Are We Goth Now?

Not to get all Seinfeld on you, but WHAT IS THE DEAL with dark makeup? Specifically lipstick. It. Is. Everywhere. I’m not even talking dark red, it’s like purple/borderline black. Interestingly, black lipstick was becoming a trend in the fall and it seems to have REALLY blown up since. I remember in 8th grade, when I was trying to portray myself as edgy with some gothic features (and I failed miserably doing it).

So why is suddenly my preteen angst such a trend? I mean, black lipstick has shown up at fashion shows:

London Fashion Week.

London Fashion Week.

On celebrities:

Rihanna.

Rihanna.

And bloggers alike:

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It’s not even black lipstick, necessarily, but definitely dark. I mean, did you see the Grammys this weekend? I blame Lorde.

Lorde.

Lorde.

Beyonce.

Beyonce.

Kelly Osbourne.

Kelly Osbourne.

Katy Perry.

Katy Perry.

Berry is definitely the color of the season if these lips have anything to say about it. But seriously, my pale white skin tone keeps me looking like the crypt keeper enough during winter, do I really want to add to that with Elvira lips?

I may not, but you might! If so, I’ve got the colors for you:

Make Up For Ever in Satin Black.

Make Up For Ever in Satin Black.

Illamasqua in Pristine Matte Black

Illamasqua in Pristine Matte Black

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics in Black Dahlia.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics in Black Dahlia.

Clinique in Black Honey.

Clinique in Black Honey.

Smashbox in Plum Scene.

Smashbox in Plum Scene.

Will you be rocking these lipstick shades? I’m not convinced (but I know the fashion world is).

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