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National Lipstick Day: 10 Shades that Simultaneously Play Up Your Locks and Lips

In honor of National Lipstick Day 2022, we’re rounding up 10 gorgeous shades that play as well in your hair as they do on your pout.

There was recently an unprecedented time in history when the fate of lipstick hung in the balance. We probably don’t have to jog your memory too much about the period in question, but let’s just say our eyes were the only things getting all dolled up for a while as we hid our smiles behind masks (and not the hair-repairing kind).

Come 2022, lipstick is back and better than ever—and we think we’ve earned the right to go all out celebrating this National Lipstick Day! Until now, you may not have considered matching your lip color to the shade of your mane, but we’re here to prove why this pairing is a monochromatic match made in heaven. Whether you like vivid colors or subdued hues, here are 10 striking shades that go together like your favorite shampoo and conditioner.

What day is National Lipstick Day?

National Lipstick Day takes place annually on July 29.

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Why do we celebrate National Lipstick Day?

Whether a makeup novice or a viral beauty influencer, National Lipstick Day is a time to celebrate and cherish the transformative powers of a good coat of lipstick. This makeup bag staple is one of the most straightforward products to use, yet it’s often all we need to quickly boost our confidence and make us feel beautiful and ready to take on the world.

Read on for 10 beautiful shades that look as stunning on your lips as they do in your hair.

The 10 Best Hair Colors to Match Your Favorite Lipstick

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Bubblegum Pink

Inspired by those tape dispensers of bubble gum we devoured as kids; bubblegum pink is as sweet as hair shades come. Plus, the hue is customizable, so you can wear it as vivid or as pastel as you prefer—just like you’d do with your lip color.

Plays well with: A refreshing dry shampoo that extends the time between fantasy color touch-ups.

Try: Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo Jumbo

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Makeup reviews on social media have made an excellent case for keeping a clear, sparkly lipstick on hand—and if silver glitter had a hair counterpart, it would be this icy platinum. Whether on the lips or hair, platinum brings the drama for a night out and looks chic on everyone.

Plays well with A purple toning spray that neutralizes unwanted yellow undertones.

Try: Matrix So Silver All-In-One Toning Leave-In Spray

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Creamy Taupe

Some of us prefer a more understated hair and lip combo, and nude shades are here to elevate your look without the fuss. From pale taupes to rich browns, this French-inspired movement is about finding a neutral shade that enhances your complexion without overwhelming it. Work with your stylist to find your perfect low-key nude color.

Plays well with: A bond-repairing mask that offsets the bleach used to achieve a high taupe lift.

Try: Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Intensive Treatment

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Rose Gold

If matching your lipstick and hair color to your jewelry is more your thing, shoot your shot with rose gold. A whirlwind of blonde, pink, and gold notes creates a bespoke iridescent shade that can flatter any complexion.

Plays well with: A hydrating treatment that helps dyed hair retain moisture.

Try: Biolage Professional Ultra Hydra Source Deep Treatment Pack

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Regarding subtle fashion colors, mauve’s purple and pink tones make for a colorful and dimensional look that is equally suitable for cool and warm undertones. Love this look? Ask your colorist about mixing Redken Shades EQ Hair Gloss in 06VRo Mauve Rose, 08VRo Rose Quartz, and a capful of Pastel Pink.

Plays well with: A split-end mender that keeps colored-treated hair unbothered by breakage.

Try: Matrix Total Results Instacure Anti-Breakage Porosity Spray

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For those who want to go red without abandoning their dark locks, let us introduce you to merlot. The rich wine-inspired shade is as bold on the pout as in the hair. Cheers to that!

Plays well with: A multi-tasking heat protectant that won’t dull your merlot color during hot tool use.

Try: L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Color 10 in 1 Multi-Purpose Spray

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A flashy orange mane will turn heads wherever you go. Nail the color by matching it to your undertones. Cool skin will fare best with pastels, reddish-oranges, and corals, while warm complexions will stun in terracotta, yellow-orange, copper, and golden oranges.

Plays well with: A color-preserving shampoo and conditioner that stops bright orange from fading fast.

Try: Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Shampoo + Conditioner Duo

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Deep Plum

We believe that vampy dark lips look amazing on just about everyone—it’s all about having enough confidence to rock it. The same goes for plum strands. If you’re uncertain whether the rich purple shade is for you, a balayage is an ideal way to test the waters.

Plays well with: A shine-enhancing oil that sharpens the contrast between plum ends and a brunette base.

Try: Kérastase Elixir Ultime L’Huile Original Hair Oil

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Crimson is synonymous with a cult classic lip color. When it comes to hair, a crimson shade mixes equal parts deep brown and vibrant fiery red for a one-of-a-kind color that packs a big punch.

Plays well with: A moisturizing hair gel that defines the dimensional color of crimson curls.

Try: Mizani True Textures Perfect Coil Oil Gel

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They say glancing at specific colors can instantly boost your mood, and this happy poppy shade is proof.

Plays well with: A conditioning mask that softens the hair while restoring its cool red luster.

Try: Biolage Professional Red Poppy Color Depositing Conditioner has all the products you need to make your lipstick-inspired hair color dazzle.

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