I think the term “universally flattering” is tossed around a little too much in magazines and beauty blogs.  I mean, these amazing shades do exist but not in the frequency that people tend to lead us to believe.  That being said, Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick is universally flattering.  It really is one of those rare shades that works on every skin tone, every complexion, and every personality to create a unique look every time.

Now Clinique has expanded the line of Almost Lipsticks to include a lot of other shades (I admit I haven’t tried) but the safest, most dependable shade is definitely still Black Honey.  I bought mine from Macy’s for around $15.