Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense

The Grandest Grape is the Sweetest

Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is berry-red with a glossy sheen. NARS Afghan Red is a touch lighter, less red. MAC Rebel is more fuchsia. Guerlain Guet-Apens is lighter. Guerlain Nuit d’Amour is darker. Guerlain Bee is purpler.

This shade yielded semi-opaque color coverage; there was enough translucency that my natural lip color was still a bit visible, and my lip freckle was very much visible still (always a good measure of opacity!). This shade wore exceptionally well–five hours–and it left a soft stain behind. It was hydrating both during wear, as well as even as it wore off and a couple of hours afterward–my lips were in better shape after I wore it than when I initially applied it. The consistency was creamy, balm-like, and applied easily.

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Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense Review, Photos, Swatches

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Great semi-opaque color coverage that applies evenly, smoothly, and lasts for hours while still being comfortable to wear and infusing lips with hydration.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense
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Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $16.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

NARS Afghan Red is a touch lighter, less red. MAC Rebel is more fuchsia. Guerlain Guet-Apens is lighter. Guerlain Nuit d'Amour is darker. Guerlain Bee is purpler.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: (your left) Tarte Carried Away Palette, DiorShow Mascara, bareMinerals 5PM Eyeliner; (your right) Tarte Carried Away Palette, DiorShow Mascara, bareMinerals 1PM Eyeliner, Make Up For Ever #303 Powder. On cheeks: (your left) Clarins Odyssey Face Palette, (your right), Bobbi Brown 24 Karat Shimmer Brick. .

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29 thoughts on “Clinique Grandest Grape (08) Chubby Stick Intense Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Rafaela

    Looks great! It reminded me of MAC Craving,maybe not the swatch, but how it looks on my lips

  2. I love the Chubby Sticks! This particular color isn’t my color, though, but I love the two I have :-)

  3. twinsanity

    i was hoping you would review this particular shade..lovely!!

  4. AZSunshine

    This is pretty! I might have to pick this up the next time Clinique has a GWP.

  5. Oh this is really pretty! Will have to see if I can find it!

  6. Dinitchka

    I love the concept of the chubby sticks and have been looking at them for as long as they have been out but have yet to buy one. I look, I ponder and I walk away. The colours are beautiful!

    Christine, I love the 2 different eye looks!!! Was this for testing? Or did you decide to be much bolder and go out?

  7. blueraccoon

    I bought three of these in my latest Sephora order, but I didn’t get this one, I don’t think. Now I’m kind of wishing I had ordered it. There’s always another order, right?

  8. Carie

    Wow! That looks nice on you! Especially with your eye look!

  9. Anne

    Well that’s look good! I read a lot of rave reviews about Clinique Chubby lipsticks,but I’ve never tried one.

  10. At first glance I thought the name was “grandpa grape”…I think I’ve been using OCC liptar a little too often LOL.

    The color is really pretty though, I’m getting more and more intrigued by this “Intense” version of the chubby stick.

  11. Marie

    I like it! Thanks for the review. :)

  12. Ellie

    Thank you for reviewing these… I like the original chubby sticks and think I’ll go ahead and give this new formula a shot. This color looks so pretty!

  13. Liz

    It’s okay on you. I think it will probably suit someone who has cooler toned skin. The two different eyes threw me off a bit too.

  14. Valerie C.

    I have to buy this shade! It looks beautiful on you.

  15. Wow this is *gorgeous*, Christine! I LOVE the coverage of this! It’s shiny and just a touch sheer but a LOT more opaque than I thought it would be. The color is really rich and shiny–love this!

  16. Leila

    Love this because it look so beautiful on you!

  17. Alison

    I love that you’re reviewing these! I’ve been interested in what the shades are like, so its exciting to see them up here, and rated well!

  18. BB

    Do you have a favorite among these chubby balms (e.g. Clinique, Tarte, Revlon….).

  19. Nes

    haha! I always look at the lip freckle! It is indeed a good measure of opacity. :D
    You have a gorgeous smile! :)

  20. yummy! looks like a nice glass of wine for your lips.

  21. Nora Brown

    Do you know the ingredients for this product please?

    • Hi Nora!

      I didn’t receive boxes, just the samples, so I don’t have an ingredients’ list!

    • blueraccoon

      Hi Nora – I got mine today, but it’s a bit much to type out. Is there something in particular you’re looking for?

      • Emily

        Hi blueraccoon! I’m not Nora, but I’m curious to know what the ingredients are too. :) I usually have trouble with most lip products, as they have either lanolin or mineral oils among their ingredients. Does this have either of those???

        • blueraccoon

          I don’t see lanolin or mineral oil on the product list. The first ingredient is castor seed oil, and there are a lot of vegetable oils and things but I don’t see lanolin either, unless it has a funny chemical name i don’t know about!

  22. madii

    Christine just wanted to point out that in the “what are you wearing” section it’s written bobbi brown black pearl lip gloss on lips instead of clinique :)