Now here is an alliteration, the Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry! Also quite a tongue twister! Now I am a huge lip product enthusiast and
have tonnes of products in this category. I love to try them all! Especially lip balms and lippies with a sheer tint. Somehow, I believe they strike just the right note on casual. Anyway, I live in Goa, where dressing up in the heat is not possible. You can feel your make up melting off, the minute you step out into the sun. Nightmare!
Home conditions :
Weather – Extremely hot, humid weather – nightmare in the summer, pleasant in the winter
Lips – Bow shaped, dual toned, need light moisturization
Personal style – very chic and laid back.
Description – Clinique Chubby Stick
Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm is a lip treatment with sheer color that relieves dry, cracked lips and provides immediate moisturization. The unique pencil-style applicator provides easy to apply sheer soft lip color and rolls up for ease of use.
The moment I saw this product on the shelves, web reviews, I was massively excited. A tinted lip balm, with a sheer color looked exactly like something I was looking for. However, the minute the package was handed to me, I was equally disappointed. The box looked tiny and much smaller than the pictures splashed all over the net. Also, the first time I swatched it, the color was too sheer. However, I decided to test it out again(since it was gifted to me) and as soon as I discovered the color was buildable, all was right in the world again. You have to swipe it three or four times to get a satisfactory color. However bear in mind, you don’t get a lipstick like shade, you get a sheer, highly pigmented lip gloss like shade.
Application – On application, it feels light and non-sticky. The texture is luxurious and quite frankly one of the best I have used.
Moisturizing – For the texture being so light, this stick is surprisingly moisturizing. It lasts 2-3 hours on a cold winter’s day and is one of the longest I have used in tinted lip balms.
Color – Sheer barely there color on the first swipe. But the color is buildable. Decent enough for a tinted lip balm.
Packaging – Just love the twist-up pencil look. Just tuck it in you back and go-go-go!
Thumbs Down for –
Price – Its pricey for INR 1025
Color – Even thought it can be swiped to get a decent color, it could still be more pigmented.
Final Verdict – 4/5
It is one of the best moisturizing tinted lip balm, and has decent enough color.