Saturday, November 17, 2012

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense- Swatched

After posting a sneak of the new Clinique Chubby Stick Intense last week, I  now have swatches .

I was so excited to test these and they do not disappoint. I am a huge fan of the original Chubby Sticks, as pretty much everyone  is . So what's the difference  between them ?

Intense is deeply pigmented , very much like a lipstick. The colors are all  rich. These have full coverage  and while the original has a bit of a sheen , Intense has none.  No shine or shimmer. They are a satin finish. 

The moisturizing properties are still there , Intense melds lipstick with moisture which is a welcome marriage. Both Chubby Stick formulas have jojoba oil, shea and mango butter for  lip comfort and hydration.

 I think many of us try to figure out how to wear full  lipstick but still keeps lip soft in the winter. These are an answer to that. You get both and there have been very few lip products that do that.

The wear time here is good, longer than a regular tinted balm due to the higher pigments but not as long as a  traditional lipstick.  Note that these leave a stain behind when they do wear off . So some color remains and is easily topped off with another coat or a gloss or  sheer balm to re -charge it.

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm will be available in 8 new shades  for $ 16. The are supposed to be out in December, but I just saw them for sale online at Nordstrom, so check retailers.

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