A Fall Trend to Try: Matching Tips and Lips

Published in: Makeup, Makeup Tips/How To, Nails

Butter London Toff
Butter London Lippy and Nail Polish in Toff on my lips and nails

Looks like matchy-matchy is in this fall. Quite a few lines have been releasing matching lip and nail products lately, like MAC, Sonia Kashuk and Butter London for fall 2012 (shown below), and can I just say? — I love this trend! πŸ™‚


It reminds me of the sirens of the silver screen — so classic, elegant and pulled together — and with so many colors out there to choose from, it’s one of those rare trends in which everyone can find something to wear.

As some food for thought, here are three combinations featuring Butter London’s new Lippy Butter ($17 each) and 3-Free Lacquer ($14 each) shades, available online now at butterlondon.com.

butter london toff la moss queen vic
From the left: Lacquer and Lippy Butters in Toff, La Moss and Queen Vic

If you prefer more neutral/natural-looking colors, you could try a creamy rose like Toff.

Butter London Toff
Butter London Toff…I use hands a lot when I talk, so I think it’s kinda cool to have nails that play off the the color on my lips!

But if you want more drama-for-your-mama, then how about something vampy, like dark wine La Moss?

butter london la moss
Butter London Lippy and Nail Polish La Moss

butter london la moss

Or peppy, like cranberry pink Queen Vic?

butter london queen vic
Butter London Lippy and Nail Polish Queen Vic

butter london queen vic

One nice side effect of this trend, and I swear to you it’s not just because I’m lazy (although that definitely plays into the equation), is that it takes some of the guesswork out of choosing coordinating nail and lip colors. No need to worry about it when the shades are the same. πŸ™‚


Please pass the coffee

Zzzz… I’m a bit of a sleepy sheepy this morning. It was so hot in the house last night that I had a hard time sleeping. Even with the windows open and a fan pointing at the bed, it was still stuffy and sticky.

Oh, and then there was the grasshopper that somehow got in the house and taunted Tabs all night long. Yup, nothin’ like a 20-pound tabby tearing up and down the stairs at 3 in the morning.

I think I’m due for another cup of coffee. Want one? It’s a mellow Kona blend, like the easy listening of coffees, LOL!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



Like this post? Tell your friends!

So far, 51 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. I like this trend too! I never use the same nail polish for my manicure and pedicure, but there’s something fun and modern about matching your tips to your lips! I really like all three, but particularly La Moss. I own a similar nail polish already, but not yet a lip shade this vampy!
    Sunny @ Mostly Sunny recently posted … Mostly Sunny Summer Favorites: Heat/Humidity-Resistant Makeup

  2. Karen Lenz says:

    Nice trend :)… I never was concerned if my lips matched my nails, I never knew it was a “thing” to be considered lol. Oh well! (I think I may look rather funny with green lipstick on anyways). I had to laugh at the grass hopper too! This morning I was doing laundry, picked up a pair of pants and there was the BIGGEST cricket I’ve ever seen. Yes I’d like some coffee too please! πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Where do the bugs come from? I have no idea how they get into the house, it’s such a mystery!

      I saved you a cup of joe…would you like some cream and sugar?

  3. Emily says:

    I personally love this trend! I always love funky nail polish and cool lipstick shades, so why not match them? I think this is a great idea and I am definitely into this for Fall, or any season really. Bubblegum pink lips and tips would be so cute for a summer day! Plum lips and tips in winter.. mmm this is awesome!
    Emily recently posted … Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara Review

  4. I love the trend though I’d only go through the trouble of matching my lips and tips for a special event. I change my lip color way too many times than my nail color so keeping them coordinated would be a tall task! Queen Vic would be my pick among these 3!
    Ankita@corallista recently posted … MAC Tuesday : Blue Brown Pigment Review, Swatch, FOTD

  5. Ruchita says:

    I’m digging this trend and I like all the combinations you’ve posted. Thanks for the inspiration! I was dealing with crazy cats last night too. I had to shut the bedroom door to keep them out so I could get some sleep. Must be something in the air!

    • Karen says:

      Maybe. Is it hot in your neck of the woods? When the weather gets steamy Tabs goes NUTS. All he wants to do is go outside and hunt.

      • Ruchita says:

        Mingy wants to go out all the time, regardless of the weather. πŸ™‚ Nina’s still young and has a lot of energy, so she likes to play with her siblings. Her favorite thing to do is pounce when they’re sitting behind the curtain at the patio.

  6. Zuzanna says:

    I am surprised I never thought of this!

  7. LauraA says:

    Gorgeous colors–love Toff and La Moss. Even Queen Vic isn’t too bright for my taste. Lovely!

  8. Soo Jin says:

    I love love love Toff!! I wonder if they’ll sell the sets at Nordstroms…

  9. I like this trend! I know that being too matchy matchy is bad, but the lips & nails combo works in my opinion πŸ™‚
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Delushiously brilliant: Lush Emotional Brilliance

  10. Marina says:

    Karen, all colours look fantastic on you! I can’t wait till these are available here as the shades are gorgeous and I’ve heard so many great things about the bL glosses.
    Marina recently posted … Chanel Coco Noir and Dior Miss Dior Le Parfum

    • Karen says:

      Thanks Marina! πŸ™‚ I think you would like the glosses…they feel so good on the lips!

      Hope you’re doing well and that things on your end are great.

  11. I’m with you, I love the matchy matchy of these. I picked up the Nordstrom Anniversay nail & lippy set in Rosie Lee-pink glitter nails and the most beautiful opaque rose gloss!
    Cindy (Prime Beauty) recently posted … Make Up For Ever & Madonna On Tour – Get The Look!

  12. Agata says:

    That’s cool and all the colors look great on you. I am afraid none of the colors would work for me though, they are too dark.

    And you know I am always interested in a cup of coffee πŸ™‚

  13. Kim says:

    Oh, I like the vampy (says the girl who just polished her toenails with a sheer pink). It’s the maintenance. My gosh, the maintenance! πŸ™‚

    Speaking of grasshoppers, Tabs could have traded places with me yesterday afternoon. I picked up my towel from the railing after getting out of the pool. I was busy chatting away to the boys and didn’t look at it before I put it up to dry my face. Uh, huh. Almost got a mouthful of grasshopper. Thankfully, he just ricocheted off my face and onto the driveway.

    • Karen says:

      Eek! That would freak me out, for sure. Where we live right now has more wildlife than I’m used to, so it freaks me out to see bugs in the house! I could not deal with one so close to my face, LOL!

      Will the boys be starting school soon? The summer is flying by so fast.

      • Kim says:

        I hear you – I did a little, shudder dance myself! Not a fan of bugs either. πŸ™‚

        They will. Our school year starts September 4th so time is running out. We’ve been working on math practice sheets so they don’t go into shock their first week. Fourth grade is one of the most challenging because of the State Tests.

        I know – the summer has flown by! We’ve been really lucky because it’s been nice and hot, with very little rain. We’re on vacation next week and then the boys start soccer. This will be the first time I’m not their coach (just a helper this year) so it’ll be interesting for all of us!

  14. Crystal says:

    Queen Vic looks pretty!
    Crystal recently posted … Maybelline Limited Edition Color Tattoos Swatched!

  15. Tiffany says:

    I love this trend!! All the colors are so pretty… how do the Lippys feel? Are they sticky or heavy?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tiffany,

      They’re pretty comfy on the lips. Medium thickness, just a tiny bit sticky (but not terribly so), with a very faint vanilla scent/flavor.

  16. Lulle says:

    My granny would ALWAYS have matching lips and tips… in fact, she thought you MUST buy the coordinated polish when you buy a lipstick. πŸ™‚
    Of course, shades in her days were a lot more classic, reds, pinks and burgundys.

    I often change lipcolors a few times during the day, so matching my nails is kind of hard for me!
    Lulle recently posted … Skincare shopping: hydrating in the heat

  17. Nina says:

    Its been hot and humid here too … and we have moths getting in the house. That upsets King Linus (aka the Fluffmeister) a great deal. :-/

    • Karen says:

      Oh really? Does he chase after them?

      • Nina says:

        He does – and its a hoot to watch! He’s kinda long and when he stretches out against a wall, we always say he is the height of a toddler. πŸ™‚

        LOL doesnt care.

        • Karen says:

          Aww, that’s so cute. πŸ™‚ Does he ever catch them?

          Shh…LOL is one of my kitty crushes.

          • Nina says:

            Awww LOL definitely blushed when I told him that you had a crush on him … he likes the ladies.

            Sadly, Linus has no sense of direction, it seems. Id see him trying to catch a moth and be a foot away from where the moth actually is. πŸ˜€

            But he is still the king. πŸ˜€

  18. gio says:

    I love this trend. It makes you look polishes and can be worn by everyone. The combinations you posted are all beautiful, especially Queen Vic.
    gio recently posted … Help! My Sunscreen Stings My Eyes!

  19. I like the matching nail and lips trend too–though I must admit, I haven’t really done that in the past (I prefer bright, fun, neon shades on my nails and wouldn’t want to wear the same shade on my lips :P). But I SO would with these Butter London glosses and polishes! I am in LOVE with the dusty-rose shade of Toff–though I wish the gloss were a bit darker like the polish. And, surprisingly, I really really like the La Moss gloss. So gorgeous!

  20. CrystalCandy says:

    I like Queen Vic! I like how they match but aren’t the exact same shade.
    CrystalCandy recently posted … Collection Germany d’OPI

  21. Alison says:

    Although it seems nothing special, for some reason I really like the Butter London packaging! I’ve never tried anything from this brand before but these colours are right up my street so we shall see…

  22. Wow – all of those colours are fabulous on you or maybe you are just gorgeous! xoxo

  23. Amber says:

    Oh! Those are all stunning on you Karen! I must get my hands on Toff! πŸ™‚

  24. Victoria says:

    Maybe I just really like the nail polish but the Toff combo looks so, so good on you! I’m obsessed aaand I need that color in my life right meow.

  25. karen says:

    Are you reading my mind? I just started looking around for a matching nail-lip ccolor set. I was thinking of doing a Chanel set as my jump into Fall, but I absolutely love the London Butters colors on you. The wine red, pink, toff–ahhh, decisions!

  26. Kumiko Mae says:

    The creamy rose pair is the best! it’s so subdued and sophisticated! πŸ˜€

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge