I was so so excited when Clinique finally brought out their contouring chubby sticks, so the disappointment is even more frustrating.
Naturally with my skin allergies I have to stick mainly to them because I haven’t found a brand yet that offers fragrance free and hypoallergenic products like they do. Most of their products are fairly high quality and easy to use but I find that they seem to be getting stuck behind a little bit when it comes to the latest trends and I don’t think they offer any particularly great products for real makeup enthusiasts. However, I expected much greater things of them than they delivered with this latest product. I think that the Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour is great although it may not be suited to all skin tones, but the Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight is a complete disaster.
It is SO shimmery which just makes you look oily if you try to use it anywhere other than your cheek or brow bones. Plus there is practically no pigment to it which is even more annoying because it doesn’t help to balance out the darker areas that you’ve contoured. This means you are left with glittery areas and no highlighting effect. Below you can see me using both sticks, and as I said only one is really visibly pigmented. Unfortunately the glitter isn’t showing up here either, which means that it hasn’t actually done anything!
Really the only good thing that I can say about this product is that it has a great consistency which is easy to blend and the chubby stick form would be a great way to begin contouring if you’re new to it. Instead of using this for highlighting I’ve been using Clinique’s Airbrush Concealer in 01 Fair and going over my browbones with this chubby stick for a tiny bit of light catching shimmer.
All in all I really don’t think it’s worth the £19 that I paid for it and I will definitely not be purchasing it again. Unless you’re completely new to contouring I suggest you stay well clear and instead opt for a good coverage concealer a couple of shades lighter than your natural skin tone.
If you’ve tried this product what did you think? What products would you recommend for contouring?