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Do you match your nail polish and lipstick?

Do You Match Your Lipstick to Your Nail Polish?

When I went to college, I noticed that students from the South matched their lipstick to their nail polish. It's what their mothers taught them was the prim and proper way to beautify. I always thought it was a little bit much for me, but they definitely looked more put together than I ever did.

The matchiness made me notice the details of beauty products more, and I started to appreciate how nail polish can be an accessory to complement any outfit. Over time, I find that I coordinate it with my clothes more than I do with the rest of my makeup, though. As a general rule, do you match your lipstick to your nail polish?


keiraz keiraz 9 years
am having summery white nail polish so I don't think I can match that on my lips :-D
tigerfire21 tigerfire21 9 years
Matching's not for me. At present I am wearing black nail polish and a caramel colored/flavored lipgloss. (yeah i know its a little juvenile, but it suits me)
0037sammie 0037sammie 9 years
looks too matchy matchy
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 9 years
i really like blue-gunmetal, dark voilet,and red, and those colors for my lips just dont work,so....... i dont think so
elmosisi elmosisi 9 years
that would be stupid, unless unintentional
md12398 md12398 9 years
i've never even HEARD of this!
AllaWallaBalla AllaWallaBalla 9 years
I tend to wear a lot of vampy shades and I usually don't wear lipstick ;)
Leony Leony 9 years
Nope, never do that.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
I always match--both bare.
risqueredhead risqueredhead 9 years
I rarely wear either.
MissMarisol MissMarisol 9 years
I don't. I compliment my lipstick to my make up. Usually my nails are pink & white acrylics so it would be hard to match that. :)
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
ha ha ha, no! I don't really wear lipstick, I usually just add clear shine or lip balm so
Mintie Mintie 9 years
My nail polish is often blue, dark purple or some such color [I have a purpley brown color on now], so matching lipstick to that would be quelle difficult.
Meka_suga Meka_suga 9 years
Yes, Southern mothers do teach their daughters to match everything. Being from Texas I forget that everyone doesn't do this. By age 7 I could match my shoes, hair accessories, and jewelry to my outfit of choice. Since I've become teenager I've been trying new things and if I don't match my mom looks at me weird lol. I don't really match my nail polish and lip gloss though.
rgrl rgrl 9 years
NO, maybe by accident.
emalove emalove 9 years
I've never even thought about this before... I suppose I match sometimes inadvertantly because I love pink and peachy shades, both on my lips AND on my nails. But I definitely don't make a conscious effort to match them. Kind of weird!
beautylaw beautylaw 9 years
I don't like matching but I do sometimes wear Chanel Vamp nailpolish with dark, burgundy lips.. We'll see if this changes with the NARS orgasm duo :)
puddlesworth puddlesworth 9 years
I've never matched them..what would be the point of matching them?
mischo-beauty mischo-beauty 9 years
Can you say 80's? LOL!
linday_love linday_love 9 years
yes!!!i;m from the south!sometimes with red nailpolish and red lipstick
julieulie julieulie 9 years
Hmm, I guess I always do... but that's because I wear clear lip gloss, and I stopped wearing nail polish several months ago, so I generally just keep a clear layer of topcoat on them... so clear and clear.
Liselola Liselola 9 years
I rarely see girls that wear nail polish at my college. I have quite the make-up routine and I feel it would be over the top to also have nail polish on, definitely when it is the same color as my lipstick! I just like to have clean nails and having unpolished nails is like freedom =) I hate it when the polish wears off and becomes messy and I hate being careful in order to prevent any damage. *sigh* I really could write an essay on why I don't wear nail polish! And on why I'm totally addicted to lipstick! =)
halochick halochick 9 years
I wear black nail polish a lot and I don't want black lips. I like lip glosses or balms clear or with a hint of color.
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