I knew I had to try the Clinique Chubby Stick Intense. I have a few of their chubby sticks even though I haven’t written about them, and they are really moisturizing and lovely on the lips. When I read that there’s a newer version which brings more pigmentation, I had to have it. When I learned there is a nude shade that pretty much garners RAVES, that is it. Curviest Caramel was mine! And the best part is, I snagged it right before my no buy *insert evil laugh*!
Just like the chubby stick sisters, the packaging is the same. They are chubby pens. The lipstick itself twists up, so there is no wastage or the inconvenience of sharpening it. Everyone who makes lipstick in a pen form should use this mechanism. There are many positive reviews about NARS Lip Pencils, but the thing that stops me from buying is the fact that they need sharpening. Maybe one day I’ll give it a try, but you know, I’m just happy about this. No sharpening needed.
The texture of the chubby stick intense is creamy and smooth. This Curviest Caramel glides on without too much slip, and the colour goes on opaque with just one layer. Super awesome! It lasts 5 hours on me, and it is so comfortable that I forgot I had lipstick on! It didn’t bother my lips, didn’t flake, didn’t dry. I would definitely recommend this if you haven’t tried it before. I’ve read some inconsistencies in the texture, but so far, I’ve only read the best reviews for Curviest Caramel. I mean, I don’t understand the name, but what the heck.
The colour is that of a nude neutral that isn’t too pink, nor is it too beige. I would say it looks like maybe muted salmon? I think this will look great across most skin tones. It is a great nude colour that doesn’t wash me out, that can be worn alone, or paired with a more dramatic eye colour. I tried it with pink and coral blushes and it doesn’t look out of place. However, it did look kinda weird when I wore a red blush 😛
Against my skin tone and on my lips, it pulls a little more pink, but it is still neutral enough that I can call it nude, if you know what I mean. The Clinique Chubby Stick Intense retails for RM60 and if you haven’t grabbed them, you must. If you’re a no fuss natural makeup kinda gal, this is your shade! If you love smokey eyes, pair it with Curviest Caramel. If you love lipsticks with a punch, there are other more intense shades to choose from.
Have you tried this? What are you waiting for?