19 Reasons to Absolutely Rock Black Lipstick This Winter

I know what you're probably thinking: you stuck by us as we urged you to go with a bold red, bright purple, or even fun rainbow lip — but black lipstick is taking this trend too far. If you think I'm off my rocker, I get it — but hear me out.

Yes, a black lip is edgy. But if you're looking to make a statement, to embrace your inner badass, or simply to complement your Wednesday Addams-esque Winter wardrobe, there's no better move than investing in a tube of black lipstick. And as temperatures continue to drop, Summer tans fade, and PSLs are replaced with hot chocolates, there's no better time to try out this maximalist statement than now.

If you're still feeling hesitant about trying out this daring look, check out the roundup of Instagrammers rocking it ahead. You may have 99 problems, but you've also got 19 reasons to try out a black lip this season.

Because we really do run the world.

And everyone should know it.

It's the perfect accessory . . .

. . . no matter your personal style.

Because it's high fashion . . .

. . . but also surprisingly casual.

As do beauty influencers.

It feels simultaneously avant-garde . . .

. . . and uber approachable.

We're reclaiming the term "ice queen" . . .

. . . and making it a compliment.

It draws the eye to all the right places . . .

Because it doesn't have to be goth or emo.

But it does have to be fierce.

And bold.

And, perhaps most importantly . . .

. . . powerful.