*Product Review: Clinique Chubby Stick…


Happy Monday Chums…

I trust you’ve all had a fabulous weekend? It was a pretty exciting one in the Rees household as little lady Ems finally saved up enough pocket money to treat herself to a trampoline, which of course Steve and I spent *almost* an entire Saturday afternoon building… thankfully our marriage is still intact, even if I have sprouted at a least another dozen grey hairs in the process! *dramatic sigh*

However onto today’s post beauty buddies, and I have a rather exciting little review as I bring you my honest musings on the Clinique Chubby stick. As lip products are one of my fav makeup collection must-haves I’ve been itching to get my hands on a stick of this much talked about stuff for quite some time!

Wondering if it’s worth the hype? Then make yourself comfy & stick around to find out…



Clinique Chubby Stick in Voluptuous Violet 1.2g


Purchase info

This was sent to me for review by the lovely folks over at Direct Cosmetics (thanks guys) where it’s available for a lip smacking ยฃ3.99… that’s an ยฃ11 saving of the ยฃ14.00 RRP!

Pop over and check out their range of pocket savvy products ๐Ÿ˜‰



Chubby stick

“Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm is a lip treatment with sheer colour that relieves dry, cracked lips and provides immediate moisturisation. The unique pencil-style applicator provides easy to applyย sheer soft lip colour and rolls up for ease of use.”

Source: Clinique



Presented in a chunky little tube, it’s perfect for the handbag, purse or just slipping into a pocket on the go. Like most lip crayon style products it’s a simple wind up/wind down motion. The sticks come in array of colours, all of which very prettily match their internal shades – and considering I’m in a rush most mornings this makes Clinique’s Chubby Stick rather handy to grab & go compared to rummaging through tubes of traditional lippy to check the colour content.




Where do I begin? Ladies I’m in love! I had a feeling this was going to be a winner before I smeared that first glossy coat of colour across my dehydrated lips. Having said that I’ve always been a fan of Clinique’s product range which have never failed to disappoint in the past.

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The balm applies so easily without a trace of stickiness but with more of creamy texture as instantly my lips feel moisturised and pampered. The colour is wonderfully subtle, so for ladies who prefer slightly more sheer tones this is ideal, however the colour is lightly buildable for adding texture and tone.

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For those that like to pack a little more pout, add a light skimming of lip liner underneath in a complimentary colour – it really does help to exaggerate the colour that little bit better!



As much as I adore the packaging, price & product one thing I will say is that the longevity of the balm isn’t overwhelmingly long lasting. Within a few hours (or) after eating/drinking I find myself having to consistently re-apply, so if you’re looking at something that’s gonna hang around all night this isn’t an ideal option. However if your looking for aย subtle balmย for everyday use then it’s an easy trait to forgive for such a nourishing lip treatment.

My only other bug bearer ladies was the taste. Unfortunately there’s no sweet or ย tasty lingering flavour, but instead more of a bland taste that somehow reminds me of kids crayons… bizarre I know. Thankfully the taste subsides pretty quickly, however a little hint of something tempting for the taste-buds would’ve been the cherry on top Clinique!



Overall I’m a HUGE fan of the Clinique Chubby Sticks. The range of colours are incredibly pretty, the product is super nourishing for dried & dehydrated lips, the shades are complimentary for all skin tones and it’s easy to tuck inside the handbag. Personally I think the price point is a reflection of Cliniques great reputation for making fantastic products that really do deliver what they claim. Would I re-purchase & recommend = absolutely!

If you haven’t tried it yet, give it a go, you won’t be disappointed gals ๐Ÿ˜‰


Have you tried the Clinique Chubby Stick yet? If not, what’s your favourite nourishing lip product?

As always thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to leave a quick hello in the comments below!

Cheerio Chums…

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81 thoughts on “*Product Review: Clinique Chubby Stick…

      • Glad to hear it, yes mine was *fun* – built a 10 ft trampoline on Saturday afternoon for Emma as she saved all her pocket money since Christmas to buy it for herself – needless to say it would have probably been easier to build the hubble telescope than this *dramatic eye roll* so by Sunday I was aching lol However it’s keeping her busy, active and so so happy ๐Ÿ™‚ As for Sunday it was spent catching up with old friends – very nice afternoon! Like you though I’m ready for the next ๐Ÿ˜€ X

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      • Oh I always wanted a trampoline when I was younger, I am sure she will enjoy it ๐Ÿ˜€
        It better be weekend soon, especially since today is going to be amazing and sunny and I have to spend it inside ๐Ÿ˜‰
        xxx Anne

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  1. I absolutely love my Chubby Stick! I have it in the shade super strawberry and it’s perfect for popping in my handbag for touch ups throughout the day. I agree that it’s not the most long lasting of products which is a shame. I’ve used mine so much though there’s only a small stub left but I really don’t want to let it go! xxx

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    • Nor me either Rach, it really is such a good price though I think this one may be smaller than the original – I’m not entirely sure!! However it’s lovely and judging by the usage should last a good long time!!! Thanks for stopping by huni ๐Ÿ™‚ Xo

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  2. I own a few of them because i got a set for my birthday. I like them because i don’t get a nasty reaction from them and my lips don’t dry (which MAC does unfortunately). I’m so glad i’m not the only one who thought they smelt a bit like Crayola crayons! But similar to you, i find the taste is a bit undesirable. Not the best, but i guess that means its suitable for all, with no nasty fragrances? :S

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    • This may sound a tad weird but I’m glad I’m not the only one that thought that too as I was beginning to doubt my own senses lol I haven’t tried the MAC yet huni but I’m not sure they’d agree with me either as I have very dry lips ๐Ÿ˜ฆ However like you say it’s suitable for all without the fragrance/flavour… though would be wonderful if they brought out a range that was a little more palatable ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by XXXX

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  3. You know I love this color! I really want this lol. It looks wonderful on you Karen! I wish I could buy it for a much lower price lol. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. ๐Ÿ™‚ XXXXX

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    • Isn’t it such a lovely shade Katie – oh no not another thing we’re tempting you by!!!! Poor Ron will be battling his way into the bathroom with all your beauty stuff at this rate lol Hopefully it’ll come on offer and you can pop it in your handbag ๐Ÿ˜‰ I won’t say a word!!! lol XXX

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      • Yes you tempted me Karen!! lol. I will pick it up sometime when I am able to. Who knows I may already have something similar to this lol. I need to go through all of my lip products sometime. ๐Ÿ™‚ XXX

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      • Lol It’s always good when you can just shop your stash. I have way too many lip products. I need to gather them all up somehow lol. So much that I want to do, so little time. I slept late today and then I caught myself dozing off again this afternoon. ๐Ÿ˜› XXX

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      • Sooo lucky! Although today my giveaway prize from Anne arrived so I have in my possession a beautiful Chanel lippy *swoon* It’s fab, oh and a yummy body shop gloss too – so that’s certainly added a bit of excitement to my lip collection lol
        Oh I’d have loved a doze this afternoon – the heat in work was pretty intense and it makes me so drowsy at times lol Hope you’re feeling a little more refreshed ๐Ÿ™‚ XXXX

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      • Awe that’s great that you got your prize already! I bet that just makes your day ๐Ÿ™‚
        Well I am tired of being so tired lol. I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up taking another nap this afternoon. ๐Ÿ˜› Sorry if my comments are boring lol. I just haven’t had much energy lately. XXXX

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      • It really did make my day Katie ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh poor you being so exhausted ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Of course they aren’t boring!!! Talking to you never is!!! Do you find your tiredness comes in bursts and some days are better than others? XXXX

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      • I am so glad that it did Karen ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah my tiredness seems to come and go. Some days are better than others but I think my pain meds have a lot to do with it lol.

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  4. Loving this new series! And that colour! I thought it was going to be super dark but it looks so different on your lips – I’m pleasantly suprised! And ยฃ3.99? For real? I know where I’m going to virtually run off to… x

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    • Why thank you lovely! I know what you mean, I was really shocked when I first tried it Kayla as I was expecting a dark purple – but thankfully it’s not as I’m not sure how my translucent complexion would fair with such a contrast haha. Yes ยฃ3.99… it really is a bargain!!! Enjoy your shopping trip ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol XXXX

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  5. Love the layout of this post!! The colour looks beautiful on you ๐Ÿ™‚ I was wondering why you stopped appearing on my feed and I think I must have unfollowed you by mistake! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ have just re followed of course, I have no idea how that happened! Xx

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  6. I’ve never seen clinique chubby sticks before, I wonder if they sell them in the states, I’m going to do some digging around. I like the shade you have, it’s sort of a wine/burgundy. Lovely review, too bad it does have lasting power.

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  7. This chubby stick is divine and super pretty! I love it on you! And such a cute little tune to stick in your purse like you’ve mentioned in your video. That was a wonderful review Karen and you get a gold star ๐ŸŒŸโญ๏ธ or you get two for good luck! Xox ๐Ÿ˜€

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