When I recently saw Clinique had come out with the Crayola Chubby Stick for lips collaboration I could not contain the child within me. I was transported right back to my youth, sitting at my primary school table, lining up my pink pencils neatly… magenta, raspberry, maroon. (Believe it or not, the pencils featured in my photos are original pencils from “back in the day”!)
I remember each new term when I was at primary school (and probably high school too – let’s face it), setting off with brand new, well, everything… but most of all, my brand new Crayola pencil set. The set of 12 was never good enough for me, I always had to have the best – usually the set of 50!
Anyway… Enough about school… Clinique is a brand that I often turn to. I was first introduced to Clinique in my teens by a friend, as I used to have very sensitive skin (not so much any more – touch wood), and the hypo-allergenic tag attracted me. I still love the products anyway, particularly the mascara, the clarifying lotion, and obviously I have previously loved the Chubby Sticks for lips – hence my other reason to be drawn to this exciting collaboration with Crayola.
So… is this collaboration really worth the hype, and more importantly, my excitement?!
The Crayola Chubby Stick for lips come in ten shades, ranging from nudes to berry tones and varying in pigmentation and intensity, so there really is something for everyone. All are moisturising lip colour balms, which Clinique state are “loaded with mango and shea butters”. As with all Clinique products, the Crayola Chubby Stick for lips are fragrance free. I ordered the Chubby Lip Crayon Box from Selfridges, which only offered eight of the ten colours, so naturally I had to order the other two colours too, because I have serious FOMO!
These chubby sticks do feel very moisturising, which is perfect for the current cold weather. Some shades are more intense and pigmented than others, particularly the berry toned shades. What I would say about some of these lip crayon shades is that they are buildable, so persevere with them, particularly the paler shades. I have found myself having to re-apply and touch-up throughout the day with these more than with other brands of lipstick. However, I do love the novelty of the Clinique Crayola packaging, so I don’t mind showing them off and they do grab attention.
Unfortunately, this is a limited edition collaboration – so once it’s gone, it’s gone!
Would the Crayola Chubby Stick for lips be something that you would like to try?