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Sunday, 17 April 2011

Show & Tell/Swatcheroonies: Clinique Chubby Sticks

This week was a jam packed week brimming with launches, previews and all sorts and Thursday evening saw me go to three events with a few other bloggers and get a little bit tipsy off Prosecco, Bellini's and white wine. Not a good combo, might I add. Although, in my defence, I hadn't eaten anything since 11am so by 9pm, I was kind of rockin'.

One of the events that I attended was hosted by the girls at Clinique to showcase the new Chubby Sticks which I have heard a lot about over the last couple of months. It seemed that the blogs and beauty addicts were buzzing with the thought of the products hitting our shores and having swatched them and now having them in my possesion, I see why.

Firstly, this greeted us in the Clinique meeting room:

A tower of wibbly wobbly jelly! I'm not going to lie, this pretty much made my day and gave me a good 5 minutes of entertainment - Just ask BeautyJunkieLondon and KateSnooks, they were amazed at this and joined me in poking and prodding the jelly moulds just to see them wobble.

All jelly-shaking goodness aside, the new Chubby Sticks are definitely worth a full post and all of your attention because they are kind of great and if you love lipglosses but hate the sticky feeling and love lip balms but hate the lack of colour, then these will definitely tickle your fancy.
We were gifted this set of Chubby Sticks in a very cute holder with a set of pink Clinique pencils so I thought I would do a quick run down of the colours and what I think.

I don't think I want to take any of these products out or throw them into my lip product drawer because they just look so good in the little holder!

There are 8 shades altogether in the Chubby Stick family and we were given 6 to take home in the gift bag:

(L-R): Chunky Cherry, Woppin' Watermelon, Mega Melon, Whole Lotta Honey, Graped-Up and Richer Raisin.
The other two shades are Fuller Fig and Super Strawberry, the former is a more brown toned and the latter falling into the pink family.
This is what they look like:

They look like jumbo sized crayons upon first glimpse so I think the name 'Chubby Stick' is fitting for it. Although the colour looks quite vibrant in the bullet, when swatched it's sheer and very moisturising so Clinique are on to a good thing here.

Another good point to touch on is the fact that the Chubby Stick doesn't need to be sharpened as it has a twisty bottom to push the product up...

I love the fact that it has a twisty bottom because you don't lose any product through sharpening it's worth all your precious money.

The formulation is spot on for a moisturising lip balm and although the product is sheer, there is still enough pigment in them to give lips a hint of colour without looking full-on like a lipstick or lipgloss. Also, they give a very subtle shine so you get an effect of a lipgloss without the gooey sticky feeling that leaves your lips almost glued together. My favourite shades have to be Woppin' Watermelon and Mega Melon and I can see myself wearing these most during the day but if I wanted something a bit more darker for an evening out, I'll be grabbing Graped-Up, for sure.

The new Clinique Chubby Sticks are available now from Clinique counters and online and will be priced at
£13.50 each.

Are there any shades you've got your eyes on?

Until next time...
Keep swivelling your hips in your

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23 stiletto lovers had something to say::

  1. Love the look of Mega Melon and Whole Lotta Honey :) They're all so cute!

  2. Hi Karen, Mega Melon and Whole Lotta Honey are probably the most day time wearable colours as they give the "my-lips-but-better" kind of look so I think I'm going to get most use out of those. Well, those AND Woppin' Watermelon because it's a really sheer pink.
    You NEED these in your life!

  3. Hi Roshas,
    All of the shades are really pretty and there is a shade to suit all skintones so make sure you pick one up. Or maybe all 8 of them. Just for fun ;-) x

  4. I picked up mine yesterday and am writing a post on it (although I paid £14 for mine). Love them :)x

  5. Chunky Cherry looks gorgeous. I love Clinique lip products so may treat myself to one at the duty-free :) Love that jelly tower! x

  6. Hi ComputerGirl,
    I think I might go and buy a back up of Mega Melon so I can keep one at home and one in my bag. You know, just in case :)

  7. Hi Lily,
    Chunky Cherry is a really pretty red that doesn't look over the top on your lips either so if you want a subtle red tint to your lips but not drying, this is the product for you.x

  8. They look really good and I love that holder too x

  9. Looooove woppin' watermelon! x

  10. Great post! lovnig the Whola lotta honey one x

  11. They look alot like Eyekos liptatiks...might just try them next time im in town....shame though thought they'd be a bit more pigmented... great post...xx

  12. Though I'm happy with my lipsticks and my Clinique superbalm I was not going to try these, but I think you may have persuaded me to go try them out at the counter!

  13. They all look so nice, I'm loving all the sheer moisturising lip products that are being released lately! Cool jelly tower as well x

  14. Oooh, I like the shades! Especially woppin' watermelon.

  15. OOOOOH! These are gorgeous! And you got 6?! You lucky duck! xx

  16. I love all the colours! Mega Melon is gorgeous. Sounds like a great evening!

  17. Girls, I've been wearing these non-stop since Thursday and they're really impressing me. They are so moisturising and the colour sticks around for a while before you would need to top them up again.

    The thing that we need to remember is that these are lip balms before anything else. They're not meant to be super pigmented but they give good colour pay off considering that they are balms. Today was a Woppin' Watermelon kind of day and I haven't felt the need to reapply in 3 hours. THUMBS UP!


  18. I really fancy trying these !


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