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

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.

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

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10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
98%
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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

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

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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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?

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?

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.

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!

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!

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???

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!

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 🙂

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