I absolutely love these Chubby Sticks from Clinique – they’re already launched in the States and are heading here from 15th April at £13.50 each. I noticed on the US site, a couple of shades have sold out already so look out for Chunky Cherry and Mega Melon as they’re clearly the ones everyone is after!
Got to admit as well that I love the above visual..it just makes me want to pluck the sticks from the picture. I’ve tried one shade today – Super Strawberry – and love the pigment level that gives great coverage without being over-loud. The finish is a silky one; the sticks aren’t super-glossy and because I’m such a gloss lover, I hold that against them slightly. Chubby Sticks are billed as both moisturising lip balms and lip tints on the US site in the same sentence, but have none of the dryness associated with tints because they’re built to a balm (ish) formula. They smell sweet-plastic which personally I don’t mind (reminds me of childhood toys) and seem to wear well. I absolutely hate my lips – I’ve never in my life had naturally smooth lips – they seem to have been lined from birth so am always looking for products that soften and smooth; these do an okay job at that, but I’m so tempted to add some clear Lanolips over the top just to give that glossy and hydrated feel.
*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated