I've always admired the Clinique chubby sticks but never actually shelled out for one. Maybe somehow I knew Cover Girl would come out with a cheaper version.
Having tried the Clinique at makeup counters I can say that the CG version is not as good. It's not really that moisturizing; it's just very slippery, so it kind of sits on top of your lips and if they're badly chapped, it won't help. But it goes on easily, looks good and the packaging is nice. The colors on the outside don't always correspond that well to what you get so I recommend looking up swatches online. I got Jam Twist and it isn't as dark or shimmery as the package would suggest.
WAY more moisturizing than the Revlon one, and has much more natural colors. I found that the Revlon version, although slightly more pigmented, really dried out my lips. This covergirl version is super moisturizing though and leaves a nice semi glossy finish. I have Apricot twist and Coral twist and I am in love with both of them! Apricot is more of an everyday, your lips but better shade, while Coral is pretty bright coral shade. Love these, and am planning on getting more! :)
Overall i like this product , i like the fact that you dont need a sharpener, and you get more product then the revlon kissable balm stains! The only con i have is that over a certain amount of time i get a lot of build up around where my lips touch! I dont know if its just me? But its nothing too bad that a little re-applying wont fix!
I love this product line but I have this in 205 ballet twist.This is a pale pink which on my lips looks white so I hate this one but I love this product.They are glossy and they stain a little which makes them even better.
Only downer don't put them in your pocket as the lid sometimes slips off but it only does this in a pocket and not my bag
I got this in watermelon and is it ever pigmented! My lips look super pink and bright! I want to buy this in Haute pink twist as well. The only downside to this is that there is no scent :(
But it's very moisturizing!
Love, love, love! I have pretty light asian skin and Apricot Twist looks super amazing! It's the perfect warm, peachy pink that I've been looking for forever! The texture is very very nice and looks 100% natural. Although there is a waxy smell in the beginning, it goes away after a few minutes! New lip HG <3
Selected shade: ballet twist (sheer nude), blush twist (sheer nude pink), coral twist (red coral), haute pink twist (fuchsia), watermelon twist (bright pink)
- long wearing
- shade selection
- not glossy
- pigmentation varies
Comments: The pigmentation with these will vary from sheer to medium. The brighter shades will obviously be more noticeable, but I do surprisingly like Ballet Twist and Blush Twist. The finish is more shimmery, but gives the lips a nice glow and the colors do manage to show up on me. These are not lip stains, but Coral Twist and Haute Pink Twist do stain a little. You also need to be very careful with application since these are so soft and can break easily, so don't press too hard! Also, these do not have a glossy finish. They either have a shimmer finish or a bit of shine, but pair very well with a lip gloss.
Maybe its just me but I didn't like it. When first applied it looks great but it doesn't last and it fades badly. I have to also wipe off whatever is left on my lips and then put on a fresh layer. I keep giving it another try but still not happy.
I have this in 210 Blush Twist. Just a hint of color, which is fine by me. I wouldn't say it moisturizes my lips, but it doesn't dry them out either.
On impulse, I purchased this in Rose twist.
My overall impression of it is "Meh".
I've been on a sheer lipstick / tinted balm kick lately and was hoping that the CG version of the chubby would be an economical alternative to Clinique's version. While I can't comment on Clinique's version yet as I haven't tried it yet, I wasn't at all impressed by CG's version.
I was expecting something more along the line of a moisturizing, sheer lipstick, but this wears more like a regular lipstick and not in a good way. It reminded me of the CG lipsticks that were popular when I was in my teens. It was not very moisturizing nor was it sheer. Definately not what I wanted.