I treated myself to a Clinique Chubby Stick from the duty free shop on the ferry last week. I have just about run out of my beloved Laura Mercier lip gloss – which I wore on my wedding day, and just about every day after that. I think it did very well to last two years. Anyway, let’s not dwell, onwards and upwards.
But I’d been really drawn to their advertising recently, I am a marketeers wet dream, and when I saw the Chubby Sticks stacked up ever so nicely aboard the good ship Normandie, I figured Clinique and I could still buddy up.
I don’t often buy Clinique products because, frankly, I find them harsh on my skin. I went through a phase of using their three-step cleansing regime a few years ago and it really exacerbated my rosacea. Not chic. I also tried one of their liquid foundations, and although the colour was good, I didn’t like the texture at all.
Chubby Sticks are not a gloss, or a lipstick, but more of a moisturising coloured balm. They have a pencil-style applicator which I haven’t seen before, but is easy to use (no lip brush or sharpener required for this bad boy) and nice to apply. It leaves my lips feeling supple and soft and very moisturised.
The colour is pretty sheer. I bought mine in chunky cherry, and I really love that it just adds a little bit of colour and isn’t too garish. I like wearing bright lips, but this will be great for every day use. It’s definitely earning it’s place as a makeup bag staple.
Clinique Chubby Sticks retail at £16 each and come in 16 different shades.
Move along the bus please, nothing to disclose here. I haven’t been sent anything, I just really like this product.