4 Lipstick Colors to Wear With Black & White (That Are NOT Red)

As much as we love our colorful sundresses, edgy ripped denim and electric printed blouses, there’s something about classic black and white ensembles that we can’t get enough of. Whether it’s a tailored pantsuit, mini dress, or gown, you just can’t go wrong with basic black or white color schemes, right? While our go-to lipstick choices for these classic ensembles is typically the equally classic red lip, we want to explore other options. Shake up your next black and/or white outfit with one of these non-red lipsticks that are anything but predictable!

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This vibrant shade isn’t just for summer. Pair a bright orange or coral shade with a LBD or sleek white pant suit and you will be sure to make a splash at any soiree.

Product Recommendations: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Electric Orange, L’Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Coral Seduction


Incorporate the latest and greatest lip trend into a classic black or white ensemble and get ready for fireworks. Despite their neutral status, brown lips are a super bold look and demand attention. Let the staring begin!

Product Recommendations: Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor in Coffee Date, NYX Cosmetics Simply Vamp Lip Cream in Enamored


Want to sass up a professional black bottom/white top ensemble? Turn heads at the next business meeting by pairing that office attire with a matte nude lip. This natural look is effortless and sexy at the same time. We’re all about that!

Product Recommendations: Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Lipstick #100, Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked2


Get a little dark with your black and white fashion palette by adding a bold, deep purple lip to the mix. This color manages to add the perfect pop to your look while still keeping a chic and trendy vibe in tact. Try it with thin, winged eyeliner for some extra pizazz!

Product Recommendations: NYX Cosmetics Simply Vamp Lip Cream in She Devil, YSL Beauty Lipstick Rouge Volupté Shine

What’s your favorite lipstick color for black and white ensembles? Tell us in the comments below. 



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