Review: Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm

Sometimes, I refer to myself as 3M – you know, the brand that makes those sticky tapes and post-it pads? Cos whenever I find something I like, I stick to it. Hah. Lame reference, I know. But it is true that once I find something I like, I tend to stick with it for a long time – I may venture out to try other products, but 8/10 times I’ll find myself coming back to the good ole’ tried-and-tested product. For blushers, I’ve been using Esprique’s Melty Fix Cheek Stick for forever, until I recently discovered the Peripera Cushion Blusher. Now, it’s time to venture out of my comfort zone again to try something newwwwww.

 

Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour BalmClinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm

Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm (1)in shade 03 Roly Poly Rosy

 

Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm (2)

Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm (3)Face: Etude House Skin Fit Foundation

Eyeliner: Shaky Sleepy Hands (aka did it so early in the morning  that I was half asleep)

I say…

  • I have a soft spot for this sort of stick-balm type of blushers. As I mentioned in my Hada Labo Air BB cream review, I have dry cheeks (damn you, oily combi skin!). Upon first application, a powder blusher might look good, but after several hours , my skin kicks into overdrive and it just looks v meh and patchy.
  • It comes in a very fat (and aptly named) chubby pencil tube form, measuring just over 2cm in diameter.
  • This gives you a very good grip during application.
  • To dispense or retract, simply twist the bottom.
  • This colour (03 Roly Poly Rosy) is a slightly deeper and richer cherry pink, you only need  a couple of dabs to get enough colour for a natural flush. Blend with your fingertips using a gentle patting motion, and you’ll get the effect in my photos above.
  • If you want to get a more pronounced blush, dab on a few more spots and blend away – it doesn’t cake either.
  • It gives a nice semi-glowy finish, which is great for emphasising your cheekbones.
  • It doesn’t sit into the enlarged pores of the face (which is great).
  • The colour stays for a pretty long time, even after I dab with blotting paper – in fact, I daresay it stays for a whopping 6 hours or more. BUT (and there’s always a but) – it’s only if you don’t wipe with tissue paper.
  • I guess it’s a pretty convenient function though, seeing as it’s easily removed with just tissue (and I didn’t even have to wet it). No nuzzling the man’s shirt then, I guess? Hah.

If you’re looking for a different type of blusher, this one is worth a try. It’s easy to blend and doesn’t stain, and if you mess up first application, you can just try, try and try again 🙂

 

 

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