Hey again loves! The last time I ordered from Sephora I picked out the Clinique Almost Lipstick in the shade Black Honey. This is known in the beauty world as a cult classic, though to be honest it hasn’t been on my radar for very long. I was torn by the $21 price tag, that’s the most I have ever spent on a lipstick, and I wasn’t sure if it was worth it. Sephora’s return policy is awesome, so I figured I’d give it a go and I could always return it if I needed to.
Packaging & Shade
The packaging is absolutely gorgeous. I love having this in my purse just to look at! It’s simplistic and yet conveys a sense of sophistication. Actually, even the cardboard packaging that Clinique uses is gorgeous. I knew going in that this lipstick was going to apply sheer. Despite the shade name, you won’t get a deep dark lipstick application with Clinique Almost Lipstick. It has a berry toned sheen to it, but it won’t drastically alter your lip colour. I might have been upset if I didn’t know this going in.
As with any glossy/sheer lipstick, Clinque Almost Lipstick doesn’t last a particularly long time. I need to reapply every hour or two, but honestly that doesn’t really bother me. It’s hard to mess up the application when it’s almost a tinted lip balm. The only thing that truly bothered me about this lipstick was that I had to use a lip scrub before applying. It has a tendency to cake around dry spots instead of smoothing them out. I kept my purchase, and Clinique Almost Lipstick has become my daily work lipstick for Summer!
Have YOU tried Clinique Almost Lipstick?
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