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Matchy-matchy – lips and nails from Butter London

So we all know that matching one’s handbags to one’s shoes is oh-so-passé, but how about matching your nails to your lip colour? It’s been all over the catwalks, from Dior to Jason Wu – is it time we started …

Wed, Oct 17, 2012, 07:30

   

So we all know that matching one’s handbags to one’s shoes is oh-so-passé, but how about matching your nails to your lip colour? It’s been all over the catwalks, from Dior to Jason Wu – is it time we started trying it out on the street?

One part of me is very lazy, and slightly reluctant to endorse such an effort-heavy trend. I mean, really? Are we expected to change nail colour every day? Are we expected to even have our nails painted, 24/7? (I’m bad at this.) Do we have to start blending lipsticks so that they match our nail colours exactly?

On that last question, at least, we can relax; Butter London has come up with a range of lipstick and nail polish combos, taking the effort, at least, out of finding the perfect matches. In five shades, you can buy the exact same lipstick as your nail polish. My favourite, hands down, (geddit) is La Moss, a vampy burgundy that’s perfect for this season (see the top centre photo for an example of what it will look like on!). It reminds me of old-school campy horror movies like The Craft and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which I miss every day.

You can now buy Butter London on BeautyMatters.ie, a new Irish website that is bringing a lot of great brands to the Irish online space – including Butter London, Ren, Becca, Tweezerman and Sleep-In Rollers (can you actually sleep in them, though?). The lipsticks are €17 and the polishes are €15.