When I first think of the Clinique brand what comes to mind are the 3 step system that I was brought up on and the color Black Honey. Black Honey has always been synonymous with Clinique since it was first developed as a lipstick. It was unique compared to what other companies were creating and unusual for Clinique. Now Black Honey is almost a brand of its own. It’s become ubiquitous in the same way that “Naked” is for Urban Decay.
When this set became available a group of bloggers started discussing it and decided to join together to review this color and have a giveaway.
The set contains
- Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, .07 oz. / 1.9 g
- Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Black Honey, .21 oz. / 7 ml
- A Different Nail Enamel in Black Honey, .14 fl. oz. / 4 ml
- Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Black Honey, .01 oz. / .14 g
I decided that my review would be for the Different Enamel in Black Honey. I don’t love the look of the lipstick on me but I always love nail polish and hadn’t tried anything from Clinique.
Black Honey is a great winter color. It is a darker version of the burgundy that you see in the lip products. On my nails it’s mostly black but it’s also obvious that it’s not all black. You can see the burgundy popping through.
The polish needs to be worn with a base coat since the darkness of it can make it stain. I had no trouble removing the polish after a week but I had some pooling in my cuticles that was harder to remove. The polish wore well and made me eager to seek out other polishes from Clinique. While it was a typical cream polish because there’s the duality of sometimes seeing black and sometimes seeing the blackened raisin it was an interesting shade to wear.
You’ll find this in the set if you are the lucky winner. The lipstick is an Almost Lipstick so it has a sheer glossy finish to it. The Superbalm Gloss and Quickliner in Black Honey are unique to this set, making it even more of a win.