Emolyne is the home of monochromatic lips and nails thanks to our 30 shades of red and nude to suit every skin tone. It’s a timeless look that was first popularised in the 1940s when Revlon launched its ‘Lips and Tips’ campaign and it has been favoured by chic women ever since. Think Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s, Elizabeth Taylor in the 1970s, Naomi Campbell in the 1990s, Rihanna in the 2010s and Margot Robbie today. There’s something effortlessly sophisticated about matching your lip and nail colour that’s not only failsafe but easy to achieve with Emolyne.
“Right now, it feels cool to be pared back. The simpler your makeup is, the more beautiful you are,” says makeup artist Victoria Bond on the art of monochromatic lip and nail. She recommends starting by choosing your desired lip colour then matching your Nail Lacquer accordingly.
For a modern take on Hollywood glamour, go for red. “My favourite Emolyne red is Port Elizabeth. It’s a bright, joyful red. I’ve used it on shoots and everyone always comments on how stunning it is. Keep the skin and eyes dewy to allow the lips to pop.” Meanwhile for a daytime event, nudes are an easy way to go. “I like Emolyne’s Cairo shade, which has a slight orange tone to it. You can opt for a smokey eye and keep everything else neutral.”