Now, as someone who has been in marketing a few years, I don’t know that I’d name a make up product chubby but clinique is sticking with it. For Christmas, I got a gift set that I think contains every chubby stick ever made, and while I haven’t tried all of the colours, I am powering through them.

If you haven’t seen them before, they look like a giant chubby crayon (hence the name) and come in a variety of colours. I find that they are not consistently pigmented, so some are bolder than others but for the most part I’ve been happy with the coverage. Now, they don’t stay on as well as a stain of course but they feel a lot nicer on the lips than a stain. They are moisturizing and the colour wears pretty well, not great if you’re eating and drinking but stays on better than some other glosses I’ve had in the past.

The one thing I absolutely hate about the chubby sticks are the lids. I don’t know if it’s because I have the smaller size, but the lid does not stay on, so I’ve had quite a bit of my stuff covered in lipstick. I now keep it in it’s own little bag, which is really a lot of effort for a lipstick but I do like the colour and variety (since I have about 25 of them), I just wish the lids would stay on.

I would recommend the chubby sticks if you’re looking for a moisturizing colour and I’d recommend colour testing in store just to make sure you get the coverage you’re looking for.

Have you tried the chubby sticks? What did you think?