Friday, 26 October 2012

Clinique Chubby Sticks Intense in Mightiest Maraschino and Heftiest Hibiscus

Clinique are releasing a new intense lip colour formula in their popular Chubby Sticks format. There are eight new colours, including lots of seasonally appropriate rich berries and reds. I have already shared a lip swatch of Heftiest Hibiscus (04) which you can see here. I also have the colour Mightiest Maraschino (03), which I have to admit is my personal favourite of the two.



The Chubby Sticks Intense formula provide richly pigmented, opaque colour with a glossy finish. They still feel as comfortable and moisturising to wear as the other sheer Chubby Sticks that I have tried. Wear time is pretty good and the balm feeling lasts a long time on my lips. The colour does transfer easily and I label quite a few mugs as 'mine' whilst wearing Mightiest Maraschino!


Heftiest Hibiscus is a vibrant orange red which I suppose some would describe as coral but I think it would need a hint of pink to be a true coral. On my lips it's quite bright and summery. Mightiest Maraschino is a beautiful cherry red and I can get away with minimal makeup when I wear this as it's such a face brightening shade. I haven't had opportunity to do any comparison swatches but do let me know if you would find it useful. I have a feeling that I have some other lip colours which are similar to Mightiest Maraschino.

Heftiest Hibiscus

Mightiest Maraschino


The Chubby Stick Intense Lip Colours will be available from selected Clinique counters from mid November and will cost £16 each. You can find links to swatches of the other shades below.

Curviest Caramel - Really Ree
Chunkiest Chili - Lipglossiping and Dutchess Roz
Plushest Punch - London MakeUp Girl and Dutchess Roz
Roomiest Rose - Beauty Geek UK and The Sunday Girl
Broadest Berry - Really Ree
Grandest Grape - British Beauty Blogger

Disclosure: PR Samples


  1. I like the look of these far more than the original Chubby Sticks. Love my intense colour. And yet I still find it hard to warm to the idea of the pencil format.

    1. I am pretty certain you would warm to the pencil format if you gave these a try. They're not like other lip pencils in that they're a free moving, non-stiff formula. I would imagine this is because they're twist up rather than sharpen and don't need to hold such a firm shape.

      It's really nice to find such moisturising AND pigmented colour. If you get chance, definitely go and have a play at a counter x

  2. These all look lovely, what a great idea to link to other blogs for the other colours! Great post.

    1. Thanks Hazel, I really hope the links to the links are useful. I really enjoyed hunting for all the colours :)

  3. Wow, you're so right--Mightiest Maraschino looks fantastic on you. Brightens your face and yet, while it provides a punch of color, you don't look as deliberately "made up" as red lipstick can often make people look, if you know what I mean. Very casual yet impactful. Nice! I haven't tried any of the chubby sticks yet (original or intense) but I'm getting more curious...thanks for the review.

  4. Really pretty! I might consider getting one of these myself!

  5. I really like these. I love wearable reds like that!


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