i like animal print in moderation. i have a white leather jacket with animal print lining, and i love it. patent leather is NOT my style at all, especially when it's fake, shiny plastic - ugh. the last time i wore red lipstick was for halloween. it looked good but i'm not into it for actual serious makeup.
i usually only wear lipstick when i go out because it's a pain to keep up all day- but when i do, it's red, and it looks goooood.
animal print and leather/veggie leather are definitely guilty pleasures of mine (not so much shiny fake leather). i am currently snuggled at my desk in a fuzzy leppy bomber jacket (it's 50 frickin degrees in the office).
i wore red lipstick once and it made me look like a whore. albeit a whore with reeeeeeally white teeth.
patent leather is only good when it's black or red and it's the primary element making up a child's dress shoe.
i can go either way on animal prints. i don't think they look right when they make up an entire dress/shirt/coat/whatever, but i think they can add a really nice accent when used appropriately. i have a pair of D&G shoes that have an animal print strap going across my toes, and they're hot.