Monday, May 20th, 2013

Clinique Ample Amber Chubby Stick Shadow Tint
Clinique Ample Amber Chubby Stick Shadow Tint

Clinique Ample Amber Chubby Stick Shadow Tint ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bronze pink.” It’s a medium-dark brown with a subtle, frosted finish and warm undertones–it has a muted, almost copper-like, tone to it. Bobbi Brown Praline is warmer, lighter, and a powder product. Make Up For Ever #28 is very similar, and it is also a cream pencil. Burberry Pale Nude #1 is a touch darker, browner, and a powder. MAC Glimpse of Flesh is a smidgen lighter and a powder. MAC Tan is more metallic and a powder. MAC Caramel Sundae is less warm-toned and a powder. NARS Flowers 3 #3 is very similar but a powder product. See comparison swatches here.

Ample Amber has great buildable color, though it’s not quite the sheer wash of color described by Clinique.  One stroke yields semi-opaque color, and blended out, a sheer wash is achievable with some work (I would say you can get semi-sheer to semi-opaque color with less work).  It’s the blending that I have the biggest struggle with, as the pencil is on the drier side.  It doesn’t feel so stiff and stubborn that it becomes painful, but once on the lid, it doesn’t want to move around much, even initially.  Blending out the edges can be difficult, and when I used a blow dryer to heat the pencil prior to applying, the blending went better but not well.  I love that it wears a full twelve hours with no fading and only minor creasing (no primer) and that it doesn’t require sharpening, as it twists up.

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Ample Amber

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I love the long-wear, twist-up mechanism (so there's no sharpening required), and that is has buildable color--but it could be creamier and easier to blend, because it doesn't want to budge, even after you've just applied it.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

7.5/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

3.5/5

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Clinique Ample Amber Chubby Stick Shadow Tint
Clinique Ample Amber Chubby Stick Shadow Tint

Clinique Ample Amber Chubby Stick Shadow Tint
Clinique Ample Amber Chubby Stick Shadow Tint

Clinique Ample Amber Chubby Stick Shadow Tint
Clinique Ample Amber Chubby Stick Shadow Tint

Clinique Ample Amber Chubby Stick Shadow Tint
Clinique Ample Amber Chubby Stick Shadow Tint

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Product & Review FAQ

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Bobbi Brown Praline is warmer, lighter, and a powder product. Make Up For Ever #28 is very similar, and it is also a cream pencil. Burberry Pale Nude #1 is a touch darker, browner, and a powder. MAC Glimpse of Flesh is a smidgen lighter and a powder. MAC Tan is more metallic and a powder. MAC Caramel Sundae is less warm-toned and a powder. NARS Flowers 3 #3 is very similar but a powder product. See comparison swatches here.

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5 thoughts on “Clinique Ample Amber Chubby Stick Shadow Tint Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I purchased this color with big expectations together with 2 others. I tried it the next day in the morning and by the first application the tip broke and fell down and stained my trousers. I was so mad at them, returned all three back the same day although I loved the color. After I twitted about this experience, a friend told me hers broke up too. I find them to be way too dry and it takes pressure to build up the color. Too bad because I really like the concept :-((

  2. Love this – it’s a great everyday shade!

  3. Lauren

    I have this. I blend the edges with the Urban Decay 24/7 blending blush, as I do with other shadow pencils. This color is lovely and perfect for a one and done wash of color.

  4. This is such a pretty color… amber tones are one of my most favorites

  5. Codename Duchess

    I’ve had the product for a few months now and never had a problem with blending it. I wonder if there’s a batch difference? It’s not the creamiest pencil I’ve used but I actually like that. Some pencils take too long to set and product ends up gathering the the creases of my eyelid if I blink while it dries, making the application look uneven.