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August 06, 2011

Clinique & Drink Culture Presents Honeylicious Seductions [Event & Photos]


Last Friday, a few of us were invited by Clinique to celebrate the launch of the new, limited edition makeup collection, The New Black.   I shall share with you what happened at the event, the highlight includes a makeup demonstration and explanation of the products from the collection.

For full information about the Clinique The New Black collection, CLICK HERE.

The event started off with Clinique Brand Manager telling her about the inspiration behind the collection, and followed by a dance performance (and guests are welcome to pick up a few dance steps later at the event!).

After the dance, Elle Singapore's Makeup Artist of the Year 2009, Larry Yeo showed us two looks he created for the collection.  He demonstrated how the black honey palette can easily transformed a fresh day-time face into a sultry evening look with his two exclusive looks:

1. Black Honey Princess

This flawless look plays with light browns and bronzes to add a sparkle to your eyes and a glow to your cheeks.


  • Derma White Bright-C Liquid Makeup SPF38
  • Superbalanced Powder Makeup SPF15



  • All About Eyes Concealer



  • Airbrush Concealer as base
  • Black Honey Color Surge Eyeshadow Quad
  • Lash Powder Mascara in Black Oynx



  • Black Honey Gradient Powder Blusher



  • Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Color Balm in Whole Lotta Honey
  • Superbalm Moisturising Lip Gloss in Black Honey


2. Black Honey Dark Angel

A twist on the classic smokey eyes - this ethereal look will sculpt your face and bring a glint of mystery into your eyes.


  • Derma White Bright-C Liquid Makeup SPF38
  • Superbalanced Powder Makeup SPF15



  • All About Eyes Concealer



  • Airbrush Concealer as base
  • Black Honey Color Surge Eyeshadow Quad
  • Black Honey Gradient Powder Blusher at the edges of the eye shadows to bring the look together
  • Lash Powder Mascara in Black Oynx
  • Brush on cream liner in True Black (upper lash line)
  • Cream Shaper for Eyes in Egyptian, blackened green with gold pearl (Lower Lashline)



  • Black Honey Gradient Powder Blusher (for sculpting)



  • Long Last Lipstick in Pink Chocolate
  • Superbalm Moisturising Lip Gloss in Black Honey


The completed look:

I have tried out the two looks yesterday, but I am not completely happy with the pictures, so I will post my Black Honey LOTDs at a later time.

Larry also carried out mini makeovers on Iris (Rouge Deluxe) and Joey (Joey's Space), while I just dabbed on the black honey balm on my lips.

In this picture all three of us had the same Black Honey balm on, but see how different and flattering it turned out on our lips :)

And took this picture of Larry trying out the products on Dawn Yang,

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Clinique has also teamed up with Ethan Leslie Leong (master mixologist at Drink Culture) to create two limited edition drinks:  Honeylicious and Seductions.These drinks are inspired by Clinique's unique Black Honey hue, an iconic berry shade that appears different on everyone, yet flattering on all - these drinks were concocted to showcase the versatility of Black Honey.

The two customised limited edition drinks will be available at Drinks Culture from now til 5 October 2011.

Drinks Culture is located at 50/51 Kreta Ayer Street, Singapore.

I had the Seductions cocktail, which has a lifting lavender fragrance, and it contains honey at the very last drops.  Very refreshing, fragrant, and not too strong.

It contains vodka, Parfait d'Armour, combined with ice.  Shaken and strained into a martini glass, and the honey is drizzled around the inside edge of the glass, where it settled into the bottom of the glass.

I like especially how feminine and stylish the drink looks.


The other drink, which Joey had, is the Honeylicious - a tantalising mocktail that boasts a delicate balance of refreshing sweetness that will leave you feeling brand new.  It consists of two crushed black grapes, mixed with lemon juice and simple syrup.

** ok, in this picture, the framed poster shows the Seductions cocktail information, while the glass of drink itself is the Honeylicious.

It's my second visit to Drinks Culture, and honestly, I quite like it better in the daytime.  :)  It's so white, relaxing, cosy too.  I think it's a great place to spend a quiet afternoon til evening.



My next Clinique entry will be product photos,  swatches and the two LOTDs.



Special thanks to Clinique and the organisers for taking care of us, and having us at the event.


posted by

Two things:

1. OMG BLACK HONEY I LOVE. Seriously I am on this collection like glue, I love both Black Honey lippies and the idea of blush and eyeshadow to go with is just too much to resist.

2. Those drinks, and that bar, look amazing.


@ jennifer - yea, that's a pretty cool place to be at! :)

and there is a duo ended lip product, which the clinique in SG is not bringing in.. I am sure you will have it there in the US or EU though. I wanted the lipstick when it was released at very limited places at the start of the year, and it was OOS in hours... sigh.

posted by

ive always loved clinique's black honey!! :) great post! and i would've loved to try that mocktail... cos i dont drink alcohol hehe


i seriously love how the balm turned out different on the three of you! the eyeshadow palette also looks worth getting.

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