These Dark Lipstick Shades Are Seasonal All Year RoundFebruary 02, 2022
Looking for a dark lipstick shade that has a little more pizazz than typical deep reds and browns? Look no further than Unconventional Babe. The aptly-named mauve hue offers vivid color payoff in a single swipe and looks impeccable on all skin tones — especially those with deep skin.
Applying dark lipstick can quickly turn into a messy disaster — but rest assured you’ll get a perfect application every time thanks to the square-shaped bullet that doubles as a lip liner. The semi-matte texture also enhances the shade, giving your lips a rich, bright burgundy color.
This formula proves that long-wearing lipsticks don’t have to be liquid or matte. Made with protective, nourishing oils, the satiny bullet keeps lips comfortable and shiny throughout the day. The shade 504 is one of the most versatile in the range — the deep mauve-pink color can pass as a nude hue on deep skin tones and offers a beautiful contrast for lighter skin.
This transfer-, fade-, crack-, and bleed-proof lipstick will last through just about anything — including a HIIT workout and a rowdy brunch (trust me, I can attest). Not only does it provide 16 hours of flawless wear, but the formula also molds to your lips so they look fuller. Deep Mesh, the darkest shade offered, is perfect for a night on the town.
Housed inside the sleek ombre tube is a plush, lightweight matte formula that gives intense color payoff in seconds. The line was designed with medium skin tones in mind and we’re obsessed with the More Truffle shade, a warm-toned mocha brown that also works as a rich nude on darker complexions.
Every makeup lover needs three red lipstick shades in their collection — a true red, a bright red, and a muted red. This pick satisfies the third must-have. Inspired by the unspoken power of all women, Ambitious Red is toned down with deep berry hues. Though the deluxe gold packaging and the silky smooth bullet feel expensive, this lipstick is actually a steal at less than $6.
The key for making dark lipstick look smooth and effortless is hydrated lips — and you’ll never get the crackly, parched-lips feeling while wearing this one. The newly renovated formula is enriched with moisturizing rose balm and hyaluronic acid to keep lips soft and kissable for up to 18 hours. Try the shade French Touch, a fiery orange-toned red that reminds us of burning embers.
Infused with collagen and hyaluronic filling spheres to minimize the appearance of lip wrinkles, this lipstick creates a foolproof base so the pigments can really shine. Our favorite dark hue, Lights Out, is an incredible statement shade that is begging to be worn in the daylight.
Urban Decay recently revamped it’s iconic lipstick formula which now boasts a mix of aloe vera and avocado oil. The creamy bullet is now extra nourishing and glides onto lips like butter. Wear the shade Hex when you feel daring — the hue looks like dark red wine and gives lips a seductive, just bitten look.
Some people stay away from dark lipsticks because they tend to look harsh — but this formula provides a powdery, soft-focus finish. Don’t believe us? Try Kristen, an eye-catching deep berry shade that feels ultra-smooth on lips and looks gorgeous on all skin tones.
Whether you love goth-inspired makeup or just want to get out of your comfort zone, black lipstick will definitely make a statement. On top of being super-longwear, this liquid lipstick is also infused with French vanilla for a surprisingly sweet scent.