Clinique Is Revamping All Its Classics — & They're Better Than Ever

If you were lucky, Clinique was one of your first grown-up beauty discoveries, whether you used your babysitting money on the cult-classic Black Honey lipstick or got your hands on a parent or sibling's extra gift with purchase. (Who remembers those tiny bottles of Dramatically Different?!) For many, there came an age — right around our tween years — when the brand's pretty pastel packaging and bevy of gentle, pared-down skin-care products became simply irresistible. The fact that the brand was heavily featured in Legally Blonde probably didn't hurt either.
This month, Clinique is revamping some of its classic favorites you grew up loving, from that famous lipstick shade to its Happy perfume, and it's making things a little safer in the process. While the brand remains allergy-tested and fragrance-free, now every single product offered is paraben- and phthalate-free as well. The brand's tagline is now "No parabens. No phthalates. No fragrance. Just happy skin." Click ahead for more.
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Clinique put a new spin on its iconic Dramatically Different lotion, which comes in a color best described as "Clinique yellow," by turning it into a hydrating jelly, which is the first clear moisturizer from the brand. It promises to hydrate, strengthen, protect and make your skin 87% less vulnerable to skin-damaging pollution, all thanks to an oil-free water-jelly that leaves no residue.

But fret not, classic and gel Dramatically Different lovers — this is an addition, not a replacement!

Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly, $5-28, available at
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Black Honey lipstick has long been known as one of those magical, universally-flattering products. Its intimidating dark brown shade tends to look different — but always good — on just about everyone, and now those results have made it into an eyeshadow palette.

The eight long-wearing and fade-resistant shades range from deep purple to shimmery caramel, and are all packed into a mirror compact with a dual-ended sponge applicator inside.

Clinique Best of Black Honey All About Shadow Palette, $37, available exclusively at
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Clinique took the spirit of its famous citrus perfume, Happy, and turned it into six new fragrances, all inspired by joy. In order to figure out exactly what kind of scents to incorporate into each of these fragrances, the brand asked millions of consumers across 10 markets which scents evoke an emotion of happiness. The winners? Blue Sky Neroli, which is inspired by that lovely "after the rain" smell, and Lily of the Beach, which is meant to remind people of the ocean.

Clinique My Happy, $22 each, available at
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Available September 1, Clinique's makeover of its classic Different Lipsticks have the lippies gaining a new shape that helps fill in the lips, plus a nourishing core packed with peptides and lip-smoothing actives. Available in 30 shades, there will be an additional 20 shades available exclusively on in both cream and shimmer finishes. What's more, the lipsticks deliver long-lasting color for up to eight hours.

Clinique Dramatically Different Lipstick, $19.50 each, available September 1 at Clinique counters and

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