If there’s one thing you learn in fashion, it’s that trends come and go. Trying to incorporate all of them into your wardrobe isn’t always practical—or budget-friendly, for that matter. So instead of splurging on a closet-full of items that’ll go stale in a season or two, why not update your look with small, smart accents and easy beauty switch-ups?
My go-to solution for a wardrobe in dire need of a boost is a pair (or two, or three!) of statement sunnies. The eyewear of today comes in all shapes, colors, and patterns, and honestly, they’re like outfits in themselves. What’s even better is that many of these options are affordable, and therefore not difficult to hoard!
But what truly cements this look are the lipstick choices you go for to match (or mis-match) your sunglasses. Trust me, this fashion-and-beauty hook-up will take on a life of its own. Below, find three arranged marriages between Luxe Studio sunnies and L.A. Colors lippies that I test-drove this week. So. Much. Fun.
The Kyle is an updated take on the classic wayfarer style. I’ve paired it with a bright pink lip to illuminate the dark opaque lenses, giving it a feminine touch. This color is called Pink Parfait and belongs to L.A. Colors’ Moisture Lipstick line (P119). I’d wear this combo to the beach or on an out-of-town trip!
The Mica sunnies are so pretty, especially in the floral print, they’re statement-making on their own! But to pick up the floral colors, I’ve paired these frames with a swipe of Hydrating Lipstick in a beautiful orchid tone, dubbed Passion Flower (P199). This hue is so sophisticated; the perfect balance between pink and deep purple. Plus, its creamy texture and rich pigments are superb for your smooch.
My last look involves a classic pair of brown oversized shades. The Carmi features a pseudo cat-eye shape that helps lift, elongate, and brighten the face. I’ve matched it here with a very Winona Ryder lip—the Purely Matte Lipstick in Maroon (P119)—for that return-of-the-’90s effect.
What’s your fave sunnie-and-lippie set? Try more looks available at BeautyMNL!
Photos courtesy of Lyca Puno-Roa