Some of you might remember this mystery item I posted a month or so ago. Quite a few of you attempted to guess but unfortunately none got it right although most of you were close 🙂
What it is is the new Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm. Isn’t it cute? 🙂 Its a coloured lip balm in the form of a fat chubby pencil with a silver cap to cover it, so its super easy to tote and super easy to use too!
My colour is Super Strawberry and its a sheer reddish shade on my lips. I’ve got a before/after swatch to show you its coverage.
With one swipe, you get a sheer tint of colour on the lips. Perfect for weekends or lazy days or when you do up your eyes and want a lighter lip. I usually sport this on weekends and to touch up after lipstick on weekdays, when I want just a hint of colour. If you layer it (picture shows 5 layers) you get something deeper.
Still sheer, but there’s more colour to it. So its a great little handy tool that I keep in my bag because the great thing is that you can apply it without having to look in a mirror! Ok I usually just look for any reflective surface and because its so sheer, even if you go out of line, you won’t look like the Joker.
I do however, have a little bit of problem with it as a lip balm. I don’t have dry lips as a rule, but I did find that this product did not keep moist as a lip balm should. It is a great sheer lip colour but on my lips, it felt a little drying after a couple of hours. In fact, I wear a lip balm under this because I really like the light texture.
Pros: Nice sheer colour, Light texture, No scent
Cons: Felt a little drying on my lips, Rather pricey
Oh and here’s the thing. You might be wondering how to “sharpen” this once you use it. I wondered the very same thing. In fact, I asked if I’d have to buy a giant sharpener just to use the remainder.
Answer is, you don’t sharpen it.
What you do is twist the metal bit at the end, and you push up the balm, just as you would a lipstick. Its reversible too so you can twist it back down again. You wouldn’t think that, just by looking at it. Or maybe its just me 😛
Have you checked this out? 🙂 I seem to think there was a similar item by Clinique a while ago… but I could be mistaken.
Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm retails at RM50 each at all Clinique counters and comes in 8 shades.