The inky matte lip never loses its cool factor, whether it's Margot Robbie wearing an unorthodox plum hue or Rihanna going goth at Fashion Week (the perfect complement to her signature wine glass?). Here, all the dark lipstick shades you could want to channel your inner vamp, from berry wine and brownish red to true, true black.
A rusty rouge color that's bleed-proof and primed to stay on lips for hours without getting uncomfortably dry (you've got vitamin E and avocado oil to thank for that).
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in 'Notte', $24; sephora.com.
For those nights when even the boldest hues look kind of blah, look for an unusual murky shade like this deep blue. It's the kind you could see Katy Perry pairing with a fresh pastel dye job.
Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in 'Echo', $20; sephora.com.
A highly pigmented matte wine hue that's fitting for Olivia Pope and everyone else who lives for their pinot grigio fix.
Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Color, $28; sephora.com.
Surrat's new "Lipslique" line isn't quiiite lipstick. The sleek products were created to be more hydrating and creamy than traditional formulas, to spare you all of that dry flaking nonsense (that's only MORE visible with dark lip colors!).
Surratt Lipslique in 'Peccadille', $34;barneys.com.
Half lipstick and half lipgloss, this hybrid lip cream goes on super smooth and stays put until you're ready to take it off.
Soft Matte Lip Cream in 'Transylvania,' $6; nyxcosmetics.com.
A rich, vampy color that's super easy to line and color in, especially when you're applying on-the-go (looking at you, public transit makeup artistes).
Satin Lip Pencil in 'Palais Royal', $26; narscosmetics.com.
Want to go dark but experiencing cold feet about it? Try this deep wine color as a subtler starter shade.
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in 'Night Crimson', $32; net-a-porter.com.
This intense hue is the ideal color accent for nights when you want to go fresh-faced, but add a touch of drama to your look.
Christian Louboutin Silky Satin Lip Colour in 'Sevillana,' $90; nordstrom.com.
A gorgeous, black cherry shade that will make it seem like you've just raided an orchard (minus the sticky mess).
Lipstick Queen Bête Noire Lipstick in 'Possessed Sheer,' $40; net-a-porter.com.
A moisturizing, satin-y finish that will ensure your moody hue is flake-free and taking no prisoners.
Too Cool For School Glam Rock Vampire Kiss Lipstick in 'Red Velvet', $18; sephora.com.
Cult favorite Urban Decay nails it with this highly pigmented lipstick. The color goes on matte, and the inky color stays on for hours.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 'Black Mail', $17; urbandecay.com.
A merlot hue that's almost as good as the real thing.
Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick in 'Raven', $20; limecrime.com.
For those who want the real deal–straight black–without the shine, try this dark-as-night matte hue.
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick, $26; sephora.com.
A new shade from Yves Saint Laurent that's edgy, but not too dramatic to wear at the office.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in 'Alternative Plum', $37; sephora.com.
A super-saturated chocolate color that's especially compatible with darker skin tones.
Chanel Rouge Allure in 'Limited Edition Rouge Audace', $36; chanel.com.
Full on black isn't for the faint of heart, but this glossy finish gives it a little more of a stylistic edge than the bold matte hues that are taking over Instagram right now.
Make Up For Ever Rouge Creme in 'Black,' $20; makeupforever.com.