Makeup is not really my thing. Up until a few years ago, I went through spurts of buying a variety of makeup but my interest was always short-lived. I don’t like the time it takes and I don’t know how to appropriately apply it (especially eye makeup). When I started working from home a few years ago, my interest in wearing makeup declined even more – these days if I put on powder and mascara, it’s a big deal. All this being said, there is one standard I’ve carried in my purse since college – Clinique’s Black Honey Almost Lipstick.

Lipstick is probably my least favorite makeup item because I don’t like the feel of it – it dries out my lips, and I continually look in the mirror to make sure it hasn’t spread outside my lips, giving me clown mouth. I’ve come to the conclusion it’s not worth all the stress. But Clinique’s Black Honey Almost Lipstick feels light and moisturizing and when applied lightly, gives just a hint of color. There are times when people will ask, “Is that your natural lip color?” “Why yes, yes it is,” I respond. Ok, I don’t really say that, but I’ve thought about it. The Clinique website says it’s “transparent pigment merges with the unique, natural tone of your lips to create something yours alone.”

What makeup have you been wearing forever?