In 1981, the Black Honey shade was launched in its Almost Lipstick formula; a perfect wash of colour on the lips that was specifically designed to complement every lip tone and skin colour.
So huge was its popularity, that even as the rest of the Almost Lipstick range was discontinued, the Black Honey shade still lives on as the only shade Clinique make in that formula. The shade outlived the product!
So What Makes it so Special?
The Black Honey magic is real and has captured generations of women under its spell.
Clinique designed the shade to be the makeup equivalent of a black turtleneck: the go-to for women of every ethnicity and every age.
The shade is a perfect blend of red, blue, orange and yellow pigments, meaning it complements every skin tone. Combined in a sheer base as an Almost Lipstick, it softly blends with your natural lip colour so the result is juicy, beautifully defined lips.
It truly is a little bit magical how it works for everyone and this is the fundamental reason for its success.
Now, 45 years since it first appearing on the market, Black Honey is still going strong; one is sold globally every 2 minutes! There is no doubt that this is one of the most iconic shades of lipstick that has ever existed.
The Black Honey Takeover
Not only has this unique shade gathered legions of fans over the decades, it has also inspired a whole host of Clinique products; that perfect raisin hue works for more than just lips!