I don't follow trends and if I do I'm the last one to jump on. But the dark lip trend is very popular so I thought it would be cool to share my favorite dark lip products for the season. But of course you don't have to wear a dark lip to get into the fall season. As I was swatching these colors I realized how similar they looked. I'm not sure if I would call them dupes, because you can tell the difference. I also got a lip pencil from Nicka K New York. I brought the lip pencil the same time I brought the lipshine from Nicka K. But it seemed to fit the fall lip trend.
The lip products I brought are from two different brands. The first brand is Absolute New York, I've never heard of this brand before I purchased the Velvet Lippie products. The colors are Vampette and Wicked. As you can see in my lip swatch, these two colors are very similar to the ones from NYX Cosmetics. Both Velvet lip products do not dry but I still love them. I got these at a beauty supply store, I'm quite sure about the price. Now on the absolute New York site it's $5.99 but, I feel like it was less at the store. For the Wicked lippie, I had to reapply to get a darker look. But it could show up differently for you. Both Vampette and Wicked are next to each other in color (AVI 22 & 23).
The second brand is NYX Cosmetics. These colors are She Devil and Copenhagen! I brought Copenhagen because of Pinterest, yes I know I'm crazy. It was much cheaper on Amazon, I brought for under $4! This is my favorite one; I've been using this for months now. Copenhagen is a soft matte lip cream, therefore it dries. I actually like fact that it's matte, because it does not come off. But I do have to reapply it after a while. Now the "Simply Vamp" in She Devil is really pretty. I didn't think it would look right on me, but it suits me pretty well! This one is matte and it does come off but, not as much as I thought it would. I like the dark vampy look, it's gorgeous. Unlike the Copenhagen, I brought She Devil directly from NYX Cosmetics site. I believe the price was $5. Of course you can purchase both from their site, but I think it was sold out when I wanted to get it.
Last but not least my lip pencil from Nicka K (NK) comes in dark purple. I use this pencil to line my lips before applying She Devil and Wicked. It's very pigmented which is a plus from me.
If you want to know more about these lip products, I will leave the links down below!