Thursday, 28 June 2012

Chubby Love!

I seem to be living in the perpetual house of plague at the moment. Instead of one child with a temperature, I now have two and I appear to have had a second dose of it myself. I'm not in the mood for wearing makeup particularly and I've swapped cosmetics browsing for fantasy homeware shopping (if you're unlucky I'll share some of my curtain lusts with you!).

I think it's hard to feel motivated to put makeup on when you've hardly had any sleep and feel rough but if forced, which I was yesterday, I tend to choose products that are easy to apply and make a difference with minimal effort on my part. That's when chunky pencils like Clinique Chubby Sticks and Sephora Jumbo liners are particularly handy.

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The three Chubby Sticks I have here are from the original line up: Whole Lotta Honey is a sheer honeyed brown, Woppin' Watermelon is a cool pink and Super Strawberry is a sheer rosy/berry shade. I have already shown my favourite of the three applied, Super Strawberry, in a recent face of the day post. Lola wondered whether this colour might be similar to Ilia Arabian Knights so I have included comparison swatches. Both are balmy and comfortable to wear but I think Arabian Knights is a little more pigmented that Super Strawberry.

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L-R: Woppin' Watermelon, Super Strawberry and Whole Lotta Honey.

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L-R: Ilia Arabian Knights, Woppin' Watermelon, Super Strawberry and Whole Lotta Honey.

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I've only worn the colours individually so far, although you can experiment with layering to create different shades. I ought to do this with Woppin' Watermelon as I find this colour a little tricky to wear. I imagine it would be nice mixed with either Whole Lotta Honey or Heaping Hazelnut. I had quite a lot of fun experimenting with colours using the virtual mix & match application on the Clinique website.


I think the Chubby Sticks are really easy to wear and a good option for those that aren't comfortable with lipstick but want an alternative to gloss. In fact, a friend of mine has relieved me of Whole Lotta Honey for exactly that reason. It's good to share the Chubby Love!

Chubby Sticks cost £16 each and are available from Clinique counters, as well as online from If you're feeling in the mood to shop today, you can get free delivery with the offer code PAYDAY.

Disclosure: PR Samples. 


  1. Love those swatches.They look so great must go and have a look!

  2. I keep meaning to try these. I shall pass by Clinique when I get a chance....

  3. I like your post title ;)
    I think all the colour look nice.
    I know what you mean, when I'm feeling rubbish its hard to be bothered with makeup but it does make me feel a bit better once I get some on. I hope you and the little people get better soon xx

  4. Very cute. I got my sister one of these a while back and she LOVES it! They have great colours and look so pretty on. I'm still firmly in the proper lipstick camp though. Horses for courses :)
    S xx

  5. really fancied whoppin watermelon and whole lotta honey and now I know I want them both from the swatches haha


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