5 Great Gothy Glam Lipsticks for Fall

Published in: Dolce & Gabbana, Lips, MAC Makeup, Makeup, NARS, NYX

5 gothy glam lipsticks

You can’t go wrong with one of these gorgeously gothy glam lipsticks this fall

Dark side“Luke, I am your father!”

Wha!? Who you talkin’ to? Ain’t no Luke here, buddy. My name is Karen, and this is my cat Tabs.



Man, you are cray, but OK. Sure, I’ll join the dark side…of lipstick! BOOM! What!? Surprise attack! Get him, Tabs! Attack his ankles!!


Yes, fellow fierce force users, dark, vampy plums and wines are giving me So. Much. Life. There are so many great gothy glam lip colors out there, and here are five fabulous ones for fall.

1. NARS Audacious Lipstick in Liv ($22)

nars liv


Oh! I love Liv’s deep, satiny aubergine finish and rich, creamy formula. It livs (get it?) online and at NARS counters, where you can find it now for $22.

2. Dolce & Gabbana Matte Lipstick in Dolce Inferno ($37)

dolce gabbana dolce inferno

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Inferno

I am burning up with love for $37 Dolce Inferno. It’s hands down one of my favorite deep, dark lippies around. A moody matte plum, it has the faintest essence of pearl that gives it a little kick.

For a dark lipstick, it’s also easy to apply. The smooth, opaque formula feels fairly thick, and it doesn’t slip and slide all over my lips when I apply it, which I do with a lip brush. You’ll find this hot ticket heating up Dolce & Gabbana counters now.

3. MAC Satin Lipstick in Cyber ($17)

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MAC Cyber

My dry lips love MAC Cyber’s comfy, creamy formula. This dark, satiny plum is so creamy that it tends to scoot beyond my natural lip line, so I like to wear it with MAC Cyber World Lip Liner, because 1) the two products are like peas in a pod (the colors match very closely), and 2) the liner totally keeps Cyber under control.

Skynet approved! Look for it passing Turing tests now at MAC counters and online.

4. NYX Simply Vamp Lip Cream in Bewitching ($6.49)

nyx simply vamp bewitching

NYX Simply Vamp Bewitching

This deep, pigmented satiny plum won’t disintegrate your wallet because it’s only $6.49, and the pencil packaging means that I can apply it without a lip brush if I want.


All it takes is one layer for full coverage, too. This bewitching beauty is a bargain, and it’s available now at drugstores, Ulta stores and online.

5. NYX Simply Vamp Lip Cream in Aphrodisiac ($6.49)

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NYX Simply Vamp Aphrodisiac

Talk about turn-ons! The NYX Simply Vamps are SO good that I had to include another. Aphrodisiac is a deep, opaque matte plummy reddish brown, and it’s smoother than the smoothest operator (you hear that, Tabs?). Check it out now at Ulta or your favorite drugstore.

Fall lip colors. Are you on the market for any new lipsticks this fall?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Katie says:

    Revlon Black Cherry is a classic drugstore option (although I left my tube at home and won’t be able to get my hands on it until Thanksgiving!). I’m quite fair, so I tend to stick to berry shades – those read vampy enough on me! I adore MAC Rebel, another classic, and ColourPop Tulle (a kind of raisin-brown-plum-red) gives a very vampy “vibe” on me, and is a very unique color!

  2. bearby says:

    Karen, you looked like a magazine cover girl with the NYX Simply Vamp Bewitching. The color has more cherry red than the brown and it looks so good on you. Even though you carry each color very well, my favourite on you is still the NYX Simply Vamp Bewitching

  3. I already have quite a few gothic options and I really enjoy wearing them this time of year. Mr. Loca doesn’t like it, but what does he know about makeup anyway?
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  4. You wear these kind of shades sooooooooo well, Karen, I am jealous! If I try to pull off colors like these they just look old and hard on me.
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  5. jessica says:

    I am so into dark lippies right now. <3 xoxo
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  6. Chelsea says:

    I don’t know if I’ve ever tried “vampy” shades! I don’t wear much lipstick in general as of late, but I always veered toward brights when I did.

  7. Lily says:

    All these colors look fantastic on you! I just wore NYX Aphrodisiac in my last video. They are surprisingly easy to wear and comfortable.

  8. Kwmechelle says:

    Dude, Cyber! I lurves her. In fact, you may have inspired me to wear her today. With that UD Loose Setting Powder. I feel like the makeup angels touched my face today bc this powder is banging. Seriously, I can’t tell I’m wearing it. Your creative writing style is so funny until I’d read your blog even if you never mentioned anything about makeup. Seriously, it’s like a never ending, epic 5yr old party in your imagination. And for girls like me who never grew up, that’s exactly what my world looks like, lol. May the force be with you, chick….

    • Karen says:

      I love Cyber too, especially with matte skin (for some reason the contrast looks that much more dramatic compared to dewy skin to my eye). So glad you’re loving the powder because it’s amaze. Actually I think UD does a lot of everyday basics really well. I know they’re famous for their Naked Palettes and their color but man, the things like their brow pencil and their concealer and powder are REALLY good. And awww…thank you for the nice words on the writing, sweets. It is very, very much appreciated that you notice. Seriously. 🙂

      How are you feeling today? Better I hope!

      • Kwmechelle says:

        Yes, I feel so much better today! Thanks for asking. And you’re welcome about the writing. There’s a special place in my heart for proper grammar, punctuation, & creative writing because I was an English minor. And, let’s face it, I like being entertained. And I am changing into Cyber right now. What? Doesn’t everyone change lipstick shades throughout the day?! I’m also finalizing my Sephora wish list for the sale that starts this week. I also think you’re right about UD. I lurves their shadows & palettes but I may venture out to try other things from the brand as I still don’t have 1993. Will my forever growing wish list ever cease to get bigger? That is the question….😉

  9. Kelly B. says:

    Wow, I had no idea the NYX Vampy pencils were so pretty! And affordable! These are definitely getting added to my shopping list!
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  10. yelena says:

    call me crazy but my favorite is the NYX bewitching color #4! 🙂

  11. Tatiana says:

    I love Liv and Bewitching on you. NARS Audacious is on of my favorite lipstick formulas out there. To be fair there are a quite a few I love. I can’t get over the scent of the D&G lipsticks though, they’re just not for me.

  12. Nicole says:

    I love Inferno! There is no D&G counter around me. But, it is just stunning. I’m adding it to my long wish list for the Sephora sale. I like Nars Liv on you also. I have Nars Bette which I think is close and I talk myself out of it every time I go to buy it for that reason.

  13. Erin says:

    I love all these types of shades. I tend to go for a little less brown because of my cool skin tone. I love Revlon Black Cherry and I’ve been wearing a lot of Bite Frozen Berries Plum. I’ve been eyeing Fanny/Vera/Liv for another high-end option but I just ordered Kir Royal from Bite so I’m on a bit of a lippie no buy.
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  14. Rachel R. says:

    I never got into vampy lip colors on me until the last year or so. These are all beautiful picks. I don’t have any of them, so I guess I have some for my wish list. lol

    I like Too Faced Melted Villain, MAC Blackened Plum, Wet n Wild Megalast in Vamp It Up, ColourPop Ultra Matte in Guess, OCC Lip Tars in Dahlia and Black Metal Dahlia, e.l.f. Studio Moisturizing Lipstick in Blackberry and Bordeaux Beauty, Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen and Transylvania.

  15. janna doan says:

    KAREN! i have been following your blog for quite some time and love your sense of humor! totally agree on the dark lips for fall, great picks! i only have one dark lipstick, MAC darkside. 🙂 have a great week ahead babe! xoxo, janna

  16. Icequeen81 says:

    I’m am finally able to comment, busy so busy, preparing classes, Karen I will join the Dark side with you. Those shades are stunning. My favorite is NYX vamp bewitching and then aphrodisiac and last, but not least the MAC shade wich is stunning but maybe a shade that won’t work with me the 2 first I mentioned can work fine.

  17. Sara says:

    Karen! Your eye makeup is on point! What are you wearing?
    PS….running to get those NYX shades tomorrow! Fabulous!

  18. I am huge fan of such lipstick shades. And I love Clarins Royal Plum a lot.
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  19. Laura says:

    You look stunning!

    I love, even for fall everyday use, MAC Viva Glam III.

  20. denise S says:

    I love how these colors look on very fair or dark skin tones. But on my caramel yellow toned skin they don’t look good to me. Better if I stick to golden or reddish brown purples

  21. Icequeen81.ma says:

    and those are the shades I love all year long

  22. jonirae says:

    You look amazing in these dark shades!! I always love them but then I get a little chicken once I get them home and go to actuall wear them!! I love gucci’s superbe dahlia, that’s a new one in my collection — it’s a brownish plum, and I like that I can thin it out a bit or really go full on about it! Nars Charlotte, and MAC Rebel are other favorites!

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