Clinique Chubby Plump & Shine

I brought you a sneaky peek of the new Clinique Chubby Plump & Shine a few weeks back, when I just had Va Va Va Voom Violet to show you, but now the whole set has arrived I have got them all swatched up.

Clinique Chubby Plump & Shine

In truth, these are a bit weird to start with – the delivery mechanic is quite clumsy in that you’re never quite sure, when you twist the bottom of the pen, quite how much gloss you’re going to get. There is a bit of practice involved. Because the nib is rigid, you don’t get that soft feel as you would a doe’s foot applicator and I think a doe’s foot does it better – why mess with something that really works?

Clinique Chubby Plump & Shine

Saying that, the gloss is immense, and so is the pigment. If you love glosses, this is truly happy time! In the swatch from left to right are: ‘Normous Nude, Jumbo Jem, Super Scarlet, Powerhouse Punch (this is my absolute favourite), Portly Peach, Va Va Va Voom Violet, Goliath Grape and Pink & Plenty. The claim on the US site that they last for hours is optimistic at best – they last as long as you let them (drinking, eating, lip licking) but the main sell is the plumping. I feel I did get some plumping – enough anyway to make my creased lips look a bit smoother but there is also a lot of light reflection going on and that always helps, too. You won’t get huge lips though and it’s a bit hard to tell whether the plumping was chemical or optical. They’re launching on 28th April in the UK for £18 although they’re already on sale in the US.

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