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This iconic, universally flattering Clinique lipstick sells out fast — grab it while it's a rare 20% off

It's been a staple since the 1980s thanks to its moisturizing formula and chameleon-like hue.

Plenty of goodies can claim beauty icon status — but none are quite as beloved as Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey. Since the hyper-moisturizing lipstick first hit the market in 1989, beauty lovers of all ages have been swooping up the universally flattering hue — so much so that it sells out all the time. However, not only is the viral hit in stock right now, you can snatch it up from Amazon for 20% off.

Don't be fooled by the unassuming tube: This is among the most-loved lipsticks of all time.

$20 at Amazon

Clinique Almost Lipstick is definitely on the pricier side — so when we heard that it's marked down, our ears perked up. It's also constantly selling out at every retailer, even when it's not on rare sale. Right now, Amazon has it in stock and on sale. So, yeah, this is a pretty big deal. Don't wait too long: 20,000-plus shoppers have grabbed it in the past month!

While the feel of this lipstick is great (more on that later), it's the color that makes it shine — literally. Black Honey is a deep berry shade that suits, well, everyone. No matter your skin tone, eye color, hair color or age, you can't go wrong, which is why it sells out over and over again.

Even though the shade looks like something Wednesday Addams might wear, the rich hue goes on sheer. Blue, red and yellow pigments mix into a creamy base that melts into lips, playing up their natural color. Think of it like watercolors but for makeup.

One coat adds a little oomph to your natural lip color, or you can swipe on a few coats if you're looking for a richer berry tint. It's this makeup magic that made Black Honey so popular in the first place.

When it comes to texture, Almost Lipstick is exactly that — an "almost" lipstick. The emollient-rich formula feels more like a nourishing lip balm. It's moist, glossy without being too glossy, and light enough to feel like you're not wearing anything.

Three models of different skin tones wearing Clinique Black Honey.
See what we mean? The shade is absolutely gorgeous on everyone. (Amazon)

Amazon shoppers agree with Black Honey's beauty icon status. It's amassed an impressive 3,400-plus five-star reviews.

"The color just seems to accent my lips in a positive way, with just the right amount of color," said one fan. "I do add some clear lip gloss overtop of it, because I like a bit more shine, but that's a personal preference. It looks very dark in the tube, but it is not that way on my lips. I'm pretty amazed, quite honestly. It truly is as advertised. I will buy it again without hesitation."

"I've never spent $20-plus on just lipstick ever but I took the plunge and it doesn't disappoint," wrote a Black Honey-loving convert. "It's sexy! I can't describe it, but it's a gorgeous color. It glides on smoothly and stays on for many hours. Just buy it, you won't be sorry."

"I was skeptical when this lipstick went viral — but I ordered it anyway after thinking about it for months," said a third fan. "I am so happy I purchased this. It's subtle enough that I can wear it to work without feeling overdone, but still feel like I have a darker, moodier color on."

Not fully convinced? Check out this final five-star review: "I am a 60-year-old woman with a light complexion, so when a much younger friend recommended this product to me I was a bit concerned, especially after seeing how dark the color looked. However, her knowledge of Clinique’s products convinced me to give this product a try and I’m so glad I did! This is my new 'go-to' lip color when I'm looking for something light to wear on my lips."

While shoppers cannot stop raving about the chameleon-like color, reviewers do note that you need to be careful in the summer. "It doesn't do well with heat," explains this customer. "If you wear it at the beach or an outdoor summer wedding it does that 'gather at the corner and edges of your mouth' thing."

Some shoppers also said they were looking for a lip color that's more pigmented. "Unfortunately the results were too light for me," explained one of the reviewers — but they do have a fix! "I still use it and put a deeper color over it."

Black Honey is so forgiving that you don't even need a mirror to apply it. No mess, no stress!

$20 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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