First Impression #5 — Clinique Chubby Treats

First Impression #5 --- Clinique Chubby Sticks

I purchased this Clinique Chubby Treats duo from Sephora courtesy of a gift card. The two other items from Clinique I want to try out are the Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm ($17/each) and the Taste of Honey Set ($29.50).

So as for the set I purchased I am HIGHLY disappointed in the product. First off these are not full size, which after receiving them makes sense based off the price of one chubby stick. The product is only .04oz. This is all you get:

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The average chubby stick is 0.1oz and I see why this is called a ‘chubby treat.’ Now for the good stuff. I love the packaging and the size really doesn’t bother me. It’s the perfect size to throw into any size makeup bag. I love the design, I love the clear top and unlike other products this product is not messy to the point of messing up the top. Here are the swatches:

IMG_0521-1So this is what I was upset about the most. I was really looking forward to the purple that is called ‘Voluptuous Violet,’ but there is NOTHING voluptuous about this color. It actually remind me a lot of the Revlon Lip Butter, ‘Fig Jam,’ after applying it to my lips. The color is barely visible. ‘Pudgy Peony’ is a nice shade which is why I guess the product can stick around. I would not recommend buying this duo for $20, you’re better off taking a chance with the Tasty Treat Set because you get 4 lip colors. Although they have the same amount of product (.04oz) you get a little more for your buck. Also these are not as moisturizing as the other lip crayons I’ve tried out I’m not really impressed with this duo, BUT I still want to try out the other Clinique lip products.

First Impression #6 — E.L.F. Jumbo Lip Gloss Sticks

First Impression #6 --- ELF Jumbo Lip Gloss Sticks

E.L.F. is another brand that’s jumped on the lip crayon bandwagon and I can say that I am impressed. E.L.F.  offers 8 shades of their Essential Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick. I snagged two colors, ‘Movie Star’ and ‘Pink Umbrellas’ from my local Target at $2 each. I really love the amount of product that you get with each stick.

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The colors are very nice and pretty much match up to that of what the packaging indicates. My favorite of the two is definitely ‘Movie Star,’ but ‘Pink Umbrellas’ does remind me of the Revlon Colorburst Lipstick, ‘Peach.’

IMG_0524-1I love the consistency and they’re more moisturizing then I thought they would be. I do semi-moisturize my lips prior to application. Other colors I would love to try out are: ‘Flirty & Girly,’ ‘Sangria Starters,’ and ‘Summer Nights,’ at $2 a stick it’s not that bad and for the amount of product you’re getting $2 is a steal. One thing I love about E.L.F. lip products is that they’re inexpensive, nice quality, great color option, and the amount of product that you get is WORTHWHILE! Very impressed and would recommend.

First Impression #4: Jordana Twist & Shine

First Impression: Jordana Twist & Shine

Out of all the lip crayons I have purchased and tested out these are by far my favorite. I love the pigmentation and I can kick myself for only purchasing two. At the time I was more set on seeing what the rave was about the Wet n Wild Balm Stains. I love the pigmentation. I love the texture. They are not as slippery as the Wet n Wild Ones making them easier to build upon. The swatches really do the pigmentation no justice but here it is:

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Out of the two my favorite is ‘Rock n Rouge.’ I can’t get over how great these feel on my lips and that it’s moisturizing but the texture does not seem slippery. There is a shine to these hence the name ‘Twist and Shine.’ Similar to that of the Wet n Wild’s, ‘Lady and the Vamp’ / ‘Red-dy Or Not,’ Jordana’s ‘Cranberry Crush’ is not as pigmented as I thought it would be, but I do think I could build it up more than ‘Lady and the Vamp.’ ‘Rock n Rouge’ is just the perfect red and you can easily build it up or keep it simple with one or two coats.

I definitely need to go back and collect all the colors. I’m in love with the pigmentation, the texture, and the price. I have yet to snag and try out Revlon’s Balm Stains, but once I do I’d be able to do a thorough review of which ones are necessities in a collection. These are winners and out of the ones I’ve tried, my fav balm stains so far.

Have you tried Jordana’s Twist and Shine Balm Stains? If so, what’s your fav?

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There’s been some new lippies on my list that I’ve been wanting to try out especially the Balm Stains. I will be doing a review on all products shown above over the course of the next few weeks.

What have you been on the hunt for recently?