Saturday, 23 November 2013

Chubbymania

Since Clinique launched the original chubby stick, we now have chubbys for eyes as well as cheeks and lips, and every self respecting brand has joined in and come up with their own version of it. Initially I wasn't actually that keen on the format, but that was before I had tried any of them, and now I'm completely bitten, smitten and can't get enough of them. When the time came for me to update my lip colors for this season there were so many new releases of the lip chubby that I ended of with quite a selection of shades from different brands.  

Let's start with the product that really ignited this passion for the lip chubby for me, the Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon (£7.99). I've mentioned the Bourjois Lip Crayons and how much I love them soooo many times before so I'll try not to go on too much about these, but they have an amazingly moisturising formula that feels so light and lovely to wear. Regardless of which color you get (and I know since I have the entire range now), the finish is smooth, highly pigmented and glossy without being sticky and it's very long lasting and in the evening the lips feel nourished and soft. I bought both of the new shades for the season and the first one is Prune - a dark plummy purple red. This is much darker than I would usually wear, and I was a bit sceptical to start with, but it actually works really well with a fairly bare eye for a "Russian princess in the winter" kind of look and it's not too vampy or gothic either. The second Bourjois shade is in Rouge, which is a creamy, smooth rich venetian red that is very glamorous and I like to wear this with neutral brown eye makeup for a vibrant statement lip. A beautiful shade for the Christmas season!
 
From left to right (Indoors in artificial light):
Bourjois Colour Boost - Prune
17 Lip Crayon - Heartbreaker
Bourjois Colour Boost - Rouge
Rimmel Colour Rush Balm - Not an illusion
 Isadora Twist Up Lipstick - Sugar Crush
From left to right (Indoors in natural light):
Bourjois Colour Boost - Prune
17 Lip Crayon - Heartbreaker
Bourjois Colour Boost - Rouge
Rimmel Colour Rush Balm - Not an illusion
 Isadora Twist Up Lipstick - Sugar Crush

Next up is a 17 Lip Crayon (£4.99) in the shade Heartbreaker. I bought this because the description made it seem very similar to the Bourjois Lip crayon, and I was curious to compare the two. This is also very moisturising, it feels lovely on the lips and it gives a lovely natural shine. The main difference is that the 17 Lip Crayon isn't as pigmented as the Bourjois ones, so you need to apply quite a lot to get a good coverage. Another thing that set them apart is that the 17 product doesn't wear or fade very well, and while the Bourjois fades evenly this one leaves more of a patchy look after a few hrs of wear and tear. Saying that though, the shades in the range are lovely e.g. Heartbreaker is a beautiful muted burgundy red that looks gorgeous on, and since it's not strongly pigmented the finish is much more wearable and subtle than it looks in the crayon. I really like the shade and would definitely recommend the 17 Lip Crayon as a purse friendly option.

Another chubby newbie (at least for me) is the Rimmel Colour Rush Balm and I have the admit that the reason I got this was because of this gorgeous shade called Not an illusion. Rimmel have an amazing range of high quality lip products so I'm not at all surprised that they also have a wonderful lip chubby. It hydrates the lips, is barely noticeable on the lips, has long lasting wear and the pigmentation is great. This shade is a nice warm dusky rose shade that is so wearable and works with most looks and outfits.

The last chubby today in my growing collection is one I reviewed previously at the start of November - the Isadora Twist Up Gloss Stick. Similarly to the others the formula is very moisturising and plumping, however it doesn't have the same great coverage as some of the others, although it wears well and it gives a lovely natural and glossy finish. The shade Sugar Crush is completely different from the others in that it's a much more delicate, and I guess in a way, summery shade. It's a warm, sheer and slightly shimmery salmon pink with a slight blue undertone that looks lovely with a heavy, smokey eye. 

All of these products are wonderfully moisturising and long lasting, and most of them have great pigmentation to create a lovely satin look and as you can see you can see there's a wide range of shades available. Clinique may be the original chubby stick, but as there are so many great quality budget friendly options available, there's no need to splurge unless you really want to.

60 comments:

  1. Lovely review ! I have tried the Clinique ones ...they seems ok to me ...not a big fan of this in Clinique version. But i will try out these since i am out of my Clinique version :) xx
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    1. Clinique has a lot of shades, but there are so many other budget options available :o). Xx

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  2. I just purchased a couple of the Matte Revlon chubbies from Walgreens. I love them!

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    1. The matte ones do look lovely, I will definitely need to try them :o). Xx

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  3. I love chubby stick products, they're so convenient!

    Hannah
    Girl+World

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    1. And there are so many lovely shades to choose from :o). Xx

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  4. OISOME post :) plz check out my new outfit post :)
    <3 victorique
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  5. I've not actually got round to trying one of these yet, think I need to though xx

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    1. They are so moisturising and lovely to wear, I don't think you'd be disappointed :o). Xx

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  6. I have the Revlon Balm Stain in Honey and love it - great everyday colour that really lasts! Been meaning to try the Bourjois colour boost for a while - must give them a go! xx

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    1. Great recommendation, will need to check that out :o). Xx

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  7. I can't quite decide which of these I like the most. What a brilliant post. I've been lusting after chubby sticks for ages now I definitely need to get one xx

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  8. I must give couple these a try as Clinique's Chubby Stick has really let me down recently which has put me right off them :-(

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

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    1. There are definitely lots of more budget friendly options available :o). Xx

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    1. Once you've tried them, there's no going back :o)! Xx

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  10. I love the look of the Bourjois ones but have yet to try them - hopefully I'll have a couple in my stocking this Christmas! I love the Revlon versions and have steadily been building my collection. I did promise myself a Clinique one or two a while back but when I went to browse I was unable to find a colour I really liked which was a shame but also saved me a few pennies.


    Sharon xx

    Beauty, Miscellany

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    1. I love the Bourjois Lip Crayons - they give the most amazing satin finish and are so moisturising too :o). Xx

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  11. I love the Bourjois ones the best I think!

    www.notanotherbeautyblog.co.uk

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  12. Beautiful colors.
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  13. Have you tried MUA's version? For £3.00 each I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. xx

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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    1. Not yet, but it's a great suggestion - thanks for that! Xx

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  14. I have so many variations of these, they are lovely products and so easy to use x

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    1. I never thought I would get so hooked on them, when I didn't really like the concept to start - but they really are lovely lip products :o). Xx

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  15. these are all great, I definitely need to try rimmel but haven't seen it here, the bourjois seems like another great one. i love revlon and MUA as well :)

    writingwhimsy.com

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    1. I will definitely check out the MUA, seems like they're getting some good reviews! Xx

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  16. Really great review! I've only ever tried the Clinique's Chubby Sticks...you have opened a whole new chubby stick world for me :) I must give these other brands a try!

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    1. Thank you so much, that's really lovely of you! Xx

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  17. I've had my eye on these for ages as I really don't have the funds for the Clinique ones... glad to hear they did not disappoint :)
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    1. It's always great to discover good budget options and even the 17 one impressed me :o). Xx

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  18. Wonderful colors. :)
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  19. I've yet to get my hands on these chubby sticks from any brands! But I heard so much about the Revlon ones, well.. I tried Clinique at Sephora and I love the colour payoff for some of them! <3

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    <3 Celly
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    1. I'm very curious about the matte ones from Revlon and will definitely need to try those. Xx

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  20. Lip crayons are my favourite format, as much as I love lipstick these are so much easier and feel more comfortable too. Cant wait to try the Rimmel ones, I love the shade you have! x
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    1. Completely agree, you can barely feel them on your lips and they don't dry in that horrible way that some lipsticks do. Xx

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  21. Never come across the colour rush balms before, I will keep a lookout!
    Saida xx

    http://saidacanephotography.blogspot.com

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    1. I was very happy with it so will have a look for some other shades in this too :o). Xx

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  22. I have one of the bourjois crayons and love the formula. I definitely want more!

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. They are amazing and I hope they release some new shades of them soon! Xx

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  23. Amazing Swatches ,Prune is my favorite Shade :)

    kisses

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    1. I never thought I would like it as much as I do, but I'm really getting into it and it's a lovely statement lip. Xx

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  24. Both of the Bourjois shades looks beautiful! :)

    AddictedtoOPI

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    1. I'm very happy with them and whatever new shade Bourjois releases I'm sure I'll pick up those too :o). Xx

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  25. I'm such a huge fan of crayon type lipsticks they're such easy to apply products! xx

    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

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  26. i'm in love with this! great post x

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  27. I only own one lip crayon by MUA and I love it! I really like the look of the Rimmel ones, as well as the Bourjois ones. :D I can see me picking up the Prune shade in future as it reminds me of a glossier version of MAC's Rebel, which is my favourite lipstick. :D You have a lovely little collection going. :D

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    1. Thanks a million - since MUA is so popular I think that will be the next one I try :o). Xx

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  28. I didn't even realise Rimmel had one out, gonna have to check them out now lol! :) x

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    1. I haven't really seen them mentioned in blogs, so it was a surprise to me too - but I definitely recommend it, another great formula :o). Xx

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  29. Amazing products!

    Kiss, Nati
    http://iampoliticallycorrect.blogspot.com/

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