Matching your lipstick to your outfit was once considered a no-no—but like so many rules, it was meant to be broken. So how else can you make your lippie work with your wardrobe nowadays? Leave it to our favorite stars to show us how it’s done!


Let your lips take center stage! When dressed in nudes, blacks, whites, and soft greys, opt for your boldest tube of lipstick. Paired with a muted and minimal palette, your LOTD (Lip of the Day) becomes your best accessory. Take your cue from Kim Jones, Toni Gonzaga, and Kathryn Bernardo.

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Clashing colors highlight both your lips and your look. To create a striking balance, paint your pout with a hue that sits on the opposite end of the color wheel. For instance, a deep plum lipstick will offset a yellow top, while a fuchsia lipstick will sing against an emerald dress. And if that sounds a little too complicated, you could always get creative with your pairings. Just ask Gigi Hadid and Liz Uy, who dare to rock divergent color schemes.

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Trust us, matchy-matchy is totally happening. To make it work, opt for a lipstick that’s two to three shades away from the color of your outfit. Whether you opt for a lighter or darker approach, you can’t go wrong with staying in the same color family! Just ask Kendall Jenner, Julia Barretto, Georgina Wilson, and Sarah Lahbati.

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We hope the tips above have widened your horizons, but when it comes to beauty and style, there’s only one thing that truly matters: confidence. No rule can ultimately dictate how you choose to adorn yourself. So if you feel like rocking a silver lipstick with a neon dress, by all means, go for it! Wear it loud and wear it proud.

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