Just in time for colder months I decided to get a Clinique's Chubby Stick tinted lip balm. Chubby sticks are twist-up chubby pencils. I've had many of them in the past and I find them handy. They are nicely pigmented, they look simple and are easy to use. I wouldn't say they are very moisturising but they feel nice on the lips and even though some of you might find them hydrating, I find them pleasant and not drying which is good enough for my lips that require lip balm application many times a day. Bountiful Blush is a healthy nude (warm pinky/browny blush). Another shade that I really like from the range is Heaping Hazelnut which is a good nude for me but I do prefer something slightly more brightenings for autumn/winter when my skin looks paler. These days when I'm looking for a colour I try to match it to Bobbi Brown pot rouge in Rose which I find perfect for myself. Bountiful Blush is somewhat similar but of course it's less pigmented and Rose is slightly peachier. For those who find Bountiful Blush too pink, there is Fuller Fig which looks warmer to me (with a little more brown as well).
In general, I do like the original chubby sticks from Clinique as they are so fuss free and are not fragranced. I keep coming back to them and in total I've probably had around 10 of them already. The range of colours is impressive and there's something for everyone. There are Intense chubby sticks too which I'm not a fan of as I'd rather go for a proper lipstick if I need some more pigmentation. There's also a new version of chubby sticks called baby tints, which are even less pigmented than the original chubby sticks but the colour develops on your lips (the technology sounds similar to Dior lip glow balm). I do not like products that develop colours especially because they all turn out to be some sort of magenta pink on my lips which is the colour I personally really dislike as it looks artificial and doesn't go well with my skintone and style in general.
|Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Rose (left) and Clinique Chubby Stick in Bountiful Blush (right)|
|Clinique Chubby Stick in Bountiful Blush|