Lipstick is a statement. Each color choice tells the world who you are or how you’re feeling in just a quick glance. But not everyone is willing to rock a true red or a my-lips-but-better nude.
And honestly, black can get a little redundant. But just because you rock that goth aesthetic doesn’t mean you have to wear the color of pitch night. Here are our picks for the top goth lipsticks that aren’t black.
NYX Professional Makeup Simply Vamp Lip Cream in “Covet” – $6.50
NYX has an entire line of jumbo pencil lip creams inspired by our bloodsucking friends, but “Covet” is by far the most true to form. This deep blood-red lipstick has a slight metallic sheen draped over a creamy finish.
Black Moon Cosmetics Black Metals Liquid Lipstick in “Castle” – $18
“Castle” is a shimmery gunmetal with a black pigment base. This metallic liquid lipstick dries down to a budge-proof finish but will add a slick sheen perfect for any steampunk or retro goth vibe.
Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in “Chill Zone” – $24
“Chill Zone” is the ideal matte gray. This cool tone liquid lip also comes with a triangular applicator that will easily add any kind of dramatic point to a cupid’s bow for extra gothic drama.
Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Cream Lipstick in “Poe” – $19
Tattooist turned makeup artist Kat Von D named her cult-favorite shade “Poe” after the beauty mogul’s cat, who is lovingly named after the O.G. (original goth) Edgar Allan Poe. To top it off, “Poe” comes in the most badass packaging: a black-studded lipstick bullet.
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in “Unicorn Blood” – $18
The name alone should tell you everything you need to know about how amazing this deep-matte red is. Also, if you haven’t tried out Jeffree Star’s liquid lip formulas, you’re missing out. It’s one of the best in the industry.
Notoriously Morbid Mystic Matte in “Desert Highway” – $5.50
Notoriously Morbid is a staple of gothic and macabre makeup. Their Mystic Matte liquid lipsticks are the true hidden gems of the brand, though. With one of the most lightweight yet long-lasting formulas out there, shades such as “Desert Highway” will add a great corpse-y greige tone to any look.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in “Insomniac” – $20
“Insomniac” is a gorgeous deep teal with a true matte formula. It’s a bold and daring color that will add some flair to an all-black ensemble.
Black Moon Cosmetics Liquid to Matte Lipsticks in “Bones” – $18
Black Moon’s lipsticks could basically dominate this list, but we opted for just a few of their most unique shades. “Bones” is aptly named because it’s not a generic white lipstick; instead it’s an off-white beige with lilac undertones giving off a tinge of morbid anatomy to every complexion.
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in “Scorpio” – $18
There’s a fine line between purple and gray, and “Scorpio” is the perfect combination of the two.
Too Faced Melted Matte in “Evil Twin” – $21
This liquid lipstick is your favorite bright red’s evil sister, a deep cherry mahogany that you’ll instantly fall for.