The Make Up Menu featuring Clinique…

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As much as I love the pocket friendly price tags drug store beauty brands have to offer, every now and again it’s worth the treat to indulge in a little high end spend. Clinique is a brand that I’ve had just a few encounters with in the past but as I’m now the proud parent of this sleek & shiny face, eye & lip palette it’s given me a worthy opportunity to get acquainted once again with Clinique’s frequently raved about cosmetic range… before I invest in topping up my collection with their individual range of lipsticks, shadows and powders.

Okay, time to tour the palette ladies…

Superpowder Double Face Powder in 02 Matte Beige: I have to admit, I’m not normally a fan of face powders but after applying my regular No 7 Beautifully Matte foundation the Double Face Powder was the perfect finishing touch to help set my makeup and keep it in place through the day. It has a beautiful velvety type texture, very soft and not at all drying. The ideal lightly dusted top layer to keep your face looking fresh and radiant.


Soft Pressed Powder Blusher in 20 Mocha Pink: This is a deliciously roasted blush with a just a slight hint of pink to it. A beautiful shade when applied however it didn’t last as long as I hoped it would, of the entire palette range this was definitely the first to fade.


Color Surge Eye Shadow Quad in 02 Spicy: Such a treat for the eyes… I simply adore these warm autumnal shades that are perfect for adding a soft bronzed glow to my eyes. Although these shades would work well with almost any eye colour I have to say I think it compliments blue or aqua eyes the best (lucky me!) These lasted for such a long time. On applying at 10 am that morning, the colour still looked fresh at 8:30 pm. Beautifully pigmented and long lasting – I’ll definitely be reinvesting in more of Clinque’s shadow range.





Long Lasting Lipstick in 12 Blushing Nude (soft shine) : Being such a huge fan of my beloved MAC Brave I was shocked at how similar these two shades where in comparison of formula. Both are a warm rich nude tone with a buildable finish that’s not drying or quick to fade. If you’re a fan of MAC Brave, Patisserie or Faux then you’ll love this shade!




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If truth be told there’s very little negative feedback I can give about the formula and longevity of Clinique’s products. Of course being fragrance free and allergy tested they’re ideal for those who have sensitive skin too. However one thing I will say regarding the design of the palette itself is that I’m not in any way a fan of the mini sponges and brush applicators included, if anything I’d prefer to pay a little extra for more product! In my humble opinion, anyone who’s spending  fact I don’t know anyone who regularly uses those miniature tools.

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On the whole I’m extremely impressed with the contents and how long lasting everything was (okay the blush was the only major stumbling block) Would I still recommend Clinique or reinvest? Most definitely. A palette is certainly the ideal gift for Christmas, Birthdays, Mothers Day etc. So if you’re on the hunt for something a little extra special for yourself or someone else why not visit the Clinique website and check out their range of stunning gift options.

 Cheerio chums…

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*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 £3.99… that’s an £11 saving of the £14.00 RRP!

Pop over and check out their range of pocket savvy products 😉



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 apply 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 a subtle balm 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  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 😉


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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