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Clinique Black Honey Affair: Cult Classic Lip Gets a Shadowy Sidekick and More

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I will always associate my friend Tracy with Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick. She was obsessed with Black Honey waaay back, before "obsessed" was a thing. And for good reason: the sheer blackened-raisin shade was marvelous against her pale skin and lush, natural copper-red hair. (Yep, she's also blessed with clear green eyes.) Were you into Black Honey too? You know it's inspired a limited-edition Clinique Black Honey Affair eyeshadow palette? And a holiday beauty gift set?

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Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick($19 at and $16 at turned 25 this year. The shade itself is 43. And the Clinique A Black Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette($40 at and $36 at is just about a month or so old. Created to celebrate Black Honey's enduring cult-classic status, the palette is also positioned as a nod to that ’90s makeup aesthetic: intense, defined brows, flushed cheeks and deep, wine-stained lips. The look is back. I dig it, of course.

Here's a handy infographic of Black Honey triva from Clinique:

CLINIQUE Black Honey Cult Classic Infographic

The Black Honey affair continues with a holiday Clinique Black Honey Beauty Gift Set($29 at and $25 at Available now, the collection includes a matching Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss, Quickliner for Eyes Intense and nail colour. *covet*

Has Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick ever been a part of your beauty arsenal? If yes, how far back does your Black Honey history go? Does the limited-edition Black Honey Affair All About Shadow Palette call to you?

Is now a good time to confess I've never worn Black Honey? That's about to change.