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Black Honey has been a staple for decades but is having a resurgence in popularity thanks to TikTok. It’s sheer, moisturizing, natural-looking, and flattering on a variety of skin tones. So of course, lipstick fanatics have been going nuts for the product, leading to it being sold out many times. Luckily, with great popularity comes great dupes.
We did our homework and found the best Clinique Black Honey dupes, from tinted lip balms to super hydrating lipsticks starting at just $4.99. Whether you’re looking for an option for when the OG is sold out or simply a more affordable lippy, we found something for everyone. You’ll be sporting that perfect pout in no time.
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Our Fave Clinique Black Honey Dupes
1. Nivea Blackberry Lip Care
This tinted lip balm ($3.39, RiteAid) is made with a mixture of shea butter, jojoba oil, and avocado oil for maximum hydration. It’s even scented and flavored like a blackberry to match the tint. Plus, you can earn $2 in RIteAid BonusCash on his item.
“This product really feels great on my lips and helps moisturize” — Amazon reviewer.
2. Wet n Wild Perfect Pout Lip Color in 99% Chance Of Wine
In terms of price, there’s no better option than this lip color ($4.29, Wet n Wild). It’s made with multiple oils, including sunflower seed oil and macadamia nut oil, for that smooth finish we love about the Clinique OG. With an overall rating of 4.6 stars for a less than $5 product, it’s the best budget option. We’ve seen it go on sale for just $4 or $0.99, but that was before this started running low on inventory. Still, keep an eye out for discounts. For the best price and inventory, check the Wet n Wild site over Amazon.
“I love the color, and it feels nice.” — CVS reviewer.
3. Covergirl Clean Fresh Lip Tint in Bliss You Berry
For that buildable color we love, consider this tinted lip balm ($4.99, Target). It’s also got the beloved skincare ingredient hyaluronic acid to bring some serious moisture. We recommend the shade Bliss You Berry, but folks with more fair complexions might want to try Cherry-ish You. Since this product went viral, it often sells out in Bliss You Berry, but don’t worry. They restock shades fairly often.
“It’s my favorite lip balm that I own and I will gladly purchase another when I run out of my current one!” — Target reviewer.
4. Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Daisy
The iconic lip balm brand has done it again with this sheer lippie ($4.99, Burt’s Bees). The product boasts 8-hour moisture with ingredients like shea butter and botanical waxes. We recommend buying directly from the Burt’s Bees site, but you can also get it at Ulta for $0.50 more, though they only carry four shades instead of eight. No matter where you shop, these babies sell out fast, so be sure to sign up for email notifications about restocks.
“This has got to be the best tinted lip product I’ve ever purchased. It leaves your lips moisturized all day long.” — Burt’s Bees reviewer.
5. Pacifica Color Quench Tinted Lip Balm in Sugared Fig
If you’re all about clean, vegan beauty, consider this tinted lip balm ($5, Amazon). It even comes in a 100% recyclable tube. For the best deal, sign up for Subscribe & Save and get 15% off on your first order.
“it smells nice, it’s smooth, and it adds just a perfect tint.” — Amazon reviewer.
6. e.l.f. Hydrating Core Lip Shine in Ecstatic
For a 2-in-1 lipstick and lip balm, check out this product ($7, Ulta). And if you’re all about the aesthetic, it has a core of vitamin E-rich moisturizer that’s shaped like a heart. The coverage is sheer but still buildable. If you’re an Ultamate Rewards member, you can earn points on this purchase.
“It’s such a close dupe for the Clinique black honey almost lipstick.” — Ulta reviewer.
7. L’Oreal Paris Glow Paradise Balm-in-Lipstick in Ecstatic Mullberry
Looking for a more natural look? How about this balm/lipstick combo ($7.99, Target). This sheer, moisturizing lippie is made with pomegranate extract for a nourishing shine. Use your Target RedCard to save an extra 5%.
“It smells like berries too which is lovely.” — Target reviewer.
8. Colourpop Blotted Lip in Doheny Dr.
This lippie ($8, Colourpop) promises a buttery application despite its matte finish. Makes sense given it’s formulated with all sorts of butters — argan butter, cocoa butter, shea butter, and superfruit butter.
“It’s very long-lasting and you can’t even feel it on your lips.” — Colourpop reviewer.
9. Honest Beauty Tinted Lip Balm in Plum Drop
If you subscribe and save, you can save up to 15% each time you order this lip balm ($8.99, Amazon). It’s also part of another deal where you can save 5% when you buy four. It’s currently sold out due to high demand, but it restocks frequently.
“It’s a very natural-looking color and it keeps your lips moisturized but not glossy.” — Amazon reviewer.
10. Ulta Beauty Gloss Stick in Buggin
This lip product ($10, Ulta) plays on the ’90s vibe of the Clinique classic but with a twist. It’s not just a lip product but also a blush stick. It has a lightweight feel with medium coverage for color that still looks natural. For a limited time, you can get a free 10-piece gift with a $19.50 purchase of select Ulta Beauty Collection, including this lippie. You can also get a free T-shirt with qualifying purchases while supplies last.
“This goes on smooth and creamy and I love the color.” — Ulta reviewer.
11. Undone Beauty Light on Lip Reflecting, Amplifying Lipstick in Berry Glow
Our personal favorite Clinique Black Honey alternative is this sheer lipstick ($10, Amazon). The color is incredibly similar, as is the buildable coverage. The formula includes the proven moisturizing ingredients aloe vera and coconut oil. And for less than half the price of the OG? Amazing.
“It is inexpensive, but does not hold back on color or lip care.” — Amazon reviewer.
12. INC.redible Jammy Lips in Slow Jamz
For a little bit more coverage, you might want to consider this lip tint ($12, Sephora). It has a medium coverage with a lacquer-like shine, making it a lip tint that feels almost like a lip gloss.
“It has a beautiful wash of color and is very flattering.” — Sephora reviewer.
13. Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Richer Raisin
Yes, Clinique has another lip product that shares a shade almost identical to Black Honey. Reviewers like that this lip balm ($17.99, Amazon) is ultra-moisturizing and not too sticky. The price fluctuates a lot on Amazon, so if it’s more than $21 on Amazon, consider shopping at Ulta instead for the promos that Ulta often offers and loyalty points.
“the richer raisin chubby stick looks very much like the almost lipstick in black honey, but the chubby stick goes much further.” — Amazon reviewer.
14. Glossier Ultra Lip in Ember
While this option ($18, Glossier) is a little pricier, it makes sense when you consider it has a 4.4-star rating across over 1,000 reviews. It’s a high-shine lip balm that promises improved softness through a blend of multiple seed oils and their proprietary “4HA” hyaluronic acid. It’s sheer but also has good buildability so you can get just the right color.
“This is just the right amount of color and moisture.” — Glossier reviewer.