21 Pictures to Inspire Your Darkest Lipstick Fantasies

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Photo: Jamie McCarthy

If you’ve always wanted to go dark, at least in terms of lip color, then this Fashion Month is for you. Across all four cities, labels such as Marc Jacobs, Dior, Marni, and Vivienne Westwood took a darker lip turn. Some lips were plum, others a black-tinged red; at Rihanna’s Fenty, they were pitch black. But across the board, the colors were deep and so saturated in color that they made showgoers do a double take.

Makeup artists have been so intent on getting the richest, darkest lips possible that they even used eyeliner to get the look, as seen at Dior (by Peter Philips), Fenty (by Pat McGrath), and Westwood, where Val Garland for M.A.C Cosmetics used the gel eyeliner M.A.C Fluidline in Blacktrack. Speaking backstage at the show, Garland agreed that there have been quite a lot of dark lip looks this season. She called the trend “shout-to-be-heard makeup!” adding, “you want to be seen” — a contrast to the minimal makeup looks of seasons past.

Click through the slideshow to see some of the best lip colors for being seen, heard, and remembered.