Hi my lovelies,
So I promised when I bought this highlighter (around 4 weeks ago now, oops!) that I’d definitely do a review of it, so here we are! I bought one of the Clinique Chubby Stick highlighters when I was last in Manchester (see my Manchester haul here!), and I’ve now had the opportunity to fully test it out, so here are the results!
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know by now that I’m a huuuuge fan of Clinique as a brand, both their skincare and makeup is generally really good, so I was pretty excited to try this! Getting that fresh faced, luminous glow is really in right now, and while I normally go for a powder highlighter, I needed to see what Clinique had to offer me and the sales girl said I should try this!
Clinique’s Chubby Stick highlight is a cream based, pink toned highlighter stick. There’s only one shade at the moment, which is 01 Hefty Highlight, so hopefully they’ll bring out more. The packaging looks like Clinique’s other lip, eye and cheek chubby sticks, with silver accents and the colour of the product on the main part of the stick, which I really like. It means if you have multiple colours of the same item, they’re easy to separate!
Ease of use
In my opinion, it’s super easy to use as it’s in a flat (ish) ended stick form, you can literally just draw it on where you want the highlight, and then blend out as much as you want to. I like the fact that the product twists up from the bottom too, like Clinique’s other chubby stick products.
Blendability and Texture
I absolutely adore the way this blends out on my skin. You can put just a little on and it blends out so well, as it’s a cream highlighter, to get as much or as little glow as you want to have! Depending on how much product you apply, and how much you blend it out, you can get anything from a really gentle satin glow, to full on glowing goddess shimmer, which you might not be able to do with a powder highlighter. The texture is really creamy when applying, but be careful not to apply too much product, as it can feel a little chalky later on in the day if you have a lot on.
This highlighter is really pretty and pink toned, which works really well for me, as I’m quite pale. When applied, it looks pretty and natural with the tiniest bit of glitter that really catches the light. I’m a bit disappointed with Clinique for only releasing one highlight colour and one contour colour, as they obviously aren’t going to suit all skin tones. That being said, if you do have a darker skin tone, you can blend this down into a really iridescent shimmer, with more of a natural glow than a pinky colour. For me though, it suits pretty well. I’m really happy with the buildability of this, as you can be really subtle or go all out with as much or as little product as you like.
These are a cream formula, so they’re built to last. My normal face makeup routine is Primer (if i can be bothered and/or have time) Foundation, Concealer, Setting Powder (if i’m out all day) blush and then i’ll highlight. I’m a little pale and my face is a tad round for contour, so I only do that on a special occasion. If I use my primer and setting powder, this lasts absolutely ages! I can go out in the morning, do a full day of work, and come home and still have that radiant glow from this highlighter! Using primer and some sort of setting agent helps a lot with longevity, but I tried this with just foundation and it still lasted a long time. Also, being a cream highlighter, there won’t be any fallout that you can sometimes get with powder formulations.
Value for money
The Chubby Stick highlight (and the contour) stick cost £19 each online or at any Clinique counter. For the money, you get such a lot of product that is definitely going to last you a long time, even if you use it on a regular basis. Because you only need to use a little and blend with your fingers to get a stunning natural glow, you’ll use less product, too!
What’s the verdict?
I really like this highlighter, the pink tone suits me as a colour and I love the formulation! I don’t think I’ve loved a highlighter more than this one, although I’m still wanting to try the Becca shimmering skin perfector, and the TheBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer as they’ve had really good reviews!
Would I repurchase?
Yes, definitely. Although it may be a looooooong timer before I run out of this one!
Overall rating: 5/5 for the actual product, 1/5 for colour choices.
So that was my review of the Clinique Chubby Stick Highlight stick! Have any of you lovely people tried this and/or the contour stick? What did you think? Are there any other highlighters that you’d most definitely recommend? Let me know in the comments!
Interested in trying this? You can check it out on the Clinique website, or any department store with a Clinique counter. Go on, have a swatch, and see what you think of it, too!
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