If you don’t count the $.99 frosty pink Wet-n-Wild lipstick I bought with my allowance at CVS when I was in elementary school, the first REAL “lipstick” I ever had was Clinique’s Black Honey Almost Lipstick. That slim silver tube and unmistakable light green packaging made me feel like an adult. So when I actually became an adult, I oddly associated it with childhood and brushed past it every time I went to Sephora in search of the perfect lip gloss. As a non-lipstick girl (I own not one actual lipstick) I tend to stick to glosses and tinted balms so not revisiting this classic was actually pretty silly.
Well, last weekend I was repeating that same quest but instead this time I stopped at the Clinique section. Huh, I thought, Black Honey, I do recall it being a perfect sheer berry color. Perhaps I should try it again. So I tried on the Superbalm version and lo and behold- the most perfect shade of gloss for winter, plus it was super moisturizing and had lots of shine. And at $15 it’s less than a lot of fancy glosses and balms I’ve bought. Why I have skipped over this old cult favorite for years I will never know. But I’m sure glad I gave it another chance.
Do you have a cult favorite product you’ve been using for years? One you’ve rediscovered recently? Share the wealth!
P.S. Don’t forget- tonight Andrew and I are hosting the opening party for J. McLaughlin at The Street in Chestnut Hill from 6-8 p.m. with a percentage of proceeds benefiting the Animal Rescue League! Please stop by if you are in the area!