Christmas Crackers: 7 Ways to Match Your Lips to Your Tips

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Revlon recently re-launched one of its classic lipstick and polish shades, Fire and Ice. The originators of the 'lips and tips' concept, it's all about co-ordinating your lipstick and lacquer and while normally I'd burst into horrified flames at being so matchy-matchy, this is a pairing I really like. It's glam, it's old skool and it's really easy to get right down to straight away from stuff you'll probably already have in your stash.

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So, here are the Revlon shades - Fire and Ice lipstick is €10.50 and the matching polish will set you back €9. In the campaign shots, face of the brand Jessica Biel recreates the 1952 ad campaign - gotta say, I prefer the original. These are obviously  very seasonally-appropriate so are perfect for Christmas party looks, but I got busy in my boxes, and here are six other ways to get the lips and tips look.

Do note, some products won't be available as they were limited editions - in particular for the Mac shades mentioned - so consider this inspiration and not in all cases actual product recommendations to buy!

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Coral's a good 'un - this pair is Mac Amplified Lipstick in Vegas Volt and Essence Multi Dimension XXXL Shine nail polish in Just Shout.

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YSL Rouge Volupte in Forbidden Burgundy goes pretty darn well with the matte-finished Revlon Nail Enamel in Ruby Ribbon.


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You can do sparkles too:  Mac Dazzle Lipstick in Troublemaker will work nicely with IsaDora Wonder Nail in Smashy Cerise.

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Or perhaps a more creme-finished fuchsia is what you're after? In which case, you might like Rouge Baiser Rouge Intensement lipstick in 103 paired with Chanel Le Vernis in Pulsion.

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More deep darks: Mac Lipstick in Black Current will go amazingly well with Estee Lauder's Ultra Violet polish.

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And finally, Nubar's Nail Lacquer in Cabaret Red will look utterly fab with Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Dragon.


The possibilities are endless really - that navy Illamasqua lipstick Disciple would surely look stunning (ho ho) with a nice navy polish and you could happily pair your Barry M Mushroom/Chanel Particulere with Revlon's Super Lustrous lipstick in Mink.

What combinations float your boat, and will you be giving this a go this Christmas?

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