Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Review: Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm

Clinique Chubby Stick in 02 Whole Lotta Honey, 06 Woppin' Watermelon and 07 Super Strawberry

5 years ago, I remember popping into Sephora after school to track down Clinique Chubby Sticks. The first of its kind, these lipstick/lip balm hybrids started a trend that is still being copied today. I can't believe I've never done a post solely on these pretty lippies, since they're by far my favourite lip product on the market.

clinique chubby stick review
"Chubby Sticks are formulated with "comforting oils and butters to relieve dry lips and provide immediate and long-term moisturization" - Clinique

When my lips feel dry, I definitely don't want to smear a lipstick on them, which I know will just make the dryness worse. Believe it or not, Chubby Sticks are actually a lip balm.

Here are the ingredients: 
Castor seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, vegetable oil, candelilla wax, beeswax, ozokerite, shea butter, hydrogenated vegetable oil, jojoba seed oil, tocopherol, mango seed butter, meadowfoam seed oil, hydrogenated olive oil, sunflower seed oil, and colour pigments

The oils will add moisture to dry lips while the wax adheres to keep the colour intact for hours. The product stays balmy, not sticky so it won't trap your hair on a windy day. And most importantly, the vibrant, natural tint doesn't require a mirror to apply. Since they don't leave a stain, you can apply Chubby Sticks like a regular balm, or layer for a more intense look.

I'm all about Whole Lotta Honey these days, since it's the perfect warm nude to go with any look. Whoppin' Watermelon is my go-to baby pink and Super Strawberry gives your lips that perfect "I just ate a popsicle" tint. With 16 shades available, you'll be sure to find a few favourites in this line. The coolest part is that they're made in Canada.

If you love the Chubby Stick concept, check out the new Intense Moisturizing Balms, Baby Tint BalmsCheek Colour Balms, and Shadow Tints For Eyes. They even have a contour and highlight stick for the makeup artists of the world.

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