Meet The $5 Clinique Black Honey Lipstick Dupe

Is this the best dupe?


If you haven't heard yet, Clinique's Almost Lipstick in Black Honey is this season's rising star in beauty. After amassing a huge following of Gen Z users thanks to several TikTok influencers who swore by the berry-toned balm, the product has been on backorder for months. 

The soft, gloss-like lipstick was first introduced in 1971 as a pot-packaged balm product and later reintroduced in 1898 as what we know now as Clinique's Almost Lipstick, packaged in a sleek long tube. Staunch users of the lipstick across all generations and icons such as Liv Tyler helped propel the lipstick into widespread popularity.
Clinique's Black Honey effortlessly blends into one's natural lip color, enhancing your lip look for a 'my lips but better' finish. Currently, the hashtag #CliniqueBlackHoney has over 200 million views on TikTok.



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As with all viral beauty products, there have been several affordable dupes posted by creators that give a similar finish. The latest trending dupe comes at a low price of only $5. Over the past month, beauty influencers have found and named the Covergirl Clean Fresh Tinted Lip Balm in Bliss You Berry as the best Black Honey dupe. 

Covergirl's moisturizing vegan lip balm contains nourishing ingredients such as apricot kernel oil, shea butter, mango seed butter, and vitamin C. The lightweight tinted lip balm leaves your lips feeling moisturized without being sticky or greasy. Those looking to avoid the $23 price tag will welcome the drugstore alternative. However, just like Black Honey, its virality is making it harder to get your hands on the dupe.

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