Chubby Sticks are all the rage but today’s confession is: I never tried one! I think it’s because I prefer a more opaque finish and the Chubby Sticks are more about giving the lips a soft touch of colour. So guess what? This girl was over the moon when she heard that Clinique was coming out with a more intense version! Worst part is that I want them all! Why are Chubby Sticks that popular? I bet because they are so incredibly cute, they moisture the lips and they are so easy to apply because they look like big chubby pencils.
Chubby Stick Intense is actually a lot like the original version in terms of packaging. It’s a big chubby pencil and the genius part is that you don’t need to sharpen them. They come with a twist-up system, and that’s why they are usually preferred over other similar products. You get 3 grams of product and they go for 17 euro. The colour range of the Intense line is really fun! You have some pinks, some reds, some nudes and fuchsia! They are all incredibly wearable even the brown toned shade. These don’t have any noticeable scent and they all have a nice glossy finish.
Heftiest Hibiscus is a medium orange toned coral in a creamy finish. While I saw that this looks quite orange on some it seems to pull more coral on me. The finish has a nice pretty gloss without being too glossy. The pigmentation is outstanding! I needed just one swipe for some serious colour pay-off so they do live up to my expectations. For people who are a bit scared to go full-on; it’s easy to just sheer it out with your finger. The texture is so comfortable, it’s buttery in a way, has some nice slip without having it sliding all over the lips and it feels pleasant on the lips. Heftiest Hibiscus is a perfect shade for people wanting to try an orange toned shade because this is a great transition shade between coral and orange. Depending on your own lip colour it will be more orange or coral.
What I really love about the Chubby Sticks is how easy they are to apply. Because of the shape of the pencil it allows quite precise application. Another amazing thing was the wear-time! I had a meal when I was wearing this and I kinda expected it to be worn off after but it was actually still there for the most part! They are a bit like the Nars Glossy Lip Pencils, they stain too but not as crazy to the point that you can’t even remove it with make-up remover. As for the hydrating part, it surely did it’s job, my lips actually felt good after wearing this. I know it’s not the case with everyone, but in my experience it did. The Chubby Stick pencils sure have a certain appeal and now I understand why. The Intense version is very close to being a nice balance of a lipstick and a balm without losing it’s pigmentation. Job well done Clinique!