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Dark Lipsticks to Try That Aren't Red

A vampy lip comes in other colors, too!
Dark Lipsticks to Try That Aren't Red
ILLUSTRATOR Gab Gutierrez
A vampy lip comes in other colors, too!

The better half of the year where dark lipsticks win over nudes is upon us. We may not know what it is about the change of seasons that makes our lip color choices bolder, but it's one of the things about the pre-holiday season that makes beauty junkies the most excited. And instead of merely providing you a list of dark colors to sport, we're challenging you to cross dark reds off your list this year and make room for the colors below!

BROWN

This color is already no stranger to most of us, since it's the nearest dark color to a nude. Pass on the reds and swipe on a brown to bring out the warmth in your skin and make your lips vampy in a brand new way.

IMAGE MAC, beautymnl

(L-R) MAC Lipstick in Antique Velvet, P1000, Rockwell; L'Oréal Paris Color Riche Luminous Lipstick in Spice, P400, Watsons

VIOLET

And we don't mean plum. Go darker and smokier with a dark purple or a violet. 

IMAGE Estée Lauder, Stila, beautymnl

(L-R) Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte in Extrovert; Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Chianti, Rustan's; NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania, SM Megamall

BLUE

Make a dark lip literally cool again with a blue lip. Life's too short to only sport red!

IMAGE Make Up For Ever, NYX

(L-R) Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Creme Lipstick in C603 Midnight Blue, SM Megamall; NYX Liquid Squede Cream Lipstick in Stone Fox, SM Megamall

BLACK

Your vampy lip journey won't be complete until you've tried a black pout. It's the far end of the lip spectrum that only a few make it to, so make your mark and get those lips smoking.

IMAGE MAC, BYS, Make Up For Ever

(L-R) MAC Liptensity in Stallion; BYS Lipstick in Black, Watsons; Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Creme Lipstick in C604 Black, SM Megamall

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