At it’s worst, it’s been called tacky; at it’s best a safe choice. But for a growing number of today’s top models, it appears that matching your lipstick to your outfit may be a faux-pas of the past!
After a summer of ‘no-makeup’ makeup and model-off-duty buns, coordinating your lipstick shade to your look—with its carefully devised, not-quite-so-effortless implications— suddenly feels fresh again for fall thanks to a few of our favorite style-setters. Karolina Kurkova was among one of the early adopters of the trend, thrusting it into the beauty spotlight when she matched a shocking red Armani Privé coat with an identical shade of crimson lipstick at Vogue Italia’s 50th anniversary celebration last month. At the time, the look felt like just a subversive play on an outdated beauty convention, but when Chanel Iman answered Karolina’s red alert with a coordinating deep purple lip and Michael Kors dress just a few weeks later, we knew the tides were changing. Then as if to seal the deal, Lily Aldridge chose a rose silk duster and identical flesh-toned lipstick for last week’s Thakoon’s 10th anniversary party, giving us all of the evidence we needed to jump on the monochrome makeup-and-outfit movement.
What we love about this trend is that it’s not only classically chic, but also refreshingly innovative. To keep things modern, follow their lead and pair your favorite shade with matte skin, sleek, simple hair, and one show-stopping ensemble!