I am really glad I bought this chubby eyeshadow stick. I am huge fan of cream eye shadows, but I find that many times cream eye shadows make my eyes crepey and painfully dry. I have been currently using cream blush for this purpose with no ill effects, but I was looking for something new and different and I was drawn to these eye shadow sticks.
I honestly did not have high hopes, but with a generous return policy at Sephora, I gave these Portly Plum a try and I am glad I did as this eyeshadow does not leave my eyelids dry at all and it very easy to apply. I simply rub the stick over a finger and rub where I want it to go, like in the crease. I do this as the color is actually a little dark and may be to intense just drawn on for my taste, but the application is simple and foolproof, I don't mind at all.
The color is a lovely shade of plum as the name implies, great for warm skin tones,not cool, blue toned purple I was concerned about as different images of this shadow looked very different on different sites when I was looking at this product.
I am totally going to try other colors as well. Time will tell if they crease, but as there is a fine tint over the lid, not a heavy amount of product I think the creasing, if at all will be minimal and nothing a sweep of a pinky can't fix.
I am excited to say that Portly Plum gives my light warm toned skin and dark blue eyes a "your lids but better" look that is naturally dramatic if this makes sense. It is perfect, and I hope I stay in love with this eyeshadow for a very long time.
Clinique doesn't get enough love. My first m/u was Clinique, and I had really left it for the more exciting m/u world of MAC, UD, Chante, BB, LM, TM, and a bunch of other brands that made Clinique seem dated and dull.
On a whim, I decided to pick up one of these (Fuller Fudge) to store in my desk at work for touch-ups. I liked the crayon-like design and it wasn't as pricey as other stick-like shadows. This turned out to be a very pleasant surprise.
This goes on smoothly and evenly and blends easily. Some cream (or cream-like) shadows that I've tried dry too fast to blend well, some crease like crazy (even over a primer), and some have little pigmentation. Chubby Stick Shadow Tint is awesome. It's very pigmented, stays on my oily lids all day, and doesn't too too shimmery or too matte.
The two colors I have (Lots O'Latte and Fuller Fudge) are perfect for blue eyes. They're not the flashiest colors (if you're looking for electric blue, try UD's 24/7 Shadow Pencils), but they're very flattering. I'll definitely check out the other shades. The ones I bought never made it to my desk drawer. :)
Finally found the perfect easy-eye casual weekend look. Just some Painterly to even out my lid color and then Whopping Willow (a bronzed olive) smudged along the upper and lower lash line. Curl the lashes and apply mascara and my eyes look like they have depth and definition, and still casual and natural enough to be out in sunlight with jeans and a T. I'm 65, NW20 with dark hair, hazel-green eyes. Unfortunately I think these will not be good to travel with in the heat as it most likely will get too soft or even melt which is a shame as the stick has good staying power. I'm going to get some other colors to use in the crease or as liner.
This review is for the chubby stick in Bountiful Beige. I swatched this in the store , and it looked good. I asked the Clinique saleslady and was told it would be great as an eyeshadow base.
I tried it at home on my eyes ( a few times with different primers- UD, Too Faced and one from of Victoria Secret) . I also tried it with no primer. Each time I looked like a glitter factory exploded on my face even tho I applied it lightly. It did not matter if I put it directly on the lid or applied it with my finger. . This product is loaded with it and the fallout issue was huge.
I also got the lilac one and did not have this issue. I wish the beige was like the lilac in that regard. It would be perfect.
I am bringing this back to the store. If the fallout issue wasn't so big, I would keep it as a handy highlighter but my Nars copacabana multiple does the job better.
I have these in Lots O' Latte and Fuller Fudge and Bountiful Beige. At first, I was afraid they would be too sheer but they do go on quite pigmented. The stick form is very easy to use, just a few quick swipes and you're good to go. I find that this is easy to blend so long as you don't wait too long after the initial application. The best part is that with a primer (I use Wet n Wild), I get 16 hours of wear with these. I am so very, very impressed. I have quite oily lids and the most I usually get out of anything is 7-8 hours. These wear solidly for 16 hours without even a hint of a crease or fading. They likely would last longer but I end up having to go to bed before I can find out. I can't wait to try the other colors and see if they perform just as well. SUCH a great product.
On my daughter's insistance I picked up the ample amber and boy am I glad I did. Goes no smoothly, no tugging. I worked an 8 hour shift and it stayed fresh with no creasing. Very buildable without looking cakey, but can be worn sheer for a quick run out the door look. Going to pick up more colours today. I do recommend.
I purchased the color Bountiful Beige. I wanted a very natural looking shade of color for my eyes, which is why I decided to go with this one. And, I am totallly love it!
It has incredible staying power, it doesn't irritate my eyes in any way, it is easy to apply, and it is not drying to my eyelids at all. And, the shade Bountiful Beige is perfect for everyday wear, no matter the season!
I love these eye shadow tints. I had previously tried a cream eye shadow by Mary Kay, and found it increased the look of "crepey" eyes and was dismayed. When Clinique came out with these Chubby Sticks, I was hopeful they'd not make my middle-aged eyes look older. And they don't! I love them. I have three (portly plum, lots o latte, and ample amber) and will be buying more. The color just glides on like silk and they stay all day, with no creasing. I have found, though, that if I add a powder eye shadow on top, there is some creasing. But there is none from just layering the Chubby Sticks themselves. I'm extremely impressed with this product and am finding myself using my powdered eye shadows less and less.
These are really nice, crease resistant shadows. Don't let the the name fool you, its more that just a tint. The pigmentation is really good. They go on smoothly and wear all day without creasing even without primer. The two that I have (Lavish lilac and Ample Amber) have a slightly metallic/shimmery finish but there is no fallout and the shimmer is not too much. These are modist enough to wear to work. Checkout my review on yahoo for more info!
was never a Clinique girl but I tried some of these in store and just in love!
It doesn't crease for at least 6 hours which im happy about.
Love the colours: lots of latte, beige and the purple one!