Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Clinique Whole Lotta Candy (Chubby Sticks) Set: Review & Swatches

Continuing on with the Clinique love that's been going on is the review of some Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms. I'm not hundred percent sure, but I do believe this might be the origin of the jumbo lip pencil craze. This actual set is still available as of this post if you want it, as well as in most places that sell Clinique products.

To continue reading the review and see swatches, click the link below.

There are 3 Chubby Sticks that are deluxe sized. The names of at least these 3 are funny synonyms of chubby. All three shades are available in the permanent line, which has 16 shades total.

Two Ton Tomato is the bright reddish-orange shade of the group. As moisturizing balms, non of these shades are opaque. This one is medium in coverage and color of the three I have. It makes the lips have a slightly warmer red color to it. It smells like crayon a little bit, but it's not too strong. On the lips it feels like there might be some mint in it since there is an ever so slight tingling, but it's not prominent in any way. It's clearly not anything I can smell.

Pudgy Peony is the bright, bubblegum pink color of the bunch. It's the strongest in terms of color payoff, but still sheer.

Voluptuous Violet is the plummy purple shade, and the sheerest of the bunch. It barely imparts any color, and appears to make the lips slightly pinker.

All are comfortable to wear, and lasts the average balm length (1-2 hours). I don't notice any staining effect left on the lips, but that's most likely due to the sheer nature of the balm.


Hand swatches below. In order from left to right: Two Ton Tomato, Pudgy Peony, and Voluptuous Violet.

Two Ton Tomato gives an orangey-red tint.

Pudgy Peony gives a brighter pink hue to the lips.

Voluptuous Violet gives the barest hint of pinky-mauve to the lips.

Bottom Line: These are comfortable to wear on the lips, and give a hint of color. I don't find them to be particularly much different from the many varieties available in the drug store to make the price tag on this worthwhile. However, as a freebie (gift) or part of another set, I like these.

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