Review & Swatches: Clinique Shimmering Tones Powder in “Black Honey”

Clinique Shimmering Tones Powder in Black Honey

Availability: Sephora
Price: $32.50

Company’s Description

Cult favorite Black Honey shimmers in this beautifully blended powder. It instantly creates a sheer, subtle radiance that looks great on everyone, just like the classic that inspired it.

In the Fall, Clinique released its Black Honey collection, following in the step of the cult-favorite Almost Lipstick in Black Honey.

The Shimmering Tones Powder, reviewed here, features Black Honey as one of its three colors.

dELiA*s

Packaging: 9/10

This powder comes in a semi-opaque, square, plastic compact that snaps shut. The top of the compact is decorated with a very pretty embossed flower design. The packaging is lightweight, but I do wish there were a mirror included.

Quality: 9.8/10

If you use the colors individually, you can get a maroon-toned brown, light champagne-pink, and soft white out of this powder. When the colors are mixed together, you get a shimmery, bronzed-rose color.

The formulation is fantastic. It’s smooth without being even the tiniest bit powdery. The shimmers are extremely finely milled, giving the skin a beautiful sheen without any chunky glitter effect. The color is flattering and can be used as a blush that gives the cheeks a sun-kissed feeling.

Clinique’s Shimmering Tones Powder may remind you of Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Bricks. The sheen with Clinique’s powder is less frosty, which allows you to obtain a more subtle finish. The formula is also a little softer.

Ease of Use: 10/10

This powder glides onto the skin evenly and the formulation allows you to apply a subtle sheen or layer for more dramatic color. Because each individual color comes in its own square, it is also easy to apply one color at a time, making it possible to use the colors for the eyes.

Price: 9/10

For $32.50, you get 9 grams of product. In comparison, Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Bricks cost $39.00 but contain 10.3 grams of product. The math works out so that you get slightly more product for the price you pay if you purchase Clinique’s Shimmering Tones Powder.

Final Grade

96/100

Clinique Shimmering Tones Powder Box Packaging

Clinique Shimmering Tones Powder Packaging

Clinique Shimmering Tones Powder in Black Honey

Clinique Shimmering Tones Powder in Black Honey

Clinique Shimmering Tones Powder in Black Honey

Clinique Shimmering Tones Powder in Black Honey Swatches (Individual Colors)

Clinique Shimmering Tones Powder in Black Honey Swatch (Blended)

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5 Responses to Review & Swatches: Clinique Shimmering Tones Powder in “Black Honey”

  1. OMG, can I say pretty 100x? LOL! I’m a long time fan of Clinique & this one is worth buying!

  2. Lisa B. says:

    Mmm…I love Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, I want to try this too! And I’m so happy that it’s not powdery! It’s also nice that you can use thee colors individually, since the squares are big enough.

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