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Clinique’s chubby sticks have been on my wish list for a long time. Hints to friends and family hadn’t worked so when I heard you could get one free with Glamour, I went in search of the magazine. I was very keen to try out these, particularly as I have read so many positive reviews online about Chubby Sticks. The one that I will be reviewing today is the 'Super Strawberry' shade.
These crayons promise to relieve dry, cracked lips and to provide moisture as well as a slight sheen. According to Clinique, they contain comforting oils and butters to relieve dry, cracked lips and Vitamin E to prevent further damage and to provide defence against environmental damage.
The chubby stick itself has a chunky crayon style applicator with a thick applicator. To use this, you can just twist the tube to reveal more or less of the crayon, depending on what you need. You then just apply this to your lips as needed.
While it's never advisable to eat lip glosses and balms, I do like glosses and balms to smell and 'taste' quite nice. Oddly, this one just has a slightly synthetic almost playdoh smell and similarly, there isn't really any taste to this if I lick my lips after applying this.
The gloss goes on easily and doesn't drag at all across my lips. It seems to melt onto my lips and leaves behind a slight texture that reminds me of some of the thicker balms that I have in my collection. Colourwise, this seems to leave a slight red tint on my lips rather than being a full on red shade. I do feel that the shade is quite flattering though and would suit most people. The colour on my lips is a quite matt shade and not the gloss that I was initially expecting it to be.
After wanting to try these for over a year and it had been my plan to buy one as soon as I had used up the glosses that I had, I jumped at the chance when I could get one for the cost of a magazine. I have to admit though that I was very disappointed when I tried these for myself.
I did find that these seemed to dry out my lips slightly after I used them rather than the softening effects that I had hoped for. After hearing so many good reviews about the Chubby Sticks, I had convinced myself that they were amazing and instead I was slightly disappointed with the effects of these sticks. There is a hint of colour and it does leave my lips looking and feeling nice, but I have used tinted balms that are a lot cheaper to buy with similar or better results.
Considering the high cost of these balms normally, I feel I can't really recommend them and I'm now glad that I didn't spend £17.00 on one.
While I was on Boots, I passed by the Clinique counter and I saw Clinique Chubby Sticks Lip Balm.
Clinique Chubby Lip Balm looks exactly like a chunky crayon. The colour of the pencil matches the colour of the content. The name of the brand was written in silver, the cap was made of clear plastic and on the bottom of the Crayon there is a silver colour which I discovered later that it has a purpose. The design is simple but elegant and it’s easy to fit into the smallest hand bag.
=== My experience ===
Clinique chubby Sticks Lip balm has super-nourishing ingredients such as mango and shea butter which helped in healing and moisturising dry lips leaving them extra soft. I thought from the name super strawberry that it might smell of fresh strawberries; in that respect I was quite disappointed as it only smelled of wax! When I applied it, my lips felt very smooth and velvety which left me very impressed. It left a nice little shine with a beautiful subtle colour though what I must say that the colour of it wasn’t as intense as I expected it and that certainly was the case when applying it. If you want it a bit more intense you could add an additional layer of the lip balm. Unlike some lip balms or lipsticks, it provides a nice glossy finish without any stickiness whatsoever; it won’t crack like lipstick or dry your lips. I liked the final result, I was after smooth moisturised lips with a hint of colour and I got what I was looking for. It left a semi-gloss finish and dried quickly which no more embarrassing marks on mug or cups.
The downside of this one is the longevity. Unfortunately it won’t last for more than a couple of hours and it will fade even faster when eating or drinking so you need to keep the lip balm stick in your hand bag in case you need to reapply.
On the positive side it’s not gloopy or messy and it doesn’t need sharpening when you need more just twist the silver bit at the bottom of the crayon to reveal more of the product.
=== Available shades ===
I discovered that they have the full range of colour on Boots store while you can’t online you can’t find all of them.
The full range is:
Richer Rasin, whole lotta honey, fuller fig, mega melon, chunky cherry, whooping watermelon, super strawberry, graped up, heaping hazelnut, bountiful blush, two ton tomato, oversized orange, mighty mimosa, curvy candy, pudgy peony, plumped up pink, plushest Patel, supreme sorbet and finally jumbo jasmine.
It is available on Boots, superdrug and many other department stores. It is also available online and from Clinique own website. It cost £17.
I don’t think I’m going to buy it again, even though it served its purpose in terms of moisturising and colouring but I can’t imagine paying £17 for it again
There are now an array copies of this product made by other brands but the Clinique Chubby Stick is the original. At £17 they're on pricier than high street alternatives, but cheaper than the premium brands.
The Chubby Stick looks a bit like a crayon. The product is really smooth and ultra moisturising without being overly glossy. I have a lip balm addiction, and I often find lipsticks feel drying, but I don't get this with the Chubby Stick.
Available in lots of different colours, there are two types of chubby stick to choose from. There is the sheer, which just gives a hint of colour and is great for daytime, and the intense which is full on colour for when you want to make more of a statement. I like both types depending on my mood. One of my favourites is Heftiest Hibiscus, which is one of the Intense colours - a bright tomato red. You can apply a little for a subtle hint of colour in the day, or you can go for an all out bold red lip. The first time I wore this I resisted the urge to re-apply for as long as possible and it lasted perfectly for about 6 hours before the colour started to wear. I think that's pretty good for moisturising red lip!
Applying the Chubby Stick is so unbelievably easy. You just slick it straight on, rub your lips togethers and voila. Because the bullet looks quite wide you at first think that it could go everywhere, but really it doesn't. For the sheer ones you can easily apply without a mirror.
These have fast become my favourite lip product. I am now amassing quite a collection of different colours. It's like a really good lip balm in lipstick colours.
The chubby stick is available to buy in many different shades - the one I have is in the shade Chunky Cherry. This product is currently on the market for £17.00. I got this lip colour as part of a gift set I bought from Ebay as I was looking to buy the Clinique blush in Iced Lotus and it was actually cheaper to buy a gift set with Clinique minis in and it was local so I could pick it up. I was a bit unsure on the lip colour as it seemed too bold and bright for my liking but I added it to the rest of my collection of lip sticks and lip balms. As I thought when I tried the colour it went on a bit brighter than it actually looked but the consistency was so smooth and moisturising, I only applied this once to the bottom lip and the top and it gave full coverage and a bit of a glossy look. I'm really not keen on the brighter sticks and wouldn't op for one in the future however I would purchase another of these if I could find it cheaper on eBay and a colour that I prefer and Clinique do have a good selection of colours in the chubby stick.
I have seen chubby sticks almost everywhere, from youtube channels and blogs to just walking down the street. However I first noticed clinique's chubby stick from the advert that had bright coloured blocks of jelly flying about that advert was very memorable and stuck in my head, it was the cubes of jelly that got me (I think it's safe to say I'm easily pleased); somehow I knew that this might be a special product.
What does the product do?
Clinique's chubby stick is supposed to leave your lips feeling moisturised and give them a bit of a tint. They come in a variety of different colours heaping hazelnut to chunky cherry (which is my personal favourite).
My personal opinion
I've tried many different brands of chubby sticks and have to say that clinique was my favourite. I think it was first the variety of colours to choose from and the fact it left my lips feeling nourished unlike other chubby sticks that left my lips feeling chapped and dry after use.
The only con with this product is the price, it is slightly pricey reatiling for around £17.00 however this is expected with such a high end product.
Altogether I love this product and would highly recommend people to try it out!
The Clinique chubby stick fascinated me when I first saw it on television. The advert came on quite a few times before I decided to go out and purchase one myself. The woman at the local Clinique counter in my boots store is always chatting to me as I have bought a few products from there before so she knows me on first name basis now. I told her that I wanted to try out the chubby stick but I would like her to help me pick a shade first and try it on my lips before I decided to buy it.
The reason for this is my lips are quite dark, in fact most people ask if I already have some kind of lip colouring on my lips because of this. Some people would love to have my lips due to the colouring, but to me... it is a nightmare. I have had to for years put a lighter colour on my lips before putting on any lip colour to cancel it out.
Due to the chubby sticks been quite fairly bold colours, I thought just having the lady try them on my lips might even work as they was bold enough to cover my own lip colour.
The colour the lady tried on my lips was: 'Two ton tomato' originally and then she said she would try another colour on my lips and decide from there which I preferred. The second was ''Pudgy Peony'.
Both colours were very different, in fact 'two ton tomato' is a bright red/orange where as the 'pudgy peony' is a bold pink. I loved them both equally, despite the fact they were so different... so yes I purchased both.
The texture of the chubby stick really surprised me, I have never had such soft lips from using a lip colour, but then I was reminded by the Clinique lady that of course it is a lip colour balm, so it has the same benefits as a lip balm as it is just a lip balm but with colour. This will be perfect for the winter months, as my lips get very chapped when its cold so it means I can use colour in the winter without having to go without due to my lips been so cracked to wear lipstick.
Well the chubby sticks packaging attracted me the most with this particular lip colour product, as it looks like a chubby pencil.
To use the lip balm, you have to remove the lid and then swivel the bottom of the lip balm to the amount you need and then swivel it back so it goes back into the stick.
You do not need a sharpener for this product, despite its pencil like appearance.
The lip balm costs £17, which is fairly normal for a high-end beauty brand product. Also, due to it appearing like a lipstick but having the benefits of a lip balm I would expect this kind of price, as most high end beauty stores sell lipstick around £20-£25. Sometimes even more and this is without the added benefit of having moisturizing properties as good as this chubby stick.
Appearance of lip colour
The chubby stick colour looks amazing on the lips. When the lady was applying the moisturizing chubby stick to my lips I was thinking that it would possibly be too moisturizing to even be such a solid colour on my lips, as you tend to find the matte lip colours are the most bold and solid colours than something that feels so moisturizing. However, I was very surprised that the colour stood out just the same as a lipstick but as I previously stated the benefits of a lip balm too.
The chubby stick is available in 16 shades. This is quite reasonable amount or a lip colour product, as you tend to be able to find the right shade for you with a good selection of shades. Especially in this circumstance as they have offered a good range of colours that are all unique and aim to please everyone.
How often do I need to re apply?
Ah now down to the nitty gritty, ok now as you probably would guess, this chubby stick needs to be applied quite often with it been so moisturizing, anyone who owns various lipsticks in different textures will know that the matte lipsticks tend to stay on much longer than a lip-gloss or a moisturizing lipstick as the moisturizing lipstick slides off much easier. However, it doesn't come off a ridiculous amount, where you will have to apply it every minute of every day. I tend to apply it maybe every 2 hours but I am a perfectionist so this may be a bit excessive to some. It definitely will need applying again after drinks and food but this didn't come as a surprise to me and I don't mind this as I would prefer something this moisturizing that comes off more often than something drying that doesn't, with having such dry lips anyway.
Great product. I will give it 4/5 just for the staying power reasons, however, everything else is great. I love the feel, look and packaging of the chubby stick. Well done Clinique!
I first came across the Chubby Stick when I was buying their foundation and concealer and I got one of those fab goodie bags that Clinique offer from time to time - the chubby stick was in there in a subtle shad of pink.
I am not a lipstick fan, but I tried the freebie and now own three shades! It moisturises your lips beautifully and it has great staying power - you don't have to reapply too often which for me is a massive plus as I do not have much opportunity during a busy working day. The texture is smooth and it does not feel too waxy or heavy like some other lipsticks can be. I have also found that the chubby stick is good value for money - I haven't had to replace one yet.
The chubby stick design is quite striking which sets it apart from its competitors. Rather than a conventional lipstick, it rather more like using a child's chunky crayon to apply colour. Initially I was quite skeptical that this design would aid smooth application, but it is actually very easy. Given its slightly larger size and circular shape, I find it rather easy to find in my hand bag, though this is probably just a happy coincidence!
When looking at the price, it's easy to jump to the conclusion that it's a bit pricey, "£17 for a lip balm?!". My chubby stick was given to me as a gift from my step mum, as she knows I am completely in love with the Clinique brand. I got to enjoy the chubby stick without worry about it's price, but I can say with all honesty that it is worth every penny, and that I would be happy to make the purchase myself in future.
The colour of my Chubby Stick is 06 Woppin' Watermelon a beautiful bright pink that is not too intense for day-time wear. The colour can be made more intense with further applications, however I prefer to run the Chubby Stick round once in the day, for a more professional look. Chubby Stick is also perfect for the evening - I have given up using any of my other lipsticks!
The application is flawless and simple. It gives the effect of lipstick, but with the shimmer that lip balms create. What is brilliant about the chubby stick is that it applies like a lip balm, which is so much easier and takes less concentration than applying a lipstick.
The size of the chubby stick means that you will definitely get your moneys worth from the product. Mine was given to me over six months ago and there is still so much more of the chubby stick to go until it is finished!
The product claims that it is a moisturizing product, however, this should not be misinterpreted as a product to use on dry chapped lips. It simply means that when applying the lip balm, the user will feel the slight moisture within the product, however this is not intense enough to get rid of chapped lips on its own.
When I recently went to Paris I succumbed to the duty free at Leeds Bradford airport and landed up buying one of these Clinique chubby sticks. While my travelling companions went for subtle corals and pinks I went for one of the intense shades, which worked out at about 20p more expensive for a more intense shade, in grandest grape which is a deepish purple shade.
It comes in quite a nice looking cardboard box but as I threw that away pretty quickly it's the lipstick that matters. The first thing you notice is the fact that it doesn't look like a traditional lipstick. Instead it is more like a thick crayon with a rounded off point (which makes application really easy). There is also a twist up base so when your crayon starts to run down you can just screw it up and release more lipstick.
Admittedly I haven't had this for that long so the point is still in place but I find it really easy to apply this lipstick (I even managed it at the airport with just my hand mirror). The crayon like design makes it really easy to apply and I imagine if the point does wear off a lip brush will work just as well. Because of the texture of the chubby stick (it is something between a lip balm and a lipstick) it applies really smoothly to your lips and actually seems to glide on which is a lovely sensation and it is really easy to get a nice even coverage.
According to the Clinique website "Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm delivers full coverage in 8 rich bold shades. Lips are immediately moisturized and left with a soft glossy finish in a bright intense colour." and I have to say this is one of those products that really lives up to its claims.
What I love about my chubby stick is how hydrating it feels. Because of the lip balm style texture it is really hydrating on my lips and feels just like you are wearing a lip balm rather than a lipstick which is great. However, unlike a lip balm or a lip gloss this product is actually quite long lasting and gives you the coverage of a lip stick but without that cloggy feeling you sometimes find with conventional lipsticks. In fact it feels really luxurious and pampering on which makes for a nice treat.
Because I bought from the intense range I was expecting great things from this lip colour and I wasn't disappointed as the colour is really vibrant and looks great on my lips (perfect for working the power lip as my lovely friend Zoe puts it). It also lasts well, especially given how moisturising it is, as I find I can go a couple of hours before needing to reapply and for a bold colour I find that really good. And while I can't do this with my one (grape only really works on lips!) my friend uses her pink shade as a blusher as well and it looks great when she does that.
This range comes in two varieties the subtler original (which provides more of a colour wash to your lips) and the intense range which could pass for a bold lipstick with ease. It also comes in a variety of colours so there really is something for everyone.
The original chubby stick
* Richer Raisin
* Bountiful Blush
* Curvy Candy
* Pudgy Peony
* Voluptuous Violet
* Whole Lotta honey
* Mega Melon
* Fuller Fig
* Two Ton Tomato
* Graped up
* Super Strawberry
* Woppin' Watermelon
* Chunky Cherry
* Mighty Mimosa
* Oversized Orange
* Heaping Hazelnut
The intense chubby stick
* Curviest caramel
* Heftiest Hibiscus
* Grandest grape (the colour I have reviewed)
* Chunkiest chilli
* Mightiest Marachino
* Broadest Berry
* Roomiest Rose
* Plushest punch
At £16.00 from Clinique (although you can get it cheaper online) this isn't the cheapest lipstick going but I really love my Chubby Stick because it is so moisturising and despite wearing it almost every day for over a week I still have loads left so it is long lasting. In fact I like it so much I want to buy more in other colours so while it is an investment piece it is well worth it.
Please note this review also appears on CIAO under username SamanthaL82
These are my favourite lipsticks at the moment. There are two types - I've tried both, the "original" and the intense. The original ones are a bit "sheerer" in the colour, good for day wear. The intense have a deeper colour and stain, and are good for evenings and special occasions.
When you start to use them, they are shaped just lick crayons, but you twist them to get more colour up. Although I usually use a lip brush, these are easy to apply straight from the stick. A lip brush is useful, although not essential, when the top flattens out though.
I bought a couple of these when they first came out and loved the way that the colour stayed on well, but wasn't overpowering. When Clinique brought out the intense colours, I had to try them too, and they are every bit as good. The colour is really deep, well, intense, and they look lovely. I don't buy lipstick online unless I know the colour I'm looking for - the online colour charts aren't very accurate, for all companies, not just Clinique - but anyway, I always think you need to try lipsticks, because the colour in the tube isn't always the way it looks. (Try the colour on the pad of the finger, at the top behind the nail, it seems to look closer to the way it will look on your lips.)
I find the colour stays on well with both of them, and, as the title suggests, they are very moisturising, which I love. They just feel so comfortable, and because they stay on well. I only really get problems with my lips when I've been wearing something drying, but wearing these for a couple of days after makes a huge difference. I've got six of the colours, two intense and four original, but they do about ten in each. They are £16 RRP.
Treating myself in the duty free this week, I over indulged at the Clinique counter and figured one more little thing wouldn't make much difference so added the Chubby Stick for lips to my goody bag. Priced at £16, the Chubby Stick is a luxurious feeling lip balm / lip stick.
Clinique actually promote this product as a 'lip treatment' and don't actually commit to which side of the fence it's sitting on but I would happily describe it as a little bit of both. Upon application there is a definite wet moisture to the lips similar to the feel of a balm, however the colour is strong enough that it is happily a lipstick too.
The benefits are noticeable and instant. I hadn't realised how beneficial this would be on holiday. With the temperature reaching around 40c so far my lips have been the first to suffer and have shrivelled and dried straight away. When I wake on a morning they have felt so dry and cracked but a quick application of the Chubby Stick and this has gone without a trace. The moisture on the lips lasts equally as long as the best lip balm I have ever found (Burts Bees Pomegranate balm) and makes the lip look moisturised and full of colour for most of the day.
The applicator is fun to use and different too. A really fat pencil, it doesn't need a sharpener as it twists to move the lip treatment up the pencil. It seems to keep its point too (so far), although I have been addictively using it.
One thing I would absolutely recommend doing is ensuring the colour is what you expect it to be and that it is right for you. I picked up a colour that I thought looked right for me from the shade on the packaging but when I actually applied it it looked more of a brown shade as opposed to the usual pinks I use which suit my pale colouring better.
The shades available are vast (see list below), and there is definitely something for everyone. The colour I opted for (Chunky Cherry) is one of the stronger pinks and actually when applied can look a little red. Clinique describe the Chubby Sticks as having a subtle tint and while this is most likely for some of the lighter colours, in my opinion this is inaccurate for the darker ones such as the colour I have as it most definitely applies as a block colour rather than a subtle tint.
Whole Lotta Honey
Two Ton Tomato
The Chubby Stick for eyes is definitely a product I will be trying out in the near future after my experiences so far with this product. Recommended.
Super-nourishing balm is loaded with mango and shea butters. Just what dry, delicate lips need to feel comfortably soft and smooth. Eight mouth watering lip tints in all, each with a subtle sheen.