Clinique Almost Lipstick - Black Honey

4.1

1188 reviews

75% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

castor seed oil, cetyl ricinoleate, glyceryl triacetyl ricinoleate, candelila wax, carnauba wax, polyethylene, tocopheryl acetate [ yellow 5 lake (ci 19140), red 33 lake (ci 17200), red 28 lake (ci 45410), red 6 lake (ci 15850), blue 1 (ci 42090), iron oxides (ci 77491, 77492, 77499), red 7 lake (ci 15850), mica, bismuth oxychloride (ci 77163), red 30 lake (ci 73360), carmine (ci 75470), manganese violet (ci 77742), red 22 lake (ci 45380), titanium dioxide (ci 77891), red 21 lake (ci 45380), yellow 6 lake (ci 15850), red 27 lake (ci 45410), orange 5 (ci 45370), red 36 (ci 12085)]


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

The color is gorgeous but this stuff does not last on my lips for more than an hour or two - and that's assuming I don't eat or drink anything! For the price I think it's not worth it.



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Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I've been hearing about this color for a long time, saw it displayed at a cosmetic counter and tried it on my hand just for fun. I ended up getting it as a gift for Mother's Day from my daughter who was with me and who heard me say that it was pretty. (The price is the only thing I have against it.)

On me, it's a sheer very natural look, sort of a sheer berry I would say, and just a tad darker than my natural lips. I like it because it is so natural, especially in indoor lighting. Outside, it has a bit more color and is glossier.

I probably will buy this again, just because I love it, but it will have to be a special treat, or maybe something I buy for myself with birthday or Christmas cash. I watch my dollars and think long and hard before I spend my money on just anything. It has to be worth it for me to let go of the money. However, this look is so pretty and natural, that I think it will become a favorite.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Green

I have a few things to say about Clinique Black Honey.


1. I hate every lipstick I have ever put on my mouth.


It's lip gloss, lip balm or nothing for me. I hate the feel, texture, and smell of lipstick. I've never found a color that suits my strongly yellow-toned fair-medium skin, dark almost black hair, and green eyes---everything just looks weird. I'd basically given up on trying to find a good lipstick, and had come to terms with the fact that I'd be at most a lip stain girl.


2. I LOVE CLINIQUE BLACK HONEY.


All that "nonsense" about it being perfect for every woman? Is totally not nonsense. It feels like a balm, is completely unscented, and is the most beautiful rosewood color on my mouth. A slick of it will do as a sheer balm, but if you layer and blot you can get a dramatic evening color, more on the plum side of things. You can layer it over balm, under balm, under gloss, over liner. It doesn't stay forever but since I'm a gloss/balm girl I'm used to reapplying and don't mind it at all. It goes equally well with a strong eye look (I've smoked out my eyes with navy and put Black Honey on sheerly) and a simple eye look (mascara, Stila Kitten and a few more layers of BH). I also like to swipe on a coat of mascara and a coat of Black Honey and run out the door---instant polish. It's a tad more expensive than a drugstore lipstick but with quality like this, I will pay the slightly heightened price.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I'll add my 2 cents while I'm here. I had a gift with purchase size of this lipstick that I got a couple years ago and it's only just now running out. The fact that it's running out says a lot because it means I actually used it------------frequently. I would put this on in the morning and it would look like a glossy, understated reddish plum/brown, a truly perfect balance of deep and rich without being overpowering or fake. It would last from the time I dressed in the morning until I got to the end of my driveway. . . all of fifteen minutes; hence the frequent application.
Yet, I like it, so I'll probably purchase it from ebay.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I recieved this little beauty in a swap, and am so glad I did! A perfect MLBB lipstick that feels great on and is easy to vamp up with a few extra swipes. Love!


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Count me in as one of those who heard the rave reviews and purchased this product twice (once when it was in the little pots years ago) and then agai in the slim tube. It never gave me enough color and looked messy on--jammy as one person wrote. For a glossy look, I like the MAC lipglas products much more. I am a fan of Clinique's mascaras and foundations and regular lipsticks, but when it comes to this product, I just don't get it.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This is a really pretty color. It gives my lips a nice berry tint. It also feels comfortable like a balm and gives a nice sheen. The only thing I don't like is it's lack of staying power. Other than that, I really like it.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Love the color but the staying power is awful! Slippery


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Age: Unknown

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This has a really nice texture and staying power but the color - supposedly universal - looks like crap on me. I'm NC30 and I have tried so hard to make this work, but it washes me out and looks horrible with my hair/eye/skin coloring. Oh well. I keep hoping Clinique will make these in other shades...


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I think this is an easy go-to color and formula for most skin tones. It just works with the natural blush of your natural lip color ... but enhances it beautifully. It leaves my skin with a hint of gloss without feeling goopy. It feels comfortable like a lip balm, but better! Luv luv it!


Recommended for Medium Skin



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