that enhances your blush tint. "Girls with darker skin tones can play with fuchsias and brownish reds."
Beautylish recommends: Josie Maran Argan Lip Color Stick in Rosy
"Because there are so many blue-based lipstick shades, there are a ton of great shades that work with a navy coat," says Jeffrey. Pinks, reds, and violets can all pair beautifully. Try a cool pink, which can look unexpected and vibrant."
Beautylish recommends: Mac Lipstick in Girl About Town