Review: Clinique Chubby In The Nude Foundation Stick

Looking for an affordable fuss free foundation? Sounds like an ad, I know… but I really like the ease of a foundation stick! I raved about mine a while ago, but this one is even easier on the wallet. Have you heard of Clinique Chubby in the Nude Foundation Stick (RM138)? If there’s a Sephora near you, you might have seen it. I’m surprised this is only available at Sephora stores. I also checked Sephora online, but it’s not available.



As you can see above, it’s a twist up foundation stick in a chubby holder. Nothing much to explain, except that it’s handy and convenient. You can just throw it in your bag and touch up whenever you want. The texture is smooth and slightly powdery but it doesn’t drag the skin. I just draw a few lines on my face and blend away. It works well with sponges and brushes, and also fingers. The shade I have is 02 Abundant Alabaster. I thought it looked a bit pink when I swatched it, but once blended into my skin, the colour matches. As you can see in the photos below, it brightens my skin a little, while evening out my skin tone. It also takes away some of my dark circles, which is great because it means I can just skip concealer.



Here’s a close up of how the foundation looks like on my skin. You can still see the pores but overall, there is no flaking or streaking, and you definitely cannot see any foundation sitting on top of my skin. This foundation wears quite well too. In this hot and humid weather, it lasts for 5 hours without any powder (that’s when I usually get home and take off my makeup) and I’m guessing with powder, I should be fine for another 3 hours. The foundation didn’t oxidize on me, which I appreciate. Many foundations go a shade darker on my skin, and some just make my skin look dull and dark but this one remained bright and even.



The only gripe I have is the availability of this foundation. Sephora is not as widely available as Clinique counters themselves, and it bogs my mind why this should be Sephora exclusive in Malaysia. If it’s available online at Sephora, then everybody can enjoy it too, but nope. I think this is a foundation that many will appreciate and Clinique, you’re just cutting yourself off. I suggest you do yourself a favour and make this available at your own counters!


xoxo Lily







  • Liz

    I actually tested this because I like the idea of foundation sticks. Just couldn’t really find the right shade and something about Clinique foundations make my face look flat. Everything else was great though! Too bad for me, although nice for you. 🙂 Hope you’re well!

    • Lily

      I’ve been so busy lately, I don’t even know what I’m busy about. HAHAHA! I think you’ll be able to find a shade from Bobbi Brown. I really like their stick foundation. The colour matches my skin perfectly, and I use it so often. I hope you are well too, Liz!

  • ML Chan

    You’re looking really lovely, Lily – very fresh! Not sure if it’s the lighting, the foundation or both! Or maybe the workouts are really working its magic!

    • Lily

      Thanks ML. It’s the normal sunlight, but I think the new way of eating really agrees with my body. I feel good 🙂

  • The finish looks really natural and pretty! I am still very partial to liquid foundation but do enjoy my only stick foundation, Revlon PhotoReady. I am lucky to have a just right shade for me avail. For me, a stick foundation is handy during the summer time. When I have a blotchy spot due to sweating or something, it is easy to cover up with a stick foundation plus it is easier to carry around! 🙂

    • Lily

      I’d like to be able to try Revlon foundations, but they only carry half the shades here – the medium shades. We don’t get the lighter or darker ones that you have. Oh, it’s hot and humid here, and I really appreciate the convenience of being able to touch up whenever and wherever I want 🙂

  • I recently tried Clinique Chubby Stick lipstick and fell so in love with it and now I want to try more from the brand. Next pay cheque this will be mine!
    ps: love your short hair so much! I’m due for a hair cut, maybe I’ll snip it short too 🙄

    • Lily

      Thanks Shireen. I prefer short hair because it’s just more convenient. I’m really lazy when it comes to hair and it’s so hot here!
      The Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Curviest Caramel is one of my favourite nude shades. As for this foundation, hope you can find a shade match!

  • Lily

    Thanks. Procrastination. Happens to the best of us.