Clinique Chubby Stick swatches, review: Hazelnut, Blush, Tomato, Orange, & more!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Clinique Chubby Stick review swatches

The product: Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm

   ↳ in 09 Heaping Hazelnut, 10 Bountiful Blush, 11 Two Ton Tomato, 12 Oversized Orange, 13 Mighty Mimosa, 14 Curvy Candy, 15 Pudgy Peony, and 16 Voluptuous Violet

I love Clinique’s Chubby Stick range. I talk about them all the time; I carry them around in my bag like they’re the keys to my house, I own all of the lip shades except maybe three or four of them.

I haven’t, however, had the chance to post swatches of many of them yet. So: here are eight more Clinique Chubby Sticks. I hope you enjoy.

Clinique Chubby Stick review

A recap of the formula: The classic Clinique Chubby Stick formula is comfortable and sheer, and wears for about 2-3 hours on my lips. The twist-up pencil packaging and no-mirror opacity makes them easy to throw into your handbag and apply on the go, and the large shade range literally has something for everybody.

All of the Chubby Sticks are taste- and scent-free, and get a lot of flack for being really sheer — but it’s important to remember that they’re marketed as a lip balm, not a lipstick. The Chubby Stick Intense formula offers full opacity, while the original formula varies from almost completely-sheer to medium-opaque depending on the shade.

Clinique Chubby Stick sheer lipsticks

Clinique Chubby Stick swatches Hazelnut Blush Tomato Orange

Swatched L-R: 09 Heaping Hazelnut, 10 Bountiful Blush, 11 Two Ton Tomato, 12 Oversized Orange, 13 Mighty Mimosa, 14 Curvy Candy, 15 Pudgy Peony, and 16 Voluptuous Violet

The shades: Heaping Hazelnut is a sheer, warm nude with a hint of shimmer. Bountiful Blush is a pinky-brown with medium opacity and a subtly frosty finish (I bet it would make a gorgeous nude on a darker skintone). Two Ton Tomato is a sheer, bright strawberry-orange. Oversized Orange is a super-sheer orange with a hint of gold shimmer (pinker, less shimmery, and way more sheer than Mega Melon).

Mighty Mimosa is a sheer soft pink with very subtle shimmer. Curvy Candy is also sheer with subtle shimmer, but is a cooler-toned pink. Both are a little more pigmented than Whoppin’ Watermelon, which is shimmer-free. Pudgy Peony is a bright blue-pink; it’s also sheer, but appears more pigmented due to how vivid the shade is. Voluptuous Violet is a super-sheer subdued violet — it is the sheerest shade in the entire range, but adds a really pretty, wearable violet veil to the lips.

Clinique Chubby Stick Swatch mimosa candy peony violet

Clinique Chubby Stick swatches, L-R: Heaping Hazelnut, Bountiful Blush, Two Ton Tomato, Oversized Orange, Mighty Mimosa, Curvy Candy, Pudgy Peony, ad Voluptuous Violet

Clinique tinted lip balm lipstick review Chubby Stick

The verdict?

As someone who loves low-maintenance products, I love the comfortable Chubby Stick formula and super-cute packaging. These Chubby Sticks (released initially in 2012) tend to be a little more pigmented than the original eight shades, and more of these shades contain a small amount of natural-looking shimmer.

My must-have Chubby Stick shades are Whoppin’ Watermelon (for everyday), Mega Melon (for the summer), Super Strawberry (for more pigment), and Voluptuous Violet (for a really sheer wash of cool-toned pigment). For those looking for a bright, sheer lip, I would also recommend Pudgy Peony.

Availability: $17 USD/$19 CAD at Nordstrom, Sephora, and Clinique counters.

Clinique Chubby Stick review tinted lip balm

More Clinique Chubby Sticks

Clinique Chubby Sticks in Whole Lotta Honey, Whoppin’ Watermelon, and Super Strawberry - review and swatches

Clinique Chubby Stick in Mega Melonreview, swatches, and a makeup look

The Chubby Stick Intense formula – review/swatches (including full-face shots!)

Clinique Chubby Sticks for Eyes – review & swatches

& a quick link to all of the Clinique Chubby Stick features on theNotice at once!

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24 Responses to “Clinique Chubby Stick swatches, review: Hazelnut, Blush, Tomato, Orange, & more!”

  1. MissMolotov, on June 11th, 2014 at 2:25 pm said:

    Oh gosh I love these things to no end!! You just put a few more on my list that I want to try!
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  2. stephanie, on June 11th, 2014 at 2:33 pm said:

    I love more of the browny pinky shades. theyre all so luxurious aswell =)

  3. Lena L, on June 11th, 2014 at 6:12 pm said:

    I think they are evocative! I still get excited when I see a new set of color pencils or crayons. I should just buy a set of this like a grown woman, you know? ;)
    And I totally agree with you. When did being sheer become such a bad thing? It is actually a good thing. For example, I would never be able to pull off a color like Voluptuous Violet if it was in full strength. (I want it, btw)
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  4. Glad to hear it, MissMolotov! I really love these, too :D

  5. I'm more into brights than browny pinks in this weather, but Clinique has been making some really great nude/natural pinks recently!!

  6. Hee hee, you totally should :D And even if you don't buy a full set, DO buy Voluptuous Violet — it's super sheer, but super pretty. I think it would look great on you ;)

  7. abeautifulzen, on June 12th, 2014 at 5:18 am said:

    i agree. whopping watermelon is a great everyday color and i love it. (for a moment i thought that whole set was $19 and was ready to race to The Bay…if only)
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  8. These are amazing. I would love to try them…
    Nika x

  9. Give the line a try when you have the chance, Nika! It's one of my all-time favourites ;)

  10. LOL! Sorry, Jenn >.< (But how awesome would that be, right???)

  11. I actually finished a Chubby Stick – some neutral shade from the first release (something melon?) – but promptly forgot about it after everyone else launched their own crayons. I might have to check out the fat peony and the violet with big breasts.
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  12. LOL, Liz. Callin' it like it is :p :d

  13. Clinique's Chubby Sticks are the best! My current faves are Oversized Orange and Mighty Mimosa. All I need for summer.

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  15. julia, on June 15th, 2014 at 12:48 pm said:

    they look really nice. I buy all the drugstore dupes but maybe its time for me to buy the real deal!

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  16. LMAO I too thought the whole set was 17$ lolol, I was like NOOo freakin way!!!!
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  17. kristen, on June 15th, 2014 at 10:53 pm said:

    I need Two Ton Tomato because it's a lovely color AND the name is totes adorbsballs. I cracked up at "I carry them around in my bag like they’re the keys to my house"! Love it!
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  18. The NAMES of these are reason enough to pick them up. Two Ton Tomato? Pudgy Peony? I love it!
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