I’ve tried hot pink, purple, and even orange lips. But black? It always seemed a bit too Halloween-in-July for me. Then I spotted Rachel McAdams on the cover of a magazine in full-on onyx, and it somehow worked.
If you like the look but want to turn down the volume, Urban Decay, Estee Lauder, and Clinique all have shades that give you a hint of darkness with a sheer stain.
For color without the, ahem, financial commitment, check out the black shades from Hot Topic, Milani, and Maybelline for under $6.
And if you’re ready for a blackout but didn’t get your order of YSL’s new Pur Black gloss in before it sold out, try “Cyber” from MAC or “Cassis” from Laura Mercier; their decadent colors are balanced out by a hint of purple and brown, respectively.
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REBECCA WILLA DAVISUrban Decay Lipstick in “Apocalypse” - $22Estee Lauder Lipstick in “Black Truffle” - $21Clinique Lipstick in “Black Violet” - $14Hot Topic Lipstick in “Black” - $3.99Milani Lipstick in “Black Cherry” - $3.49Maybelline Lipstick in “Velvet Crush” - $5.59MAC Lipstick in “Cyber” - $14Laura Mercier Lip Velvet in “Cassis” - $22