The 2016 Cosmo.ph Lippie Awards: Best Dark Colors

Score sexy vampy lips with these lippies!

We at Cosmo.ph love lippies as much as you do. We're all for how they can instantly pull your look together and give you that extra boost of confidence when you feel so ~*blah*~. We totally get the obsession.

That's why we've tested 200 lipsticks, glosses, stains, balms, tints, and scrubs (hey, someone's gotta do it!), before narrowing down our favorites for the first-ever Cosmo.ph Lippie Awards! Check out our top picks for the Best Dark Lippies:

Best Mattes

L’Oreal Color Riche Collection Star Matte Reds Star in Pure Garnett


This deep wine color was a favorite from the get-go. It’s a beautiful plum with strong red undertones that somehow looks so flattering on all skin tones. It has a true matte finishmeaning it doesn’t offer much hydrationso be sure to prep your lips prior to application.

Inglot Lipstick in 175


If you’re looking for a deep dark plum matte lipstick that almost looks goth, this is it. It has a strong black undertone with a soft matte finish. If you’re not that into deep colors, this lippie is perfect for getting in on the ombre lip trend. Apply it on the outer corners of your lips for dimension.

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in Divine Wine


This one’s a beautiful warm deep burgundy color with a soft matte finish. The creamy texture makes application easy as well. Applying a thin layer will give you a pretty stain, while building it up makes it a stunning statement lip.

Revlon Matte Balm in Fierce


At first swipe—this lip color may not seem that dark. In fact, it honestly reminded us of those ‘90s brown-red lippies, only better. However, once you build it up, it results in a gorgeous warm dark brown hue on the lips. Keep in mind that this is a balm, so it doesn’t leave your lips looking and feeling parched. To top it all off, the wear of this one is unbelievably long. A+!

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Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Matte Lipstick in Commanding


Here’s a stunning deep burgundy color with strong pink and berry hues. It’s a velvety matte, so it’s perfect for women who can’t stand true matte finishes. It’s very comfortable on the lips, and color payoff is fantastic.


Best Satins

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Cola Pop


This one’s another stunning deep maroon lip color with a gorgeous satin formula. It has a smooth, buttery texture that glides easily on the lips for an even application. Because this is already a lipstick and primer in one, it stays put for hours on end.

Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick in Deep Orchid


This is a deep dark plum shade with just the right amount of gloss and shine to add dimension to your puckers. It’s very opaque, so you have to be a little careful when putting it on. Use it as a stain for the day, then build it up to a bold dark lip for night. This hue works on so many skin colors, but looks especially beautiful on morenas

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