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REVIEW: Clinique Chubby Sticks In A Whole Lotta Honey

In Love With The Fat One!
Post By: Rmyah

One constant companion wherever I go is my handbag. Okay a weird way to start a post but then along with my handbag goes one more constant companion though a changing constant companion. I’m not making any sense here am I? I’m of course talking about our staple: A lip balm.

I’m somewhat of a self-confessed lip balm junkie. No matter how many I buy, I always crave another hit. One such wandering in search of a high led me to a Clinique store and their latest offering The Chubby Stick.
Kind of a funny name for a lip balm I admit. But hey marketing tactics always work. It made me want to see what was so chubby about it. One look and I was sold as well as broke :P

Clinique says that the chubby stick is their version of a tinted lip balm and it most definitely is. And what a balm I say.

I hate the sticky, greasy, heavy, smelly feeling on my lips whenever I apply any lip product. Somehow I either end up keeping my lips open, like a fish, and looking demented or I lick the product down my throat. Uncomfortable is what I would describe applying anything to my lips. But wow Clinique made me eat my words…literally.

The Chubby stick is a non-greasy, non-sticky, non-heavy, non-smelly and non-every-bad-thingy little lip balm that I have ever come across. It just glides on to your lips and makes you forget you even applied it. But then you can never forget you did because your lips are so soft with the chubby on them.
It did keep my lips hydrated and moisturised well over five hours and even after it disappeared, the lips were still oh-so-fresh.

The chubby stick comes in a fat little pen like tube which twists up for more balm. Many rival companies have tried to cash on this pretty little thing. Hah Clinique says Bring ‘em on.
(The price (and this really burnt a hole in my pocket) 1025 INR. Whoa you say! I say Worth every Paisa.

The color payoff isn’t that great but then this is a balm not a lipstick. For a lip balm, it does give a pretty good color to my lips. This does stay on for about four to five hours depending upon your body type.
I got the shade “a whole lotta honey” because I was still unsure whether I wanted a bolder color to my lips. What if I didn’t like it. So I chose the safer bet and chose an MLBB shade.



  1. Non-sticky and very light
  2. Fragrance free
  3. Keeps lips well moisturised
  4. Extremely cute packaging
  5. Good color payoff
  6. Long staying

  1. Expensive for a lip balm
  2. Quantity is too little for the price paid
  3. Other than my obvious issue with the price (maybe I wouldn’t crib so much when I get my first salary) 

I’m in love with the fat one ;) A must have for all lip balm hoarders and also for those with my discerning taste :P


  1. Ive heard so much about these, they're so cute :-P i recently bought the newly launched revlon ones that look like these, at 600 ana amazing dupe for these, they also have a shade honey, i guess ill buy that after ur review. Ur pic is so pretty :-)

    1. awwww...thank you poorva...I've heard a lot about the revlon ones too....just have to get one for comparision :)

  2. Every time i cross a clinique store, i think about these chubby sticks but never buy them...but your review has tempered me so much Rmyah that i am now surely gonna pick up a couple of these the next time i visit the mall :)

  3. No doubt its great.. but too pricy for a tinted lip balm..

    1. definitely pricey...but then its Clinique :)

  4. this looks sooooo good, revlon ones look similar na

    1. yep....i'm so drawn towards the revlon one just to have a little comparision :)

  5. A perfect mlbb shade...looks so good.

  6. luking good on u...way too expensive for just a sheer coverage...

  7. a fab revu rmyah... but I think relon kissable lip balms are better in pigmentation n offffcourse price ;)

  8. looks superb!! would like to try this out definitely.. :)


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