Monday, November 30, 2015

Product Review -- Clinique Whole Lotta Chubby Set



With the holidays right around the corner, there are so many value sets and collections available that make trying new products a little more budget-friendly.

I'd been wanting to try the Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balms for a while now, and I've been curious about the Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes too, so when I saw the Clinique Whole Lotta Chubby Set on Sephora's website, it seemed like the perfect opportunity.

Because for $25, you get 5 products from the Chubby Stick line that are approximately half the size of full-size items.

The kit includes:
  • Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in Curvy Candy
  • Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in Poppin' Poppy
  • Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in Mightiest Maraschino
  • Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes in Bountiful Beige
  • Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm in Amp'd Up Apple
From l. to r.: Amp'd Up Apple, Bountinful Beige, Curvy Candy, Poppin' Poppy, Mightiest Maraschino

From l. to r.: Amp'd Up Apple, Bountinful Beige, Curvy Candy, Poppin' Poppy, Mightiest Maraschino
All of the lip products have a nice moisturizing feel, so they're extremely comfortable to wear. The original Chubby Stick in Curvy Candy is a sheer bright pink and is a nice everyday lip shade. The Chubby Stick Intense in Mightiest Maraschino is pink-y red that is much more opaque. 

The Chubby Stick Baby Tint is the only dud among the three -- it's so sheer to the point where there's practically no discernible color. As far as I can tell, though, Poppin' Poppy is a peachy pink shade. 

The Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Bountiful Beige is a shimmery golden beige that's lovely on its own or as a colored base. The formula feels pretty moisturizing, so I definitely recommend a primer to prevent creasing. 

The Clinique Chubby Stick Colour Balm in Amp'd Apple is a kind of a natural rose shade. It's somewhat sheer, but it does add a really pretty natural flush to the cheeks -- and it blends easily into the skin as well. I wouldn't say it's the longest lasting cream blush I've ever used, but I get four to five hours of wear out of it without having to touch up.

From l. to r.: Amp'd Up Apple, Bountinful Beige, Curvy Candy, Poppin' Poppy, Mightiest Maraschino
As far as the value goes, I think this kit offers plenty of bang for your buck. 

The Chubby Stick Lip Colors are normally .1 oz and retail for $17 each, while those in the kit are .04 oz.  

The full size Chubby Stick Shadow Tints for Eyes are normally .1 oz and retail for $17 each, while the one in the kit is .06 oz.

The Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balms are usually .21 oz and retail for $22 each, while the one in the kit is .13 oz.

I definitely think this kit is worth the $25, even if the Baby Tint is a dud. I also think it would make a great gift or stocking stuffer. 

Have you tried any of the Clinique Chubby Stick products? Which ones are your favorite?

2 comments:

  1. I love sets like these where you can test a variety of products or share them with others, and if it´s a miss, then it´s not that bad because it´s a mini and didn´t cost as much.
    I have tried the original chubby sticks but have to say that they didn´t work vor me. The shade I had (I think mega melon) would always find a way to bunch up and look weird and also I did not like the smell at all. But I think they changed the scent in later versions.
    I do love clinique skincare though! :)

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    1. I didn't have that problem with the Chubby Sticks, but personally, I think they're overpriced for what they are, a sheer lip product. That said, I do like them and when I get mini sizes in a budget-friendly kit like this, I'll jump at the chance.

      I used to use Clinique skincare as a teenager and really liked it, but I haven't tried it in years. Maybe I should. :)

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