The Best Dark Lipsticks for a Vampy Look

By Carly Cochrane - 1 year ago | Updated
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Wave goodbye to your favourite pink gloss and number one nude: Halloween is just around the corner and things are about to get viciously vampy.

Spook season is just as much about ghoulish makeup as it is crazy costumes, and one thing we love about October is the fact that we can rock a petrifying pout without question.

While fake blood and face paint is all fun and games, there are tonnes of luscious lippies on the market that’ll give you a dangerously daring pout.

So to help inspire your Halloween makeup ideas, we’ve rounded up the best go-to goth lipsticks that are darker than your soul.

1.NARS Cosmetics Powermatte Pigment in Paint It Black

It doesn’t get darker than this. Whether you want to channel your inner Rihanna or add the final touches to your spine-chilling costumes, black is the way to go. The NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment is our favourite liquid lipstick and will give you the wickedest lip with minimal effort.

NARS black lipstick and swatch

2. Urban Decay Vice Comfort Matte Lipstick in Bad Blood

Give Dracula a run for his money with this deep red from Urban Decay. Bad Blood is the fan favourite that leaves lips with a devilish matte finish. It's the number one choice if you want to add a scare-worthy but sultry statement to your outfit this year.

This colour is perfect for creating a Wednesday Adams inspired Halloween makeup look, head over to our Top 10 Halloween Makeup Looks to find out how.

Urban Decay Red lipstick

3. Burt's Bees Lipstick in Orchid Ocean

It’s time to start gathering deep berry and plum hues as autumn is the perfect excuse to flaunt a pretty purple pout. Burt’s Bees bring you a gorgeous cream lippy that will keep your smackers hydrated through the colder weather.

Pair this with spooky blue nails to create an all over vampy look.

Burts Bees deep purple

4. NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Suede Lipstick in Foul Mouth

A midnight blue lipstick is exactly what you need if you’re looking to raise hairs and score some ghoulish points. Foul Mouth is the deep, dark blue that will give your lips a cold and mysterious matte finish.

NYX blue lipstick

5. Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Oranginal

While orange might not be vampy so to speak, it provides total pumpkin-spice vibes, which is what October's all about, right? Boasting a gorgeous burnt orange shade, Oranginal is the liquid lipstick that will add a little spice to your makeup look.

Bourjois Orange lipstick and swatch

6. Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipstick in Thrill Seeker

If dark lipsticks aren’t really your thing then cast your eyes over this stunner. Thrill Seeker is the ultimate deep pink shade that allows you to channel your inner vamp without having to part from the pink side.

Estee Lauder dark pink
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Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane

My special talents include scoping out the best beauty dupes, nailing a winged liner and carrying an unhealthy amount of lip glosses in my handbag at one time.