18 Feb 2013

Clinique chubby stick tints for eyes and even better compact makeup review

Recently I got to pop along to Clinique HQ with Jayne from Jayne's Kitschen, to see the brand new chubby stick tints for eyes.  There are 12 shades in the range, so a great variety of different colours.  I swatched my favourites and I think the neutrals are the ones I'd be most likely to go for as I'm not all that adventurous with my eye colour most of the time.  I got to take two slightly 'out of my comfort zone' shades home with me to play with, together with a creme foundation - even better compact makeup.

Having only used liquid foundation applied with a brush for a good few years now, it was interesting and kind of refreshing to have a play with this compact creme foundation.  I got the shade creamwhip which is pretty much spot on for my average medium skintone.  

The foundation has a lovely creamy consistency which goes on really easily with the sponge supplied.  I got a medium to full coverage from this and it lasted all day, although I did set it with a little powder as I always would as I have some quite oily areas.  I did notice that this foundation clung to any dry patches, so I paid extra attention to fully moisturing the next time I used it and then it was fine and gave a really smooth result.

*Even better compact makeup will be available from March in a range of 20 shades and priced at £27.50.   

If I'd had my pick of the chubby sticks for eyes I'd have gone for some standard neutrals which probably wouldn't have looked much different from anything else in my collection.  But, I was give a purple and a blue shade, and they've given me the little push I needed to get working with some more colours. 

The purple I have is called portly plum and the blue is big blue.  Both are very easily buildable right from a very sheer wash to a heavier and bolder look.  The chubby sticks are incredibly soft to apply which is so important for the eye area, and I managed to get a great result without any dragging.  

Here I've applied portly plum directly onto my lid before smudging and blending a little with my finger.  Super easy and quick.  I can see these will be great for me when I want to touch up or change my makeup after work as you don't even need a brush and these will never need sharpening as the rest of the product just twists up when you need it.

*Chubby stick tints for eyes are available now at £16 each.  You can find Clinique counters in most department stores including Debenhams and also in Boots.  

What do you think of these new products from Clinique?  Am I pulling off the purple eye look?!
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  1. the purple looks amazing with your dark eyes, bet the blue will too!
    Kirsten x

  2. Thank you :) I'm never sure which colours are supposed to be best for brown eyes so I usually stick with neutrals! xx

  3. I really want to get some of these. I had a bit of a swatch the other day and fell a little in love with the olive green shade. You look gorgeous with the purple - always good to experiment with some colour! :) x


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