There are very few things we love more in the world than a classic little black dress and a bold lipstick color — it’s trés chic, you guys. And, if we’re being honest,a monochromatic black or white outfit is not only simple to assemble, it’s also the perfect reason to swipe on a little pop of color with the lippie of your choice. Ahead, find seven lipsticks — from nude to red — that will pair perfectly with your otherwise classic, color-less ensemble.
Pink Lipstick to Wear With Black or White: Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in Eccentrico
This rich pink color screams summer and would look bright and fresh against a white sundress. Unfortunately, our summer days are long gone and sundresses aren’t the most realistic at the current moment. Thankfully, this velvety lip is gorgeous and sleek against an all black look, too. Whether your trying to elevate your cozy black leggings or getting done up for a night out, you can’t go wrong with Eccentrico.
Peach Lipstick to Wear With Black or White: Sunnies Face Lip Dip in Peachy Kinda
If pink and orange had a baby, it would look a lot like this Sunnies Face Lip Dip. The subtlety of this stain is perfect for anyone who is easing into bold lip territory, or prefers a more minimalist take on color. It’s the perfect transition shade and livens up any kind of grayscale outfit.
Red Lipstick to Wear With Black or White: Lancôme L'Absolu Rouge Ruby in Bad Blood
Re-introducing the iconic red lip. Seriously you guys, is there anything better than a red lip and a black dress? If you’re aiming for an elegant or timeless finishing touch, a swipe of Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Ruby is hands-down the way to go. It’s the perfect ruby red and has a crystal-like bullet to help with precise application — a must-have when rocking a red lip. It’s also perfect for the upcoming holiday season.
Orange Lipstick to Wear With Black or White: YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Matte in Orange Provuquant
If you’re trying to turn heads, this shade is for you. This bright orange hue will make a statement with any outfit, especially against all black or white. The matte lippie is a gorgeous orange tone that will spice up any subtle makeup. Plus, we’re obsessed with the sheer matte texture.
Plum Lipstick to Wear With Black or White: NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania
Feeling a more vampy lip for fall? Grab the NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania. This matte violet shade will give you an effortlessly cool finish for the season.. We love pairing this with a yummy white sweater for cool juxtaposition or an all-black outfit to get an edgy vibe.
Nude Lipstick to Wear With Black or White: Maybelline New York Color Sensational The Buffs in Blushing Beige
You can’t go wrong with a classic nude lip — and Blushing Beige is the perfect everyday shade. This pinkish nude will look great as a stand-alone hue or layered underneath a more pigmented gloss. Plus, it polishes off any black or white ensemble for a chic, neutral finish.
Brown Lipstick to Wear with Black or White: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Accident Metalicized
Calling all dark lipstick fans: We found the perfect lipstick for your next night out. This brown lippie is infused with gold flecks to add some sparkle to your glam and will flawlessly complement a black dress or leather jacket. Whether you’re taking on the town or stopping by a cocktail party, this lip will look amazing for any occasion.