With grungy, gloomy makeup having (finally!) gained a foothold in the mainstream beauty industry, there’s no better time than now to embrace your inner badass. And, we’re pretty sure there’s nothing more fierce than opaque, black lipstick. In the season of the bold lip, a jet-black pout is the one to rule them all.
Luckily, you don’t have to be Lorde to pull it off. It just takes the right prep work and products — and some guts. (An affinity for all things sinister couldn’t hurt, either.) We turned to Atlanta-based makeup artist Kiev Osborne, who's worked with Ivanka Trump and Demi Moore, for some pro tips on how to wear this rad look outside of Halloween.