Clinique Black Honey Collection Review, Swatches, Photos
Dude, dude…anyone watch Alex’s awkward Regis and Kelly interview. WTH!?
Man, I winced but I guess being interviewed my Regis, who has a tendency to shout out questions, can be overwhelming. Thoughts?
That evil eye he gave Regis at the start had me lol’ing!
Anyway……….Finally I bring you the Clinique Black Honey Collection that’s available now at Nordstrom (not sure when it’ll launch elsewhere but if you’ve seen it anywhere else do shout it out).
The Clinique Black Honey Collection is a stunning collection of color cosmetics that was inspired by cult favorite lip color, Black Honey.
Black Honey is one of those OMG kinda shades of color in the tube that you honestly can’t picture yourself wearing but turns into a rather universally flattering shade of berry on lips. It’s a favorite of makeup junkies for a very long time for a valid reason, the shade just works and looks fabulous on everyone.
One of the key items in this collection is the Clinique Lipgloss/Lipstick Dup in Black Honey. This is where the magic of the collection starts particularly for those who have never tried Black Honey before. This features Clinique Long Last Glosswear in Black Honey on one side and a Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey on the other. It’s ever so convenient to have both shades available in a single tube.
Black Honey looks amazingly intimidating in the tube but the color is a lovely shade of crushed berries on lips. It’s pretty much universally flattering so most anyone is going to get away with the color. It’s particularly a nice shade for Fall as it has that bit of a vampy edge that never really jumps over the cliff if you know what I mean. Almost Lipstick is a great formula as well as it’s smooth, hydrating, and applies like butter. Long Last Glosswear is a nice topper here as it gives Black Honey just the right amount of shine and extra boast in the shade.
I have to say both the Clinique Color Surge Eyeshadow Quad and Gradient Powder Blush in Black Honey are gorgeous and the blush in particularly is very unique however, the shades didn’t quite work for me.
Clinique Color Surge Eyeshadow Quad in Black Honey is made up of a creamy beige, a dusky brownish rose, an brownish Indian red rose, and a deep chocolate berry. The shades all have an injection of almost a berry shade. In the compact the colors are very nice although they seem vaguely familiar to me but I’m not so well versed on the Color Surge Quads so can’t compare these colors to any other quad. To use you’ll highlight with the beige, use the paler dusky rose on your entire lid, use the brownish rose on the outer v, and define with the berry brown. I used the quad like this and I also used the quad in reverse by applying the berry brown on my lids for more of an evening look.
Personally these aren’t my shades. They make me look a bit tired and they seem to emphasize my dull skin. I also didn’t love how frosty the main color looked on my lids. I’m just not a frost girl. That combined with the fact I wasn’t really getting a Black Honey vibe from the colors just resulted in me not feeling the love for the quad in the end. This isn’t any fault of Clinique’s, I just think the colors fail to work for me.
Clinique Gradient Powder Blush in Black Honey is very unique. The color is a berry brownish shade that’s does suit the Black Honey theme well. The color graduates so you’ll notice it’s darker on one side and it creeps towards the right and becomes lighter. It is pigmented and created a very warm dusky brown berry on cheeks. A color like this has to be used with a lighter hand but it easily sheers out so you aren’t looking to overly done. I both liked and disliked the color. In some cases it created a rather sophisticated, sculpted cheek look for me and in other cases I ended up looking muddy. It’s something you have to play with to get into place just right but in the long run I felt like the color wasn’t doing anything for my complexion sadly.
The Black Honey Collection is a very exciting selection of Fall colors. I think it’s well worth a look at and a swatch to see if it is something you’ll need to have. Personally, the colors just weren’t working for me in the long run. I fell for it rather hard but after playing with it I think I might lack the skill to make these look colors look pretty!
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