Match your lips and fingertips for a chic beauty update

Painting lips and nails in a coordinated colour suddenly looks oh so right.

A throwback trend that’s making a big comeback this fall, matching your lip and nail colour is a blissfully easy trick that has big beauty impact. Step one: pick a shade. Step two: find a lipstick and nail lacquer in the same tone. Step three: apply ’em both. That’s it! That’s all it takes to achieve unquestionably chic results. Put this trend to the test with the three must-try colours of the season.

Sophisticated scarlet
The signature hue of stylish French women, nothing expresses confidence and polish like lips and nails painted a rich red. Play with contrasting textures — velvety and high-gloss — to give this classic shade a modern twist. Look for a lipstick with a matte finish, such as Maybelline New York Color Sensational Ultimatte Slim Lipstick in “More Ruby,” which marries high-impact pigment with a comfortable, lightweight feel. On nails, try Quo Beauty Flash Dry Nail Colour in “Really Red” (it’s chip-resistant and longwearing) and use a clear top coat for a brilliant finish.

Elegant mauve
It’s time to tap into the magic of mauve. One of those your-lips-but-better hues that manages to enhance the full spectrum of skin tones, adorning your nails and pout in this soft, subtle purple hue will promptly make any outfit feel more put-together. Try pairing Quo Beauty Liquid Lipstick in “It’s Your Mauve” and Sally Hansen GOOD. KIND. PURE. Vegan Nail Colour in “Eco-Rose.” On lips, the creamy liquid formula offers major pigment payoff in one easy swipe. Meanwhile, the 15-free, vegan nail polish formula creates a stunning manicure with beautiful colour and loads of shine.

Bold burgundy
Want a beauty look that wows? You can’t go wrong with matching lips and tips in a deep, dark burgundy. With a shade this intense, a flawless application is essential. Try Revlon Ultra HD Snap! Nail Polish in “So Shady.” The vegan formula provides vibrant colour in one coat, and the bottle is designed with an ergonomic cap and flat brush that give any at-home nail artist a helping hand. For lips that last, NYX Lip Lingerie XXL Matte Liquid Lipstick in “Sizzlin’” is a stunning match that offers 16 hours of no-transfer wear. The smoothing, matte formula allows you to eat, drink and be merry without worrying about your lip colour cracking, budging or fading.

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