One of the first few brands that I was able to tinker with as a kid was Clinique. Because it was part of my mother’s and grandmother’s makeup staples. Because of this, I haven’t really been able to explore the world of Clinique makeup save for their Clinique Cheek Pops (which I love!!!). So, when I was looking for new things to try at the Sephora website because a beyond-fab-friend-whom-I-will-love-forever agreed to get me some stuff, I immediately thought that it was the best time to dip my toes into the colorful world of Clinique! I chanced upon the Clinique Whole Lotta Chubby Set which contains 5 sample sized items from their Chubby Stick line… All for S35 only! Although the items are considered as sample sizes, they don’t look like samples at all! The items included are the following:
- Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Curvy Candy 1.2g (full size contains 3g)
- Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Mightiest Maraschino 1.2g (full size contains 3g)
- Chubby Stick Baby Tint Lip Colour Balm in Poppin’ Poppy 1.2g (full size contains 3g)
- Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Bountiful Beige 1.7g (full size contains 3g)
- Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm in Amped Up Apple 3.6g (full size contains 6g)
Lip Colors: Mightiest Maraschino, Curvy Candy, Poppin’ Poppy
Mightiest Maraschino Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm stays true to its name by being the most intense chubby stick lip formula in the entire Chubby Stick line. The product has a delicate buttery texture that glides onto the lips and has the chubby stick trademark glossy finish. The shade is a cool cherry red shade and is highly pigmented. One swipe easily covers my natural lip colour.
Curvy Candy Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm is the original Chubby Stick formula. It is THE chubby stick that inspired numerous chubby lipsticks from countless of other beauty brands. It has quite a following from makeup noobs and makeup lovers alike. And I finally know why. It’s classified as a balm but it looks and acts like a very hydrating lipstick. Normally, brands release lip balms in a shade or two and more often than not, in pots. Yes, some brands like Chapstick, Lipsmacker, EOS, etc offer many flavors and shades in stick form. But Clinique was the first beauty brand to successfully elevate plain old lip balms to a whole new lipstick-lipbalm hybrid. Their huge selection of shades also helps solidify its hybrid status for me.
I love curvy candy because it’s such a perfect product for a lipstick junkies like me who has perennially dry lips. I love me my lip balms but I hate that I’m always out of color options. Having to moisturize my lips before applying an actual lipstick can also be time-consuming during times when I just need to rush out of the house. And so, this is when I proclaim my love of Clinique Chubby sticks! The shade by the way, is a warm candy pink shade, which is perfect for everyday use.
Poppin’ Poppy Chubby Stick Baby Tint Lip Colour Balm is the product of the bunch that least interested me. It’s like any other lip balm, it comes in four shades, and provides the sheerest tint of colour to the lips. This, my dears, is perfect for those friends/sisters/mothers of yours who can’t stand looking made up. Although it’s not as exciting as the original chubby sticks, these are terrific for moisturizing the lips. It actually remind me of my holy grail lip treatment product, Dior Lipglow. I might just have found a more economic alternative to my HG product. I’ll have to try the pink shade before I can confirm this claim.
Maraschino Cherry, Curvy Candy, Poppin’ Poppy
Bountiful Beige Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes
This is a gorgeous champagne colored eyeshadow stick. I can’t say for sure if it’s the best formula around because this is my first eyeshadow stick. But it’s very useful and easy to use. It’s perfect for those who can’t apply eyeshadow to save their life because you just literally have to roll it onto the eyelids and blend it with a ring finger. Finish it off with a liner, and voilà!
Amped Up Apple Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm
I have bronzer and highlighter sticks but this is my first blush stick as well. I have to say, I absolutely L O V E it! It’s more emollient than creamy and it applies so easily onto the cheeks with a soft powder finish. It also sheer but not annoyingly sheer which is perfect because it allows you to control how much product you want to apply. It’s hard to overdo application of this product but like I said, the color translates seemlessly into the skin. Amped Up Apple is a muted brownish pink shade. I think it’s a very neutral color and it creates that stunning glowing-from-within look that I love! It lasts around 4-5 hours on my cheeks.
My only concern about this product is that it only comes in 4 shades. I hope they create more shades to cater to more women of different skin tones.
Amp’d Up Apple, Bountiful Beige
WOW, Clinique! I bought this with the intention of trying out a variety of Clinique products in one go but I’m not writing this as a Clinique convert-fan-for-life! The common denominator among the chubby stick line (aside from excellent quality) is that it delivers CONVENIENCE. I absolutely find makeup application therapeutic but there are days when I would honestly rather have more minutes of sleep than transform my face into its usual form. I was able to create an entire look with all of these products from this set plus concealer, eyebrow pencil and mascara. Tinkering with these lovely products was a breath of fresh air. I didn’t need to think so hard to blend eyeshadow after eyeshadow, match it with a lipstick, etc, etc. Thank you, Clinique for creating this line of products for those who need more sleep and still look spankin’ wherever they go. Love you!!!
wearing everything except marsachino cherry.. #cliniqueFOTD