Top 5 {Dark Dramatic Lipsticks}

On February 12, 2014 by Kate

L - R: Revlon Black Cherry, Revlon Wine with Everything, Rimmel London Kate 04, Rimmel London Kate Matte 107 and Fantasy Makers Black


L - R: Revlon Black Cherry, Revlon Wine with Everything, Rimmel London Kate 04, Rimmel London Kate Matte 107, Fantasy Makers Black

Although it is the middle of Summer here in Australia, I have been gravitating towards dark, dramatic lipsticks. Maybe it’s because I tend to emulate the Northern Hemisphere..or maybe it’s just because I am longing for some cold weather after the massive heat wave in Australia! Regardless, here are my Top 5 Dark Lipsticks!

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Revlon Super Lustrous Black Cherry

Revlon’s most coveted shade in the US is Black Cherry, and for good reason! It is a dark, beautiful berry-wine coloured lipstick that is a buildable colour. You can start as a light berry-coloured stain, or work your way up to a dark, vampy lip! I love it quite a lot, and have been wearing it often in January. It has a creme finish and like most dark lipsticks does take a little maintenance to keep it looking good throughout the day.

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Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Wine with Everything

Another Revlon dark, vampy lip I have been wearing often (this one is available in Australia!) is Wine with Everything. As the name suggests, this lipstick is like a fine red wine, perfect for a romantic evening. I feel like this is a colour that would have been popular in the 1950s, as it has that elegant vibe emitting from it.

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Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in Shade 04

It’s not just the name of this collection that attracts me (although, it’s a pretty great choice) but also the amazing dark lipsticks available. Shade 04 is a deep, purple shade with blue-ish undertones. It really reminds me of a dark, eggplant purple colour. It’s a satin finish, so it’s not quite as creamy as the Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks, but not quite a matte finish. It’s a nice alternative to black lipstick as well if you are so inclined.

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Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte by Kate. Shade 107

Another from Rimmel’s Kate Collection that I love is the Shade 107, which is famous as Zoella’s favourite lipstick in 2012. It’s described as a deep berry-red colour, with a matte finish. I featured this in one of my earliest posts here on The Minted Beauty, showcasing my favourite Winter Lip Products. Whipping this one out outside of Winter/Fall makes me appreciate it’s versatility as well! It can be a little drying on my lips so I always ensure to moisturise my lips before and after use.

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Fantasy Makers (from the Creators of Wet ‘n’ Wild) Black Lipstick

It takes a brave soul to wear black lipstick. I only bought this lipstick for about $2 from Cosmetics Plus and I am actually pretty impressed with it! With black lipstick, you need to ensure the smoothest and sharpest edge to your lips. It can go wrong very quickly otherwise! I haven’t yet found the perfect black lip liner, but when i do I will let you all know! I currently line my lips with the creamiest black eyeliner I own (Klara) and apply this with a lip brush.

Do you find yourself tearing away from current seasonal trends, and just wearing what you feel like? What is your go-to dramatic lip?

Stay Minty!

Kate Xx

  • Josie

    I love the look of the second Rimmel, such a nice change from the usual red!
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  • Beth and Beauty

    My favorite one above is the Revlon Black Cherry! I have to see if my local drugstore has it.


  • Christine

    That Black Cherry one is divine! The Rimmel Kate one would be my second pick. Might be swatchy, swatchy time at Priceline again for me! :)

  • Christine

    Sorry, should clarify which Rimmel! I like the 107 the best.

  • Not Just Inside (Donna)

    I love the Rimmel 107 shade.

  • Almu

    The Revlon Black Cherry is woow love it! I own the Rimmel Kate shade in 107, is really beautiful :) xx


  • em

    loving the rimmels ones!

  • Miss Louise

    Black cherry is a classic! :) I’m really digging that number 4 shade! I think I need to pick that one up soon!!