Clinique Chubby Sticks
I’m still sad over the fact that MAC have not brought out Tendertones for the past few years. In fact I have pretty much given up hope of seeing them again. So with my last three Tendertones nearly finished I needed to find a lip balm that I loved just as much. Thank goodness for Clinique and their new Chubby Sticks. Keep on reading to see why the Chubby Sticks are my new HG lip balm.
The Clinique Chubby Sticks are pencil style lip balms. They come in eight different shades and are all packed with mango and shea butters to keep your lips soft and smooth. They each have a different hint of colour too so not only can you use it to sooth your lips under a lipstick, but they add a hint of colour for those no makeup days too.
I bought the shade Whoopin’ Watermelon back in March this year and was so impressed that I recently bought another shade. This time I bought Chunky Cherry which looks very red in the tube. However as you can see from my swatch it is extremely sheer and gives a hint of red to your lips – like you have just been eating strawberries… or perhaps cherries! What I like the most about these is that they are a pencil product. Unlike MAC Tendertones, I don’t have to stick my fingers in a pot which can be unhygienic. The chubby sticks simply have a twist up mechanism so you can just apply it straight to your lips. The fact that they are a twist up pencil rather than having to sharpen them is also a big bonus to me. This saves so much time!
I also find that the Chubby Sticks last a reasonable amount of time on my lips before I feel like I need to re-apply them. On average I would say I feel like re-applying every couple of hours. I also like to use them first thing in the morning before I apply my makeup. This way as I do the rest of my face, the Chubby Stick has enough time to settle in and leave my lips soft ready for my lipstick. I do blot my lips before applying my lipstick though, just to ensure my lipstick doesn’t slip.
The only thing that I don’t like about the Chubby Sticks is the price. Why is it that I have to pay £15 yet in the states they cost $15 each? This is not a fault of the product, but I still can’t help but feel a little ripped off when I buy them. I buy my Chubby Sticks from www.debenhams.com but you can also get them from www.sephora.com.
What do you think of the Chubby Sticks? Have you tried them? What shades do you like? Let me know in the comments.