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Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara review, swatches, photos

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara review

The product: Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in 01 Jumbo Jet, 02 Portly Plum, and 04 Massive Midnight

The collection that I have, without a doubt, fallen the most in love with this fall is Clinique’s. Usually, when I’m testing makeup products, I really go at it for about a week and then let them fall by the wayside as the next big thing comes along. But with these Clinique launches…

I mean. I’ve had these mascaras since July, and I’m still wearing them almost every single day this September. In the words of ’90s Posh Spice, they are major.

Clinique massive midnight chubby mascara swatch review

The shades: The new Chubby Lash mascaras are currently available in a few different shades, depending on where you are. If you’re at Nordstrom, for instance, you can pick up Jumbo Jet (black), Massive Midnight (blue), and Two Ton Teal — but if you’re at a Sephora, you have at your disposal Jumbo Jet and Portly Plum (eggplant).

I’ve tried this mascara in black, blue, and eggplant, and I love them ALL — but Massive Midnight is by far my favourite. It’s a beautiful royal blue that shows up even on my black lashes, and it’s perfectly done: in some lighting conditions, my lashes just look black; in others, the blue is so evident that I can see it in the mirror from a meter away.

Clinique Portly Plum Chubby Lash Mascara swatch

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Portly Plum (1 coat, plus the Pretty Easy liquid liner)

Clinique Chubby Lash mascara swatches midnight eggplant

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara swatches (L-R): 04 Massive Midnight, 02 Portly Plum, 01 Jumbo Jet

The formula: If the allure of perfectly-tinted lashes wasn’t enough, Clinique hit it out of the ballpark with the Chubby Lash formula and packaging, too. These feature a chubby silicone brush tipped all around with short, thin bristles, and they really deliver.

All three of these mascaras give me completely clump-free, voluminous lashes, and the formula holds a curl well. They wear for a good 10-12 hours (!!!) without dropping the curl, flaking, or smudging, and give me results that are extremely similar to the Charlotte Tilbury mascara ($29 USDat a fraction of the price.

Clinique Massive Midnight Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara swatches review Clinique Portly Plum chubby mascara swatch review

The verdict?

For once, I can’t think of a single way that I could improve these mascaras — and that’s saying something. They’re well-priced, come in a beautiful range of colours, and deliver a voluminous, clump-free lash that wears for 12 hours with zero smudging.

These are some of the best mascaras that I’ve ever tried, and I think it’ll be a good, long time before something replaces them as my favourite!

Availability: $17 USD/$20 CAD at Sephora, Nordstrom, and Clinique. New permanent items, available in different shades depending on where you buy from!

Clinique Massive Midnight Chubby Lash Mascara swatch review photos

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Massive Midnight review

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara Review Portly Plum

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Portly Plum review Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara review photos

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara review

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  • Oh wow, these sound like real winners! I'm usually not a fan of colorful mascara, but these seem really wearable, so I'm gonna give them a pass ;-)

  • Zoë

    these sound amazing! wow!

  • I love a new mascara and the coloured ones look great for a bit of a different look. xx

    • These are definitely may favourite mascara launch of the year, Jade! ;)

  • MissMolotov

    I absolutely adore these as well. I have the plum and want to pick up every other color they are that good!

  • Kate & Zena

    *hand quakes in air desperately* Clinique….stop making wonderful Chubby stuff. PLEASE. You're killing me. I…want…I need….I……really hate you. Sucking out my poor soul.

    Not that mascara would be much use at the moment considering it really hurts to do much as I have rotator cuff tendinitis in both shoulders.

    CLINIQUE, WHY ARE YOU SO ADDICTING?! STOOOOOOOOOOOOP. Just take all of my moneys. Wait, you can't take all of my moneys. I need it for horseback riding lessons. Take half of my moneys!

    • HAHAHAHA Katie. Yeah, half your moneys sounds about right! Clinique's launches have been soooo good this year.

      Sending you hugs. Hope your shoulders are having a better day today <3

      • Kate & Zena

        Eh, it's looking like I'll be needing cortisone shots in two weeks. It's slightly better but only because I'm religiously putting Tiger Balm on it (that stuff is the bee's knees for pain.) I'm doing the exercises and everything but I'm still waking up with them still hurting badly.

        Rotator cuff tendinitis is actually a fairly common injury; it's just mine is more on the severe end. Not so severe that a doctor would automatically stick me with a cortisone shot, but not so minor that it's mainly, "Oh, go home and rest it." If I had time, I'd do PT which is the best and most permanent fix for it, but I have the Special Olympics and I just have no time for PT (it would take 4-6 weeks for it to fully heel, the Olympics is in 5 weeks), so I'm doing exercises at home and taking a new anti-inflammatory and see if that helps. If not, it's a cortisone shot so I'm hopefully fully healed by the Olympics. It's a big pain in the rear end.

        • Yeeessss Tiger Balm! :D

          So sorry to hear that you'll be needing cortisone shots, Katie. :( I really hope they help!

          • Kate & Zena

            Tiger Balm is awesome, but make sure you get the Ultra Balm or the other stuff (White Balm?) and not the Red Extra Strength unless you love the smell of cinnamon. Lordy, it smells like Big Red gum. I My eyes water sometimes because it's like, "Oh god, too much, too much, too much." HA HA HA HA HA! The smell gets everywhere!

  • I love this mascara!! It sucks we only get black, but then again, I don't wear colored mascaras at all. Didn't think the wand would fit me, but consider me impressed :-)
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    • Right?? It looks SO big, but it works so well on short lashes/monolids! I was super impressed, too. :)

  • Jessica

    Wow!!! They are indeed something worth checking out. I love the colors and the idea that it last and gives volume. Can’t wait to try them out!

  • Alison

    I'm absolutely HERE FOR THIS CONTENT. <3 I'd absolutely <i>love to have midnight blue eyelashes. So cool toned! So pretty! And there's a plum one! I bet it looks so beautiful on you. <3

    I hope you're doing well, Rae. I went in for a new treatment this year so I've disappeared for some months (it's early days yet but I'm actually up to WALKING indoors independently now, it's absolutely amazing), but I've been sending you good thoughts and spoons as always!

    • Hey, lovely!! You have been missed over the past few months — I've been worried about you!! <3 <3

      I am so happy to hear that you're doing better now than you were over the summer. I know how scary it can be to get better and the pressure to maintain when you do, so I'm sending lots of love and spoons right back at you through the interwebs. Hope you're doing okay today. ♥