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Friday, 19 July 2013

Simple Summer Lips: Clinique Chubby Stick Intense


I had no intention of buying yet another lip product so soon, but I was in Boots last week, stocking up on holiday essentials, and my friend left me unattended for a mere moment. That's when the sales assistant must have sneaked up and slipped this little beauty into my basket without my knowledge. Honestly, you just can't get the staff these days.

It is Clinique's Chubby Stick Intense in Heftiest Hibiscus, and I've been loving it so much that I thought it warranted a blog post of it's own. I had seen it knocking around on a few blogs, most notably Late Night Nonsense, and after seeing the infamous Lisa Eldridge sporting it in a recent video, I'll be honest, it was only a matter of time before I succumbed and bought the damn thing.

I have a couple of the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stains, which I love, and I've always wanted a Chubby Stick, but all of the ones I tested were way too sheer for my liking. Enter the Chubby Stick Intense range. They are described as a moisturising lip balm, halfway between sheer and opaque, but, for a lip balm, they are definitely at the more opaque end of the spectrum. The shade I went for, Heftiest Hibiscus is a beautifully glossy coral red colour, and the perfect red for daytime wear. Containing shea butter and mango, I also find this to be lovely and moisturising on my parched smackers, a quality I crave in lip products. They do have a bit of a crayon like smell to them, which I'm not too keen on. Not really a deal breaker, but worth a mention, and the only issue I have with the product.
A wonderfully easy product to apply, I find that it lasts about 3 hours on my lips before it needs a top up, granted that I literally draw it on and go, and the weather has been make up melting as of late. I'm sure it would have better staying power if I put in a little more effort, or if the weather wasn't as intense as the Chubby Stick, but to be honest, I think 3 hours is more than reasonable for something marketed as a lip balm. 

This is my first venture into Clinique make up, as I more readily associate the brand with skincare, but with this beautiful addition to my collection quickly creeping into my favourites, I'm sure it won't be my last.

Do you own any of the Chubby Stick Intense range? What is your favourite lip crayon? Let me know!

S. 

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10 comments:

  1. I've been wanting a Chubby stick for so long! I think I might get this one as i've been looking for something exactly like it! Thankyou xx

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    1. It's so lovely! A lot better than the original Chubby Sticks! Let me know if you get it. I'd love to know what you think! xx

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  2. I haven't tried the Clinique one yet but I love the whole idea of lip crayons! I have the Bourjois one and I use it a lot xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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    1. I have yet to try the Bourjois ones, but they're next on my list! Which colours do you have? xx

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  3. That's a really pretty color! I haven't tried the chubby sticks yet but I love the idea of it :)
    http://dharapatelio.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, I think it's the only colour in the intense range that would suit me. Let me know if you do end up trying them, I'd be really interested to hear your opinion. xx

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  4. I am so obsessed with the Chubby Sticks!!!
    Love this one it's gorgeous. My mom has it :D

    xox I love your blog. Following you for sure ^__^

    Love from Canada!
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    1. Your mum has good taste! =) Thank you, and same to you, I love your faded nail look! xx

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