I wanted to share a cute little set that I had picked up from Sephora. With the colder weather I have been using a lot more lipsticks and tinted balms over my liquid lipsticks and believe it or not, Clinique’s Chubby Sticks has been one of those products that I have yet to try. It’s sad but true. During the holidays Clinique had launched a larger set and I opted to not purchase it mainly because it was just too much product for me. I wanted something a little smaller and without the overwhelming-ness of all the colors.
What Is It?: In the Chubby Treats set you get 6 mini Chubby Sticks – 4 in the original formula and 2 in their Intense formula. The container it comes in is a baby pink, tin, reusable container. How Much? The set costs $25 ($34 value)
Thoughts: I have tried many different tinted lip balms and I had heard a lot of good things regarding Clinique’s Chubby Sticks. However, what I should have taken into consideration is how pigmented my lips are compared to the videos that I was watching. The thing with tinted lip balms is that you really can’t expect much pigmentation from them, but there are formulas/brands that will surprise you with how pigmented it is. With all that being said, I don’t think I would need a lot of the original Chubby Sticks. Even the brightest color doesn’t add much to my lips. I do like the formula (for the most part, more on that later), but all of the ones that I tried in this set provided me with the same results which was barely there color. On the other hand, the Intense formula is a lot more pigmented and concentrated in color, but it’s not like you’re swiping a lipstick on.
The formula on the original Chubby Sticks is extremely comfortable while it’s on, however, my gripe comes as it wears off. My lips are left feeling a tad dehydrated, slightly chapped, and tacky. Weird, I know, but when I purse my lips and then relax them, my lips end up sticking together and the dry patches are extremely visible and you can see the areas where it’s peeling (gross, I know).