Here’s nine Kylie black matte lip kit look-alikes to shop if you miss out when it goes on sale, or just can’t wait until it launches. My cold, black heart be still. Kylie Jenner just released a matte black lip kit, and I can’t wait to try it out. Dead Of Knight launches this Friday, but chances are it will sell out.
Gone are the days when black lips were seen as “gothic” or scary — now it’s a chic, universal color for anyone looking to add a bit of edge and mystery to their look. Jenner is known for her envelope-pushing beauty and makeup savvy, so blending the two together to create a matte liquid lipstick is basically a dream come true.
Dead of Knight will likely retail for $29, the same as all her lip kits, and goes on sale this Friday, June 10, and the time is TBD. It’s a great investment considering this single kit can double as a long-wearing eyeliner pencil and liquid eyeliner. Plus, you can creatively use this shade as a matte eyeshadow for a fierce smoky eye. The possibilities are endless!
If you just can’t wait for the release, or miss out on Dead of Knight this time around, here’s my favorite black matte alternatives.
1. Jeffree Star Cosmetics Lipstick in Weirdo
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Lipstick in Weirdo, $18.00, jeffreestarcosmetics.com
Jeffree Star’s Velour Liquid Lipsticks have agruably the best formula in the game for a reasonable $18.
2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipstick in Midnight
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipstick in Midnight, $20.00, anastasiabeverlyhills.com
Another great formula on the black is ABH, and this is a true black with no blue tint.
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
If you want something a little more shimmery but aren’t quite ready for Jenner’s metal matte black KyMajesty, this lipstick is a great compromise.
5. Covergirl Katy Perry Lipstick in Perry Panther
Covergirl Katy Perry Lipstick in Perry Panther, $8.99, drugstore.com
Black and glitter was huge at the 2016 Met Gala, and Katy Perry wore a gorgeous black lip.
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 with a cherry hint, so it’s definitely romantic enough for date night.
7. BITE Beauty Lipstick in Black Violet
BITE Beauty Lipstick in Black Violet, $26.00, sephora.com
Blue-black is definitely an edgy show stopper.
8. Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Naughty
Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Naughty, $20.00, sephora.com
Moussey textures are my favorite because they slide on like a lipstick but dry to comfortable matte.
9. NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick
NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick, $7.00, nyxcosmetics.com
For just a few bucks, you can get this awesome formula that lasts all day and is super black.
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