Rejoice Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm have landed! Not a fond fan of the original Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm because they just weren’t pigmented enough for you?
No worries! Chubby Stick Intense is a newly formulated balm with a more intense color pay off. These nourishing lip balms give a pop of color with a formula that keeps lips soft, supple, and hydrated.
Take a peek!
I’ve been a fan and lover of Clinique Chubby Sticks since their original launch. They are such an easy way to get color in a balmy formula that keeps my lips soft and hydrated throughout the wear. I’m awful at reapplication of lipstick and gloss as the day progresses but I am one for chronically applying lip balm. So tinted pencils like this are a god sent. They give my lips the balm-like texture it craves and delivers a lovely pop of color along with it.
Scroll over the images to see the color of the shade!
An Intense version was quite exciting…! Same great formula but with more pigment? I was so on that.
Clinique released eight new shades of this popular formula but now they have that extra bit of pigment you might be craving. I wouldn’t say they are completely opaque but they meet somewhere in the middle which leads to natural color on lips (depending on the shade you use). The swivel up pencil design allows you to easily tote them around for applying on the go.
I think those disappointed in the original formula’s color pay off will be grateful that Clinique has duped up on some of the original colors launched in this release. The only difference being the Intense version is truer to tube upon application for a great color pay off!
Swatched in their order of appearance below!
I’d like to say that the texture changed slightly here. These aren’t as balmy as the originals. They have a smooth, creamy feel sans shimmer, sparkle, or glitter of any kind. They are heavier on lips due to the extra color but not so much that they are uncomfortable to wear. Color is indeed intense. Certain shades are more opaque than others but overall, all eight colors I tried are very true to tube. What you see in the pencil is what you get on your lips. They are indeed quite pigmented and can be built up for even greater intensity should you desire. They don’t have a slick or shiny feel or finish but lean towards more of a lighter textured balm not as balmy as the original version as I mentioned above though. They make my lips feel quite soft during the and after the wear. Wear time varies shade to shade but for the most part they’ll get you through a four hour period before fading but even after fading some shades will leave a lovely stain behind. Color pay off is most comparable to Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain.
Overall, these are a win for me. I really liked them. Clinique did an excellent job with the reformulation. Honestly if you’re trying to decide if you want the originals or these I’d say go with both. The originals are great for natural color where as the Intense version are excellent for daily looks or evenings out as it beefs up color for a lovely lipstick-like look! The formula wears comfortably and quite long, it applies easily, and it keeps lips soft and hydrated plus hey, you get great color too!
Roll over the image to see the color of the shade on my lips, it’ll pop right in the title!
Muse Approved for purchase.
P.S. You must purchase Curviest Caramel if you have fair or medium fair skin! It’s stunning!