Dark lips are known to be gothic but if done well, can turn a normal day goth into the ultimate dream girl. Dark can go from rouge to black and it all depends on your taste and preference. I love dark rouge blends mostly but i have tried the black lip and i feel like a super hero. LOL! The key is to leave the rest of the face matte or pale, with clean lines mascara for the eyes, in order for the lips to shine. Just remember to have fun with the look.