Emotion is an essential part of human interaction. Automatic emotion recognition can greatly benefit human-centered interactive technology, since extracted emotion can be used to understand and respond to user needs. However, real-world emotion recognition faces a central challenge when a user is speaking: facial movements due to speech are often confused with facial movements related to emotion. Recent studies have found that the use of phonetic information can reduce speech-related variability in the lower face region. However, methods to differentiate upper face movements due to emotion and due to speech have been underexplored. This gap leads us to the proposal of the Informed Segmentation and Labeling Approach (ISLA). ISLA uses speech signals that alter the dynamics of the lower and upper face regions. We demonstrate how pitch can be used to improve estimates of emotion from the upper face, and how this estimate can be combined with emotion estimates from the lower face and speech in a multimodal classification system. Our emotion classification results on the IEMOCAP and SAVEE datasets show that ISLA improves overall classification performance. We also demonstrate how emotion estimates from different modalities correlate with each other, providing insights into the differences between posed and spontaneous expressions.