The Eyes Have It
Sometimes a product comes along that’s so well conceived, it inspires countless imitations. Clinique’s Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm is one such product. But the thick, easy-to-wield tube hasn’t just encouraged similar offerings from other brands; it has also caused a few covetable updates from Clinique itself. There’s the Chubby Stick Intense pencils for a more saturated finish, and now, in a bold direction-changing move, the Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes. The brand’s decision to focus due north of their expertise in lip lacquering was only a matter of time, really, as the chubby-stick-as-tool is ripe for easily achieving, say, Val Garland’s inky blue eyes from Mary Katrantzou’s Spring show with a few concentrated swipes of the dark, shimmering navy Massive Midnight (and without years of backstage experience). Other standouts in the twelve-shade range that boasts a vitamin-E-infused formula for easier blendability includes 03 Fuller Fudge, a metallic brown that makes contouring a breeze. What will they think of next?
$16 each, available February 2013 at www.clinique.com.