The Best Dark Lipsticks for Halloween and Beyond

By Carly Cochrane - 3 months 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.

We're here to spice up your Halloween makeup ideas with the best go-to goth lipsticks that are darker than your soul.

NARS Cosmetics Powermatte Pigment Lipstick - Paint It Black

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.

bareMinerals BAREPRO Longwear Lipstick - Blackberry

bareMinerals BAREPRO Longwear Lipstick

It's not quite as daring as a matte black, but it's still packed with drama. Blackberry 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 nourishing ingredients for a chap-free pout.

Burt's Bees Lipstick - Juniper Water #531

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 - Night Crimson

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 - Bad Blood

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 - Sin

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.

Shiseido ModernMatte Powder Lipstick - 530-Night Orchid

Shiseido ModernMatte Powder Lipstick

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

Tom Ford Lip Colour - Near Dark

Tom Ford Lip Colour

Near Dark by Tom Ford is one sure-fire way to achieve a sultry pout. As well as coating lips with a deep red hue, this lipstick provides a velvet matte cream finish that feels nourishing on your pout.

Melt Cosmetics Lipstick - Mota

Melt Cosmetics Lipstick

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

Lime Crime Matte Velvetines Lipstick - Sparrow

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.

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Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane

Carly is a beauty editor at Cosmetify and has been a part of our family for three years. She has over five years of experience in health, beauty and wellness writing.

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