We Found The Best Black Lipstick To Take You Beyond Halloween

Fall is a time for not only darkening your wardrobe, but also your lipstick. If you're tired of the tried and true berry and oxblood shades, it's time to take a leap into black. It's not just for Halloween or that goth phase you went through in middle school; black lipstick is edgy-cool and can be worn for everyday. (Ahem, just ask dark lipstick lover, Rihanna.) We've narrowed it down to the nine best black lipsticks on the market that are sure to tempt even you classic pink- and red-lipped ladies to take a walk on the dark side.

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Best Matte Black Lipstick: Sephora Collection Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in 'Night Bird'

Calling all my matte lipstick addicts! For the connoisseur of all things lipstick, you've without a doubt at least one or two tubes of Sephora's best-selling, cream, liquid lipsticks. Known for its full-coverage and smooth texture, this black shade in "Night Bird" does not disappoint. Prepare to forget about reapplying, because this long-lasting black lipstick will keep your lips covered all day and night. ($14)

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Best Highly Pigmented Black Lipstick: MAC Liptensity Lipstick in 'Stallion'

Key to knowing you have a high-quality lipstick on your hands I.M.O. is how pigmented the product is. Unless it reads in the description as "sheer" or "buildable coverage," your lipstick swatch should be opaque and saturated with color. This highly reviewed black lipstick from MAC has praise remarks saying this product is "creamy and long lasting" and "love the color and texture of this lipstick." Just one swipe on your lips and you're good to go! ($21)

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Best Glitter Black Lipstick: Black Radiance Brilliant Effects in 'Black Diamond'

Now, I'm a girl who went through a hardcore liquid matte lipstick phase. But in recent years, I've been trying to switch up my look with cream, satin, and glossy lipsticks. When I came across a lipstick swatch image of this technically "lip gloss," I was immediately pulled in. This dazzling black lipstick is an opaque black gloss with dazzling, packed fine glitter. It's an elegant shimmer that gives the appearance of full, luminous lips. What more could you ask for? ($3.99)

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Best Lightweight Black Lipstick: Winky Lux Matte Lip Velour in 'Voodoo'

What's worse than full, caked-on makeup? It feels heavy, clogs your pores, and is a pain to take off. Rather than walking around feeling like you have a layer of cement on your lips, try this Winky Lux velour matte black lipstick. Containing a moussy formula infused with natural vanilla, your lips will feel irresistibly plush and smooth. Plus it comes with a killer shade name, 'Voodoo.' ($15)

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Best Drugstore Black Lipstick: e.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick in 'Black Out'

Not every trend works for everyone's personal taste. If you're hesitant about if black lipstick is really for you, put down the $40 lipstick you may never wear again and pick up this $3 steal from e.l.f. Cosmetics. Their moisturizing lipsticks are truly hydrating and vibrant, and they are enriched with shea and vitamins for nourishing your lips. Plus there's no regrets if you only end up wearing it for Halloween with that price. ($3)

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Best Metallic Black Lipstick: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 'Voodoo'

This lipstick packs the glam of Elvira in a bullet. If you plan on dressing like a goth diva for Halloween or want your everyday lip to be a deliciously dark shimmer, look no further than this Urban Decay Vice Lipstick. I personally am obsessed with the Vice Lipsticks, they go on smooth, never feather, and the shades are gorgeous! The pink shimmer in the shade "Voodoo" gives the black base a lighter look, but if you want a true deafening black, I recommend trying the matte black 'Perversion.' ($18)

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Best Vegan Black Lipstick: Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in 'Slayer'

If you prefer to shop consciously and want to support brands that align with your ethical standards, then you absolutely need to check out Kat Von D Beauty. The founder herself, Kat Von D, is a proud vegan, beauty addict, and a goth queen! So honestly we can't imagine anyone better qualified to create a more perfect vegan black lipstick. The "Slayer" color is a rich satin-matte and the studded packaging is to die for. ($19)

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Best Black Lipstick Splurge: Dior Liquid Lipstick in 'Black Matte'

Can't get enough of black lipstick and want to wear it all the time? Then a designer Dior splurge is completely justified. When wearing this liquid matte lipstick on the daily, pair it with a fresh face, a swipe of mascara, and a feminine frock like Beyoncé did this spring. It's a daring lip color, but like they say, black goes with everything. ($37)

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Best High Shine Black Lipstick: Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in 'Blacquer'

Whether you're trying to look dark and mysterious for Halloween or changing up your makeup style this season, this cream lipstick in "Blacquer" by Marc Jacobs could be just what you need. It's a high shine black that doesn't feel goopy and heavy like lip gloss. Even if you're not big into costumes, swipe this on with a leather jacket, black dress, and over-the-knee boots for a dark and mysterious Halloween night out. ($30)

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