Clinique "Blackberry Bloom" Leaps Off Shelves

As you may have known by now, Blackberry is in. The holiday collection from Clinique features shimmering powder for cheeks (a blush) that comes in a Limited Blackberry Bloom color; Color Surge Eye Super Shimmer in Limited Edition Black Amethyst; Black Amethyst and Black Kohl pencil eyeliners; Full Potential Lips Plump and Shine in Blackberry Bloom.

The end look is beautiful, smoky eyes that’s really understated but subtly defined, a touch of subdued blush on the cheeks, and a bright fruity lip.

The Blackberry Bloom Allover Powder is sheer genius. Subtle, dramatic, blossoming and not over the top. It will go well with your basic LBD and suave neutral classics such as a navy shift or that sparkly cocktail dress.

My favorite holiday ESSENTIALS are the three mini Clinique Happy Fragrance pencils. These are solid fragrance pencils in three aromatic flavors: Original (Happy); a Hint of Citrus; and A Wealth of Flowers.

Do they last long? You bet.

My favorite chubby pencil is the Wealth of Flowers, which smells like a happy Spring day. It’s perfect to layer under clothes and I sniff it as frequently as Beyonce gets her highlights done.

The Blackberry Bloom retails at Clinique counters everywhere. The Allover Color powder is $29.50; the set of mini fragrance pencils (my fave!) is $30 (can we say “power stocking stuffer”?).

There are a lot more items in the Holiday collection including the gorgeous “Party Red Lips” Limited Edition that showcases four mini red lipsticks that come in Vintage Wine, Party Red, Angel Red Different Lipstick and Red, Red, Red.

Err…we’ve lost track of what color we’re talking about.

The mini lipstick collection retails for $25.