Clinique Almost Lipstick Review

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 I only recently discovered it! 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. Thankfully I enjoyed it enough to keep my Almost Lipstick.

Black Honey Review by Clinique

Clinque Almost Lipstick in Black Honey | Review

A universally-flattering, ultra-light lip balm in an iconic shade that anyone can wear because it creates a one-of-a-kind lip look on everyone. — Sephora

Clinique Almost Lipstick Retails for $19.50USD. The Canadian pricing has gotten a little ostentatious. At the time I purchased this product I paid $21CAD. It now retails for $25 at Clinique and $26 at Sephora. Honestly I don’t think I would repurchase given the $5 price jump for what this lipstick is.

Anyways, Clinique Almost Lipstick contains 0.7oz of product and has a consistency between a lip balm and a lipstick. The finish is sheer & emollient.

Clinique Almost Lipstick Review


The packaging of my Black Honey Almost Lipstick is absolutely gorgeous. I love having this in my purse just to look at it! It’s simplistic and yet conveys a sense of sophistication. The thin tube is sleek & stylish and it feels very grown-up in my makeup bag.

Clinique Black Honey Swatch


I knew going in that Almost Lipstick was going to apply sheer. Despite the shade name, Black Honey, you won’t get a deep dark lipstick application. This lipstick has a berry toned sheen to it, but it won’t drastically alter your lip colour.

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 which is really not cute and shouldn’t be happening with a lipstick this expensive.

Overall it’s okay, but next time I will just buy a tinted balm for the same effect.

Cinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey

Have YOU tried Clinique Almost Lipstick?

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  1. July 3, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    I love the way this “almost” lipstick looks! I’m so tempted to buy one now! Thanks for the great review and picture!

    • July 4, 2017 / 1:10 pm

      Thanks for reading! 🙂
      I think you’d like it! Especially since you have said in your posts that you don’t like to experiment too much with lip colours, this one is really subtle!

      • July 4, 2017 / 11:04 pm

        Haha yes, I always think every colour is too dark on me! 😁

        • July 5, 2017 / 1:36 pm

          haha It’s hard to get used to seeing yourself with certain products, for me it’s brows. I feel weird with my brows filled in xD

          By the way, I have been reading your posts but for some reason none of my comments are showing up =( Just know that I AM reading!!

          • July 5, 2017 / 5:41 pm

            Wow thanks for telling me!! They were going to my spam folder somehow! Which is so weird but the same thing happened with my comments on another blog that I read daily and I had to tell her the same thing you just told me! XD I think I have it fixed! Let me know if it does it again! I have to go back and read all your comments I missed now haha.

          • July 5, 2017 / 5:58 pm

            Haha I thought I it might be something like that, I guess WordPress decided that I comment too much 😂
            You probably have duplicate comments from me, I think I tried to repost a few when it didn’t work the first time. 😆

          • July 5, 2017 / 10:37 pm

            Lol yeah I did have duplicates! Trust me, I did the same thing on another blog’s comments. I was like, oh that didn’t go through, I guess I’ll type it again… lol.

  2. aliandliz
    July 3, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Love this lipstick on you it’s natural and looks great! You look gorgeous

    x Ali

    • July 4, 2017 / 1:06 pm

      Awe, thank you so much!! I love how subtle this lipstick is 🙂

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