Matchy-Matchy! Your Guide To Choosing The Right Lip Colour For Your Outfit

Written by Sanya HamdaniFeb 14, 2024
Matchy-matchy! Your guide to choosing the right lip colour for your outfit

Don’t know about you, but I’ve always had a problem deciding which lipstick will complement the outfit I’m wearing. The confusion doubles if you are a lipstick hoarder and have a ton of lipsticks in different textures and shades in your makeup kitty. Sigh!

If you can relate, you’re in the right place because we are going to finally put this confusion to rest. Below are some of the most common coloured outfits and the shade of lipstick that looks bomb with them. So, what are you waiting for? Scroll down and read on!


Red outfit – Brown or peach lipstick

Yellow – Red

Most women will reach out for a bright red lipstick to match a red outfit. Here’s what we think, red in itself is a bold and bright shade, and a bright red lipstick will grab a lot of attention, making you look OTT. You can stick to red, but we suggest one with a brown or peach base such as the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color - MP7 Rosy Sunday to perfectly complement your outfit.


Blue outfit – Light pink or mauve lipstick

Yellow – Red

Blue is a bright colour, so avoid a colour that’s likely to clash with it. We suggest a light pink shade with a light blue outfit and a mild red if your outfit is on the dark blue side. The Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color - Pink Poison will look absolutely stunning with a blue dress.


White outfit – Everything!

Yellow – Red

White is such a calm and versatile colour that almost every lipstick shade works with it. Go with your favourite nude or opt for a stunning maroon, you can never go wrong with these shades if you’re wearing a white outfit.


Black outfit – Plum or orange

Yellow – Red

Red and black is a classic combination and while there’s nothing wrong with it, if you want to experiment with your look a bit, don’t shy away from trying colours like plum and orange. Try the Lakmé Absolute Matte Revolution Lip Color - 104 Blushing Red with that LBD and watch heads turn.


Green outfit – Nude

Yellow – Red

Green is a very tricky colour, so while looking for makeup shades you need to be extra careful. The wrong lip or eyeshadow shade can completely ruin your look. Therefore it is better to opt for shade that is safe and elegant such as the Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color - Nude Cushion.


Yellow – Red

Yellow – Red

Yellow is a bright and happy colour, so instead of toning it down, opt for an equally amazing and happy shade of lipstick such as the Lakmé Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color - Red Extreme. The two make for a lethal combo!

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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