Clinique Chubby Sticks for Eyes

When the nation went crazy for Clinique’s Chubby Sticks for Lips, it seemed natural for them to extend the range. The Chubby Sticks are a perfect design for easy application on the go and next week, they are introducing 12 shades for the eyes to the Chubby Stick range.

I went down to the Clinique Head Office last week for their launch, which featured a cute little candy shop and teeny milkshakes from bottles… and got to play with all 12 shades of the new Chubby Sticks.

I was given 2 to take away with me – was complete luck of the drawer as to which 2 that would be – I ended up with Portly Plum and Big Blue.

The outer design is exactly the same as the Chubby Sticks for Lips – they are in a crayon shaped barrel and removing the silver lid reveals a crayon-like product, which you twist the base of to get more of the product out. The only noticeable difference is that Chubby Sticks for Eyes are rounded at the end for easy application to the eye lid, while the lip version is pointed to apply to the lips with ease.

Neither of these are shades I would have picked out – my initial reaction would be to go for the neutral and bronzey shades (Whopping Willow Fuller Fudge and Ample Amber in particular, I’m talking to you!) which, with about 5 different tones, are just gorgeous. However, I seem to be having a little affair with purples at the moment, so was pleased I got to try out Portly Plum. It is a dusky purple with a hint of pinky purpley iridescence. Big Blue reminds me of the colour of Cinderella’s dress – it’s a very pale blue with an almost frosty finish, with pale blue iridescence.

I applied the Portly Plum for the first time and noticed that once it’s on the eyes it is much more sheer than when I had swatched it on my hand. One sweep left a sheer wash, which I patted in with my 4th finger to create a base. One more sweep left a much more opaque finish – it is definitely very buildable and I could have gone over it again and again to create a more dramatic look. I found the shape of the bullet easy to apply the product under my lower lash line too. I used a brush to blend out the edges of the shadow then added some eyeliner and mascara and this is how it looked. (I put a dab of the blue in the inner corners too just to see if it could be used for highlighting purposes… I think it looked ok!)

I found it to be a purpley brown on the eye which is right up my street, so will definitely wear it again! I’d also like to try it as a base to eyeshadows – I think this would look great with a black smokey eye over the top.


The full range of colours is Bountiful Beige, Lots O’Latte, Fuller Fudge, Ample Amber, Whopping Willow, Portly Plum, Pink & Plenty, Curvaceous Coal, Lavish Lilac, Big Blue, Mighty Moss and Massive Midnight. I swatched all of the 12 shades at the event….

There are some lovely ones there aren’t there?!

They launch on 15th February at Clinique Counters nationwide, and www.clinique.co.uk priced at £16

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense – Plushest Punch

Last Tuesday night I went to the Clinique party where there were there were some fab items on show including their new Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms. I picked up lots of goodies to show you, so expect those over the next few weeks – one of them is the Chubby Stick Intense in the shade Plushest Punch.

They work on the same theory as the regular Chubby Sticks – they come in a crayon-like barrel and are super moisturising, except this time, instead of a sheer wash of colour, these babies are intense!

I am absolutely in love!

There are 8 shades in the new range, varying from Caramel to Berry tones – Plushest Punch is a gorgeous, wearable bold pink that isn’t too in your face; it still feels safe to wear during the day.

The design of them means its really easy to line and fill in your lips without the need of a brush, and the pigmentation means one swipe and you’re good to go.

God knows what I’m doing in this photo!

I can’t wait to try out more when they hit the shelves in mid November!

Clinique Chubby Sticks

On 1st June, Clinique introduced 8 new shades to their popular range of Chubby Sticks. I had heard great things about Chubby Sticks in the past – they are really hydrating for lips; containing Shea Butter, Mango Seed Butter and Jojoba Seed Oil – this is make up that is doing good for you while looking good for you!

I loved the look of Curvy Candy and Pudgy Peony – they are similar in colour but still quite different from each other,

Curvy Candy is my new love, I have been wearing it constantly for the past couple of weeks – it’s a slightly coral toned pink which gives a nice natural flush of colour.

Pudgy Peony is still quite sheer, but much more powerful – a more definite fuchsia colour.

All the shades can be layered to create new shades too – they have a feature on their site where you can mix and match the colours and see the end result. I tried layering mine, but as they are quite similar colours there wasn’t a massive difference in the shade. It’s still nice to know that if I end up adding more Chubby Sticks to my collection it’s something that can be done easily.

They are essentially, a coloured lip balm – the type of
finish they give is ideal for summer days when you don’t want to wear
anything too heavy and they feel fantastic on the lips.

I love the packaging too – they are like a fat colouring pencil – you twist the end once your stick gets ‘blunt’. I think these will be an essential in this summer’s make up bag!

Chubby Sticks are available at Clinique counters and at www.clinique.co.uk for £16.

Do you have any? What do you think of them?