My review on the Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes is a long time coming but I’ve finally completed my testing with them! Good news as I know MANY of you were eager to hear about these.
These are a fantastic follow up to Clinique’s wildly popular Chubby Lip Balms and excellent marketing on Clinique’s part if you think about. I mean think about it, we all know and love the balms so of course, introduce a similiar product for eyes and we’re bound to get excited about it. Imagine if they did a blush pencil? Don’t tell me you wouldn’t run to your counter to grab a blush pencil…!
Launched in twelve shades these are $16 each (buy two and get free shipping at Clinique.com using code CHUBBY) so they fall rather nicely into a mid-range cosmetic lover’s budget. I feel the price is very reasonable and borders beauty budget and mid-range pricing.
Take a peek!
These are a chubby twist up pencil just like their the Chubby Lip Balms. They swivel up and down easily so no need for a sharpener. The rounded dome head of each pencil fits the contour of eyes beautifully which allows VERY, very easy, mistake-proof application plus that dome shape of the pencil means it’ll never go dull and will keep its uniformed shape over use.
Lavish Lilac, Filler Fudge, Whopping Willow, Pink & Plenty
Massive Midnight, Big Blue, Ample Amber
The pencil is very well designed and ensures proper application each and every use. These are the type of shadows a two year old could apply for you and you’d coming out of it looking flawless. The color has a knack for looking smooth no matter how much you apply and they don’t tug during application which ensures an easy glide across lids. It’s a soft almost powder-y feel with a powder-like dry down on my drier lids. It’s weird but the pencil almost feels like a powder versus a cream texture as it just applies so smoothly and flawlessly and there isn’t any tackiness or dewiness to it, it virtually sets in seconds after application but still remains easy to build over should you desire. Colors vary but for the most part they provide sheer to borderline medium pay off and can be built for a smidge more intensity but….for the most part, I’d say they deliver a softer look so don’t expect super bold.
Wear time will vary but on my drier lids without primer I can get a crease-free wear without fading for a solid eight hours. They just don’t budge at all!
Pink & Plenty
Overall, Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes is a very interesting product as although they are a cream shadow of sorts but they don’t act that way at all. Clinique somehow created a formula that’s one part cream, one part powder, and all awesome. They wear strong, they apply easily, and they look great. The funny thing about these is the minimal work involved in application! It’s all about smoothing it on your eye directly from the pencil and just going. No blending required! The dome shade of the pencil follows the natural curve of your eye, delivers color perfectly, and doesn’t require you to sit around and blend it out. It just flawless from from the get go.
A very interesting product that even cream shadow haters will love.
Do try a shade or two I think these will surprise you with their no nonsense formula that transforms lids with a wash of pretty color!
Available at Clinique counters or online at clinique.com
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