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The Look For Less: Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick

Do you remember your first taste of honey? I do, at least when it comes to Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick ($14). Ever since trying the shade in college, I've been hooked. This color looks nearly black in the tube, but on lips, it's a beautiful, sheer shade of brick red. (Think of the color of blackberry pie, but lighter.) It's a shade that flatters just about everyone, and it's super-moist on lips.

But if the economy has you watching every penny, don't despair! I've found a pretty close match to Black Honey for half the price. For the twin,


I recently tried Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Moisture Plump Lip Balm ($6.74) in Sweet Plum, and if it's not a twin, it's a very close cousin to Black Honey. The packaging is plastic rather than metal, but saving a few bucks will put a smile on your face.

JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I guess I will have to try the Sally version since everyone raves about it. I need a slightly darker lipstick for fall anyway. Might look into it.
estrela estrela 9 years
Robytose I found it at CVS, maybe try there...
RobyTose RobyTose 9 years
I checked Target and Walgreens and can't find the Sally Hansen version anywhere! Can't even find it on their website. Has anyone else found the cheaper one?
chiquita29 chiquita29 9 years
ehadams: Sally Hansen no longer test on animals. Here's the link to their website- I also stopped buying Sally Hansen for a long time because they tested on animals and was thrilled when i'd heard they'd stopped.
ChristinaMUFE ChristinaMUFE 9 years
Black Honey is a best seller for sure. Does anyone else remember when they did the whole collection in Black Honey? I remember the blushes and everything.
Seka21 Seka21 9 years
Its funny but the lipstick looks really bad on me!!! I must be the only person who doesnt rave about it because i know 3 friends who wear it.
superfoxml superfoxml 9 years
Yeah a few days ago I wanted the Bloomingdale's Clinique bonus and I got a new tube of the black honey- this used to be my signature lip color, wore it for years. Very nostalgic to have some again, it's just so versatile for any skin tone. I don't see Clinique discontinuing this because it's one of their all time best sellers.
lilCROAT03 lilCROAT03 9 years
they gave this away like no other in all their bonus time free gifts like 10 years ago...not it's back lol so funny. i wore it in jr.high.
Katharine Katharine 9 years
I just bought my first tube of Black Honey last week. I love it!
emalove emalove 9 years
That looks like a really close match!!! I'll have to try it. I like Black Honey a lot, but I LOVE the Clinique Sheer Blackberry shade even more.
klovie klovie 9 years
I love Clinique Black Honey! I've been wearing it since college, too. Try it with Wet & Wild's 666 lip liner sometime. My roommate introduced me to the combo in 1994 and it's been a standby lip look. :)
kahribar kahribar 9 years
That is such a neat color, I can't wait to actually try it!
BeautyCrucible BeautyCrucible 9 years
I wear Black Honey a lot. When I first started wearing it, it was in the green plastic Clinique tube, and the lid ALWAYS cracked and then would continuously fall off in my makeup bag. I was very happy when they switched to the metal tube. I've never tried any of the other Almost Lipstick colors. Any other shades worth a try?
doogirl doogirl 9 years
This is the best lipstick color ever! It looks great on everyone! I doubt that they would discontinue it, it's their best seller!
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
It's pretty, and perfect for a friend of mine. And I appreciate when you do high-low range products.
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 9 years
Oooh! I love love love the Clinique black honey almost lipstick! I wore it all through high school. The shade is just to die for has that bitten lip look like you've been kissing someone for hours or eating tons of berries. (I've been meaning to get around to buy this and some new fragrances. Thanks for reminding me!)
prettywarrior prettywarrior 9 years
Clinique Black Honey was my first lipstick when I was 11 years old and my mother decided I was old enough to try some natural-looking make-up. I recently starting using it again (25 years old now), although I do think that somewhere in between Clinique did discontinue the color.
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 9 years
Ewww Sally Hansen does animal testing? Goodbye. I'll look for the Clinique Black Honey in the mall tomorrow, hopefully they have it in stock.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
I JUST ran out of the Almost Lipstick today. LOVE it! BTW, it's not discontinued, Sephora sells it :)
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 9 years
this looks interesting, i really love dark looking lipsticks, and by magic, they turn diferent color.
estrela estrela 9 years
I've been wanting to try the sally hansen one!
ehadams ehadams 9 years
Sally Hansen tests on animals and Clinique doesn't... I'd rather pay the extra $7 myself.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
I love Black Honey but am interested in trying the Natural Beauty lip color.
psychobabble psychobabble 9 years
jacrabbit84, I heard the same thing. But I checked their website, you can still order it so I don't think it's been discontinued.
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