Mini Clinique Haul: Clinique Chubby Stick Intense!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I made an order with Clinique.co.uk about a week ago (or just less) and I received my order yesterday. I ordered one of the new Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Lipsticks in the shade 'broadest berry' which I wanted since I Sam from Pixiwoo used it in a tutorial - in her video it looked redder though which was a little bit disappointing but the shade is gorgeous anyway. I was tempted to make an order but then there was a promotion where you could pick FIVE samples from a selection so I had to buy something! 
My order included the new chubby stick intense and the samples I chose were as follows: Airbrush concealer (shade: 04 - you couldn't change the shade), moisture surge intense cream, take the day off make up remover, long last lipstick in the shade 'all heart' and another lipstick, the buttershine lipstick in the shade 'delovely'. The samples are very generous sizes and I think the lipsticks are full size, they are definitely not miniature! Here are a couple of swatches for the two free lipsticks I received (I didn't have to use a code to get the free samples). Both shades look gorgeous - the Delovely shade looks more browny bronze in 'real life'. Overall, I am very happy with the samples I chose and I am a bit surprised at how big the samples are too!
Natural lighting: Delovely shade looks a bit darker in 'real life'
Now onto the new chubby stick intense, probably the main reason you are here! Review and swatches below.
The packaging for a start is cute, simple and sleek which I love and the product its self is a giant crayon type product so it is very easy to draw onto the lips. The product has a really smooth texture, it glides onto the lips so easily and quickly. 
Natural lighting: shade looks a bit darker in 'real life' 
The product is also really pigmented, hence the name 'intense', the pigmentation is really good - the same or even better than my Revlon just kissable balm stains (comparison post between the two coming soon, if it would be helpful). The shade with one layer is a nice wearable berry/plum shade that looks like you have just been eating raspberries and blueberries! With two or more layers this shade goes from bitten/stained lips to full on vampy territory. The photographs above so this shade with two coats with with a little bit more this shade looks very plumy/deep pink. I love that you can more the shade more subtle or you can really build it up to be a full coverage, highly pigmented lip product. 

The product feels so nice, smooth and comfortable on the lips - it feels like I am just wearing a lip balm - which is good in one way as it doesn't feel heavy/sticky but on the other hand it does make me forget that I am wearing a sometimes highly pigmented lip product and I can smudge the product over my face! (not a good look if I am honest!). I haven't had this product long enough to talk about the longevity but in the short time I have had this product I would say that it does transfer to mugs/glasses fairly easily and I don't think the longevity would be great if you have to eating/drink at all while you are wearing it! I think one of these (or more!) would make great presents and the minis/samples would be good for stocking fillers too!

Positives: Easy/quick to apply, gorgeous shade (although it is a bit more plum/purple than I though it would be), feels light/comfortable on the lips, great pigmentation, flexible pigmentation and the packaging is great. 

Negatives: Price? and as the product feels so light on the lips I can end up smudging the product! 

14 comments

  1. The Chubby Stick Intense looks so good - but sadly not available in Australia yet - hope it wont be too long!

    http://beautyandlifestylehunter.blogspot.com.au/

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  2. The Chubby Stick looks amazing!

    http://allthatglittersnotgold.blogspot.com/

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  3. i use clinique too..great products

    X Nonchalant Rebel, Mounia

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  4. I really want to try one of the chubby sticks, I've heard good things about them and I think this colour looks really nice xx

    Thank you for your comment on my blog too xx

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  5. Great products and nice post!

    Love, Raluca

    http://blackeyedstyle.blogspot.ro/
    http://www.facebook.com/Blackeyedstyle

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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am just getting started with this whole blogging thing and I love finding new ones! :) Super cute blog! I love a lot of the Lush products, it's great to have some suggestions!

    XOXO, Elle
    http://toasttotomorrow.blogspot.com/

    P.S. I am your newest follower!

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  7. The chubby stick looks phenomenal! I can't wait for your comparison with Revlon, since their balm stains are some of my favorite lip products... I may have to splurge for some Clinique soon though! :)

    Anna
    http://prettymuchreviews.blogspot.com

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  8. I love Clinique, they always have such great products!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. I love you haul! I want a chubby stick now they look gorgeous! :))

    XO,
    http://rosychicc.blogspot.com/

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  10. clinique is a really nice brand!
    great review :)

    xx Vivi
    http://ohlesmusings.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. i really want to try a chubby stick - that colour is lovely! xx

    http://www.jsandmakeup.co.uk

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  12. Great haul! I've been wanting to try out the new Clinique Chubby Stick Intense line and the shade you've purchased looks lovely :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  13. 5 deluxe samples?? that's such a great promo! ive been wondering about the intense version so i am glad you did a post about it! i think it is a lovely shade on you!

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