Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Clinique A Black Honey Affair Eyeshadow Palette & Almost Lipstick in Black Honey: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: Product featured was provided for review.Clinique A Black Honey Affair Eyeshadow Palette & Black Honey Almost Lipstick: Review and Swatches
Lately on the runway, there has been a revival of all things 90's: wine-stain lips and dark, bold brows are just a couple of examples. So for holiday 2014, Clinique is celebrating its best-selling Almost Lipstick in Black Honey ($19 CAD) with the release of an all-new eight shade shadow palette called the A Black Honey Affair Palette ($40 CAD). To see some swatches of both products, click.......
Clinique A Black Honey Affair Eyeshadow Palette & Black Honey Almost Lipstick: Review and Swatches
Packaging:
The A Black Honey Affair Palette has a super sleek silver palette compact that comes with a large mirror and a duo ended sponge/brush applicator.
The Almost Lipstick in Black Honey comes in a long and slender silver packaging. The cap is shiny and the base has a matte finish.
Clinique A Black Honey Affair Eyeshadow Palette & Black Honey Almost Lipstick: Review and Swatches
Formulation:
The shadows are an assortment of warm-tone browns and purples:
  • shimmery white
  • metallic taupe
  • warm brown metallic
  • champagne brown metallic
  • dark chocolate brown with reddish brown shimmers
  • matte purple
  • satin lavender
  • greyish purple metallic 
All the metallic and shimmers are nicely pigmented and smooth. The matte purple is a tad patchy but not too chalky.
Clinique A Black Honey Affair Eyeshadow Palette & Black Honey Almost Lipstick: Review and Swatches
A Black Honey Affair Eyeshadow Palette
The Almost Lipstick in Black Honey looks almost black in the tube but it is surprisingly sheer and wearable when applied. It has a balmy and lightweight texture in a plummy, warm wine color. This is a gorgeous shade that really complements the natural lip color!
Clinique A Black Honey Affair Eyeshadow Palette & Black Honey Almost Lipstick: Review and Swatches
Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
Clinique A Black Honey Affair Eyeshadow Palette & Black Honey Almost Lipstick: Review and Swatches
Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
Overall:
I've long loved the Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey. I got my first one in a gift with purchase from Clinique when I was still in high school. The formulation is so beautiful and the color is so wearable! Additionally, I am totally in love with this new A Black Honey Affair palette, it complements the lip color very nicely and the two together make a great holiday gift!

Availability:
Clinique is available online and in stores at Sephora, The Bay, Shoppers, and Sears.
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