Clinique Crayola Chubby Stick collection review, swatches, photos

Clinique x Crayola Mauvelous review

The products: Clinique Crayola Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Pink Sherbert, Wild Strawberry, and Mauvelous and Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Red Violet.

I love a good beauty collab, but this is the best I’ve ever seen. Clinique’s iconic Chubby Sticks have met their match with Crayola crayons, and the resultant Clinique Crayola collection is cute beyond words.

The collection launches this month and encompasses 10 limited edition shades. Each nostalgic shade is inspired by one of Crayola’s most remembered colour names, for a pairing that just makes me want to scribble on the walls with joy.

Clinique x Crayola Chubby Stick review photos swatches

Clinique Crayola Chubby Sticks ($17 USD/$21 CAD)

I know I haven’t posted about Chubby Sticks in a while, but rest assured: the love is still there. I rely heavily on these mango and shea butter-loaded sheer sticks for my everyday “no makeup makeup,” and their scent-free colour gets me through the day.

(Plus, I never have a mirror on me and I make really over-exaggerated facial expressions, so if a lip product isn’t sheer, it’s never going to make it to my go-to. You can’t blog if you get arrested for secretly being the Joker, folks.)

Clinique x Crayola Pink Sherbert review

There are seven limited edition Clinique Crayola Chubby Stick shades, and I have three of them to share with you today. (Sadly, I don’t remember any of these colour names from when I was a kid. Maybe my mom just didn’t buy the cool Crayola shades?)

Pink Sherbert is a nigh-invisible baby pink, best for those who really want a crayon balm more than anything else. It’s nearly identical to the permanent Whoppin’ Watermelon, so you can skip it if you already own that.

Clinique Crayola Pink Sherbert swatch review Chubby Stick

Clinique Crayola Pink Sherbert Chubby Stick swatch, review

Clinique Crayola Mauvelous swatch review Chubby Stick

Clinique Crayola Mauvelous Chubby Stick swatch, review

Mauvelous is the shade that I’ve been wearing the most, which makes sense: it’s an exact dupe for my favourite Chubby Stick ever, Super Strawberry. I love a mauve lip colour (read: pink and brown), and this one is just as flattering as expected.

Wild Strawberry has more colour than Pink Sherbert but less than Mauvelous, and is closest to Two Ton Tomato from the permanent range.

Clinique Crayola Wild Strawberry swatch review Chubby Stick

Clinique Crayola Wild Strawberry Chubby Stick swatch, review

Clinique Crayola Chubby Stick Intense ($17 USD/$21 CAD)

The remaining three Clinique Crayola Chubby Sticks feature the Chubby Stick Intense formula, which you may remember from my Clinique Chubby Stick Intense reviews when they launched.

Bold, opaque, and creamy, the Intense formula offers great pigmentation with a non-drying formula, and Red Violet is absolutely lovely.

Clinique Red Violet Crayola chubby swatch intense swatch review photos

Clinique Crayola Red Violet Chubby Stick Intense lip swatches (indirect sunlight)

Clinique Crayola Red Violet swatch review Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Crayola Red Violet Chubby Stick Intense swatch, review

Unlike the rest of these shade names, I actually remember this one! It’s a standard shade in a 24-count box of Crayolas, so it feels the most like scribbling on your lips with a makeup crayon. It is identical to Clinique Grandest Grape (perm), so if you splurged on all of the Chubby Stick Intenses when they launched, you don’t need this one.

If you didn’t, though, then this is my top Clinique Crayola Chubby Stick pick. It gives you the most “oomph” for your money, and it’s one of the core Crayola colours!

Clinique x Crayola Red Violet chubby stick intense review


The verdict?

It’s not often that I get to say this, but I love Clinique Chubby Sticks just as much now as I did the day that they launched. They’re fun, playful, and wearable – but for those who like a lot of colour, there are also the Chubby Stick Intenses.

The Clinique Crayola collection multiplies the joy of makeup with the nostalgia of scribbling outside of the lines as a child. (Okay, who am I kidding; inside the lines, very meticulously, likely while crying). My top pick from the 10-piece collection is Red Violet, a staple of the Crayola assorted pack and just as punchy as a lipstick as it was as a crayon.

Availability: $17 USD/$21 CAD at Nordstrom, Sephora, and Clinique. An 8-piece mini set is also available for $49.50 USD. Limited edition January 2017.

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  • These are so cute! Look at that adorable packaging! You seriously have mastered the lip swatches and the posing, and all these shades are so beautiful on you.

  • OH!!!! I didn't know they had any intense shades in there! I thought it was all the more balmy textured ones. That Red Violet is so, so damn lovely.

    • I thought so too!

      Do you have Grandest Grape? Because dude. Red Violet would look SO pretty on you.

  • lindalibraloca

    I am much more a fan of the Intense formula,I prefer my lips colors to be opaque. The Chubby Sticks though are among my favorites as well.

    • I'm glad to see a fellow Chubby Stick lover out there, Linda! ;)

  • shireenplatt

    Believe it or not I have not tried any of Clinique makeup, I'm just not drawn to the brand at all. LOL! Red Violet is stunning though, that might just be my first purchase of Clinique makeup.

    • Oh my goodness! I'm a HUGE Clinique fan, so that sounds practically unthinkable to me! :P

      Red Violet would be an awesome first Clinique product. If/when you make a purchase, though, definitely check out the Quickliner for Eyes Intense eyeliners, too – they're so pigmented and buttery. I've recently rediscovered my love for them & can't get enough!

  • Kate & Zena

    Chubby Stiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiicks. Chuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuubby Stiiiiiicks. I will NOT spend my birthday money on you. OMG, they are so cute. So. Damn. Cute.

    And they are perfect for horseback riding. Moisture with color. It's funny that your favorite sheer-ish color is mine too. That Super Strawberry is awesome (I love the Cherry one too. So pretty.) The Red Violet is killer on you!

    I feel like if you can't do silly faces with lipstick, what's the point of wearing it? Always for silly faces!

    • Aww I didn't know that you were a fellow Super Strawberry fan! Yay!

      Always for silly faces, but never for crazy-lady faces! I can't go scaring the children! :P

      • Kate & Zena

        The Super Strawberry color is perfect for horseback riding days. It's close enough to my natural lip color that you don't notice it disappearing and it doesn't transfer onto the horses when I inevitably give Vince, Scooby. the ponies and whatever other horse I manage to give kisses to.

        Last week's special kisses went to Super Dave, who is still on stall rest because he hurt his back leg. I feel so bad for him.