Perhaps the most quintessential Halloween shade of all, black is such a fun way to add classic dark edginess to your fall look. Here are six of my favorite vegan and cruelty free black lipsticks in a variety of textures and price points. Dark lipsticks can be prone to feathering, so for a perfected Elvira-esque pout I highly recommend using a black lipliner like the OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil in "Tarred" or the NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner in "Alien". Also pictured above are super cute vegan Halloween chocolates are from No Whey Chocolate.
- "Alien" Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick, NYX, $7- Black- Less inky than other blacks, "Alien" appears to contain a touch of white which gives it a lovely milky finish. As I mentioned with the "Orange County" shade in my Orange Lipsticks post, this is a great option for those who want the look and feel of a liquid lipstick without the super drying formula. It has the same semi-matte finish with a slightly tacky feel, and can easily be layered and touched up throughout the day after meals or candy binging.
- "Tarred" Lip Tar, OCC, $16- A true deep black, "Tarred" is not only beautiful on its own but also for mixing in with other shades to darken them for a custom shade. It is available on its own as well as in the OCC Primary Pack, which allows you to mix your own custom shades. Like all of OCC's Lip Tars, it is very pigmented with a subtle sheen, and can be blotted down for a matte effect. As always I love the formula as well as the pepperminty scent.
- "Morgue" Matte Lipstick, Necromancy Cosmetica, $16- "Morgue" is a matte black metal with a subtle gold undertone which gives it a unique edge. It is intensely pigmented and very long lasting. Because of the slightly dryer formula, I recommend warming the bullet on the back of your hand before applying.
- "Weirdo" Velour Liquid Lipstick, Jeffree Star Cosmetics, $18- The "blackest black matte lipstick on earth", this one has a highly pigmented liquid to matte formula which really stays put. It can be slightly drying so I recommend exfoliating the lips before applying. It is also eye safe which makes it a great dual purpose product to use as liquid eyeliner in case you don't plan on wearing black lipstick regularly.
- "Bane" Lipstick, Melt Cosmetics, $19- As I mentioned with the "Bang! Bang!" shade in my Orange Lipsticks post, the long lasting matte formula of Melt's lipsticks is on the drier side and does leave behind a slight stain. I recommend warming the bullet on the back of your hand before applying.
- "Blacquer" Le Marc Lip Créme, Marc Jacobs Beauty, $30- Described as the "blackest, shinest black", this has such a lustrous creamy formula which applies so smoothly on the lips. It can be sheered down or built up for full pigment. It is also a great option for those with dryer and more sensitive lips as it is particularly hydrating. The packaging is also very luxurious with a satisfying magnetic closure.