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Lippier than Usual – Clinique Chubby Stick Review

First of all, I want to high-five Clinique for putting “chubby” and “beauty” in the same sentence. Thanks for that. 

ANYWAY.

It’s Friday (yay!) and it’s also the day Red comes home after 26 days of being all heroic and sexy in his military uniform (double yay!). I’ve pretty much been planning my outfit for when I go to pick him up all week, right down to the nail polish on my toes, which brought me to a critical crossroads: lip colour. 

The Chubby stick.


Being all make-up obsessed and vain – and because I’m beginning to bore of light pink or nude lips all the time – I decided that this week would be lipstick shopping week. I also had to wait 40 minutes at the pharmacy which just so happens to have a cosmetics boutique and I was tired and it was so pretty that I kind of couldn’t help myself. And that, my friends, is how I came to be the proud owner of my secondClinique Chubby Stick  Intense moisturizing lip colour balm

Even it’s name is lippy (and you may find you need to stop for a break part way through!).


I’ve been using my original Clinique chubby stick in curviest caramel for about six months, and it’s barely even worn down. It’s a great nude because it’s not too nude, and it’s dark enough that I can wear it when I’m tanned while being light enough to wear it in all my pasty glory. I chose the shade because I like to wear lipstick daily, and I went with the Chubby Stick because it moisturizes the hell out of your lips and it’s also massive. It’s practically impossible for me to lose it (though I may have forgotten where I put it a few times).


My new Chubby Stick caught my eye the exact friggin’ second I glanced at the Clinique wall, after staring at other brands such as Smashbox and Benefit (my faves! ye gods!) for about 15 minutes. My first thought? It’s a punchy colour – bright pink, almost raspberry but a little bit watermelon-y. I wasn’t surprised to see that it was called plushest punch and I decided it was love at first sight. So, I carried it around for another 10 or 15 minutes before sauntering over to the counter with another product I don’t need and joyfully used my Shoppers Optimum points to cover the full cost of it all! Yay, free stuff!!!!

My two fave lip products – look how big the chubby stick is!


I’ve been rocking the fun, gorgeous colour all week and I love it as much as I loved my previous Chubby Stick. I even wore it leaving the hospital yesterday – colour that bright makes anyone look more alive! The colour is not too opaque, but opaque enough that it gives the look of rich colour, and its shine factor is fantastic – I hate glosses. One of my biggest woes (as if it could really be a woe…) is that lipstick always dries out my lips, but since Clinique’s Chubby Stick is loaded with mango and shea butters, it hydrates my lips while giving them a pop of colour. Who doesn’t love that?

While the price tag might make you cringe a little ($19 a pop), keep in mind that it’s a lot of colour. My last one is still going strong, after six months of almost everyday use. Plus, it’s scent-free and allergy tested. 

I’m not a regular Clinique shopper, but my new love for the Chubby Sticks may sway me otherwise…

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