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Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick Review With Photos

3 Editors Put Clinique's Viral Black Honey Lipstick to the Test

Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick Review With Photos
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If you consider yourself a beauty lover, chances are you've tested — or at least heard of — the Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick (£24). The product has been around since 1971, and although it was originally launched in pot form, the stick formula was born (and immediately loved) in the '80s. Although it isn't fair to say it was ever forgotten, it's had a resurgence over the last year thanks to social media. Now, users on TikTok can't get enough of the buzzy lip product, probably because, due to some magic that we don't understand, the shade looks different — but good — on everyone. Sisterhood of the travelling lip product, anyone?

The brand says it's not quite a lipstick and not quite a gloss; it falls somewhere in between. It offers sheer but buildable coverage, has great colour payoff, and is made to be worn alone or paired with other products. One of the key ingredients is castor-seed oil, which acts as an occlusive to keep moisture locked in the lips.

Another thing social media users can't stop raving about? The fact that it looks good on every skin tone. Our editors are already fans of the brand, but we wanted to put the viral lipstick to the test. To see whether Clinique's Black Honey lives up to the internet hype, three POPSUGAR editors with different skin types and tones tested it out. Keep reading for their honest reviews.

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