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So who are Clinique exactly?
Clinique was originally founded in 1968 by a single dermatologist who began with an assumption that hygeine and cleanliness was the beginning to treating all skin conditions e.g. dry, oily, normal or breakout skin. Since then Clinique has been self motivated to customise their products to individual types of skin to suit an individual persons needs. Since then Clinique has created the "Happy" range of perfume for both men and women as well as make-up and of course the skin cae range which is also for both men and women but separate products as gents have a different skin type to ladies.
Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm
The new Chubby lip colour has been designed by Clinique to help moisturise lips and give a flirty colour at the same time. For me, what interested me in this product was the look of the product as it looks a bit like a thick crayon with a cilver end and lid and then white writing. The colour of the stick depends on the colour of te moisturiser though and mine is pink as I went for the whopping watermelon. What Clinique say about this product is "Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm is a lip treatment with sheer colour that relieves dry, cracked lips and provides immediate moisturization. The unique pencil-style applicator provides easy to apply sheer soft lip colour and rolls up for ease of use." This comes in a pretty thin box which looks a little camouflagey with cream/beige, light pink and pale green and the actual amount of product that you get is 3g. Still the design of the Chubby Lip Balm is really attractive and quite feminine which gets the thumbs up from me but I do think that the box is probably a little unnecessary and a waste of card.
Why did I buy this product?
Admittedly I was walking past Boots and I saw a Clinique promotional offer for the "Clinique Bonus Time" stating a free bag and several samples when any two Clinique products are bought and I decided that I wanted a new make-up remover... Ok I decided to look for the two cheapest products because it's the week before payday! So I went in and I opted for the make-up remover and a redness solution problem and then treated myself to a chubby liptsick from the range for the £5 Boots points.
Using this product
I was really eager to use this so straight away I tried it and I've worn it most days since really. I was a little disapointed as the colour isn't as obvious when I've applied this to my lips although I do find that it has helped to make my lip less chapped but there hasn't been a massive difference for me in all honesty. I think this would have been ten times better if the colour showed up a bit more on my lips like my lipsticks do but then I suppose this product isn't aimed at being a lip stick but as a balm - saying that there are improvements to be made.
I liked how easy this glided over my lips as it was soft and silky, it wasn't greasy or oily is was just right and this is what I really liked about this product as you always know when you're wearing lipstick and lip gloss can be heavy at times or even a bit too gloopy and then chapsticks can be a little waxy and feel uncomfortable (especially in the summer). In this case the Chubby stick is light and easy to use and easy to grip but litterally the only thing I didn't think too much of was how little the colour showed up a it didn't look the same when I applied as the tip of the stick is but that is one of the only things I have to say really. Another thing I noticed about this product is that I find I do need to reapply a couple of times during the time probably once every three or four hours so I wouldn't say it was long lasting although it could be applied as soon as you feel the colour has gone which is roughly every 30 minutes so in respect of that it's not all that impressive.
Looking on the website there are other colours that can be purchased in this product which are;
- Whole Lotta Honey (A light tanned kind of colour)
- Mega Melon (A tanned pink kind of colour)
- Chunky Cherry (A fuschia/bright pink colour)
- Whopping Watermelon (A baby/fuschia pink colour
- Super Strawberry (Reddish pink colour)
- Graped up (A brownish colour)
- Richer Raisin (Purply brown colour or same colour as a raisin)
- Fuller Fig (A darker tanned colour)
I think that I would like to see some more colours in this range if I'm honest like a glittery range for nights out maybe or even redder ones as I feel eight isn't exactly a big range in my opinion and about 12 would have been better.
Gloss and Absorbency
Looking at the result I wouldn't say that this is the glossiest of products that I've ever come across and I have used a fair few - I think the best way I could compare the glossiness is to say it's the same as most lipsticks which isn't very glossy really and there's no shine. I don't think that this is a bad thing though to be honest as I don't always like the glossy look but if I did then that's what my clear lipgloss is for. As for the absorbency I think it absorbs nicely into my lips but obviously not enough for the colour to just vanish.
Value for Money
when I bought this product I went to the Clinique counter in Boots so I could get the boots points as well (approximately 64p in advantage points - I know I'm stingey!). I also got £5 worth of points because I had spent so much in a single transaction but I still feel that £16 for 3g is a lot to pay really and you start asking yourself if you're paying for the name and advertisement as it probably only costs 50p for Clinique to even make the product in the first place. I would definitely buy this product again but I would buy this when there is a promotion on or even off of ebay as you can get a full sized chubby product for £7.99 plus £1 postage and packing which makes this £7 cheaper than the shops and better value for money although delivery would vary and you'd need to check the authenticity of the product by looking at the feedback before purchasing this product in the first place. On the other hand I can see this product lasting a while as other Clinique products I have last me ages and that's with daily usage.
I would recommend this to a friend but I feel I'm only going to rate this four out of five stars as it's a bit overpriced for the amount that you get, the packaging isn't necessary and you can get this £7 cheaper off of ebay in all fairness. What I loved about this product was the ease of application, how it felt on my lips and the design as it was just unique and stands out as being a Clinique product. It's something I'll buy again but not something that I'll buy all too often as I like obvious colour on my lips and this doesn't quite do it for me.
I bought this product in the shade 'Super Strawberry' as I was looking for a reddish lipstick. I am not keen on the traditional lipstick smell or texture, but I have been wanting to try a bold red lip for a while so a 'moisturising lip colour balm' seemed like a great place to start.
I was impressed, as always, by the Clinique packaging. The outer box has a lovely stylish design with a clear colour name and number which is useful if like me you like to keep the packaging so that you can remember what you have bought in the future! The pencil itself has a metal lid and base, and the middle is the colour of the shade you choose with the product and colour name written on in silver. Unfortunately the silver writing has a tendency to rub off with use (and I have found this with other clinique products too), which means that if you don't keep the packaging you may struggle to remember which shade it is should you wish to buy it again.
The pencil mechanism is nice to use - the pencil is a good thickness, not too chunky that it becomes clumsy, but chubby as the name would suggest. The actual product is at the tip of the pencil, and again is a good thickness, easy to apply to the entire lip area accurately and also quickly. However, with plenty of use the tip obviously wears down and can become quite a flat shape, which makes it more difficult to be as precise with application. I had noticed that some of the samples in the shop were not only flattened, but melted and messy, although I am sure this can be avoided if you look after the product.
The chubby stick has a lovely feel when applied - it is moisturising as it promised (although having dry lips I would have preferred a little more moisture), has a minimal but nice scent to it, and the texture is creamy and not at all tacky. I was impressed with the colour as well, it is very buildable so could be worn simply as a lip balm with a slight hint of colour or can be built up to give a more striking look. My biggest disappointment is the staying power. After a glass of wine it had virtually disappeared, and although staying power is not one of the advantages promised by this lipstick, I would have expected at least the moisturising effect to have lasted longer if not the colour.
I do think this is a lovely product for the price, however i am tempted by the newer version of the chubby stick which promises more colour and more moisture. I would just have liked a little more for my money.
I had heard quite a bit about Clinique's new (or rather re-vamped) Chubby Stick, so last year, armed with some Debenhams vouchers I decided to try one. A chubby stick is a lip balm/gloss all rolled into one chunky crayon like pencil. The sell for £16 at Clinique counters.
Clinique is a dermatology led skincare and make up brand, that is fragrance free and allergy tested. Looking into their stance on animal testing I found the following in the FAQ section of their website: "We do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except when required by law. We evaluate our finished products in clinical tests on volunteer panels".
I have used Clinique lipsticks in the past, but with current make up trends leaning towards dramatic eyes and subtle lips, I was looking for something that would keep my lip texture looking even, moisturised and add a little bit of colour but not draw all the attention. My lips are naturally plump and full, so can't be ignored completely and a nude colour just looks wrong on me. I have often tended to avoid glosses as I found them drying, using them only occasionally to add a bit of glamour on top of a lipstick on a night out. I have long hair and it often got stuck on my gloss too.
When I first went to the Clinique counter to check these out, I spent a lot of time with the helpful assistant trying different colours on the back of my hand trying to work out which would work best for me. In fact the assistant hygienically cleaned them for me so I could try them on my lips, as I was concerned that there would not be enough colour for me (some shades, like the brown tones, just don't show up on my lips). In the end I plumped for Chunky Cherry which was a red colour towards the pink end of the spectrum. They also do a deeper red. I liked the cherry shade as it was a subtle red and not a bright traffic light shade, and thus complemented my natural colour. I have since also purchased Pudgy Peony, which is a bright pink. They don't come out bright and strong on your lips however, they are more subtle than that.
The chubby stick comes boxed in with the ingredients printed on the outside. Nothing on there freaked me out, and where Latin names were used the translation followed in brackets, and includes things like Jojoba seed oil and shea butter. There were a few technical, scientific names I didn't understand also. Actual ingredients would vary slightly due to what was used to achieve the colour you chose, I have listed below those that seem to be in all. The stick is housed in a matching case with a silver base end and cap. Remove the cap and you get a pointed crayon like end. After a lot of use this starts to wear down, and the tip gets rounder. As you get lower just twist the base and more stick emerges.
I found the stick easy to apply, I can just apply it my lip like a chapstick and it both moisturises and adds a hint of colour. It is easy to outline your lips with it, especially when you still have a point at the end of the stick, not so easy when you have a rounded end. I do feel a bit like I am using a crayon. The tip, even once rounded off, is narrower than a normal lipstick, so I do feel like I am 'colouring in' my lips a bit, and I usually go over my lips two or three times to get the colour strong enough as it is quite sheer, however I do this with a lipstick too. Because the colour is not thick or matt, your lips just have a coloured shimmer to them, rather an all over solid colour look. I have also been pleased how long they have lasted. I haven't felt the need to apply any further lip balm when I have this on and a hint of colour and shine remains even after a couple of drinks, a banana and a flapjack in the office. There is no noticeable residue on my mug or glass either but lunch usually finishes it off. I'm fairly low maintenance and don't spend half an evening it the loos re-doing my make up. I like to take this on an evening out, because as well as keeping my lips moisturised, (always nice but especially so in the cold spell we have been having) I can keep a bit of colour on my lips without worrying about what is in my make up bag (which I left on the bed anyway). My lips don't feel dry between applications, my hairs doesn't get stuck to my lips and I like the fact that I don't feel the need to whip my Vaseline Lip Therapy tin out repeatedly. I have noticed that for better colour, apply to dry lips. If you have already used a lip salve the colour doesn't show up as much.
I am a definite convert to chubby sticks. The glossiness, moisturising properties and hint of colour are just the look I have been hoping for. At £16, they are priced with the top end brands, but I expect it to last a long time and as I always use these now, rather than my other lipsticks, this represents good value. My only problem is what colour to go for next.
Ingredients (excluding colour/pigments): 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
For both my birthday and Christmas presents I was lucky enough to receive a Clinique chubby stick in two very different colours to try. I am a huge fan of Clinique make up and had wanted to try one of these Chubby Sticks for awhile having seen them advertised on television.
The chubby stick comes in the standard Clinique packaging, which is a pale beige and green coloured cardboard box that fits the lipstick in snugly. The Chubby Stick itself looks a lot like a big Crayola crayon, so those of you with children do not leave this lying around or you could end up with a costly hand drawn picture! The stick has approximate dimensions of 12 cm length and 1 cm diameter, as the name suggests, it is quite a chunky lipstick.
The main part of the Chubby Stick is coloured the same as your chosen shade, which for me is a nice deep but bright red called 05 Chunky Cherry. The Clinique branding is written in silver across the stick and both the end and the lid are also coloured silver. Underneath the lid is the lipstick which before first use is pointed and again looks like a crayon. When the lipstick runs down to the base you simply turn the silver ens and this releases more of the stick, it is very easy to use.
The Chubby Stick
Clinique state that this lipstick is intensely moisturising with sheer colour that relieves dry and cracked lips instantly. I was drawn to this lipstick for these very reasons, I wanted moisture but also a good, bold colour to go with it. The stick itself has the appearance of a lipstick, being a solid block of colour with a shiny texture. During use I found it to be slightly more soft than your standard lipstick and therefore very easy to apply to my lips.
My colour is Chunky Cherry which is one of the more bold and bright colous that are on offer in the range. The red has deep tones, but with a bright sheer colour. I wanted to ensure that the colour would stand out and could be used as both a moisturiser and coloured lipstick. I asked the lady behind the counter which was the best colour to do this as I had been told that some of the shades do not show up very well and she suggested the Chunky Cherry shade. I absolutely love it and will be buying it again when I need to.
A few swipes of this over your lips and you get a lovely coating of moisture as well as a colour burst. The finish is a shiny and glossy film that is soft and nourishing. The lipstick tends to fill in the cracks in dry and chapped lips that almost acts as a filler. My lips do feel instantly moisturised and soft and smooth. I am super happy with the colour and the Chubby Stick, I think that this is my favourite ever lipstick and I can't recommend it highly enough.
The results are great, with my lips feeling a lot more nourished and stronger than before and a gorgeous colour to boot. The staying power of this lipstick is also very good, I tend to reapply it every couple of hours or when I feel that I need to, with the red still being very prominent throughout.
There are currently sixteen shades available in the Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Balm collection, consisting of beiges, pinks and reds.
I think this is a very reasonably priced item from Clinique, costing £16 for 3 grams of Chubby Stick. I have been using mine constantly since the beginning of December and have only had to turn it up a couple of times and I think it has a good amount left in it. This is available on the high street, in department stores with Clinique counters and online at www.clinique.co.uk.
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I first tried one of Clinique's chubby sticks after being tempted by their recent advertising campaign. It is marketed as a "lip treatment with sheer colour that relieves dry cracked lips and provides immediate moisturisation".
The Clinique chubby stick is essentially like a giant crayon which rolls up. It has a silver base and lid and the stick itself is the colour of the product you have chosen. The colour I purchased was the 'woppin' watermelon' a lovely shade of pink. When I bought this item there were many colours to choose from and I have just checked the Clinique website to find out that they have introduced even MORE new colours and there are now a total of 16 shades to choose from!
The stick itself is a waxy crayon-like balm. It applies smoothly and evenly. I find the colour to be quite subtle, it makes my lips a nice shade of pink. The balm leaves your lips smooth and shiny. I find that the colour is really easy to apply and goes on evenly. The woppin watermelon shade that I am reviewing leaves your lips quite a natural shade of pink. It is nothing too daring or bright. When applied I have found that the colour lasts around 3-4 hours before needing reapplied. It wears off gradually and doesn't come off too easily when eating or drinking.
I love the design of this product. Unlike standard lip pencils it doesn't require any sharpening. The stick is small enough to fit in your purse, bag or even your pocket! The packaging is sturdy enough that the product itself won't get damaged.
This product is advertised as moisturising for your lips. I feel that it moisturises a small amount, moreso than a lipstick or lipgloss would but not as much as an actual lip balm. For this reason I feel the product falls down a little as it is advertised as a balm. I certainly would not use it to treat dry lips! One good thing is that unlike many lipglosses, this isn't sticky on your lips.
One thing that I dislike about this product is the smell. While the smell isn't unpleasant, I find a slight waxy, crayon-like odour comes from it. I think the product would be nicer if it was scented slightly.
Generally speaking I am not much of a lip colour wearer, but have always wanted to experiment a bit more with lip colours and am so glad I came across this product. I would recommend it to those who like a natural look on their lips.
I must admit I am not much of a make-up wearer. I tend to leave it for special occasions or for when I am out and about with my friends. Even then I tend to keep it quite subtle as I don't like to draw too much attention to myself. Up until now I much preferred to put on a bit of lipgloss rather than lipstick - I'm not sure why really but recently my mum and sister have been singing the praises for a new product they've come across - the Clinique chubby stick lip balm. A couple of months ago I decided to see what the fuss was about and tried some of my mums. I really liked the colour and the way it sat on my lips without feeling too heavy and so I decided to splash out and treat myself to one of these when I next went shopping.
The Chubby stick is basically a lip balm that in addition to moisturising your lips also adds some colour to them. The stick is quite chunky (hence the name) and resembles a large crayon with a silver base and lid. The balm comes in a range of colours which is reflected in the colour of the body. As I like to keep my makeup quite subtle I opted for the 'fuller fig' colour, which is a purpley brown colour, which sits well against my light brown skin. The chubby stick is well designed in my opinion- it looks cute and is small enough to be carried around easily in my purse or pocket.
Removing the lid reveals the balm which is pretty much shaped like a wax crayon. I tend to apply this using the sides of the balm rather than the tip as it means that balm 'reduces' evenly as it is used up. As the balm gets used up, the base can be twisted to release some more without any need for sharpening. The colour comes onto the lips really easily and the crayon shape means that it is easy to apply without it going over your lips and onto the skin. It's just like drawing on your lips! I tend to suffer from dry lips throughout the year and this does really moisturise my lips, making them feel soft and looking healthy. One thing that I can't stand about lipglosses and some lipsticks and lipbalms I have used is that they make my lips feel heavy and sticky, which is particularly annoying as I have mid length hair which then gets stuck to my lips. I am pleased to report that the Chubby stick causes no such problem. It does not feel heavy or sticky on the lips and once on I barely notice it's there. The colour also lasts a decent amount of time - several hours- before needing to be reapplied.
The colour of the 'fuller fig' balm is lovely in my opinion - it's not so subtle that you can't tell you have some colour on your lips yet it is quite natural too, making it ideal for everyday wear. I should point out that the balm doesn't really have a scent or flavour to it. This is not something that particularly bothers me but I know some people like their lip balms/glosses to be scented/flavoured.
I have been using my Chubby stick for a couple of months now and it's showing no signs of running out. At £16 a tube, the initial price did make me think twice but considering how well this is lasting I think it works out to be really good value for money and I wouldn't hesitate to buy again once this does run out. In fact I think I may be tempted to try some of the other shades! The Chubby stick can be bought at the Clinique counter of most department stores and also some large Boots, as well as online. I really am quite impressed with this and it therefore comes highly recommended.
When at a the Debenhams Beauty Giveaway evening me and my friend picked up two of these each as you got a free little case to keep them in too. The colours I picked were Whole Lotta Honey for a subtle everyday shade and Woppin' Watermelon for when I'm feeling a bit more fun and girly.
There are many reasons I was drawn to these chubby sticks, first because of the name it's just so cute and fun! The easy packaging, they are like thick (chubby!) pencils and the stick is a swivel and looks like a big chunky lip balm but is more lipstick like and doesn't require any sharpening or shaping and theres a lid to protect this. I love the range of colours too, they start from beigey nude colours to purples to pinks and oranges without too much choice to make deciding too hard!
The colour goes on nice and easy, you don't need to be too precise when applying either which is perfect for me as I have tiny lips and I'm not very neat. The colours come out subtle but shimmery, giving a strong colour but nothing that's too much in your face. They give a matte effect but are still shimmery and lips look healthy and soft. If you want a glossy look it is easy to apply a clear lip gloss over the top too. The colours last a long time so you don't need to reapply too often and after taking it off my lips aren't stained and it was very easy to remove leaving my lips super soft! There is also no horrible smell or taste from the chubby sticks which is what I love best about it because I hate tastes and smells from lip products as they tend to get stuck in my nose allday.
I definitely recommend this product as it gives nice strong colour, stays on for ages and keeps lips moisturised. The packaging is really cute too and looks great in your makeup bag or when your applying it. The price is definitely worth it.
Chubby and charming!
Clinique chubby sticks have been around for a little while but their recent advertising campaign (in magazines and on TV) and launch of several new shades made me curious about the product.
At 9 months pregnant, shopping for treats can get a little boring- my feet are too fat for pretty new shoes and the shops are full of gorgeous clothes that I have no hope of getting into. That's why I decided that my little treat should be make-up related!
I'm not a fan of lipstick (unless it's red and being worn on an evening out) and I hate the way lipglosses dry the lips and stick to your hair when it's windy. With this in mind I have long been searching for a product with a balm like texture that adds some colour- the chubby stick did not disappoint in this respect.
I bought the chubby stick from Boot's where it currently retails at £16 (I used my ad card points which makes it even better- a treat for free!). Before choosing I asked if the colours are as strong as they look in the stick- a very important point as the consultant said the colour in the stick looks a lot richer and when they go on they are very sheer. I would advise trying on the back of your hand to get a true representation of the colour when it's on.
With this in mind I chose the shade "Whole lotta honey". The product is easy to apply, you simply draw it on like a giant crayon. One coating will give a very sheer coverage and the product feels lovely and light. I personally like to apply two to three coats in order to get a slightly stronger layer of colour. I should point out that you absolutely aren't going to get the sort of coverage you do with a lipstick as that's not what this product aims to do.
In terms of moisturizing, even one coat leaves the lips soft and smooth. I find this effect lasts a good couple of hours (along with the colour) before you have to re-apply. There isn't the "greasiness" that you find with other, heavier lip-balms which was a huge plus point for me.
This product will be a new addition to my every-day make-up bag. The shades are subtle enough to wear to work when you may not want a very strong make-up look and as it's relatively long lasting for a balm you don't have to constantly re-apply. The only down-side for me is that £16 is quite a lot for a tinted lip-balm and I would like to see how long the product lasts before saying I would definitely buy it again.
I have the Clinique Chubby Stick in the shade "Super Strawberry".
This is a moisturising lip balm stick that gives your lips a lovely wash of sheer colour. It feels very nice on and is definitely kinder to lips than some other lipsticks and tints which can be a bit drying. However, the colour is not as strong or bold as many lipsticks and glosses. I swatched a few of the shades on my hand before buying and thought that some, such as Richer Raisin and Graped Up, looked a little bit too dark so I went for the Super Strawberry which is a reddish pink. Super Strawberry looks very natural and is not very noticeable when you just use a small amount, but it is easy to build it up a bit to achieve a stronger colour if you do a couple of coats. After using this one and seeing how sheer and light the Chubby Sticks are I now actually think that all of the colours would suit everyone and there is no risk of being too dark. I find it lasts 2-3 hours before I need to reapply. I like the crayon format - very simple to apply and looks very cute in my makeup bag. You twist the bottom of the crayon to get more product when it wears down. The only possible issue is you won't easily be able to see how much is left.
It is quite pricy compared to other lipbalms, but most generic drugstore lipbalms don't really have any lasting colour whereas this is 2 in 1 colour and moisture.
When I worked in my previous job in my old department which was reasonably large there was always endless amounts of collections and I always found myself contributing to one of the teams birthday/ leaving/ having a baby collection. Going to work proved an expensive business but the positive of this happening was because there were so many people in the department each collection always pulled in a decent sum of money. So when your birthday came around you always came out with a nice quality present or presents. Within my gift bundle before I left was the Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Balm.
***Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Balm***
The description of the Chubby Stick Lip Balm is "Clinique's super-nourishing balm is loaded with mango and shea butters. Just what dry, delicate lips need to feel comfortably soft and smooth."
The Chubby Stick Lip Balm comes in eight different colours. The range of colours is very good and would suit most skin tones as there are lighter pinky shades to deeper brown and purple shades. The colours are "fuller fig" , "super strawberry", "graped up" and "richer raisin", which vary but tend to have a deeper more purple colour to them. There is also "whole lot of honey" and "mega melon" which are warmer, more rich brown and peachy colours. There is also "chunky cherry" and "wooping watermelon" which are brighter more pinky shades. I have owned "wooping watermelon" and "mega melon" therefore my review will be based on my experience of these products.
The Lip Balm looks very much like a lip pencil just a chubby thick pencil hence which gives this Clinique product its name. The pencil is plastic and the colour is of the shade you purchase so it is very clear what colour the product you have purchased is. However this is a block colour and you can't actually see how much product you have left inside the tube. The lid covering the tip of the pencil is silver and this pulls off the reveal a stick of product at the point of the pencil. The base of the pencil is silver and has a screw function where you turn which pushes the lip product up or down very much like a traditional lip balm stick.
The Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Balm is available from Clinique counters in a variety of department stores. This includes Boots, House of Fraser, Debenhams, John Lewis and Selfridges. A 3g tube of this product costs £15. For a lip balm this is very expensive and definitely one of the bigger drawbacks of this product.
The directions for use are "apply Clinique Chubby lip balm" to clean bare lips. Application really is this simple. Like you would with a traditional lip balm in a tube you simply twist the base of the tube which moves the balm upwards and then apply to your lips.
What I found quite surprising about both of the colours of this lip balm is they had no real scent or flavour to them like many lip balms do. I think I found this quite surprising because of the names of the products different shades and I was expecting a fruity type scent. The scent is just that of a standard original lip balm that you could purchase for £1.99 from your local chemist! When applied to your lips this product goes on very easily. The balm stick glides on your lips and you can feel the smooth lip balm on your lips. Unlike some lip balms it is not overly soft but I also feel it is not too hard meaning you have to press down hard.
Despite this lip product actually looking like a pencil it never needs to be sharpened. You simple swivel the base of the tube to reveal more lip balm. The tube is very easy to twist at the base and with both of my Chubby Lip Balms this part of the tube has never got stuck.
From applying the lip balm on my lips I could feel the product and it has a very soft silky feel to it very much like a balm. What I like about this lip balm is although you can feel the balm on your lips it is not overly sticky or waxy like many lip balms are or overly greasy.
In terms of colour lips are given quite a sheer colour but this is certainly not as intense or deep as you would expect if you were to look at the lip gloss on the colour chart. For example on the colour chart the first Chubby Lip Balm I used was "wooping watermelon". The colour of this lip balm on the outer packaging shows quite a strong bright pink colour. I expected when the balm went on my lips the colour to be a lot stronger but I felt this was more of a light warm pink colour rather than the strong deep pink I was expecting. I did feel the colour was even when applied and I like that the colour had a very subtle shimmer to it but it looked nothing like a wet gloss type lip product which can often make lips have a sticky appearance. Instead lips look smooth and silky with a very subtle colour.
I purchased the Chubby Lip Balm in another colour which was "mega melon". On the colour chart and front looking at the outer packaging "mega melon" is more of a natural brown/ pink colour where "wooping watermelon" is more of a coral type pink colour. When I tried the "mega melon" colour on my lips it was actually very similar to the first colour I had tried. I felt that although this colour had a very slightly more natural browny pink hue this was VERY slight and I actually had a lot of difficulty noticing the difference. When I asked Mr Lools if there was a difference he couldn't actually see one!!
Therefore I would say for those that want striking colours this is certainly not the lip product for you and would question just how different the other colours are when on your lips to the ones that I purchased despite them looking totally different on the colour chart.
The lip balm lasts on lips for up to 2 hours if you don't eat or drink. I found it does not rub off entirely when you eat or drink but it does fade a lot quicker. What I quite liked is that because of the very subtle colour of the lip balm when it does wear off it does not leave a patchy uneven colour on your lips. The colour remains even and just eventually disappears. I find that because of the texture of this lip balm and that the balm stick is not too soft despite regularly applying it (often 3-4 times a day) it is very economical and I found each of my Chubby Lip Balms lasted for 6 months.
In terms of its moisturizing effects I do thing the Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Balm is very good. After only my first use my lips felt very soft and smooth. With regular use and being subjected to the gusts from the air conditioning unit I did not suffer from dry cracked lips like I often did and I felt my lips had a softer feel to them. I do not think the Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Balm gives quite as intense moisturising results as Carmex does for very chapped lips but it does offer an excellent solution for those that want quite intense moisturising properties with a sheer colour which I find many lip balms only offer one or the other.
As a gift this was perfect for me proving that my colleagues were not only generous but listened to me. I was regularly complaining about the office conditions leaving my lips dry and cracked especially as I sat directly under the harsh gusts of the air conditioning unit. I did find myself applying lip products but I found that I couldn't find effective balms that gave my lips a subtle colour yet had the moisturizing properties to help keep my lips smooth and soft.
I would definitely recommend the Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Balm to those that want a lip product that works like a lip balm to condition and moisturize lips but still gives lips a hint of colour that is maybe not as shiny as a lip gloss but gives more of a shimmer than lip stick can offer.
The price is off putting at £15 for a 3g stick but this is one of the best coloured lip balms that I have used to give an even subtle colour yet really does condition lips. Although the range of colours the Chubby Stick Lip Balm comes in is wide I would probably say that these are very subtle colours and I personally did not notice too much difference between the two colours I purchased. Therefore for those that want a strong coloured lip product the Chubby look may not be for you!
I got this as soon as it came out and I love it - I honestly can't reccomend it enough. I got mine from the Clinique counter in my local Debenhams and paid around £18.50. The price is now down to £15 and it is available in most high end department stores such as Debenhams, Harrods, Selfridges etc. The Chubby Stick lip balm is such a good product and I even love the name! The product comes in a little cardboard clinique box, and the physical appearence of the lip balm tube is very classy and unusual. It's very thick (hence the 'chubby') and the is made of sturdy transparent plastic with a shiney silver lid and bottom. It 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 as it is transparent. Once the lid is removed the tip of the pen is exposed, which is excactly like a chunky wax crayon. The only downside is that the tube that the product comes in is quite long, yet there is only 3 grams of product in there. When the whole of the nib is exposed, it is around the size of an average lipstick. I love the packaging of the pencil and it is so quick, easy and convinient to use.
There are 8 shades of this product available and I have it in 'Berry Burst' which is a lovely purple shade with a hint of beige and red. It is a gorgeous shade and looks great on my lips, giving them a lovely natural tint of colour. The chubby stick has a pointed nib and can be twisted up and then back down again. I would describe this as a very creamy lipstick - it is matt and not very glossy. It is not the sort of lip balm which is sparkly or shimmer and it just gives a nice subtle finish to my lips which is a nice sheer wash of colour. I find that it brightens my lips up and makes them look healthy and moist while looking natural at the same time. The texture of the product is nice and creamy and smooth and it glides onto my lips easily. The product is dispensed nicely and it doesn't go all soggy, gooey or greasy nor does it leave a thick layer of product, it is perfect and feels nice and lightweight - the formula is really good - gentle, soft and moisturizing. The lipbalm also contains lots of goodness - shea butter, mango seed butter and jojoba seed oil.
This lip balm does not have a noticeable, or even slight smell. I was expecting it to smell of berries due to the name but it is completely tasteless and fragrance free. I actually prefer this, and it is a nice change as most of my other lip balms smell quite strong. The product is also alergy tested and it is gentle on my lips and has never irritated them. The staying power is good but not great. It usually lasts for around 5 hours on my lips before needing a top up, but that is without eating or drinking - it does need topping up after eating and drinking. Overall this is a good product. Yes, it is expensive, but a little goes a long way and I am not even half way through my tube despite having had it for almost 8 months. The colour is nice and subtle so if you are looking for a nice day to day, discreet kind of lip balm then this is ideal. For people who prefer shiny, glossy, OTT lipbalm though this is not for you. I would definetly reccomend this product to anyone who is after a new, discreet lip balm that will keep there lips hydrated and healthy - this is a great alternative to run-of-the mill lipbalms and vaseline.
i wasn't to sure what to make of this product when i first spotted it on the clinque counter of my local department store. Is a lipstick or lip balm? after using it is a lip balm with a nice subtle tint of colour to it. I found that it is a really good product but it does not stay on for very long, every hour or so it needs to be used again.
i was very impressed with the different colours and the look they give to your lips. they are very well priced as welll considering they are from clinque. i have brought them in three differnt colours and love all of them, as they are great to use in the day time just for a liitle hint of colour without being over the top, they are also very moisturising and helped to soothe and smooth my crapped lips.
I'm a bit of a sucker for a good lip balm and I was rather intrigued when I saw this offering from Clinique. It was reasonably priced at between £14 and £21 and there are eight different colours to choose from, I gave Mega Melon a try which is a lighter shade of lip balm however if you want the full on red colours then you will not be disappointed with this range either as I also have Chunky Cherry which is a reddish pink colour and very nice as well.
Each one has a silver base and lid with a twist action in the base to push the colour stick out. Just as the product name suggests these are rather chunky and substantial lip balms with a rounded end and a thick body. They contain shea and mango butter to provide a mositurising effect on your lips and they are really easy to apply as they merge in with your skin.
Certainly the chubby nature of the lip balm gives your lips a fuller look, I'm lucky to have quite well proportioned plump lips however those with thin lips might find this a bit too large for them as it is a little more difficult to manipulate. Certainly using a lip liner might help some people. It does however produce some great results, my lips have a real glow to them and they look a little fuller, they are left with a lovely shine and no stickiness either. The colour is not too prominent, nice and blended leaving my lips looking good.
There is a mositurising effect but this should not be overly emphasised, it is there but not very significant in my opinion. My only slight criticism is that it will need topping up during the day which affects how long the product lasts.
It does take a bit of getting used to and personally there are better lip balms in the Clinique range in my opinion so it only gets three stars from me.
I had one of these lipbalms in my stocking at Christmas, my flavour was Whooping Watermelon, which is a dark pink colour. The packaging is a chunky pencil with a silver cap on the end, which is the end you get the lip balm from. The lip balm is easy to apply and it has a nice light shade when you put it on. It isn't supposed to be a lip gloss, but it does have a glossy finish. It stayed on my lips for a couple of hours and as it fades it leaves a nice even stain on your lips which I really like. The main thing is that as it fades it leaves your lips hydrated, presumably this is because of the shea and mango butter that's used to make it.
These lip balms come in eight different shades, so there will be at least one that you like. The only problem that I have with this product is that it does not contain any SPF, which it really should, especially as it is being marketed as a summer product. The other thing I suppose is the price, it costs around £14 for 2g of colour, which does go a long way, however £14 for a lip balm is quite expensive and £13 more expensive than my usual tin of vaseline.
So to sum up I would say this lip balm is lovely and if you fancy an extravagant treat then go for it.
As soon as I saw this new Clinique product I went over to the counter and had a good play around the testers. I was so impressed that I bought one, girls can never have enough lip products!
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The chubby stick costs £14.00 from Clinique counters in stores and from the online shop. For your money you get 2 grams of colour.
The chubby stick is just how its name suggests; chubby! They are bright chunky sticks of colour that differ depending on what shade you choose and they all have a silver base and a silver lid.
Under the lid is the product and it works just like a lip stick concept, you twist the base to push the colour up. On the first use of the product it is nicely rounded and quite thick.
The product comes in eight fantastic shades. I bought Chunky Cherry because it is a pinky red shade and worked the best with the blusher I use. The other shades are Whooping Watermelon, Berry Burst, Richer Raison, Whole Lotta Honey, Blackberry, Graped Up and Mega Melon. There are plenty of options and I would imagine a colour that everyone likes.
The colour stick is quite firm yet has a wet shimmer so that is goes on quite firm but melts quickly on the lips to form a moisturising coat, These moisturising qualities come from the Shea and mango butter.
The stick is rather thick so the first concern I had was trying to apply it carefully without looking like the joker. I am more used to applying gloss with a wand, which helps me in being more precise.
I found the stick quite hard to apply round the 'm' of the lips, simply because it is quite chunky. Coupled with this, I find that it bleeds a little bit. Therefore for this reason, I use it in conjunction with my Clinique lip liner and they work in great harmony.
The gloss feels delicious on my lips though and looks wonderful. It has a great shine that is not sticky. I really hate sticky lip glosses that feel heavy on the lips, whereas this one makes my lips look great with a nice shine, but without the colour feeling heavy on my lips.
The colour is subtle, which is exactly what I wanted. I didn't want a lip stick, I wanted a glossy finish that added a little bit of colour. The chunky cherry is deliciously pinky rouge and refreshing which is perfect for summer.
It does feel like it moisturises my dry lips and coats them to protect them. This is a great bonus as I really suffer dry lips in warm weather from the air conditioning! Unfortunately it doesn't seem to last and I end up having to apply it quite often throughout the day. This is quite disappointing; at £14.00 for 2 grams, this stuff is too expensive to be applying all the time!
Another downside to it is that it doesn't contain any spfs. If this little gem was supposed to be a summer buddy then Clinique have let us down. UV protection is really important in lip care and I really wish this had it in it; I have some other Clinique lip products that do, so again another little let down.
This a side, I do like the product. I wish it would last longer but it does feel really nice to apply; it is really soft and soothing. After only having it a week, it seems to be lasting okay as a whole but at the rate I stick it on, I can't see it lasting longer than a month! An expensive luxury that I won't be rushing to replace; however it was a nice treat to try it.
Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Colour Balm / 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 each with a subtle sheen / All skin types / Pencil.