Matching nails to lipstick is a fun way to create a bold look…
Most of the time I opt for very wearable nude polishes like O.P.I in Dolce de Leche £11.95 and a simple lip, but when I have a shellac manicure I go for something colourful that can compliment my bright lipsticks. The trick is to make a single statement so when it comes to jewel-tone lipsticks and polishes such as red, keep your look and rest of the makeup simple. My top picks are Chanel Le Crayon Levres Rouge in 24 lip liner £17.50 and YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 50 £26 and if you’re taking a shellac break try YSL nail polish in Rouge Pop Art or Guerlain in in 143 Nahema £19.
It’s taken me a while to get used to wearing a bright lip but once I’ve learnt how to apply red, the most natural step was to tackle slightly darker shades. Colours like deep cherry, berry and plum are perfect for the winter months and I love this Rouge Dior in Rose Harpers lipstick which easily glides on and adds moisture.
Colour shy? For a softer look go for a lip stain or a sheer gloss in corals and pinks (loving Bobbi Brown in Marina Pnk £18.50) and apply full-on colour on the nails in the same tone like Nails Inc. in Miami Hot £12.