Gothic lipsticks are back with a bang, and there is no better time of year to test out the trend. Here are five ways to celebrate this Halloween with a lipstick darker than your soul.

Black Cream

Smashbox’s Be Legendary lipstick in Sheer Black Cream taps into the current celebrity beauty trend for sleek black lipstick hues. Thanks to the presence of shea butter and vitamins C and E, the product promises to glide on easily and evenly, without drying out the lips.

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Be Legendary Lipstick by Smashbox.


Not ready to commit to black lipstick? Lime Cream’s Matte Velvetines liquid lipstick series includes the appropriately spookily named Nightshade, a deep reddish purple hue that will add a Gothic element to any makeup look.

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Nightshade (deepest purple-red) by Lime Crime

Black Matte

Dior’s Rouge Dior Liquid in the shade Black Matte doesn’t beat around the bush – the product provides a matte, black, high-fashion lip stain that promises to be long lasting and will suit a wide range of skintones.

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Rouge Dior Liquid by Dior

Vampy Velvet

Vampy Violet is the ominous name of this dark purple hue from E.L.F. Cosmetics’ Velvet Matte Lipstick lineup, which is infused with Argan oil, Vitamin E and Rose to keep lips hydrated and the coverage even and supple.

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Velvet Matte Lipstick by E.l.f

Midnight Blue

Dark blue hues are another way to tap into the Gothic trend while standing out from the crowd, and Make Up For Ever has a particularly beguiling shade in its Artist Rouge Creme portfolio called Midnight Blue. – AFP Relaxnews

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Artist rouge crme creamy high pigmented lipstick Midnight blue by Makeup For Ever