Clinique Holiday 2009: Black Tie Violets


This new holiday collection from Clinique confirms what I already suspected: purple is the color of the season.

Clinique Holiday 2009: Black Tie Violets is a collection of purples ranging from violet berries to rich plums. The colors are clear and bold while remaining sweet and girly.

clinique black tie violets

In this collection you’ll find:

Shimmering Stripes Powder Blusher ($29.50) in Tuxedo Plums. This limited edition compact features four complementary shades of plum pressed together in a beautiful striped pattern.

Colour Surge Eye Shadow Quad ($25) in Black Tie Violets. A gorgeous limited edition grouping of four shimmery eye shadows contained in a sleek, mirrored compact.

Brush-On Cream Liner ($14.50) in Violet Luxe. Another limited edition offering to create an eye popping holiday look. This creamy gel liner is fast-drying, non-smudging AND waterproof!

Different Lipstick ($14) in A Different Grape. The inspiration behind this color story, A Different Grape is a dark shade of purple with hints of pink.

Full Potential Lips Plump and Shine ($17.50) in Bloomberry (limited edition), Double Plum (limited edition) and Luscious Lilac. This multi-purpose, high-shine gloss instantly gives lips a softer, more contoured look.

High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 ($14) in Extreme Pink. This long-wearing lipstick is deeply pigmented yet won’t feather. The formula is moisturizing and protects lips from harmful UVA/UVB rays (essential even in winter months!).

Clinique Holiday 2009: Black Tie Violets is currently available online at

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  • This has got to be one of the worst promotional images for a makeup line I have ever seen! Her makeup is poorly blended and she has too much color on her cheeks, lips, and eyes! The whole look is unbalanced. What a mess.

    Michelin (Reply)
  • I agree with Michelin! Horrible pic. You know what though, I think they might have just re-used this pic from a previous promo! I have the “original” saved on my computer! haha. I want to try the collection though :)

    Jessica (Reply)

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