Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Clinique Curviest Caramel Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Curviest Caramel Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Curviest Caramel Chubby Stick Intense ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “beige plum.” It’s a subtly warm-toned coral brown–there’s some orange and a smidgen of rosiness to brighten the brown coloring of this shade. It has a soft, luminous finish. Bobbi Brown Guava is slightly lighter. Chanel Pimpante is brighter, warmer. Cle de Peau R9 is pinker and shimmery. Burberry Devon Sunset is pinker.

This shade had mostly opaque color coverage with a very light translucency overall.  The pencil is creamy enough to apply evenly and easily without tugging or pulling at the lip, but it’s not so creamy that it slides around on the lip, so the wear time is good, too–a nice four and a half hours.  It’s lightly hydrating while worn and doesn’t leave you wanting to make a mad dash for your lip balm after it wears away.  Clinique’s Chubby Sticks all twist-up, so there’s no need to sharpen.

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Clinique Curviest Caramel Chubby Stick Intense Review, Photos, Swatches

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This should be a flattering, easy-to-wear color for neutral and warmer complexions; but even cooler skin tones should be able to wear this because there's not too much orange/warmth and the rosiness will help.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Clinique Curviest Caramel Chubby Stick Intense
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Clinique Curviest Caramel Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Curviest Caramel Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Curviest Caramel Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Curviest Caramel Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Curviest Caramel Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Curviest Caramel Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Curviest Caramel Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Curviest Caramel Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Curviest Caramel Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Curviest Caramel Chubby Stick Intense

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Bobbi Brown Guava is slightly lighter. Chanel Pimpante is brighter, warmer. Cle de Peau R9 is pinker and shimmery. Burberry Devon Sunset is pinker.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy Eyeliner, MAC Opulash Mascara. On cheeks: NARS 413 Blkr The Multiple. On lips: Clinique Curviest Caramel.

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22 thoughts on “Clinique Curviest Caramel Chubby Stick Intense Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. It is just SO flattering on you, I noticed it immediately when you were wearing it in a review yesterday.

  2. So pretty!

    How does it compare to the Glinda lipstick from the UD palette? They look similar to me, but your eye is WAYYYYY more discerning.

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jorden Jorden

    I LOVE that color on you – definitely making me want to try this one out!

  4. Jennifer

    I love this on you.. I love the colour. However, I would never buy one of these products, I wouldn’t even touch them, because of their repulsive names. I have the same revulsion towards the word chubby as some people have with moist, or panties. Sad.

    • Natasha

      For me it’s the word ‘barf’. I HATE it. Especially hearing it. Lucky it’ll never be used in a makeup name (I should hope!).

  5. Zee

    Christine,
    Would this wash out an NC30 skintone? How about an NC40?

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of rebecca blueraccoon

    I love this on you! I have it and I like it on me, too *g* I keep these in a mug on my desk to grab when I want a quick hydrating lip product with some color.

  7. Sounds like the perfect shade for me :-D

  8. Janelle

    I need another lip product like I need a hole in the head but off to Sephora I am going for this. It looks great on you lets hope I look half as awesome! :)

  9. Ysabella

    Christine,
    I was wondering, will you ever review Ka’oir lipsticks??? I’ve been wanting to purchase some, but due to the price tag, I want to see a quality review before I do. While there a few reviews on the internet, none of the ones I have found have quality photos. Thanks.

  10. Looks very pretty, but the chubby sticks I have from Clinique bonuses are very drying, so I’ve always stayed away from purchasing them.

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Gina Gina

      I had the same problem with the classic Chubby Sticks, too. They weren’t super drying, but enough that I was a bit disappointed, since they’re supposed to be hydrating. It sucks, because Mega Melon is such a pretty color :(

  11. Rebecca

    I liked these, but never buy them. I do love the new Stila Color Balm Sticks.

  12. Liz

    That looks amazing on you. It probably won’t work for me. I’m Bobbi Brown Warm Honey in foundation.

  13. Kat

    I really like Clinique’s Chubby Sticks; they have a great texture.

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

    This was the one I was most interested in from what I saw in the promos, but alas, it’s too orange…

    • Pelagius

      I was afraid of this one because it looked too orange to me, and I hate oranges and browns on my berry-colored lips. But I needed a nude lighter pink for work. On other online reviews, the Curviest Caramel picks up pink depending on how peoples’ skin tones and lip tones work. So I finally tried this and believe it or not, it is pink, not orange, at least on me. I like to layer the original chubby sticks over the intense chubby sticks; the intense provides staying power and the originals add shine and gloss and moisture and tone down the brightness. I can now wear Curviest Caramel with Bountiful Blush on top and it’s perfect for the office; my lips but better, enough color but not too bold. So it might work for you too!