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 season.
If you’re looking for that quintessential purple vampy shade, Transylvania is for you. Wear it sheer with one coat or bulk it up with two to achieve an almost-black shade that’s both cute and comfortable to wear.
Probably the most frustrating part about wearing an almost-black lipstick has to do with the fact that some easily smudge. If you fall victim to this, try the SuperStay Matte Ink in Escapist. Not only is it the perfect, nearly-noir burgundy shade, but once applied, it also won’t move an inch.
Bloodmoon is our go-to vampy red-black for fall. Super pigmented and creamy, this long-lasting shade will not budge from your lips, and it has an extremely matte, opaque finish that will have you wanting to wear it time and time again.
For a subtler almost-black lip shade, try this sheer black gloss in Smoke by Lipstick Queen. It stains your lips with a soft purple-black hue that suits any skin tone, and even better, it plumps your lips with each use for a fuller, almost-black finish.