The latest addition to the Clinique Chubby Stick family has arrived, and its one I’ve been waiting on for a while. I’m a big fan of any makeup that can be thrown in my handbag and applied haphazardly with fingertips, through a car visor mirror. Clinique Chubby In The Nude foundation stick ticks all of these boxes. Add buildable coverage and a longwearing formula to the mix and it’s safe to say I’m a big fan. For me this is a definite contender to take off where Benefit Playsticks left my life, softening the blow of these favorite’s being discontinued.
Launching next month, Clinique Chubby In The Nude Foundation Stick will join the lips, eyes, highlighting and contouring members of the Chubby Stick dynasty, turning our make-up bags into Crayola style pencil cases while taking the hassle out of morning makeup. It might be a throwback to my Art Attack obsessed childhood, but any crayon style product that performs generally rates well with me!
The creamy formula actually provides better coverage than I’d anticipated. It’s still not a full coverage foundation, but for day-to-day wear that’s not really what I’m after anyway. Buildable and blendable, a medium finish can easily be achieved with fingertip application, evening out skin tone and concealing minor redness or blemishes on the go.
The formula is lovely and creamy, I had imagined possibly a little drying on more dehydrated skin, but the addition of moisturiser and vitamin E prevents this. These are also welcome additions when it comes to the blendability factor. The nourishing formula combined with upping my skincare routine lately, leaves In The Nude foundation stick sitting nicely on my generally dry skin.
The finish is lovely and velvety, quashing any concerns that there might be a chalky caked finish you often get with older style panstick foundations. The longevity claim is a solid eight hours and I can pretty much vouch for that, so it will take you through the guts of a working day before a little touch-up is in order. My shade here is Intense Ivory which suits perfectly for days sans-tan. I’ll more than likely be swapping this out for the slightly warmer tones in Cream Chamois or Golden Neutral come the summer months.
Clinique Chubby In The Nude foundation stick €30.00, will be available at Clinique counters nationwide from April 15th.