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.
NARS Cosmetics Powermatte Pigment Lipstick
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.
Too Faced Melted Matte Lip Stain
It's not quite as daring as a matte black, but it's still packed with drama. Evil Twin is the dark brown lipstick every beauty guru needs for Halloween and beyond. The rich, chocolate-brown hue suits all skin tones and is infused with a Volulip complex for a no-sting plumping effect.
Burt's Bees Lipstick
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 nails to create an all over vampy look.
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick
Whilst Charlotte Tilbury is typically the go-to for pretty plush pinks, that doesn't mean she can't do dark and vampy, too. Night Crimson is a deep, love-bitten red that's perfect for costume makeup and everyday wear.
Urban Decay Vice Comfort Matte Lipstick
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.
MAC Matte Lipstick
There's no better night than Halloween to sin. Not only is this autumnal lipstick a 90s favourite, but it's the ultimate deep dark blue red that'll perfect any spooky costume. If you just so happen to have a 90s-inspired 'fit this year, then you might be on to a winner.
Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick
If dark lipsticks aren’t really your thing then cast your eyes over this stunner. Antidote is the ultimate deep pink-purple shade that allows you to channel your inner vamp without having to part from the pink side.
Wet N Wild Megalast Lip Colour
Staying true to its name, Vamp It Up by Wet N Wild is one sure-fire way to achieve a sultry pout. As well as coating lips with a deep purple hue, this lipstick provides a semi-matte cream finish that doesn't feather, cake or bleed.
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Lip Ammunition
A midnight blue lipstick is exactly what you need if you’re looking to raise hairs and score some ghoulish points. Jeffree Star provides a deep, dark blue that will give your lips a cold matte finish.
Lime Crime Matte Velvetines Lipstick
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, Sparrow is the liquid lipstick that will add a little spice to your makeup look.
Love your vampy lip look a little too much? The glam doesn't have to stop after spook-season. Wear your favourite dark lipstick beyond Halloween and check out The Best Black Lipsticks You Can Wear All Year Round.
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.