Posted by Ankita Srivastava | Posted in Clinique, Lips, Product Reviews, Uncategorized | Posted on 07-05-2013
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Today I’m reviewing another shade from the Clinique Chubby Stick range (previously reviewed Graped Up) and this one is a pretty soft cherry red color – Chunky Cherry.
Price : Rs 1025
What Clinique says about the Product :
What’s colourful, chubby and chock-full of moisture? Clinique’s new pleasantly plump and playful nourishing lip balm. Packed with ‘do-gooders’ to keep lips luscious and irresistibly soft, NEW Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm provides a sheer hint of colour that glides on effortlessly, leaving behind a natural blush of colour and sheen.
Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm’s highly moisturizing formula uses a special blend of decadent butters, oils and antioxidants to help protect and pamper lips with immediate and lasting moisturization. Infused with Shea Butter, Mango Seed Butter and Jojoba Seed Oil, Chubby Stick delivers a surge of moisture in a sleek stick leaving lips soft, supple and soothed.
Packaged in a playful, shade-matched crayon-esque barrel, the balm-like formula provides stay-true colour and buildable coverage. To apply, simply twist the base to expose more balm and twist back down before replacing the cap. Available in eight mouthwatering shades, ranging from nudes to pretty pinks and deep purples, it’s the perfect accoutrement for any occasion. Don’t leave home without one of these pout pleasers in.
My take on the Product
The Clinique Chubby sticks comes in a chubby crayon packaging. The packaging is shade matched so its pretty each to locate them if you own more than one of these. The great thing about these is that they are twist-up type crayon. So there is no wastage of product because of sharpening. The twist up mechanism is pretty smooth. I love the cute and convenient packaging of these pencils!
As one would expect, the texture is smooth and buttery but not soft to the point of being crumbly. It feels verycomfortable and moisturizing on the lips. These are pretty sheer though some shades may give slightly better coverage. Graped up – on layering heavily gave about medium coverage but Chunky Cherry feels a tad sheerer. The finish is balm-like glossy, a finish I absolute love as it gives a very natural, healthy look to the lips. Its not juicy wet like a gloss but not satiny like a lipstick. The sheer color and balm-y texture is a great combination for everyday wear, one doesn’t have to worry about lipstick stains, patchiness, color settling in lines etc. with this. The only thing to worry about is reapplication since it doesn’t stay beyond 3 hours. A meal will definitely finish it off. But while using a product with this kind of texture/pigmentation, long wear time is an unrealistic expectation!
Overall, I quite like the formula though at the end of the day, its just a tinted balm. Its not a very unique product but if you’d like to splurge a little, you would enjoy using these! Clinique products are fragrance-free and allergy tested though I would have enjoyed a fruity fragrance with these consistent with their names.
The shade Chunky Cherry is lovely sheer cherry red color. It gives a pinkish red whisper of color to the lips and looks very natural. This is my go-to color when I’m going low key on my makeup – for running errands, grocery shopping, workout etc. when I don’t want too much makeup but don’t want to go bare faced either! If I do my foundation and pair it with a nice pink blush and soft eyes, it gives the perfect ‘English Rose’ look – or the Indian version of it. Think Jane Austen protagonist. Or Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman! Her look reminded me a lot of Chunky Cherry!
The GOOD about Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm Chunky Cherry :
- Attractive and convenient packaging
- Smooth texture
- Sheer pigmentation ; can be built up by layering
- Comfortable and moisturizing
- Natural soft glossy finish
- Gives a healthy look to the lips
- Natural, effortless color
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm Chunky Cherry :
- Needs to be reapplied every 3 hours/after meals
Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balms combine sheer color with a comfortable balm texture that is natural and effortless on the lips. The color intensity can be built up layering, enough to even out pigmented lips and the emollient texture keeps the lips hydrated and smooth. I love buttery textures and even though these are expensive, they are quite worth the splurge! If you like tinted lip balms and love the cute packaging, do give these a go! Chunky Cherry is lovely sheer cherry color, perfect for everyday wear and looks lovely paired with a soft pink blush.
Rating : 4.5/5