It’s not necessary to be afraid of black lipstick. It’s 2023, and you’re behind the times if you haven’t tried wearing black lipstick yet. It’s not only edgy but also one heck of a look when paired with a deep smokey eye—or, better yet, a contrasting neutral shadow.
A perfect example is the dark rich drama achieved with black lipstick. However, any black lipstick will not suffice. When you’re wearing a lip color that dark, you’ll need a top-of-the-line formulation to keep your lips from flaking, fading, or drying out before the day is done.
And if you think I’m going to talk poetic about how beautiful black lipstick is while failing to give you the best options, you’re mistaken. So, today, I’m sharing the 18 most excellent black lipsticks on the market that you need to add to your makeup collection as soon as possible. You may thank me later once you’ve received all of those accolades.
KVD Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Witches
To kick off this best-of list, I bring the KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, which is appropriately named witches. This matte baby will keep you looking great all day, and it has a deep, dark pigment. This bb will fulfill all of your black lipstick fantasies.
Colour Pop Cosmetics Lip Creme in Hello Boys
This hybrid lipstick contains a solution that combines lipstick’s color with lip balm’s benefits. As a consequence, you’ll get an amazing mousse-like consistency that’s highly pigmented and moisturizing.
MAEPEOR Black Matte Lipstick and Lipliner Set
If you’re anything like me, wearing a dark lipstick hue, you’ll need to line your lips. You’ll get a dark eye/lip liner pencil and a black matte velvet liquid lipstick in this combo, which makes it easy.
- Make Up For Ever Rouge Artest Intense Color Beautifying Lipstick in Edgy Black
The form of the genuine product is the nicest characteristic of this black lipstick. The expanded design resembles a lip brush, making it the easiest application ever—which you’ll need when working with such a dark hue.
Melt Cosmetics Ultra-Matte Lipstick in Bane
Although a matte lipstick isn’t typically thought of as “creamy,” this one glides on your lips thanks to its silky smooth texture. So, bye-bye, spotty, dry lips.
Pat McGrath Labs Lip Fetish Noir Lip Balm in Noir
So you want to try black lipstick but aren’t quite ready to commit to a highly saturated shade? Listen, I understand what you’re going through. This Queen Pat McGrath Lip Fetish lip balm won’t turn your lips black, but it will give them an extraordinarily faint wash of color that is distinct to each wearer.
Black Glossy Lipgloss
We couldn’t compile a list of the greatest black lipsticks without including a killer black gloss. Any of the lipsticks on this list would look great with this Blackberry Pie color. If you’re not a fan of the matte look, try this bb (around $7) to add a bit of shine.
Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Satin Lipstick in Crystal Black
If you’re feeling particularly opulent, why not invest in Gucci lipstick? Who’d have guessed they’d come out with black lipstick with such a luscious, creamy satin finish?!
Sephora Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in 28 Night Bird
The creamy, weightless smoothness of this best-selling liquid lipstick is commended. Furthermore, the product provides full coverage, is long-lasting, and is transfer-proof, all of which are necessary for any black hue.
Smith & Cult Hydragloss in Iridescent Black
Sure, classic matte formulas are wonderful, but why not have a little fun with your black lipstick by adding a sparkle of glitter? The additional squalene butter will keep your lips hydrated all day, and the gel base will keep their shine.
Smashbox Always On Lipstick in Tar Pit
The problem with wearing black lipstick is that it would be a disaster if it splattered all over you. Consider this scenario: a drop of water falls on your lips by accident, and you’re suddenly a mess. This Smashbox solution will hold your lips in place all day, even if you have a little water on them.
Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment in Paint it Black
Nars’ black matte lipstick gives the impression that you’re wearing nothing on your lips. Others may not notice that you’re wearing a black lip, but you’ll quickly forget about it.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Uninvited
Try giving this bb a good shake before applying it to your lips. You won’t need a liner or touch-ups during the day because it’s so pigmented. Drops the mic and adds it to the cart.
Colorfix Eye, Cheek, and Lip Cream Pigment in Blackout by Danessa Myricks Beauty
You may create the ideal smokey eye, wear the edgiest blush, or apply the darkest and most pigmented black lipstick with only this one product. Talk about getting a bomb look for your buck.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon in Blacquer
This black lip crayon has a lot of pigment and can be used as both a lip liner and lipstick. It has a creamy texture similar to liquid lipstick, yet it is created as a lip crayon for ease of application.
MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Caviar
The MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour is an OG matte liquid lipstick on the market. It’s been a beauty community favorite for a long time because to its distinction as one of the sleekest products on the market.
NYX Suede Matte Lipstick in Alien
If you’re a die-hard admirer of NYX’s suede matte lip liners, you’ll be happy to learn that the brand now offers a line of lipsticks with the same formula. So don’t worry about this matte gothic black hue drying out on you; it’s been precisely developed to keep your lips looking smooth all day.
Necromancy Lipstick in Morgue
Gothic beauty business Necromancy provides a fantastic black lipstick with the loveliest most subtle—golden undertone if you’re seeking a vegan product that delivers.
Manic Panic Lethal Lipstick in Nosferatu
This famous matte black lipstick is fantastic for adding a lethal dose of sharpness to any cosmetic look. It’s richly dense with a smooth, silky feel.
Black Radiance Perfect Tone Lip Color in Blackout
Black Radiance has pioneered many an edge color and formula for Black women over the years, and this bold lip color is no exception. It also contains vitamin E, which gives you a flake-free, nourishing lip.
Why not black? After all, we’ve lauded lipstick hues like nude and matte brown (yes, really), so why not black? True, black lipsticks aren’t for the faint of heart, but that doesn’t mean that certain formulas haven’t won us over.