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.