One of my favourite past times is imaging where the Clinique Chubby's Stick franchise will go next, I'm not so secretly hoping that highlighters and concealers are next on the agenda. I really should get a life as imaging future launches is a little bizarre! Anyway the latest addition to the Chubby family is of course the Clinique Chubby Sticks for Cheeks which I have mentioned here and there but have yet to publish an in-depth review so without further ado...
Much like their lip counterparts the Clinique Chubby Sticks for Cheeks are packaged in chunky crayon style casings which are very easy to grip...even on a packed train, trust me.
As they are in pencil form you can apply straight to the lips and blend out with a brush or your fingertips, again nothing short of wonderful when you are on the go. One thing that completely sells the new additions to me is the fact that unlike tradition pencils of any type you simply twist up the base to expose fresh product, gone are the days of losing half a pencil to a sharpener!
Within the Clinique Chubby Sticks for Cheeks there is four shades all of which I deem to be fairly universal, we have: 01 Amped Up Apple a muted, yellow toned, pink tinged brown. I deem this to be the perfect neutral blush, one you can team with any look and it will work. 02 Robust Rhubarb a bright and again yellow toned blush but this is of course a perky coral. 03 Roly Poly Posy is a yellow tones pink that does lean a little coral but is the pink offering out of the quad. If you are a fellow blonde you pretty much need this in your stash! 04 Plumped Up Peony this is a deep and slightly cool toned plum hue that looks pinker on the skin than in the tube. Out of the four this is the shade that is least favoured by myself.
The formula of the Clinique Chubby Sticks for Cheeks surprised me, in the tube they look a little dry but they glide on to the skin and almost have a silicone like feel. Each shade is beautifully pigmented but can be sheered out with the fingertips or a brush for a hint of a tint. Personally I stroke the Clinique Chubby Sticks for Cheeks onto the skin in a line down my cheekbones then pat in using my finger tips. If I want a more sheer approach I do buff into the skin using a duo fibre cheek brush. The Clinique Chubby Sticks for Cheeks are cream to powder formulations, the overall finish is semi-matte and utterly flattering. As mentioned they do have a silky, almost silicone based formula which means that the tints do not settle into pores nor do they make any imperfections more noticeable or cling to any dry areas, In terms of wear I find that typically the Clinique Chubby Sticks for Cheeks fade around the 7 hour mark on my oily skin but for normal and dry complexions I would imagine that is prolonged. All in all great a great range of cream blushes that are wonderful for travel.
Clinique Chubby Sticks for Cheeks £19 each via Boots - link.
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