Clinique Roomiest Rose Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Roomiest Rose Chubby Stick Intense ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “watermelon rose.” It’s a darkened rose red with a muted quality and subtle warm undertones. Chanel Taffeta Rose is pinker. Elizabeth Arden Perfect Tulip is a touch pinker. I really wasn’t able to think of many similar shades, and both of the ones I did think about were noticeably pinker.
This shade had full color coverage and great color payoff (though Clinique intended only medium coverage). The pencil felt balanced between creamy and waxy, so it glided on readily but didn’t feel heavy or apply thickly. The color stayed put on my lips for four and a half hours, and it was lightly hydrating while worn. I think Roomiest Rose is one of the most wearable shades in the Intense range for all skin tones. It’s not too warm- or cool-toned, and it’s not too bright or too muted. Against fairer skin, it may be a bolder shade, but the general color is still very every day–with oomph.