Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense Review, Photos, Swatches

Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense

What is a Hefty Hibiscus Anyway?

Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is an orange-coral with hints of red. It has a subtle glossy sheen. MAC Scarlet Ibis is brighter and redder. Tom Ford True Coral is lighter and brighter. YSL Blood Orange is similar but sheerer. MAC Sail la Vie is more orange. Urban Decay 5150 is a touch redder. MAC Hibiscus is a touch lighter and pinker.

This winter, Clinique launched a more pigmented version of their Chubby Sticks, which are supposed to be a moisturizing lip balm. This richer version is described as a “nourishing tinted balm halfway between sheer and opaque.” The color of Heftiest Hibiscus is mostly opaque with some translucency where the natural lip color comes through–if you have naturally redder lips, this will turn redder on you as a result. It has a creamy, balm-like consistency that enables easy glide-on application and feels comfortable to wear. Β This shade lasted four hours on me, and it was hydrating while worn. What I like best about the Chubby Sticks, both these and the original ones, is the twist-up packaging–no sharpening required (so, no waste).

Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense Review, Photos, Swatches

A-
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total
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Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense

Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique Heftiest Hibiscus (04) Chubby Stick Intense

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I’ve been crazy about tinted lip balms lately. I get the benefits of a lipstick (color) and a regular lip balm (apply quickly without a mirror) in one. Money is tight right now but these new Chubby Sticks look like their worth it!

I love the feel of these chubby sticks, and something just makes them so fun to apply. But after a few hours, the color had strangely migrated to the very edge of my lips, almost moving outside them. That’s never happened to me with any lip product before, so it was pretty surprising. I saw recently that Pur minerals came out with a chubby stick – even though I’m not the hugest fan of brands totally copying another’s product, I’m thinking I’ll try them out, hoping they’ll wear better on me.

Not sure who came out with what first but Tarte also has similar chubby sticks that were out for awhile now. I am totally just pulling this out of thin air but I believe this is the order in which the chubby sticks were introduced: Tarte, Revlon, Clinique now Pur. Just thought I should point that out.

On another point, someone must have been the first to create the lipstick tube and other companies just copied it.

I love Chubby Sticks! They’re like cheating, a lipstick payoff without the hassle. I bought two of these, and one was Hibiscus. I love them. The nude one is my natural-but-better color, which i wear every day. The Hibiscus is my off-work winter one.

Love these type of colors and really like the Clinique Chubby Sticks. I am always hesitant to wear bold colors. I look at them, want them…and then pass on them lol

Aha! For the longest time, I have been rather frustrated when you don’t do full face photos. Such a good sport to share with us what it’s like when you say you try out as many products as you can for wear, teehee… I love the warm eye!

I love the intense chubby sticks. I have the Chunkiest Chili and love the color. I love all the chubby sticks but I like the intense for a great color pay off in the winter.

I got teased mercilessly in high school once because of the strange trend of rummaging through friends make-up bags and seeing what they have. I like these but I wonder what went through their heads when naming this. It’s not like Nars, where they’re trying to give something a provocative name. Maybe not everyone is as pervy as us?

I really like the idea of these, and I am a sucker and a half for an orange lip color. I think I may have to see the formula in person though because I’m kinda picky abut these type of semi-sheer balm stain types of things. It seems lovely though!

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