Clinique is a brand that I can normally pass on for the most part, but I'll admit that I've been a fan of their Black Honey Almost Lipstick for many years. When I saw their Fall Black Honey Collection, there were a few items that caught my eye, so I thought I'd take advantage of their Fall Gift With Purchase and pick those items up. The GWP is free with a purchase of $21.50.
Here's what's included:
•Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
•Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
•Instant Lift for Brows in Soft Blonde
•Different Lipstick in Tenderheart
•High Impact Mascara in Brightening Black
The first item I wanted from the Fall Black Honey Collection was the Gradient Powder Blush, simply named Black Honey. It doesn't have a strong gradient effect, but it looks like a good color combination for my skin tone ranging from peach to a rosy brown. This retails for $29.50. It comes in a heavy silver palette with wide rib imprints.
The other item I picked up from this collection is the Black Honey Brush-On Cream Liner. This shade is a reddish medium brown with delicate subtle gold shimmer. It dries almost instantly, and less than a minute after I swatched it on my hand, it didn't smear at all. This retails for $15.00.
My town is very small, so the only big name brands at the only counter in town are Clinique, Lancome, and Estee Lauder. The Clinique counter is the only one that seems to have the current collections in on a timely basis, so I was happy they had these available. I wanted to get some items from Lancome's Fall Collection and Estee Lauder's Fall Collection, but they said they wouldn't have those in for a couple of weeks, and that they no longer stock Lancome's nail polish. So I guess I'll be ordering those items on line.
Are you a Clinique fan? I'd like to see them come out with a wider range of cosmetics, because I do like the few pieces I have. Maybe they'd even consider doing some nail polish again!