If you're a fan of trends, then you should know that this holiday season lips cannot be too pouty (How to Get Kylie Jenner's Lippy Look) or too dark. Really. Not exaggerating, here. The current queen of the dark, dramatic look? Lorde, of course, who looks like a bad witch gone good. Or, maybe, the opposite.
We haven't seen a blood-black color this hot since 1995, when Chanel unleashed Vamp nail polish upon the undeserving masses. This year, it's all about Kat Von D's Homegirl (below) or Motorhead; Scarlet Empress from NARS; and the posh-gothy look from MAC's Heirloom Mix holiday collection.
Matte, shiny, velvet, satin: The finish doesn't matter. What does matter? Minding the rest of your beauty look. Keep eyes simple and fresh, but with plenty of mascara.