Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm Review
HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS:
This grown-up crayon is soft and moist—and it’s a pleasure to use (truly no mirror required, assuming you have a good sense of where your mouth is on your face; if you don’t, we’re not judging). It doesn’t take long for the crisp tip to wear down to a rounded nub. Fortunately, that nub is perfectly proportioned for lips.
WHY WE LIKE IT:
This crayon is a perennial staff favorite because the colors and sheerness are spot-on. There are brights, like Chunky Cherry, which looks to us more like chunky watermelon; it’s a sheer red with a definite hint of pink. And there are ideal, not-zombie, alive-person neutrals: Super Strawberry (included in our limited-edition Beauty Box) is a gorgeous rose that makes your lips look plump and fresh. These crayons are moisturizing, but if you live in a dry climate—or work in an office like Allure‘s, where the humidity is lower than on a 747—they will not replace a lip balm.
Best of Beauty 2016, 2015; Readers’ Choice 2016
Best of Beauty 2016: Lips
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