9 Black Lipsticks For Summer If You Feel Like Protesting Pastel & Neon Hues

I'm not the only one who has been seeing it everywhere this spring: black lipstick has become the new It lipstick color, ladies and gents. Say goodbye to pastels and hello to gorgeous punk for the summertime. If you want to get like Rihanna or Katy Perry, here are nine black lipsticks for summer. Who says you have to go brighter for the warmer months ahead?

While we can always expect Rihanna to be a little edgy with her makeup choices, black lipstick has been showing up in more unexpected ways. First, Katy Perry debuted a black lip on the 2016 Met Gala red carpet, along with the typically sweet Taylor Swift. They're not the only ones, however. I've spotted the dark lip on many stars lately, from Poppy Delevingne to Rose Byrne and even America's sweetheart Rachel McAdams. What does it all mean? It's official: Black lips for summer is a thing, y'all.

While it may sound too heavy and dark, there's plenty of reasons why black during warm weather works. It's an easy way to amp up your look without putting in tons of time and effort. It's a versatile product — you can use a black liquid lipstick as an eyeliner or even eyeshadow. And lastly, black is a chic neutral that looks beautiful on everyone, from fair to deep skin tones.

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Below are my favorite black lipsticks for the summertime.

1. Jeffree Star Cosmetics Lipstick in Weirdo

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Lipstick in Weirdo, $18.00, jeffreestarcosmetics.com

I love an ultra-matte black for any time of the year.

2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipstick in Midnight

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipstick in Midnight, $20.00, anastasiabeverlyhills.com

Keep your eyes neutral and pack a punch with your black pout.

3. Kat Von D Lipstick in Witches

Kat Von D Lipstick in Witches, $20.00, katvondbeauty.com

This formula is a cult favorite for a reason — it's the perfect shade of coal black and it's comfortable enough to wear all day long.

4. Makeup Forever Lipstick in 50

Makeup Forever Lipstick in 50, $20.00, sephora.com

Not into mattes? This creamy formula has glints of glitter.

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5. Covergirl Katy Perry Lipstick in Perry Panther

Covergirl Katy Perry Lipstick in Perry Panther, $8.99, drugstore.com

Katy Perry rocked a black lip at this year's Met Gala, and now you can recreate the look with her drugstore line.

6. Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick in Evil Twin

Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick in Evil Twin, $21.00, sephora.com

Evil Twin is a black shade with a cherry tint, so you won't fall into the crowd with this lip!

7. BITE Beauty Lipstick in Black Violet

BITE Beauty Lipstick in Black Violet, $26.00, sephora.com

Black with a blue-violet tint will make your punkier 15-year-old self proud.

8. Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Naughty

Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Naughty, $20.00, sephora.com

This is a comfortable formulation that dries like a liquid lipstick but feels creamy.

9. NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick

NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick, $7.00, nyxcosmetics.com

This gray is a new take on black lipstick and is bound to be a summer favorite.

As far as summer goes, black is the new pink — pucker up and believe it!

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