Amidst a bevy of crazy nail colors, designs, and full-blown nail art, I’m absolutely giddy about butter London’s Lippy collection with coordinating nail lacquer. Think gorgeous, retro colors in various pinks, cantaloupe, and beige. (Congrats on your first non-nail product, butter London! We welcome Lippy with open arms and eager smoochers.) Yes, matching your lips to your nail color was once considered a beauty faux pas and even a bit old-school but as with everything beauty and fashion, it’s making a resurgence. The matchy, matchy lips and tips definitely exudes retro, which is ever-so-fitting in light of the Mad Men fashion and beauty craze (like Estee Lauder’s new Mad Men Makeup Collection offering 60s inspired lipstick and creme rouge). Indeed, butter’s lip/laquer combo brings the new to an old-fashioned beauty trend (I can totally envision Mad Men’s Joan Harris in Snog with its bold, hot pink sass) and I’m absolutely loving the concept, as there’s something so chic and sophisticated about pulling a carbon copy when it comes to lips and nails. And you can expect this matchy, matchy trend to be a popular one, as other key beauty brands are expected to launch their own identical color lip-nail lines soon.
Here’s the coordinating lip/nail color lineup, beauty enthusiasts (per above photo, left to right):
Primrose Hill Picnic (punchy fuchsia pink)
Snog (bold, bright, hot pink)
Yummy Mummy (medium beige, a true nude)
Trout Pout (opaque cantaloupe)
Teddy Girl (pale, retro pink)
Matchy, matchy is the new trendy, trendy, beauty enthusiasts, so bring on the matching manicure, pedicure and lips. You can find butter’s Lippy Lipgloss ($17 each) and coordinating nail lacquer ($14 each) at Ulta. Match on, mavens, match on!
What do you think, readers? Will you embrace the matching lip-nail trend?