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CLINIQUE Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm – Graped-up – Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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CLINIQUE, Lip Pencils, LIP TINTS, Lips, NC20, Yishan | by — November 3, 2011

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Brand: Clinique
Range: Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm
Shade: Graped-up
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Packaged in a shade-matched wind-up crayon pencil, Chubby Sticks are balm-like in formula that provide a tint of colour that’s surprisingly buildable in coverage.
  • Contains a blend of butters (shea butter, mango seed butter & jojoba seed oil), oils and antioxidants to protects lips and provides long lasting moisture even hours later.
  • Available in 8 shades ranging from nudes, pinks and melons, Graped-up looks like a raisiny rhubarby shade on me.
  • Allergy & dermatologist tested.  100% fragrance free.   
  • Verdict: These are the “grown up” / work friendly version of all the jumbo lip pencils I’ve swatched to date (eg. Australis, Eyeko). Whilst they aren’t as glossy as Australis Show Stopper Gloss Sticks, Chubby Sticks are packed with moisture and provide long lasting moisture that won’t leave your lips feeling parched in between touch ups.  Best of all, it doesn’t need any sharpening.
  • Link Love: Check out Jacie’s swatch of shade Mega Melon at You’ve Got Nail.

RRP: $35 AUD

This product was sent for consideration.

BURTS BEES Tinted Lip Balm – Hibiscus

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BURTS BEES, LIP TREATMENTS, Lips, NC20, Yishan | by — August 29, 2011

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Brand: Burts Bees
Range: Tinted Lip Balm
Shade: Hibiscus
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Burts Bee’s new shea butter lip balms is 100% natural and gives a hint of colour with a soft glossy moisturised finish.
  • Available in 6 shades – Hibiscus, Honeysuckle, Tiger Lily, Pink Blossom, Red Dahlia and Rose.
  • The shade Hibiscus is this year’s official shade for Liptember, to raise awareness of women’s health issues and fund research.  Money raised will go towards the Centre for Women’s Mental Health, which provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support.
  • How you can support Liptember:  Purchase Hibiscus for the special price of $10 AUD in Myer until end September.  Or register at www.Liptember.com.au & get sponsored for wearing Hibiscus for the entire month of September!
  • I supported Liptember last year by purchasing the official shade & raised $190 from wearing it for 30 days in a row.
  • Verdict: Hibiscus is a really neutral shade that’s in between milk-tea and rhubarb, and the butter texture is simply delightful to wear. Highly moisturising, smoothing &  one of my top recommended stick lip balms. Give it a try & support a good cause at the same time!

RRP: $14.95 AUD ($10 for shade Hibiscus during Liptember)

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INVISIBLE ZINC Tinted Lip & Cheek Balm SPF 30+

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INVISIBLE ZINC, LIP TINTS, Lips, NC20, Yishan | by — August 22, 2011

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Brand: Invisible Zinc
Range: Tinted Lip & Cheek Balm SPF30+
Shade: Lip Pink + 1
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Say goodbye to zinc war paint & say hello to this lip & cheek tint that offers SPF30+ protection
  • The only active ingredient is Zinc Oxide, a mineral UV filter which provides physical sun protection from UVA and UVB.
  • Lip Pink +1 is described as “the perfect pink for every skin tone” which looks more like rhubarb shade to me.
  • This chubby stick is about 2.5 cm wide & 6.5 cm tall, like a really short glue stick.
  • On Lips: A matte waxy finish that gives lips a subtle rhubarb tint.
  • On Cheeks: The waxy texture makes it longer lasting than cream blushes during summer. Easy to apply – 2 swipes on each cheek, blend for 2 seconds & you’re done.  The shade is very similar to Becca Beach Tint in “Watermelon.
  • Verdict: Most SPF lip balms apply too thinly or melt easily due to liquid texture, but this one stays put well.  Although rhubarb doesn’t sound like the world’s most exciting shade, I find it goes really well with bare-faced summer looks & the shade is growing on me.
Applied on top of Maybelline Baby Lips.
You get a matte finish with direct application due to the waxy texture.
Possibly the chubbiest arm swatch I’ve done to date!

RRP: $18 AUD

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CLINIQUE Vitamin C Lip Smoothie – Rhubarbie

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CLINIQUE, LIP GLOSS, Yishan | by — February 14, 2011

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Brand: Clinique
Range: Vitamin C Lip Smoothie
Shade: Rhubarbie
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • A Vitamin C & antioxidant rich lipgloss in 10 shades.
  • Non-sticky, sheer, moisturising and restores lips to its optimal condition. The formula is halfway between a lip balm and gloss.
  • I tried to request a pink/coral shade but instead I received Rhubarbie, which is a tawny neutral shade with shimmers, great for earth-toned looks, or worn as a flesh-toned shade for warmer skin / lip tones. 
  • Click here for Indian Girl’s swatch on shade “Nude-tricious”.
  • Verdict: Highly recommended for wearing at school/work, to ensure you get a daily dose of nutrition to your lips & gloss all in one!


I love the subtle shimmers in this!

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CLINIQUE Almost Lipstick – Black Honey

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CLINIQUE, LIPSTICK, Yishan | by — February 12, 2011

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Brand: Clinique
Range: Almost Lipstick
Shade: Black Honey
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • A friend of mine has very pigmented lips and was raving that this is THE ONLY lipstick she wears. I nearly had a heart attack when I saw the shade, but that was swapped for a jaw drop when she put it on to prove it to me it wasn’t nearly as scary as it looks. 
  • Black Honey is an ultra-sheer, emollient, glossy, lightweight lip tint.
  • It’s the only shade available in the Almost Lipstick range, designed to flatter all skin tones in slightly different ways.
  • It feels like a lip balm, but looks more like a tint to even out uneven lip tones, especially experienced by those with pigmented lips.
In real life it has a more rhubarb tint. 
Just goes to show that it looks quite natural when photographed!
Now that you can see what the actual shade looks like, will you give it a go?

This product was sent for consideration.