The Best Dark Lipsticks for Halloween and Beyond

By Carly Cochrane -
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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 Mineralist Hydra Smoothing Lipstick - Perception

bareMinerals Mineralist Hydra Smoothing Lipstick

£16.00 £22.00 (28% off)

It's not quite as daring as a matte black, but it's still packed with drama. Perception 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.

Dr Hauschka Lipstick - 23 Chocamocha

Dr Hauschka Lipstick

£12.40 £15.75 (22% off)

Swap your pretty plush pinks for something a little more daring. Chocomocha is a deep, love-bitten red that's perfect for costume makeup and everyday wear.

Maybelline SuperStay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipstick - Royal

Maybelline SuperStay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipstick


Give Dracula a run for his money with this deep red from Maybelline. Royal is the fan favourite that leaves lips with a devilish vinyl 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.

Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipstick - Joanna

Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Long Lasting Naturally Moist Lipstick

£18.39 £37.00 (51% off)

There's no better night than Halloween to sin. Not only is autumnal lipstick a 90s favourite, but it's the ultimate deep dark 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.

Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Colour - Carbon

Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Colour


It’s time to start gathering deep berry and plum hues as autumn is the perfect excuse to flaunt a pretty purple pout. Kevyn Aucoin brings you a molten liquid lip colour that will keep your smackers hydrated through the colder weather.

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

Scott Barnes Lip Fetish Matte Liquid Lipstick - Daddy Issues

Scott Barnes Lip Fetish Matte Liquid Lipstick


Daddy Issues by Scott Barnes is one sure-fire way to achieve a sultry pout. As well as coating lips with a deep red hue, this lipstick provides a matte cream finish that feels nourishing on your pout.

Stila Stay All Day Matte Lip Colour - Kiss & Tell

Stila Stay All Day Matte Lip Colour

£21.00 £21.42 (2% off)

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

Illamasqua Loaded Lip Polish - Full-Size: Spice

Illamasqua Loaded Lip Polish

£7.11 £19.00 (63% off)

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, Spice is the liquid lipstick that will add a little warmth to your makeup look.

MAC Matte Lipstick - Royal

MAC Matte Lipstick


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

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

As the Senior Content Editor for Cosmetify, Carly is the go-to for all the latest (and greatest) beauty tips, tricks and trends. With over six years of experience in the industry, she knows all the ins-and-outs when it comes to health, beauty and wellbeing. 

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