Alanna Martine Kilkeary Sep 25, 2017

Fall is probably the best time of year to experiment with makeup pigments and moods – and lip colors are no different. Cue: the deepest lipsticks of the makeup world. If jumping straight into black lipstick is not your speed, we’ve rounded up five grungy, almost-black lipstick alternatives that will give you major life this October.

Maybelline Vivid Hot Lacquer in Major

This glossy Maybelline almost-black shade has a gorgeous teal undertone with high impact shine. We recommend pairing this with dramatic lashes and a neutral face for a fall night out or a Halloween event.

 

Bite Beauty Black Truffle

This black truffle lip crayon gives your lips the most gorgeous eggplant-black hue for the cooler days to come. We love pairing this with dramatic gel-liner wings and some complementary highlight.

 

Lime Crime Bloodmoon

 

Bloodmoon is our go-to vampy red-black for fall. Super pigmented and creamy, this long-lasting shade will not budge from your lips (even if you’re about to go suck some blood…).

 

NYX Professional Makeup Matte Lip Cream Transylvania

 

 

If you’re looking for a more purple vampy shade, the NYX Professional Makeup Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania is for you. Wear it sheer with one coat, or bulk it up with two to achieve an almost-black shade.

 

Colourpop Liquid Matte Lipstick in Friday

 

Once you’re ready to take the full leap to matte black, this super deep lip shade in Friday will reveal your true, grungy soul – in the very best way. Swipe this on before a Halloween party, or wear it daily over the next month – either way, you’ll be serving up some major mood.   

 



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About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.

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