Sometime last year I received my first Clinique chubby stick ever to play with, reviewed here. It took me a little while, but after more consistent use aka I was too lazy to change out the lipstick currently in my bag, I have to admit it has really grown on me and I knew I needed a wider range of colours!
Some shopping took place, and I picked up two additional colours: Super Strawberry and Mightiest Maraschino.
Intentionally done because I really wanted a strong red shade and a more wearable pink shade, something I could wear everyday (as opposed to Roomiest Rose, which is lovely but too strong for every day for me).
Colours aside, what keeps me coming back for more is just how hydrating these lip products are without the stickiness. On an average day I’ll re-apply one of these probably 4-5 times? Higher if I’m using Super Strawberry and lower for Mightiest Maraschino. But I love that my lips never feel chapped or dry whilst wearing these. Just to be clear, I don’t think it provides moisture, but if your lips are already in good condition, it helps maintain them.
It’s especially a big deal for me as I suffer from dry lips and find a lot of lipsticks either dry out my lips, sink into my lines or bleed beyond my lip line. Either way, after a few hours it’s rarely a great look, but with these I can go all day and not have to worry. And I feel that’s the ultimate goal for quality makeup. That you can apply it in the morning and not have to worry about whether any of it has shifted or melted by the end of the day 🙂