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Just picture it - a hot summers day, your shorts are on and the sun is out, your hair is bouncy and your lips are shiny. What makes them so shiny? Chubby Stick by Clinique.
I don't like wearing lipstick during the summer as it feels too heavy when the weather is hot (or not so hot here in England). In saying that, I don't particularly enjoy wearing lipgloss either because as soon as the wind blows slightly, having long hair, it sticks to my lips and makes me all flustered - so unnecessary if you ask me! However, I don't like having nothing on my lips as it seems to make my whole face seem so plain, but a simple lip balm just isn't sufficient. A subtle hint of colour is what I was seeking and when I came across Clinique's latest release, it seemed to fit the bill perfectly.
Clinique claim that their Chubby Stick is a moisturising lip colour balm so in theory it is a lip balm that moisturises your lips with a hint of colour to make it look just a little less natural. You will find the product in many Boots stores or department stores i.e Debenhams and John Lewis as well as online such as on the Clinique website directly or if you're looking for a bargain, eBay or Amazon might be worth a try. The popularity of the product can be seen in that currently, the Clinique website is out of stock. You can expect to pay £14 for this product, which isn't largely overpriced considering you receive 2g which is similar to the average lipstick. If choosing the right colour for you tends to be an issue, it shouldn't be in this case as there are a variety to choose from including Mega Melon, Chunky Cherry, Woppin' Watermelon, Richer Raisin, Fuller Fig, Whole Lotta Honey, Graped-up and Super Strawberry.
In terms of aesthetics, it isn't unlike a crayon. It is quite chunky looking, hence the name 'chubby' I imagine! It is quite simple in its appearance which is common amongst many of Clinique's products and depending on the colour of the product that has been chosen, the colour of the stick differs to match the colour. On the side, you will notice white writing stating the brand and the product name with its concept in quite bold and clear writing. The removable lid of the product is silver, as was the opposite end which gives a good contrast of colour making it visually appealing overall. The lip balm colour itself also matched the colour of the stick which helps to add to its attraction.
The idea behind the product seemed quite innovative which really appealed to me - it includes mango and shea butters which are great for moisturising and Clinique claims that this product is exactly what 'delicate lips need to feel comfortably smooth and soft'. The fact it gives a sheen and slight gloss makes it even better as it is good for your lips but makes you feel good too.
Upon using the product I decided it would be better to apply it in the morning as part of my usual make up routine. Having fairly dry lips at this time, I thought it would be great to see if it moisturised my lips in the way it claims. I initially noticed that it had to be slicked over my lips several lips for a hint of colour to appear, but once it was on it looked really nice. It wasn't overly glossy and sticky when compared to your normal lip gloss but I could still see some colour which was nice and seemed to suit my skin tone really well. Over the course of the day, the chubby stick came off of my lips quite easily which I was expecting though, due to the thin consistency of the product but because of this the product can be used up quite easily. However I can say that my lips did feel nourished for a number of hours after the product had been removed so in that sense the product is great as a lip balm.
Overall I would highly recommend this product - it literally does what it says on the tin. It gives a nice shine to the lips with a subtle hint of colour which is fantastic for the summer weather which will hopefully be coming our way soon. As it feels light on the lips it is suitable for the coming season but even for a night out it would be great. The moisturising ingredients are definitely a bonus too as it has continuously left my lips feeling soft and replenished so this product has definitely become a favourite and vital part of my beauty routine - 5 dooyoo stars!
What is it?
Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm is a new lip tint from Clinique. It comes in eight different tints (Richer Raisin, Whole Lotta Honey, Whoppin' Watermelon, Super Strawberry, Mega Melon, Chunky Cherry and Graped-up) which give lips a subtle colour. The chubby stick looks a lot like an upmarket wax crayon, with added style, and is used via the twist base which pushes up more product as required, much like a lipstick. The Chubby Stick retails at £14.00 for 2g
What does it claim?
Clinique are confident that the Chubby Stick is super-nourishing, containing mango and shea butter to soften and smooth out dry, delicate lips whilst giving them a subtle coloured sheen.
How is it applied?
Simply by twisting the base and slicking the product on lips. The stick starts life pointed much like a wax crayon but is rounded down with use so although it can be used as a liner too, it's quite difficult to be precise.
Does it work?
To a degree. I have extremely dry lips and had hoped that the Chubby Stick would serve as a lipstick whilst offering the mosturising abilityof a lip balm. In reality I still have to use Carmex Lip Balm on my lips prior to applying the Chubby Stick otherwise I find that they become dry and sore. Unfortunately this means that the colour is less vibrant, however it's still enough to brighten my lips. The stick is attractive and was a hit in my office, with the ladies immediately deciding they wanted one. I haven't used it daily because of the adverse affect, however you don't get much product to a stick so I suspect it wouldn't last that long. I imagine that a similarly priced lipstick would provide much better value for money.
Would I buy again?
Probably not. I want to like Chubby Stick but it's just too like a lipstick to work with my lips and I do think it's priced to reflect the design rather than the actual lip product itself.
I absolutly love this product and honestly can't reccomend it enough! I got mine from John Lewis (instore) for £14 and it was worth every penny.
I'd never heard of a 'Chubby Stick' before, so i think the main reason i bought it was out of curiosity, aswell as the attractive design it has. The first thing i thought when i saw it was 'Lipfinity', as i feel it has a similar concept to it.
The chubby stick is described as a Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm, and is said to combine the 'good for you' benefits and sheer colour of a lip balm with the ease and convenience of a pencil. The chubby sticks contain Shea Butter, Mango Seed Butter and Jojoba Seed Oil.
The chubby stick looks a bit like a mascara; it's very thick (hence the 'chubby') and the tube is plastic with a shiney silver lid and bottom. Once the lid is removed the tip of the pen is exposed, which is excactly like a chunky wax crayon.
Each tube is 2 grams and has the shade of the product written on the front in silver writing and the colour of the tube is the same shade as the product. Overall I love the design, it's adorable!
There are 8 shades of this product available;
- Whole Lotta Honey
- Berry Burst
- Chunky Cherry
- Graped Up
- Mega Melon
- Richer Raisin
- Woopin Watermelon
I chose the Graped Up shade, which is a cross between orange, beige and red, it's gorgeous and looks great on my lips. This product is extremely moisturising and once applied feels natural, lightweight and not at all sticky or gooey. Application is incredibly simple and fun because of the novelty crayon-shape and it glides on to the lips without ease. I've found it also adds a lovely, subtle hint of colour and a slight shine to my lips.
The only downside is there's not a noticeable, or even slight smell! I was expecting it to smell of mango but nope! It's not enough of a let down to bring my rating of the product down though, i'd thoroughly reccomend it, although it's not cheap it works, lasts well, looks great and it's definetly a high quality product! A great alternative to run-of-the mill lipbalms and vaseline!
I hate wearing lipstick - not really sure why. I think it has something to do with it being so fake looking. I know that that is the point, to make your lips look different, but I really struggle to pull it off comfortably. Because of this I am always on the lookout for a lip product that is more subtle.......step in Clinique chubby sticks.
I saw these at the Clinique counter in Debenhams the other day, and thought they looked interesting. They are branded as 'Moisturising lip colour balm' and come in a range of colours. After trying them out and discussing them with the lady on the counter I decided to buy one in the shade 'whole lot of honey' which is a really subtle nude pink. I have worn it a few times since and I love it to the point that i want to go and pick up a few more.
Price - £14.00 at the Clinique counter but can be purchased for less on-line. I think that this is a reasonable price as there is a lot of product (10oz/3g) which goes a long way. I don't think it is worth the price if you intend to use it as an average lip balm, but if its as a replacement or substitute to traditional lipsticks, then the price is fair.
Packaging - It is designed and shaped like a short chubby pencil. It has a silver lid and a silver end, which turns to release the product, and the middle section is coloured to mirror the shade of product. The picture above does not match the current packaging of this product. I like the packaging, its easy to use and looks quite cute and slick. The outer packaging is typical of clinique. Pale floral cardboard packaging.
Application - This product is easy to use and it goes on really well, like a traditional lip balm. It is fairly buildable if you wanted the colour to show more although in my opinion the colour is strong enough with one layer. This product doesn't have a smell, which I think is a plus.
Performance - This product provides lips with a soft moisturising coat of subtle colour, enough of a difference for it to be noticeable that your wearing a lip colour but subtle enough for it to look natural. I applied this three hours ago and still feel that it is in place, for a lip balm that's impressive. However I haven't eaten yet, and I don't think it will hold up to that challenge. I don't mind having to reapply though and this product doesn't claim to be long lasting.
Overall I think this is a great little make-up bag must have, there were a range of colours available and i know that I will be trying a few more.
The chubby stick is an extremely new and usual lip balm created by Clinque that is designed to give your lips moisturisation, nourishment as well as a hint of colour. I first came into contact with the product when I saw a magazine advert for it which pictures the lip balms surrounded by cubes of jelly.
It was so eye catching and when I read that it was just what dry and delicate lips needed, I had to go and try it out. I just loved the slogan for the product as well... 'Sometimes it's good to be chubby'.
The highly nourishing lip balm comes in the form of a chunky pencil that resembles a crayon and the outer casing colour matches the colour of the lip balm itself. It has a shiny metallic silver lid which you can pull on and off to access the balm. You twist the silver base of the product to access more of the balm.
The product comes in eight shades with beautiful names that each gives a subtle colour to the lips. You can choose between Super Strawberry, Chunky Cherry and a Whole lotta Honey amongst others. I chose Woppin' Watermelon which is a beautiful pink shade.
How does it work?
This product contains Shea Butter which is one of nature's greatest moisturisers. It is a substance which melts once it reaches body temperature and melts into the lips meaning that they are hydrated and left feeling comfortable and soft.
It also contains Mango Seed Butter which is packed full of vitamins and minerals and is an antioxidant which means that it prevents the lips from aging prematurely. Also present is Jojoba Oil which gives long lasting moisturisation to the lips and provides the skin with essential nourishment.
This balm glides onto my lips without pulling or dragging the delicate skin. It doesn't make your lips sticky as a gloss would so your hair is not going to get stuck to your face when the wind blows it. It gives a slightly greasy feeling to the lips but no more than you would get with any other lip balm.
I'm not one for lipstick as I don't think it suits me but my lips still need some colour and this product supplies just the right amount. It gives the lips a hint of shimmer and colour that is not in your face but enough to make your lips look healthy and beautiful.
It is moisturising on your lips and the product will not dry out your lips or make them become chapped whilst you are wearing this product. It is light on the lips and the colour is fairly long lasting on the lips. It is the perfect size to be carried around in your handbag and its convenient packaging means that it can be applied discreetly as often as needed.
This is the first time that I've owned this product but I've been using it daily since I bought it and I still haven't made a dent in it so I imagine it is going to be really long lasting. And as it costs around £14, this is a very good thing! You can buy the product from most large department stores and from many online websites. You may have trouble getting certain shades at the moment as the product is still fairly new and therefore it's in demand.
All in all, if you want to give your lips a long lasting moisture that is not sticky and gives your lips a very subtle enhancement of colour then you'll love this. If you're looking for a product to act a lip stick, the colour will not be vibrant enough for you.
Recently I have found that I need to wear a lip treatment to moisturise my lips prior to wearing lipstick. If I do not wear the lip treatment my lips get very dry and flaky from the lipstick which ultimately ruins the look of it. I popped into Clinique last week to be introduced to the new Chubby Sticks. They look like a large child's colouring crayon in the shade of the stick with a silver lid. Once you take the lid off it can be seen that it does not sharpen, so instead you twist the bottom of the Chubby Stick to release more of the product meaning no sharpening is required.
I tested the Chubby Stick on my hand first and I could feel how moisturising it was but it was quite a faint colour. I was told by the Clinique Consultant that it contains Shea Butter and Mango Butter so acts as a lip treatment/ balm as well as giving colour. The colour apparently is darker the harder you press and I was told that they look different on the lips to on the hand. So I asked her to try some on me in the Super Strawberry shade which was quite a bright pink. I was amazed at actually how well it came out on the lips. My lips felt perfectly moisturised and the colour was perfect. It was not as obvious as lipstick but still had enough colour to show I was wearing something. In addition to this the colour lasted like a tint on my lips for a good few hours which I was very impressed with. I did buy one after I had finished my shop in the town after testing it. I bought the shade I tried which cost £14.00. There were in all 8 shades ranging from a light pink, to a bright pink and a darker pink as well as a plum and some bronze shades. I am very tempted to try some other colours.
I much prefer these to lipsticks as well as lipglosses. They have a slight sheen to them but they are not sticky or obvious like a lipgloss. Straight when I walked through the door at home my mum asked what I was wearing and I got the Chubby Stick out of my bag to show her. Since then my mum has sneaked into my room to try it several times.
The one thing to watch out for is how misleading the names are of the colours for example, the Mega Melon is not a green or orange colour it is in fact a brown/pink colour. It seems very bizarre how they have named the shades. However, they are very memorable names.
Clinique previously did a similar item to this called Chubby Sticks many years ago which I read in a magazine which is why the photograph Dooyoo have uploaded is not actually the correct photo. They are no longer silver in packaging.
If you would like to get one of these pretty soon I would rush to your nearest Clinique Counter as soon as possible. The shade I got was the last one she had of it and apparently when Clinique get a new product in, they only have their first load of the items until they sell out for at least a month until they are allowed to reorder it. I had this problem with one of their serums that came out and I couldn't get it for what seemed like forever.
Overall a superb lip treatment and lip tint in one for a relatively reasonable price of £14.00.
I first tried the chubby stick when I got it free as part of a free packaged gift from Clinique during an offer. The shade was called grapevine. It's the sort of shade that will suit any skin colouring. I thought that pencils were going to be too dry for the lips, but this totally contradicted my opinion. The moisturising formula hydrates the lips. Because it is in pencil form, it acts as a lipstick and lip liner in one. Very handy... you can pop it into the tiniest bag without it taking too much space. After that, I bought another shade called pink fringe which was, as the name suggests, a pinkish powdery shade (my favourite colour!). But you do have to buy Clinique's pencil sharpener. Because the chubby stick is, well, chubby, you can't use any other pencil sharpeners.
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturising Lip Colour Balm / 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 / All skin types / Moisturising.