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.
I’ll come back later but can you believe in my whole life I’ve never worn lipstick? I’m not kidding. I’m a lip balm girl but I’m faithful to my brand of that too.
Yes definitely a odd name for it. Like Joy, I never wear lipstick. I’m a chapstick girl. I always have to have my chapstick on me somewhere. I don’t think I could spend $15 on a stick of it. But all makeup is expensive and if you love it, of course you’re gonna pay that much for it.
Well, I don’t feel so alone after reading the above two comments! I don’t wear lipstick either – or any make-up. But I do like Clinique’s face wash, and my sister (who does wear make-up) loves their stuff. I shall keep this product in mind for Christmas.
I’ve always been a lip balm/lip gloss girl, too. But sometimes the gloss is just too shiny, and there are times when I need something… and I was really surprised at how well this stuff moisturizes. It’s very much like a lip balm. But yeah, it’s pricey, so if you don’t wear it a lot it makes sense that you wouldn’t get it.
I wear lipstick rarely, but I do like wearing it. This just looks fun! I really like the Clinique mosturizer and their eye cream/gel stuff. I ran out of the eye stuff a long time ago and tried something from Mary Kay (b/c the Mary Kay consultant sells it for cost not retail!) and it’s alright. Since we are talking cosmetics, there is a website I heard about where you can see how safe or unsafe your products are. It’s http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ and you can look up any type of product you want and get a rating. I’ve only browsed the site, but it seemed helpful.
I think I “may” try the grape! Damn you Laura!
I really like those 2 lighter pink colors in the picture! Super cute!!!
Isn’t Laura a terrible influence?? She’s almost as bad as you 😉
Hah!!! But THIS time, I’m not shopping vicariously through you!!! I actually own them, myself!
I will be in Cloudy again today…!
I think I may have worn lipstick the day I got married, but that would be it! I do love the honey Burt’s Bees too. That is one thing that I know I am addicted to. I have a number of chap sticks, lip balms…I have gotten away from the gloss. That’s too sticky and shiny for me now. I do like lip balms with a tint to it, for when I go out-which is pretty close to never.
I always thought lip stick had a funky smell. But, I could see how a lip stick wearer would like these! I bet the grape one is nice. I’d be willing to try it, but not for $15. lol