Yay! I’m terribly excited about reviewing the new shades of Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm for you today.
Just a warning, the shades all kinda sorta look the same on my lips sadly. I tried photos with and without flash but they just seem to all very similiar. I’m def not an expert at lippie swatches but I tried and hopefully they help a little tiny bit.
Let’s take a look!
Clinique has introduced eight new shades of Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm which brings the total color collection up to sixteen available colors. Who doesn’t love variety?
These are a little bigger than Revlon’s new Just Bitten Kissable Balm and are $16 each. As I mentioned in my Revlon review I do feel Clinique has a better handle on the formula verses Revlon which who got the pigment down correctly but not the moisture. If the two products could both be pigmented and moisturizing we’d have the perfect chubby pencil on our hands.
Oversized Orange (Sorry, I forgot to swatch this on lips, will update shortly)
Two Ton Tomato
Clinique’s version is balmy, moisturizing texture with a subtle color pay off where as Revlon is less moisturizing with better color pay off. If you like sheered, MLBB (my lips but better) shades you’ll enjoy these new colors however if you desire more pigment I suggest going with Revlon’s version.
(Swatched in their order/labeled appearance in the first photo)
The first thing I noticed about these new shades is they are sheerer than the original shades but they build easily enough for better color pay off. I love them because of the MLBB factor. They are the type of balm that enhance the natural color of your own lips and give a fabulously natural pay off.
The balm texture is comfortable and moisturizing throughout the wear without feeling too heavy. The great part is they wear quite long without a ton of maintenance in between applications.
I do think these shades, as mentioned above, will look best on those with paler lips. If you have pigmented lips you’ll find the colors all look the same once applied or at least that was the case for me.
Overall, these eight shades are worth exploring. They may be a bit sheerer but the natural hint of tint color is very flattering….! Shades like Oversized Orange provide an easy, wearable way to enjoy the orange-y tangerine trend you’re seeing at the moment without looking too bold or crazy.
With Revlon in strong competition with Clinique to offer a cheaper product I imagine you wonder which chubby pencil is worth it. That really is hard to say which is why I pointed out the characteristics for each pencil above. I think $15 for these is an affordable price where as some brands will charge you $20 or even $24. Of course, that isn’t drugstore pricing but each pencil offers different traits, it’s a matter of picking what you like about the pencil and going with that brand…..now if someone can do pigmented and hydrating in the same formula we’d have a winner!
Either way, Clinique’s new shades of Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm get a big Muse Approval for me.
I loved the original release and I like the new shades too!
Available now at Clinique counters or online at www.clinique.com
Did you haul any of the new colors yet?