We get a fair amount of aesthetic inspiration from celebrity makeup artists and the looks they create for their A-list clientele, but it's an indisputable fact that movie characters from decades past serve as the ultimate living vision board for everything from iconic hairstyles to enviable makeup looks. A quick scroll down the ol' Instagram feed shows how pop culture icons from Almost Famous's Penny Lane to Margot Tenenbaum still inform the way we approach beauty to this day, but when I think about the film from my youth that made the most indelible impression, cult-classic 1996 release The Craft tops the list. A recent re-watch of this beloved relic of the grunge era reminded me just how badass a woman—even a wayward teen witch—looks in dark lipstick.
Yes, I'm one of those people who can't help but clock the makeup trends at play while watching movies. (Chalk it up to journalistic prowess.) But aside from their seriously scary spells, Nancy, Bonnie, Rochelle, and Sarah all knew how to work a bold dark lip. Just in time for Halloween and the incoming winter season, have a look at this curated 2019 edit of the lipsticks that would definitely appear in each young witch's collection. Because casting spells to make your bully classmate go bald is hard work, and lipstick is a must.
You may be the new girl in the group, but little does everyone know, you're the most powerful of them all. You possess low-key telekinetic abilities and are coming into your own a little more every single day. A smattering of classic maroons is the perfect complement to your newfound power.
NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen ($7)
Lipstick Queen Sinner Opaque Lipstick in Red Plum ($24)
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Night Crimson ($34)
MAC Plum Lipstick in Instigator ($19)
Milani Color Statement Matte Lipstick in Fearless ($5)
Your laid-back sensibilities are perhaps your most endearing quality, but to take your kindness for weakness is a big mistake. Huge. Deep nudes look incredible on you, but you also slay a blood red.
L'Oreal Paris Colour Caresse Lipstick by Colour Riche in Satiny Cocoa ($12)
Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick in Chocolate Wasted ($18)
Mented Semi-Matte Lipstick in Dark Night ($17)
NARS Lipstick in Opulent Red ($26)
Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick in Masquerade ($25)
Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick in McMenamy 200 ($40)
You present as quiet and reserved, but just beneath the surface is burgeoning confidence that will inspire you to seek the spotlight. Shades of purple will coax you right on out of the shadows.
Winky Lux Velour Lipstick in Scandal ($15)
MAC Plum Lipstick in Cyper ($19)
NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania ($7)
Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick in Deep Void 210 ($40)
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Roxy ($20)
The supreme goth queen, you simply don't give a hoot what people think of you. After all, you're too busy trying to please Manon to even notice your classmates' jeers. You're an icon, sweetie, and don't you forget it. From the deepest blacks to off-the-wall blues, the shades that make you happiest are the ones that are the zaniest.
Black Moon Cosmetics Black Moon Cosmetics Liquid to Matte Lipstick in Sleepwalk ($18)
Manic Panic Lethal Lipstick in Raven ($12)
Lime Crime Velvetines Matte Liquid Lipstick in Black Velvet ($20)
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink in Explorer ($8)
MAC Lipstick Matte in Matte Royal ($19)
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Metallic in Blue Sky ($8)
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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