Some things just never go out of style. Matching your lip color to your nails, for example. Marilyn Monroe was doing it, then Elizabeth Taylor, then Madonna—heck, even Rihanna is doing it now! Whether you’re feeling pretty in pink or fire-engine red (honestly, these days, you could even go cobalt blue), there is a lipstick/nail-polish combo calling your name.


Left: Marilyn Monroe on the patio outside her home, 1953. (Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt/Getty Images)
Right: Dior Dior Vernis in Milly and Rouge Dior lipstick in #439 Why Not. (Images courtesy of Dior)


Left: Elizabeth Taylor poses for her portrait, 1955. (Photo courtesy of Silver Screen Collection)
Right: Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Pirate and Rouge Allure Lip Colour in Passion. (Images courtesy of Chanel)

CHER, 1970S

Left: Portrait of Cher for the television variety show The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, 1972. (Photo courtesy of CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
Right: La Laque Couture in #29 Dore Orfevre and #25 Rose Romantique and Gloss Volupte #19 Rose Orfevre. (Images courtesy of YSL)


Left: Madonna attends the Who’s That Girl New York City premiere, 1987. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Getty Images)
Right: Louboutin nail polish Rouge Louboutin and Rouge Louboutin Velvet Matte . (Images courtesy of Louboutin)


Left: Naomi Campbell poses at a photo shoot, 1990. (Photo by Terry O’Neill/Getty Images)
Right: Nars Velvet Lip Glide in Stripped and Nail Polish in Zakynthos. (Images courtesy of Nars)


Left: Britney Spears at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
Right: Givenchy Le Vernis Intense Color Nail Lacquer in N02 Beige Mousseline and Le Rouge Semi-Matte Lipstick in 107 Beige Caraco. (Photo courtesy of Givenchy)


Left: Rihanna attends the Alexander Wang fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, 2015. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)
Right: Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish in 134 Lola and Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Oh Miley 200. (Images courtesy of Marc Jacobs Beauty)

Original post can be found in Vanity Fair.