Fall is the time of year that your inner vampy girl can shine, since the season welcomes all of the dark hues in the cosmetics world. Hello VAMPY LIPSTICKS! Yes ladies, it’s safe to break out your best vampy lipstick and show the world the window to the darkest parts of your soul. Although I won’t throw any shade your way if you choose to wear a dark lip all year long, I wear some of mine in the summer.
What’s there not to love about deep lipstick shades? After all, vampy lips look great on virtually any skin tone, with a long list of hues to choose from. From burgundy, to violet, to marsala, there is a vampy lip that every darkened heart desires. They also come in all kinds of textures and finishes, but I tend to opt for matte finishes in my collection.
I have to admit, I have a pretty big collection of vampy lipstick colors, and I’ve put together my must-have list for you to check out.
Side Note: If you are dark lippie newbie, make sure to check out my tips on how to wear dark lipstick. It will prep you with everything you need to know!
Vampy Lipsticks You Need In Your Life
1. NYX Cosmetics Copenhagen Soft Matte Lip Cream ($8.00)
This is a great starter vampy lip if you aren’t ready to go too dark too quick. It’s a deep matte wine shade that works with a wide range of skin tones.
2. NYX Cosmetics Dahlia High Voltage Lipstick ($8.00)
This is a darkened bordeaux lipstick, in a very creamy formula. It doesn’t dry matte, but instead has satin finish. If you really want the matte look, just dust a little translucent powder on top to matte it out!
3.Ofra Cosmetics New Orleans Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick ($19.90)
This color isn’t very vampy, but rather an intensive violet that can be layered on top of a deeper shade to create dimension.
4. Kat Von D Vampira Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00)
Vampira is a cult favorite and there is no wonder why. It’s super dark reddish brown and beware, it has major staying power. It’s one of my all time favorites!
5. Tom Ford Bruised Plum Lip Color ($52.00)
If you want to splurge, then splurge on this lipstick. It has a sheer shiny finish, but it’s a very elegant plum shade. The kind of color you would wear on the red carpet!
6. Magnolia Makeup Midnight Violet Ultra Matte Lipstick ($15)
The name couldn’t describe this color any better. The color is nearly black and it looks black at first glance. It’s super pigmented and will unleash your inner vamp girl in one swipe.
7. MAC Rebel Lipstick ($17.00)
Another cult favorite that is part of the purple family. A wine shade with a satin finish for all of you MAC lovers!
8. Melt Cosmetics DGAF Matte Lipstick ($19.00)
Who said navy blue can’t be vampy? Some vampires have a colorful soul and DGAF what the world thinks about them!
[Related: Melt Cosmetics lipstick Review]
9. NYX Vintage Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick ($8.00)
This shade is my favorite vampy girl lippie this season. It’s a matte brownish red, with a slight greyish tone. It’s hard to explain, but I promise it’s love at first bite!
10. Laura Geller Broadway Plum Lipstick ($21.00)
Another sheer marsala shade that moisturizes your lips while you wear it.
11. NYX Cosmetics Feline High Voltage Lipstick ($8.00)
A creamy dark red with a brown undertone, that is almost a perfect dupe for Kat Von D’s Vampira, with the exception of the satin finish.
12. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia Metallic Lip Tar ($18.00)
Don’t let the world metallic scare you, as a matter of fact it should dazzle you. This blackened red lipstick has small luminous particles that give it a beautiful 3D finish.
Vampy Lipstick Swatches
Did I miss one of your favorite vampy lipstick? If so, which one? Let me know!