How to Create a Simply Perfect Look By Matching Your Lipstick to Your Nail Polish

Perhaps you’ve always wanted to achieve a stunning, stylish look or mimic the makeup design of a glamorous Hollywood movie star, such as Marilyn Monroe,  but you’ve always talked yourself out of it. You’re not a beauty or makeup expert… and it takes too much time and effort to achieve that kind of look, right?


Marilyn Monroe makeup look create by Bésame Cosmetics using makeup products from the Marilyn Monroe Bésame's Collection


Wrong! It’s a common misconception that you have to be a really experienced beauty guru and do a full face of makeup or some other bold look everyday to feel elegant and glamorous. On the contrary, we think there’s no better way to elevate your everyday makeup look by simply adding a little bit of color that channels some of the elegance you’re looking for!

Sometimes simple is better! And one of the best ways to draw attention to your simple, but effective makeup style is to be color coordinated.

Matching colors tend to attract the eye. We take notice when colors go together and are aesthetically pleasing to look at. When you color coordinate something like your lipstick and nail polish, it makes you look polished, put together, and intentional about your look.

And the best part? This will give the impression that you’ve put a ton of time and effort into your look, when in reality it only took you a few minutes! You’ll have achieved a Hollywood inspired look with simple makeup and nail polish.

Now, if you’re anything like us, if you’re going to match, you want to REALLY match, right? Not just red and red or pink and pink, but the exact same shade.


Bésame girl wearing a black and white stripped shirt and matching nail polish and lipstick Bésame Red


Good news! We’ve got a whole line of matching lipstick and nail polish products for you to check out that perfectly compliment each other so that you never have to worry if you’re a shade off. 


Colors for Every Season

If you want to rock matching nail polish and lipstick for an effortlessly flawless look all year long, grab some colors for every season! 

Red Velvet

Some of us revert to darker colors as the temperature drops, leaning into the more somber tones of the winter months. We’d like to argue that a splash of color not only embodies the festivity to the season, but is a great way to brighten your spirits all season long!


Woman applying Red Velvet Bésame's lipstick with matching Red Velvet Bésame's nail polish

Image credit: @madisonsterward on IG 


That’s why this gorgeous and classic shade of red is perfect for keeping you warm through the chilly fall and winter months, bringing a bold splash of red to the winter landscape. Based on a shade from 1946, Red Velvet is available in matching nail polish and lipstick that both bring an effortless elegance to any outfit. These products are salon quality -- without the expense and effort of going to the salon!

Additionally, you can rest assured that each product is cruelty-free, for a glamorous look that’s also guilt free!

Portrait Pink

As we move into the spring, it’s nice to shift into more natural and pastel tones for a bright, fresh, and rejuvenated look. The sun is coming back, trees are turning green again, and it’s the perfect time to bring warm and sunny colors back into your life!


Woman Wearing Portrait Pin nail polish with matching Portrait Pink lipstick by Bésame Cosmetics


For Spring, we recommend this classic Portrait Pink nail polish and lipstick. This glamorous color is based on a shade from 1963, making it an effortlessly vintage look for almost any season. This pastel pink is elegant, but understated and sure to grab attention as you venture out again into warmer weather!

Exotic Pink

And with summer comes a full return to bright and showy colors of all kinds! What better way to fully embrace the joy, excitement, and party spirit of summer than with a bright and exuberant pink?


Woman wearing Exotic Pink Nail Polish by Bésame cosmetics

Image credit: @the_pinup_mommy on IG


Exotic Pink nail polish is an exact match of this hot pink lipstick of the same name. This color is bright, bold, and sure to bring a flash of fun to your life! Summer is the time to go all out, wearing flashy colors that might not always make their way out of your closet during other times of year. 

Even so, bright pink doesn’t need to feel gaudy or over the top. Simply adding this bright splash of color to your lips and your nails can brighten up your makeup routine while continuing to give you an elegant, polished, and understated look.




Vintage Inspired Makeup

Matching your lipstick to your nail polish is a longtime tradition rooted in vintage beauty and Hollywood inspired glamour. With just these few simple colors and a few minutes of your day, you can achieve a look that’s not only eye-catching, but wonderfully easy. And there’s nothing we love more than a look that appears expensive and time consuming when it’s really quite the opposite. 

So, the next time you want to level up your makeup routine, try matching your lipstick to your nail polish for a simple and chic look that never goes out of style!

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