Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Clinique Chubby Stick Eyeshadow


RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars

COST: $16

THE SKINNY: Clinique hit one out of the park with the introduction of Chubby Sticks last year. The super-successful line has been expanded to include eye colors as well.

These sticks of eyeshadow come in 12 color that provide a light, but pretty color. I tried both the purple (Portly Plum) and green (Mighty Moss) and each provided a nice, but somewhat subtle color.

What's great is that these sticks contain an almost cream shadow that glides on easily and lasts pretty much all day. The sticks are thick though, so don't expect a liner. This is an eyeshadow. Because of the nature of the stick, these shadows are great for pairing -- the colors don't seem to bleed together. (Portly Plum looks quite lovely as a thick line and blended with a neutral shade toward the brow line.)

The downside? The sticks are thick and make for difficult precision in application and could be tough to apply on smaller lids.

This is a fairly mess-free product though. No loose color on the counter top and no sharpening necessary -- the stick just turns to get more product.

KEEP OR TOSS: Keep. Nice color that lasts all day is hard to beat.

CHECK IT OUT: Check out all the color available from Clinique and don't forget to pair with specials and deals when you order online.

-- Tested by Carrie