The full name of the product by Clinique is actually Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm, but I prefer to call it a Chubby Stick as it has a much nicer ring to it! It’s such a great concept, as it not only acts as a lip treatment by relieving dry, cracked lips; but there’s also a great range of colours meaning you can moisturise your lips all day long without forgoing great colour. It’s because it gives the intense nourishment of a lip balm, but then the fantastic coverage of a sheer lipstick.
As a result I have completely fallen in love with this product, so it is now a staple item in my handbag. They are firstly so, so easy to use. I’ve now mastered the art of using one without a mirror, which actually really isn’t that difficult. The length of the chubby stick makes it a lot easier to manoeuvre and control, and the sheer nature of the product means that if you do go beyond your lip line you can easily rub it away. Also, it’s retractable, so there’s no need to worry about twisting out too much product.
My favourite colour by far is Bountiful Blush (swatch on right hand side). This gives a lovely deep rose/pink colour which I find suits my skin tone really well! I find this is a great transitional product to wear, as the sheer nature of the lip balm means that it’s ideal for day to day wear, as the colour isn’t too intense. And, it’s equally as good for a night out as it gives your lips a gorgeous glow, making you feel super glam!
The other colour I have is Heaping Hazelnut (swatch on the left), which I would generally tend to wear throughout the day. As you can see, this is a far more subtle colour than Bountiful Blush, so I would use this to give my lips more of a natural glow. What I also find this colour to be ideal for, is if you are wearing heavy eye make up, so want something simple to wear on your lips.
My only criticism of this product is that you do have to reapply a few times throughout the day. But, as it’s so easy to use and super moisturising I really don’t mind!