If my memory serves me right, I believe the Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms came out in 2012. It’s been a few years, but it was only recently that I got to experience it when I got one as a gift from my mother-in-law. I’ve been going bare-faced these past few weeks whenever I go out, and this chubby stick helps me look primped and put together despite it being just a lip balm.
This twist up, crayon-shaped tinted lip balm is probably one of the most hydrating lip moisturizers I’ve ever tried. It’s light, non-sticky and keeps my lips plumped and moisturized for 3-4 hours. It doesn’t completely dry out unlike some balms that leave the puckers crack dry after a few hours (which defeats the purpose of their ‘job’, to be quite honest). My lips feel smooth even when the product is gone.
The shade I have is Super Strawberry; a berry pink shade that gives me a nice, luscious color on the lips. It’s pigmented just right and gives off a nice, translucent color opacity when layered.
I’m glad I have this in my kit. I love how it gives me both decent color and good hydration. It’s always nice to have a fool-proof tinted balm, especially on days when you just want to get out the door on a whim without looking like you had anemia for breakfast.
The chubby sticks aren’t cheap (950php), but if you like cute and neatly packaged tinted lip balms that deliver, this is definitely something you need to include in your “must have” list.
Do you have other tinted lip balms recommendation that I can try?