Clinique have taken their incredibly popular Chubby Sticks and turbocharged them. Chubby Stick Intense promises more colour, with the same comfortable balm texture. They're being released in eight brand new shades for a pop of colour and the same pretty shine.
The packaging is exactly the same as the original Chubby Sticks, which is good because the packaging is half of what makes the Chubbies so brilliant. It's also a bit bad because if you have a few Chubby Sticks in your makeup bag already, it'll be difficult to tell them apart from the Intense ones.
Anyway, on to the swatches!
This is Plushest Punch, which is a bold mid pink. I was impressed with the pigmentation - this is a single pass over the lips, and the colour is just the right blend of strong but still moist and soft. Unfortunately this clashes terribly with my hair. Sigh.
And this is Chunkiest Chili, a reddish brown with an unapologetic shot of shimmer. This one is even more well pigmented than Plushest Punch.
Overall, I'm impressed with these new Intense Chubby Sticks. They retain the same soft, comfortable feeling on the lips, despite the extra pigment, and they leave the lips feeling hydrated after wear. The packaging brings even more to the party with this more pigmented version - the slim bullet and pointy end make it very easy to line and fill the lips easily.
If you fancy a more Intense Chubby Stick, you'll find them on counter and online in mid-November. They'll cost £16 each, same as the originals.
Dislcosure: PR sample