Black Lipstick guide

It may be a bit daunting to some but there is no better time to rock a black lip than spooky season, and there are quite literally hundreds on the market to choose from. Whether you prefer matte, satin, liquid or pencil we've got you covered - so go on and pick your poison! Don't forget to pair your fave with our Bella&Bear Rusty Spotted Cat Lip brush for a clean, precise application every time.


1.Covergirl Katy Kat 'Perry Panther' /2.Maybelline 'Pitch Black' / 3.Revolution 'Captivating Curse' / 4.Revolution '4am' / 5.Urban Decay 'Perversion' /  

Traditional lip bullets are the favourite of many and whether you prefer a satin or matte finish there are plenty of options! We love the packaging on this Revolution Captivating Curse lipstick and Urban Decay are known for their quality products, Perversion will be your spooky season staple!


1.L'oreal 'Black Widow' / 2.Rimmel 'Pitch Black' / 3.Fenty 'Uninvited' /4.Revolution 'Bad Vibes' /5.Limecrime 'Black velvet' /  6.Pretty Zombie 'Black Cat' / 7.MUA 'Potent' / 8.NYX 'Alien' / 9.Kat Von D 'Witches' /  

Liquid Lipsticks are super popular right now - and for good reason; they apply smoothly, dry in place and have super lengthy staying power. There are tons of black ones to choose from; we think Limecrimes Velvetines are dreamy with super pretty packaging. If you're worried about application with such a dark colour then try the Kat Von D Everlasting lipstick, the doe foot applicator is small and  easier to use.


1.Revolution Pro 'the Illustrator' / 2. NYX 'Black Berry' / 3.Freedom 'Vamp Noir' / 4.MAC 'Nightmoth' / 5.Zoeva 'Deep thoughts' /  

Of course you're going to need a pencil to line the lips before application. These ones aren't true blacks, but they will add a deep ombre look to the lips keeping you bang on trend.


1.TooFaced 'Evil Twin' / 2.Stila 'Bordeaux' / 3.Limecrime 'Nightshade' / 4.Lipstick Queen 'Possessed' / 5.NARS 'Fast Ride' / 6.Revolution '100% Vamp' /  7.ELF 'Vampy Violet' / 

If you want to work your way up to a true black lip then try one of our 'almost black' picks. They're vampy and perfect for this season without going all out goth. We love the TooFaced Melted matte in Evil twin and ELF have their own vampy shade at a fantastic purse-friendly price if you just want to have a play around with darker shades.

How do you rock a dark lip this season? With your Kitty cat makeup? Your Halloween doll look? - or just your Fall transition look? Share your snaps with us on insta for a chance to be featured on our grid! Don't forget that all of our product links take you straight to our US Store but don't worry, we ship to the UKAustraliaGermanyItalyFrance, and Spain too!