It's officially party season, you guys. And I don't know about you, but as concerned as I can be about finding the perfect outfit, I'm almost always more preoccupied with choosing the perfect party lipstick and manicure combo. Because even though they say it's a smile, I'm convinced that you're actually never fully dressed without a lippie. After all, makeup is all about expressing yourself, so finding your holiday cheer could rely on looking at the bottom of a bottle— a nail-polish one, that is.
And what's more fun than playing matchmaker with different colors, formulas, and finishes? (Just give me this one, OK?) All those late-night swatch parties with your lipstick and polish collections were bound to give you some inspo. Because whether you want to match your black-and-white theme, go a little more traditional for a Christmas shindig, or even bring out the bling to ring in the New Year, there are plenty of fun and festive pairings worth trying. So your lips and tips will be perfectly party-ready, here are nine combos to try. Oh, and yes, these sets will all go with whatever you choose to wear, be it your favorite LBD or ugly sweater.