If you read my recent hauls post, then you know the story behind this purchase. If not, well then — I was very curious about Black Honey because of its many good reviews. The curiosity led to wanting that it didn’t matter if I have a budget at the time. I had Joiz accompany me. Unfortunately, Black Honey was out of stock then. But I didn’t want to leave without something! And since I was curious about the Almost Lipstick line, I chose something else so I got Spicy Honey (and a few more as that was the time Joiz and I got a lot from Clinique XD;).
Clinique’s description of Almost Lipstick in their website::
Transparent pigment merges with the unique, natural tone of your lips to create something wonderful and yours alone. Sheer, glossy. Emollient-rich and very lightweight.
Spicy Honey, in the tube, is deep red. It is very sheer when applied on my slightly pigmented lips. I only get color out of it on second swipe. It looks somewhat like a stain of red wine (see below picture without flash) on my lips.
Almost Lipstick is moisturizing, indeed lightweight, and has a glossy finish. My lips went dry the first time I had this on like with my other lip products. But from the second use onwards, my lips have gotten and are often moisturized and soft. The color payoff is what makes it “almost lipstick” which makes me like it more than most of my lipglosses. It is also not sticky and is easy to apply. This lasts on my lips for three to four hours without eating and/or drinking.
This is now a staple in my beauty kit. It is now also my choice of lipwear for work for reasons stated above and most of my lipsticks are quite pricey for me to use too often. I really like this and I’m excited to buy the Black Honey as soon as it is available.
I highly recommended this to everyone. There are other shades to choose from ranging from nude to pink to red. Other than the above and Black Honey, there are Tender Honey, Chic Honey, Luscious Honey, Lovely Honey, Shy Honey, and Flirty Honey. The only thing that may put off some is its price of PhP1,100. But you’ll definitely get what you pay for. 🙂 Almost Lipstick is available in Clinique counters in all Rustan’s.