Yesterday I received a little pakkie from Clinique containing a bunch of their new award-winning Chubby Sticks (R195 each):
Naturally, I wasted no time in getting swatchy:
In a nut shell, Chubby Sticks are tinted lip balms in cutesy pencil-like packaging, the kind of thing you whip out of your bag and all your girlfriends immediately skree ‘ag cuuute man!’
I like how they go on nice and sheer, leaving just a hint of a hint of colour on your lips. This means that even the darkest shade, Richer Raisin, is ridiculously easy to wear. My favourite colour, however, is Chunky Cherry. It’s a maraschino red that leaves your lips looking as though they’ve been stained by a lollipop. Check it out:
In regards to hydration, they’re made with moisturising mango and Shea butter. I like how they feel nice and light on your lips in a way that reminds me a bit of MAC’s Tinted Lip Conditioners. Still, if you’ve got very chapped lips in need of serious looking after, I’d probably first point you in the direction of something a little more intensive. Applying any of these to flaky-looking lips will only draw more attention to the issue.
Scent/flavour-wise, they actually don’t have any. To me, it’s a bit of a shame, really, as I’m a sucker for sweet smelling lip goodies. Still, I know countless other people absolutely HATE that, so if you’re one of them this will be a bit of a drawcard for you.
In all, if you’re looking for a gorgeously packaged lip balm that offers a subtle hint of a tint, Clinique Chubby Stick’s a good bet.