Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balms - Swatched

Let me count the ways I love thee, oversized Crayola style make up products. Let me count the ways and never stop counting. Pioneers of crayon style beauty, Clinique are back with Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balms and you want to see them. You do. 

This is the second time this year that Clinique have knocked it out of the park when it comes to flattering cheek colours. The first being some of the prettiest blushes ever released, the Cheek Pops reviewed here. The formulation of the Chubby Sticks for Cheeks, however, is more a cream balm than the sheer powder offering of the Pops. 

This #nofilter shot is all four Chubby additions swatched, not too gently, to show their true colours, Cyndi Lauper style. Just one swish of each, however, will result in a much lighter, more natural colour payoff. As you can see, they're buildable. 

These Chubby Stick Cheek Balms (I type that and say Chubby Cheeks)( Every.Time) are more robust than your average Chubby Stick and that makes application child's play. Simply apply straight to the apples of the cheeks and buff in with your brush of choice or blend in with your fingers., building to the colour intensity desired. Zero shimmer but all of the oil free sheen makes these colours flattering on most every skin tone. 

While the heat we've been enjoying of late has meant that I have had to set Plumped Up Peony here for all day longevity, that hasn't been an issue as I'm still using Hourglass's Ambient Lighting Powder daily. I have been making a conscious effort to pare back on makeup products during the summer months and these handy dandy sticks fit right in with those efforts. Bloody marvellous for chucking in your mála too to brighten cheeks AND lips on the move. 

Available on Clinique counters now, priced €24, the Chubby Cheeks Stick Cheek Balms are well worth a swatch. 

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