Clinique Keeps ‘Em Saturated-------
You’d be hard-pressed to find a true beauty fiend who doesn’t love Clinique’s Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm. The shea butter, mango seed butter, and jojoba oil-packed glossy pencils that come in easy-to-wield chunky applicators impart a subtle stain on pouts that ranges from the tawny peach Whole Lotta Honey to the berry-hued Richer Raisin. This past spring, the brand added eight new shades to their original eight-piece lineup to offer a bigger selection of sheer coverage, but its latest upgrade deals with the issue of saturation, for those days when what you’re really looking for is the opacity of a full-on lipstick with the comfort of a balm. Introducing Chubby Stick Intense, eight new editions that pack a pigment punch. Standouts include Grandest Grape, a wine-tinged dark fuchsia; Heftiest Hibiscus, a pink coral; and Plushest Punch, a deep rose. Each one is buildable and, perhaps more importantly, extremely wearable.
$16 each, available at www.clinique.com beginning December 2012.