From left: Pretty by Flormar Essential Nail Enamel, Dh9, Lifestyle; L’Oreal Color Riche L’Huile Nail Varnish, Dh29.40, Carrefour; TITO Dh31.50, Tips & Toes salons; Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Nail Polish, Dh130, Bloomingdale’s; & Other Stories Nail Colour, Dh39, & Other Stories; TITO, Dh31.50, Tips & Toes salons; Sephora Collection Color Hit Nail Polish, Dh33, Sephora; OPI Nail Lacquer, Dh49, Nazih Trading outlets; & Other Stories Nail Colour, Dh39, & Other Stories; Rimmel Super Gel Nail Polish, Dh22.10, Carrefour; Pretty by Flormar Essential Nail Enamel Dh9, Lifestyle
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Style tip:

To take your style game up a notch, match your nails to at least one element of your entire look. Simply identify one key fashion accessory such as the bag, belt, scarf or shoes and match it to your nail colour. It’s cool to match your tangerine orange nail paint to a smart orange crossbody or a pair of orange strappy sandals.

Avoid matching your outfits and your accessories to the colours of your nails. That’s an overkill. Also, one is more prone to making mistakes matching vibrant nails to outfits rather than to accessories. So, stick to either neutral or pastel outfits as those are a perfect contrast to vibrant nails and accessories.

From left: Guerlain Rouge G De Guerlain The Lipstick Shade and Customisable Lipstick Case with Mirror (Neon-Ista), Dh220, Bloomingdale’s; & Other Stories Colour Ultra Matt Lip Colour, Dh85, & Other Stories; NYX Matte Lipstick, Dh37, NYX Store, The Dubai Mall; Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick, Dh95, Sephora; Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Mattemoisselle Plush Matte Lipstick, Dh95, Sephora; Sephora Color Lip Last Lipstick, Dh61, Sephora; NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Dh37, NYX Store, The Dubai Mall; Klara Kissproof Lips Liquid Matte Lipstick, Dh73, Lifestyle; Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint, Dh95, Sephora; Karl Lagerfeld + ModelCo Lip Lights Liquid Matte Lipstick with built-in lights and mirror, Dh103, Bloomingdale’s; Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick, Dh137, Bloomingdale’s; Make Up Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Reign Lip Contour Kit Liquid Lipstick (comes with a lip liner), Dh76, Lifestyle
Anas Thacharpadikkal

Style tip:

One of the easiest hacks to look put-together, is to just match both your lip colour to your nail colour. But for those of you who like to match your lips to your outfits, here is a tip: If wearing red, pink, orange or brown solid-coloured outfits, it’s more flattering to pick a lipstick that’s either one shade lighter or one shade darker than your outfit colour. By doing so, you not only stay within the same colour shade family as that of the outfit, but you have the freedom to move between darker or lighter versions.

But when matching lipsticks to printed outfits, one can simply identify one flattering lippie shade from your outfit and use it as the guide for picking your lipstick. In this case, your lipstick can reflect the exact same shade as in the print of the fabric.