Jumbo Lip Pencils are everywhere. Like BB Creams, every brand is jumping on the bandwagon and, to be honest, so they should. They are great products and a welcome innovation in the world of lip color. Especially for girls like me that have always been afraid of lipsticks. The formulas seem to be easier to work with and I am becoming a jumbo lip pencil hoarder, slowly but surely.
I first talked about Lip Pencils here but I recently received a Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm and I immediately tried it to see how it compared to the Avon Big Color Glossy Lip Pencils I had tried before.
I would say that both products are comparable but the Clinique Chubby sticks provide much more moisture. The Chubby Sticks provide added moisture thanks to mango and shea butters and just enough colour to give life to your daily looks for work or for low maintenance makeup during the summer.
The shade I am wearing in the picture below is the limited edition shade “Plumped Up Pink” created by Clinique for sale during Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October). The Plumped Up Pink Chubby Stick will come with a pink cosmetic carrying pouch featuring a heart-shaped charm and pink ribbon.
Part of the proceeds (3$) will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
You can find the Plumped Up Pink Shade from September 15 to November 15 at Clinique counters and you can try the 16 regular shades all year round.
Will I buy again? Probably will try a couple other shades. I like the amount of pigmentation, I like the ease of use (it’s a twist up pencil, no sharpening), I like that it moisturizes my lips and I like the staying power (it has stayed on for a full morning and I only reapplied after lunch). Now do I like the price? By now you must have noticed that I am quite cheap when it comes to lip balms, but I think that, because it’s Clinique, it couldn’t really be less expensive than this. So, I think it’s worth a try if you have 16$ to spend.
If you can purchase the limited edition pink, which is very pretty too, it helps a cause, and makes it a even better purchase.