Why We’re All Obsessed With the Clinique Chubby Stick Range

Name a more instantly recognisable makeup range than Clinique Chubby Sticks. It’s OK, we’ll wait...

This beloved Clinique range started with Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Balm and has since exploded into eyeshadows, cheek colours, foundation, and even mascara.

In this guide, we’ll tell you what is a Clinique Chubby Stick, and how to use the Clinique Chubby Sticks.

We’ll also delve into expert tips from Rene Benkenstein, Clinique’s National Retail Education Manager, to initiate you into this iconic product line.

What is a Clinique Chubby Stick?

First things first: what is a Clinique Chubby Stick? It’s exactly what the name suggests.

These jumbo-sized makeup sticks contain formulas you can use on your face, lips, and eyes.

Oh, and here’s a spoiler: they’re *so* easy to use, and they actually make makeup application *fun*.

Now let's get into it. Here's our full run-down on the Clinique Chubby Stick range...

Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Balm

Why we love it: We guarantee once you try a Clinique Chubby Stick lip balm, you won’t look back. Besides being really moisturising on lips, these colours never feel sticky. They just make your smackers feel really nourished.

‘The great thing about this swivel-up Clinique Chubby Stick lip balm is that it’s shaped like a large crayon, so the tip is pointy and allows for precise application.’ says Benkenstein. ‘We like to say, “no mirror required”, as it’s that easy!’ No argument from us.

You have two versions to pick from. Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm contains just a hint of colour. Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm packs a little more of a punch in terms of colour payoff.


Clinique Chubby Stick Foundation

How to use a Clinique Chubby Stick foundation: Clinique Chubby in the Nude™ Foundation Stick is a creamy formula that never feels drying on your skin. ‘Personally I like to streak it straight onto my face, starting on areas that need the most coverage, such as my T-zone, cheeks, and under-eye area,’ says Benkenstein.

Although Clinique Chubby Stick foundation is a naturally fail-safe option, this little tip can make your complexion look seriously flawless: ‘I then use a buffing foundation brush or blender sponge to spread it across my skin and blend the edges.’

Besides using this product like a foundation, you can also carry it in your handbag to touch up your look throughout the day. Or dab it straight onto blemishes for a light-coverage concealer that looks really natural.


Clinique Chubby Stick for Eyes

How to apply Clinique Chubby Stick eyeshadow: Yep, Clinique Chubby Sticks also feature an eye colour: Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes. You can stroke this user-friendly eye crayon straight on your eyelids without overloading the area with pigment.

Simply sketch this swivel-up stick shadow onto the eyelid and then use your ring finger to soften the edges and blend it into the crease of the eye,’ explains Benkenstein. ‘You can use it to outline the eyes as well.’ Talk about a multi-tasking product!


Clinique Chubby Stick Mascara

Why we love it: Now, Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara - 01 Jumbo Jet isn’t in twist-up packaging as such, but its oversized tube and brush totally belong in the Clinique Chubby Stick family. Use this product as you would any other mascara.

‘Apply from the root through to the tip of the lashes, and apply various coats according to the amount of volume you desire,’ says Benkenstein.


Clinique Chubby Highlighter and Contour Stick

How to Apply a Clinique Chubby Stick Highlighter: To bring out your cheekbones, we recommend using Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight and Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour. ‘Apply these balms directly onto the face to highlight, define, and sculpt; Chubby makes it so easy,’ says Benkenstein. Yep, we’d have to agree with you there, Rene.

‘To highlight your features, use the Sculpting Highlight across the top of each cheekbone, down the bridge of the nose, in the middle of your forehead, and in the centre of your chin. To make your cheekbones pop, swipe the Sculpting Highlight across the top of each cheekbone and Sculpting Contour underneath each cheekbone. Then, to define the jawline, dot Sculpting Contour along the jawline and blend down.’


Clinique Chubby Stick for Cheeks

Why we love it: We think Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm is a hidden gem in the Clinique Chubby Stick range and more people should know about it. All the colours in the range complement all skin tones and contain just the right amount of pigment to make the apples of your cheeks pop.

This product is a cinch to use, too. ‘Sketch this swivel-up balm straight onto the apples of your cheeks and blend with fingertips or sponge,’ explains Benkenstein. See, we said it was easy.


Now you should feel confident knowing what is a Clinique Chubby Stick and how to use each product. Try Clinique Chubby for eyes to bring out your peepers, Clinique Chubby Stick foundation to even out your skin tone, or a Clinique highlighter stick to enhance your cheekbones. Class dismissed.



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