I have another blatant plug. I should start getting paid for these, but, alas, it shall never happen. Oh well. Won’t stop me from telling people about stuff I love.
Men, you’re likely not going to care about this. Here’s something for you to think about while the rest of us talk makeup…
Ok, ladies. Here’s another plug for Clinique. By now, you know that I’m a devotee, with my love of the Moisture Surge Spray. I also regularly use their Redness Solution System, since I have a touch of rosacea in my cheeks. Well, here’s another thing about me. I am ridiculously finicky about what I will put on my lips. I have “special” lips. They get crazy-dry, to the point of cracking, if I’m not careful. So, in addition to the consumption of plenty of water and ridiculous amounts of high-quality Fish Oil Supplements, I use A&D Ointment (yes, the stuff you put on babies’ bottoms) every night before bed and I am never very far from a tube of Burt’s Bees Honey Beeswax Lipbalm. And it must be the “honey” stuff. Like I said. Finicky.
So, over the summer, Clinique had Bonus Days, and I was in need of a new product to color my lips. Because as little as I wear makeup, when I do, I want to look good and know it will last. So I talked to the lady at the counter and told her my parameters for a lip color: must be moisturizing. Must not be sticky (lip glosses are often massively sticky and they drive me crazy). Cannot be ridiculously shiny, but not flat-matte, either, because those are often drying. And it has to last. I know, right? I’m asking the impossible. Well, apparently I wasn’t.
Enter…. Chubby Stick. Quite literally, it satisfies every one of the requirements above. It goes on smoothly, and you can get away with one coat – you don’t have to slather it on. It feels like lip balm – smooth, light, moisturizing, without being slippery or sticky. It’s not glossy, so it will work professionally, but neither is it matte, so it’s not drying. It’s just a nice shot of color that looks natural, and feels great.
It comes in eight colors, two of which I own: “Graped Up” and “Whole Lotta Honey”. Both are very close to my own natural lip color. The Graped is a little more pink, which suits my color during most of the year, and the Honey has a little more of a brown cast, which works during summer when I get all dark.
It’s a bit pricey, coming in at $15 per stick, but if you use it like I do – one swipe and you’re done – it’ll last a long time, and you’ll get your money’s worth.
Ok, guys. We’re done. You can come back now.