As I tried to search for inspiration for today’s Look Lust-Worthy Tried, Tested and Recommended look, I found myself feeling completely unmotivated. Today was one of those days when I absolutely did not feel like wearing make-up. It exhausted me to think about putting it on and I loathed the thought of the hassle that I would have to go through when it came time to remove it at the end of the night. So, for today’s look, I decided to go with a “no make-up” make-up look.
Rather than subject myself to the struggle of attempting to apply an eyeliner, I decided to keep my eyes completely bare. No eye shadow, no liner, and no mascara. On my face, I stuck with my Five Essentials and skipped trying to fill in my brows. I went straight to my lips and picked up a lazy girl’s favourite make-up product – a tinted lip balm. As such, today’s Tried, Tested and Recommended look will feature only one product review – a review for Clinique’s Black Honey Almost Lipstick.
1) Clinique Almost Lipstick (in Black Honey) – $15.00
Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey is one of my favourite Fall/Winter products.The colour is a perfect burgundy that I find to be flattering on many different skin tones. More sheer than a lipstick but still pigmented enough to show on the lips after one swipe, Black Honey rides that line between lipstick and balm in the most pleasurable way. Unlike many lipsticks, I find that I need no primer balm before applying Black Honey. Is it mosturizing enough to depend on during the dry winter season? No. Black Honey leaves your lips hydrated enough to get through several hours of wear but it does not have the power of a high-preforming balm. In terms of durability, Black Honey will get through a couple of hours of wear, but does not have the staying power of a tint. You will need to reapply throughout the day. Ultimately, what I like most about Black Honey is that when wearing it, I feel like I achieve a finished look without the effort that must be invested into a more complicated make-up application.
For those interested in purchasing Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, the product is available one at http://www.sephora.com/