We’re nearing Halloween soon guys, and guess what that means? It means that it’s time to bust out all your dark, vampy lipsticks – and if people dare ask, why so dark? You could always just pull out the ‘It’s Halloween!’ excuse, because let’s be honest – if vampy shades didn’t get as much judgment as it did, we’d wear it all day err day.
Here’re 17 of the best vampy lipsticks to prep for the Halloween season – or really, just any day you feel edgier!
1. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick (Vampira)
Very appropriately named Vampira, bust out this vampy looking burgundy red to unleash the inner sultry vamp in you.
Check out the gorgeous swatch on that! If we could put like, a bajillion heart shape emojis here, we sure as hell would!
Retails at SGD31, and is available in all Sephora retail outlets and online store.
2. NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick (Amethyst)
Plush, velvety and super pigmented, wear this vibrant purple lipstick for that quirky, off-beat look.
In Taylor Swift’s words, gor-geous.
Retails at SGD20 and is available in all Sephora retail outlets and NYX freestanding stores, as well as Sephora online store.
3. Colourpop Crème Lux Lipstick (Aeronaut)
A solid black lipstick, wear this on days when you’re feeling fierce as hell. You go, girl!
Edgy, cool, yet makes it look like your lips could maybe naturally be black? Yas.
Retails at SGD9.55 (USD7) and is available only on online store.
4. Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick (Clapback)
Is navy blue lipstick extra as hell? Yes. Do we love it? YES.
Surely you don’t need us telling you that Rihanna looks absolutely bomb in this navy blue lipstick!
Retails at SGD28 and is available at all Sephora retail outlets and online store.
5. M.A.C Retro Matte Lipstick (Ruby Woo)
Go with this cult favourite for that red carpet, gala look in this timeless, classic red. Flattering on all skin tones, you’ll never have to worry about standing out too much!
A look that is both vampy and red carpet worthy? Yes please!
6. Too Faced Metallic Sparkle Lipstick (That Girl)
Glitter is in and we are living for that trend. Get this frosted lip look and rock the hell out of it, because ain’t nobody’s gonna tell you what to do!
We love that subtle throwback to the 90s with this frosty lipped look. Add in a bit of vampy dark colours, and you’re set!
Retails at SGD32 and is available in all Sephora retail outlets and in online store.
7. NARS Audacious Lipstick (Janet)
A bold, audacious, dark, magenta plum pink shades on days when you want to go vampy but still love your pinks!
What can we say – we love our plum colours. ‘Nuff said.
Retails at SGD46 and is available at selected Sephora retail outlets and NARS freestanding stores. It is also available in Sephora online store.
8. thebalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick (Adoring)
Paint your lips a dark reddish-brown for a truly vampy look. Pair it with a black, swooping dress and you’re set.
We’ll just leave this pic here and let it do the talking.
Retails at SGD39 and is available at Sasa retail outlets, and in Sephora online store.
9. Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Lipstick (Escapist)
Inky dark purlplish brown and bold as hell, slay the town in this lipstick on a Friday night. Best part? This lasts forever, according to the review we’ve done.
If lipsticks could be swiped on Tinder, you bet we would superlike the hell out of this.
Retails at SGD17.90 and is available in all Watsons and Guardian retail outlets.
10. Kylie Matte Liquid Lipstick (Bunny)
We’ll let you in on a secret – there is nothing bunny-like about this plummy greyish shade. This is the shade you wear when you want to be emo and dark, and all of that fun stuff, while still being office appropriate.
Check out how that oh-so-carefully toes the line between ‘not too dark’ but also emo. Do we love this? Yes.
Retails at SGD23.19 and is available in online store (international shipping fees apply).
11. Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick (Dominatrix)
Described as a chocolatey-brown, wear this unashamedly brown brown (none of them reddish brown or pinkish brown shades that don’t want to commit to be fully brown!) shade for that emo, vampy look.
Loving it, living for it.
Retails at SGD24.56 (USD18) and is available on Beautylish.sg.
12. Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamoured Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lip Gloss (Supa Dupa Fly)
Pucker up and gloss up with this dark, moody burgundy shade to channel your inner emo to the outside.
We just love how the gloss makes it look a tad bit more wearable and everyday looking!
Retails at SGD42 and is available at all Sephora retail outlets and online store.
13. Laneige Two Tone Matte Lip Bar Lipstick (Burgundy Mood)
Go two-toned burgundy on your lips for that oh-so-coveted gradient lip to stand out amongst the crowd of one-toned lip coloured basic bi – we mean normal folks. Ahem.
Retails at SGD36 and is available in all Sephora retail outlets and Laneige freestanding stores. It is also available in Sephora online store.
14. Sephora Collection Rogue Cream Lipstick (Bewitch Me)
Believe us, anyone’ll have a hard time saying no to you with this utterly bewitching shade of dark plummy-purple on your lips!
Retails at SGD19 and is available in all Sephora retail outlets and in online store.
15. Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip (Wolfie)
A lip gloss with a metallic sheen, it’s basically a marriage between the two things we love most in 2018 – the rise of the lip gloss, and metallic lippies. Because if you can’t decide between a gloss or a metallic lippie, why not just have both in one?
Personally, we were sold the moment we saw that to-die-for golden metallic sheen.
Retails at SGD8.19 (USD6) and is available at Colourpop online store.
16. Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick (Plan 9)
The extra of extra lipstick colours, this seafoam green lipstick is for those who want to go big on being extra bold and fierce (and a touch quirky)! Because you know what they say – it’s go big or go home.
Retails at SGD22 and is available at all Sephora retail outlets and Urban Decay freestanding stores. It is also available in Sephora online store.
17. 3CE Mood Recipe Matte Lip Colour (Smoked Rose)
This is for the ladies out there who want to dip their toes into vampy colours, but scared of going too dark.
A smokey rose that is also pretty wearable (while veering slightly vampy), wear this shade with confidence without feeling like you’ve overdone the vampy thing!
Retails at SGD27 and is available in all Sephora retail outlets and online store.