Get the Look: Daring Dark Lips

Yes, you can do it.

Caitlin M.
ByCaitlin M.

If you've been keeping up with our Lipstick Challenge on Snapchat, you've likely seen a few Influenster editors sporting bold darker hues on their pouts. And with the changing of the seasons (hello, beloved scarf!), there's never been a more perfect time to break out the ole plum lipstick. But as beautiful as a vampy lip might be, a deep lip color might seem daunting. But it doesn't have to be. It's all about finding the right shade and formula for you. Take a peek at some of our picks for daring dark lipsticks, plus see some tips for how to rock the dark lip like a champ!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Kathryn ($20)

anastasia beverly hills liquid lipstick

With subtle pink undertones, this lighter brown berry shade is a happy introductory shade into the dark side. Tip: This hue is particularly flattering for fair-skinned wearers or those with lighter eyes. 

Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer in 201 Leather ($38)

giorgio armani ecstasy lacquer in 201 leather

This deep creamy brown has slight brick red undertones, making it a great option for anyone not quite convinced to give up a glamorous red lip. Tip: This shade looks best with those who have darker eyes, as it will make the deep brown really pop!

NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick ($6.99)

nyx liquid suede cream lipstick

This black cherry-inspired matte lipstick was actually featured in our Lipstick Challenge! The suede finish leaves lips rich in color and velvety matte to the touch. Again, another great find for anyone still clinging to red.

BITE Amuse Bouche in Kale ($26)

bite amuse bouche in kale

Now, this lip color isn't for everyone. This deep shade from BITE is actually a rich combo of black and green and is appropriately called Kale. Tip: A shade like this will be dark on anyone, the key to making it work is to wear it with confidence. Werk!

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid in Possessed Plum ($7.99)

maybelline vivid matte

Maybelline's Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick comes in many dark colors to experiment with, but we're partial to this rich plum shade. The dark violet hue is another bold option for a rich fall day. Tip: Try this color if you have dark hair. The darkness will complement your intense hair color.

COVERGIRL Katy Kat Matte Lipstick ($6.94)

covergirl katy kat matte lipstick

Probably the most daring of all the fall bold lip trends has to be black. Again, this vivid color isn't for the faint of heart. But the key to making black work for you is to apply the color evenly. Tip: Try applying with a lip brush to ensure precision and no unfortunate smudges! 

Which bold lipstick colors are you wearing for fall? Share with us your top picks!

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Caitlin M.
Caitlin M.
Runner. Music lover. All things nachos. Follow me on Instagram: @caitlinsmiller