Prom season is in full swing and all your friends are busy comparing swatches of red lipstick to match their dresses. But not you. In your search to find lipstick for this defining night you hunger for something else, something not defined by conventional names like “Fire Engine,” “Siren” or “Temptress.” You want something unexpected and mind-blowing — something you can’t find in the pages of all the hip glossies. Let us be your lipstick salvation. Here are 7 unconventional lipstick colors to shop so you can have the edgy prom look of your dreams.
Mac Instigator Lipstick
This lipstick, which comes in an intense, deep plum, is the stuff of punk dreams. Since the color is so bold, all you need is a cat eye in black eyeliner to rock this look.
NYX Cosmetics Wicked Lippie
Who else but Bad Gal RiRi would we turn to for a wicked green lip color like this?
Mac Lipstick Matte Royal
Channel your inner Lorde with this royal blue lipstick.
CoverGirl Star Wars Limited Edition Colorlicious Lipstick Lilac
Your lips will be soft as a petal and as eye-catching as a lilac with this Star Wars-inspired hue.
Maybelline New York Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor, Electric Orange
Sparks will fly when you pair this bright orange hue, a dab of peach or bronze-toned shimmer on your cheeks and extra lash-lenghtening mascara.
Tish & Snooky's Manic Panic N.Y.C.
This icy blue tone certainly isn't for the faint of heart, but by keeping the rest of your makeup subtle, we know you can pull it off.
L'oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour Golden Splendor
Who needs to be crowned Prom Queen when you can rule with a golden pout!