It says a lot that a cosmetic company (Clinique) has kept a lipstick color and formula around for at least 16 years or longer. How do I know that? I was wearing this color in junior high school (and that’s been about 16 years ago…woah) and it’s still going strong in popularity. I had almost forgotten about Clinique’s Black Honey until I recently saw it advertised in one of my favorite beauty magazines.
It’s one of the 3 lipsticks that I’ve found myself purchasing multiple tubes of. The others being:
Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey is my new retro lipstick that I plan on bringing back into my lip color collection. This sheer, moist, not quite lipstick, not quite lip gloss formula is a wonderful product and color that almost anybody can wear – seriously, I mean anybody.
The color description of black honey is creative, but it’s really more like a sheer blackish-berry. AND the skinny silver Clinique tube fits perfectly in your purse, clutch or even your pocket – which makes it a great everyday color that you can keep with you and reapply all day long! Best of all…it’s only 14 bucks…no wonder I get multiple tubes of it!
Since it’s such a sheer color, you can really wear the rest of your makeup anyway you want:
- Play up the eyes in smokey colors for a more dramatic look like the Clinique face shown.
- Just wear it with a baseball cap if you’re running out the door and need a pretty casual pick-me-up lipstick that’s not too fussy.
Another product that goes along nicely with this not-quite-lipstick, is Stila’s Glaze lip liner ($16.50), which is a sheer lip liner (feels almost gel-like) designed specifically to be worn with lip stains and glosses. What a revolutionary idea! Yeah, the lip liner is more than the Black Honey, but if you’re anything like me, you probably own more lip glosses than lipstick (just a guess) and this liner could really come in handy and you could get your money’s worth out of it.
So, if you have never tried this ever popular best seller (where were you in the early 90’s??), I suggest you go out and sample it at your local Clinique counter. I think you’ll be glad you did.