The Lipstick Bandits: Summer Sheers | Clinique Chubby Stick in Mega Melon

This month’s Lipstick Bandits focus is summer sheers (to follow up May’s pre-season summer brights), and despite the fact that I didn’t write this post until late Sunday night — I’ve had my summer sheer picked out for weeks.

Have you ever met Mega Melon? It’s a Clinique Chubby Stick that’s a total summer must-have, with its buttery, moisturizing formula and gorgeous, finely-milled gold shimmer. I’m not kidding about that “buttery,” either: Chubby Sticks are amped up with shea, jojoba, and mango seed butter (as well as some others), and the formula wears really comfortably.

Clinique Mega Melon

Mega Melon Chubby Stick swatch

Wearing Mega Melon (plus some other things).

To be totally honest, I had reviewed this one last winter, tucked it away in a drawer, and promptly forgot about it. While looking for a lip to pair with last month’s storybook daisies festival makeup look, though, I brought it out again — and it pretty much hasn’t left my side since. 

The thick, buttery formula is really comfortable in the hot weather (not to mention, it glides on like a dream), and the melon shade is absolutely perfect. It’s a really rich, fresh shade — just enough orange to keep the lip looking natural and beachy, but no so much that cool skintones need worry. The shimmer is just the cherry on top, leaving your lips looking super-moisturized and–

Can I say lustrous without anyone throwing produce at me? Because I’m totally going with lustrous if I’m allowed.

The verdict?

I know I rave about Clinique’s Chubby Sticks all the time, but this one’s a definite summer must-have. It’s one of the stronger shades in the line; more complex and pigmented than most of its siblings. It looks really natural when on, but the colour makes a huge before/after difference in a look — for a sheer shade, it has a lot of impact!

(And, I mean, admittedly: as much as I love the Chubby line, some of the shades are pretty boring. Which is great if you’re looking for some really basic basics, of course, but, well. If you just wanted the super-basic basics, you probably wouldn’t be on a makeup blog, now, would you?)

Availability: $16 USD, permanent product. Online at Clinique, Sephora, etc.

See it here: Holiday 2011 Chubby set review, plus in these two makeup looks.

Clinique Chubby Stick in Mega Melon (at a different angle)

Clinique Mega Melon lip swatch

See the other Bandits’ sheer, summery picks

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  • Reply Lily

    Oh, I have this chubby stick in that fig shade… not as sheer but this looks oh so lovely! Time to check it out :-)

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    August 6, 2012 at 6:06 AM
  • Reply mostlysunnybunny

    I still haven't tried any of these if you can believe that (don't hit me don't hit me), but this shade is SO cute on you!
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    August 6, 2012 at 6:31 AM
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    August 6, 2012 at 7:26 AM
  • Reply glittergeek

    Oooh I really like this colour, Rae. :) It's a lip colour for that "I'm not really trying to look pretty; I just naturally am" makeup look.
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    August 6, 2012 at 7:43 AM
  • Reply messywands

    Soul mate, how is it that every time you are in any form of communication with the outer world you just make me fall hopelessly in love with you again? Boyfriends need to learn from you, I say!

    I love that before and after picture, and I think with my quite pigmented lips, Mega Melon would turn out quite interesting. Shall investigate!
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    August 6, 2012 at 8:00 AM
  • Reply Alison M

    This same shade is living in my purse all summer. I like it sheer but love layering it for more punch. This of course would defeat the purpose of the LB post :)
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    August 6, 2012 at 8:34 AM
  • Reply Larie

    Even though I don't like these Chubby sticks, Rae, I like your face. :) That is all.
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    August 6, 2012 at 9:26 AM
  • Reply Liz

    That suits your colouring perfectly! <3 I love Chubby Sticks. :)
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    August 6, 2012 at 9:28 AM
  • Reply Musing on Beauty

    Can you believe I haven't tried those Chubby Sticks yet?? Putting this one on my list!!
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    August 6, 2012 at 11:20 AM
  • Reply Beauty Reflections

    So pretty Rae! Your skin is so perfect! You should wear shades like this more often! I don't have one of these-maybe I shall try a plum for fall. :)
    My recent post Lipstick Bandits Love Tricksy Summer Sheers

    August 6, 2012 at 11:31 AM
  • Reply The Beauty Sample

    I WANT this!!! I recently tried the Revlon Balm Stains and they were nothing like what i imagined them to be…I think the Clinique ones are much more my style. I'm obsessed with tinted balms and super-sheer lipsticks, so this is perfect for me.
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    August 6, 2012 at 12:27 PM
  • Reply bellachique

    Love the shade, it's very close to your own lipcolour but bright enough to make a difference :). Never tried the chubby sticks before though, no idea why!
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    August 6, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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  • Reply @BloominBeauty5

    I don't have a single one of these and that needs to be corrected, PRONTO. I know several bloggers (present company included) have raved about them. Count me as living under a rock for never having tried them. The shade is lovely and you are gorgeous as always dear :)

    August 6, 2012 at 5:51 PM
  • Reply callitbeautyblog

    Ugh, I still need to get my hands on some Chubby Sticks. Why have I not, Rae-Rae? Am I a bad Bandit? -_-

    Why are you so cute?
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    August 6, 2012 at 6:06 PM
  • Reply toyarosie

    I feel so ashamed that the one Chubby Stick I have is so lame that I haven't picked any others up (and I work for the brand) – I'm a horrible salesperson! Every time you write about it I feel a mixture of guilt and longing. MUST.GET.THIS.SHADE.STAT.
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    August 6, 2012 at 7:04 PM
  • Reply Paris B

    Rae! I had a gut feeling I'd see a Chubby Stick featured and tada! here it is! :D I only have one Chubby Stick and am not really feeling it but I might have to take a second look at it. Or maybe just get this colour because its absolutely lovely and sheer and pretty :)
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    August 6, 2012 at 8:35 PM
  • Reply Makeup Morsels

    We would never throw produce at you for saying lustrous, especially with that adorable face of yours! And the Chubby Sticks strike again :) You may have single-handedly convinced me to give these a try, Mega Melon looks gorgeous on you. So very gorgeous.
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    August 7, 2012 at 12:20 AM
  • Reply Sue -MakeupMew

    Chubby hubby! I want some of these lovely babies after seeing the beforexafter pic. Your lips look put, perfect, Rae. I'm digging the shimmer and stronger pigment but still surely sheer lip color. I'm haunting the Clinique counters tomorrow.
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    August 7, 2012 at 11:57 AM
  • Reply Memoiselle

    what a lovely name! Chubby Hubby :) that looks cute on you, it looks so lovely :)
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    August 7, 2012 at 6:19 PM
  • Reply Jessica

    You look stunning in sheer shades, as always! I'm afraid to admit to you that I have yet to try a real Chubby Stick (Revlon's dupes, of course, but not a *real* one) … but I think I'm on my way!

    ♥ Jessica

    August 7, 2012 at 8:13 PM
  • Reply Makeup Kismet

    You and your Chubby Sticks :P
    I've tried Tarte and Revlon's version of the Chubby Sticks but still haven't tried Cliniques.. What is wrong with me? :(

    August 9, 2012 at 5:25 PM
  • Reply cocoatsecretindulgence

    I have Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry and I love it as a tinted lip balm. I agree that they are great for summer as a lighter shade.
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    August 10, 2012 at 9:24 AM
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