Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Review | Clinique Chubby Stick Intense

I finally got my hands on a Clinique Chubby Stick Intense last month, when I was supposed to be shopping for a birthday present instead. Makes sense, right?

(Wearing as a stain)

So, this is a moisturizing lip colour balm, like the original Chubby Stick, only much more pigmented. After a long deliberation, I got the shade Roomiest Rose, a dark berry rose which is more vibrant than it shows on Clinique's website. One layer is enough to provide a nice colour pay-off, though it's possible to build it up, resulting in a more opaque and shiny finish.
Obviously that, being a balm, it doesn't last all day — up to three or four hours — so it's essential to carry it around. Having the same crayon-like packaging and moisturizing properties, it continues to be very practical and can be applied on the go. But, since it has a higher coverage, you should check in the mirror just to make sure it's in place — especially if you're not great at applying lipstick.
The formula with shea butter, jojoba seed butter and mango seed butter remains very nourishing and comfortable to wear. I'm desperately trying to preserve the pointy tip on this one, because I think it really helps with this kind of (more) pigmented lip products. We'll see how that goes. Meanwhile, I need to get more shades, starting with Mightiest Marachino. And Grandest Grape.
I'd say this is ideal for someone who might be scared of super opaque and bold matte lipsticks, but wants to wear a bit of colour on the lips.
I'm just hoping to see the colour range grow — I'd love to get a perfect peach that's not too orange, nor too pink.

No comments:

Post a Comment