Black Honey Makeup Look How To
How To

Get the Black Honey look.

Featuring the NEW Clinique Pop™ Lip + Cheek Oil in Black Honey.

What’s beloved by celebrities and influencers alike and is sold every three minutes (when we can keep it in stock)? The one and only Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey. The original suits-all shade, it's the lipstick/balm hybrid that went viral.

Famed for its sheer formula that flatters everyone, former Vogue editor and Clinique cofounder Carol Phillips created Black Honey in 1971 to offer women of all skin tones a go-to, everyday lipstick. Fast-forward to today, and Black Honey has garnered a cult following on TikTok, thanks to its unique blend of blue, red and yellow pigments that melt into the lips and bump up their natural colour with a slip of sheer, universally flattering tint. Way more than a lipstick or lip balm, Black Honey has officially reached icon status.

But why stop there? As we are seeing a huge trend for monochromatic makeup and soft wine shades, we are introducing more ways to wear Black Honey with a full Black Honey Collection for eyes, lips and cheeks. Featuring our new limited-edition Black Honey lip + cheek oil, this collection allows you to create a full tonal burgundy look, tailored to you.

Here’s how to get the Black Honey look in just four steps.

Step 1: Start with the eyes.

This Black Honey palette does it all, day to night, natural to smokey. The deep burgundy shade of Black Honey is accompanied by seven other shades that flatter on all skin tones. Start with a wash of a lighter shade across the entire lid, before adding definition with the medium/darker shades.

Step 2: Add a hint of tint to cheeks.

At Clinique, we are all about fuss-free, multitasking makeup – easy-to-use formulas that subtly enhance your best features. Our latest launch, the NEW limited-edition Clinique Pop™ Lip + Cheek Oil in Black Honey is the perfect example. This two-in-one lip & cheek oil delivers a dewy wash of our iconic Black Honey’s suits-all shade to cheeks and lips. The lightweight, nourishing oil formula slips on to cheeks with ease – just dot along the cheekbones and blend into skin with your fingertips. It leaves cheeks with a sheer wash of buildable colour and a natural, dewy look.

Step 3: Plump lips with your choice of Black Honey lip hero.

There are now not one, not two, but three Black Honey lip formulas to choose from. The latest addition Clinique Pop™ Lip + Cheek Oil in Black Honey delivers a subtle, glossy burgundy tint in a nourishing oil formula, built with a conditioning blend of safflower, jojoba, olive, sunflower seed and castor oils. The ultra-cushiony, super juicy Pop Plush lip gloss in Black Honey offers more of a classic, high-lacquer gloss finish, with conditioning ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe butter, avocado butter and shea butter. And the original? Not quite lipstick, not quite gloss, its texture is more like a tinted lip balm you can easily layer for a more intense colour pay-off. The suits-all transparent pigment glides on a sheer, glossy slip of lightweight colour. Can't choose? Mix and match to create your custom Black Honey lip look.

Step 4: Lift lashes.

No look is complete without lashes. High Impact Zero Gravity may not carry over the famed Black Honey tint, but it’s still the best mascara to flatter every lash, instantly lifting, curling and lengthening with a weightless gel formula. And if it's a burgundy mascara you're looking for, stay tuned...

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