Some Like it Chubby: Clinique Pink & Plenty and Curvaceous Coal Chubby Stick Shadow Tints for Eyes

Clinique Pink & Plenty FOTD

Eyeshadow sticks have really been trending recently, and it’s great news for this eyeshadow stick enthusiast. Clinique came up with their version: Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes. I received Pink & Plenty and Curvaceous Coal to test out for you!

Clinique Chubby Stick shadow tint for eyes

Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes comes in the same packaging as the cult favorite Chubby Sticks. The caps shut with a click, so you don’t have to worry about the shadow tints drying out. Each of them contains 3 grams (0.1 oz) of product and goes for 19,45 euros here in Belgium.

Clinique Pink & Plenty, Curvaceous Coal Chubby Stick Shadow Tints for Eyes

Pink & Plenty is a pink with golden sheen, while Curvaceous Coal is a gray taupe with a mauve tinge.

Clinique Pink & Plenty swatch

Pink & Plenty is not an easy shade to work with. The texture is dry, and it takes a lot of pressure to get any color payoff on the lid. The finish is patchy and powdery, and no amount of blending can seem to make a difference. It does last very well even without a primer, but with the difficult application, this is not a shade I would recommend.

Clinique Curvaceous Coal swatch

Curvaceous Coal on the other hand, performs much better! The texture is a lot softer and it glides on the lids with ease. It requires a little layering and blending for the color to look opaque and smooth, but it doesn’t take too much effort. Curvaceous Coal also lasts well. Without a primer, it would disappear a tiny little on my inner corners (it’s the part that is tucker under my monolids, so unless I look at my eyes at a specific angle, I can’t even see it) at the end of the day. Over a primer, it can go the distance!

One thing I wish to mention for those with monolids/smaller lids is that these might be too chubby for you to maneuver easily. I personally prefer to use a brush especially when it comes to the inner corners. Otherwise I will more than likely end up more eyeshadow than what I would normally wear!

For the look, I used Curvaceous Coal all over my lids and along my lower lash line, with Pink & Plenty in my inner corners and layered over the center of my lids:

Clinique Curvaceous Coal FOTD

Clinique Chubby Stick shadow tint for eyes FOTD

I have Illamasqua Katie on my cheeks, and Clinique Curviest Caramel on my lips.

Bottom line: It is hard to generalize a line with two shades performing so differently, so if you are interested in Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tints for Eyes, you might have to swatch the shades in person. Both Pink & Plenty and Curvaceous Coal last well, though Pink & Plenty is hard to work with. Curvaceous Coal performs much better, and I can only hope it’s more representative of the line!

Have you seen Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tints for Eyes? Are there any shades you are eyeing?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure



  • beauties

    oh the pink one looks nice :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      The shade is nice. I only wish the texture worked better!

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com/ Redhotjillypeppers

    I’m not really into pink eyeshadow but I love the grey one !

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jill, Curvaceous Coal is a nice neutral with some dimension! The mauve tinge makes it fun!

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.wordpress.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Hmm strange that the’re so different in their application… I don’t really care for either shade really, so I will pass. Good for my budget! :-)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Melissa, I’ve read good reviews about other shades, so I’m hoping the pink one is a dud!

  • Luchessa Grossmann

    So was it easy to blend the grey out in the upper part of your lid?

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Luchessa, with a brush it was fine! It’s not the easiest one I’ve worked with, but it’s not frustrating either.

  • http://wade-ashore.blogspot.com/ Caise

    the pink one is gorgeous but its texture doesn’t seem to work on my lids either

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I really don’t think the texture could work for anyone :(

  • http://smashinbeauty.com/ SmashinBeauty

    Looks great and I am loving the nautral pink shade.. :D

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I only wish it were easier to work with!

  • Kate Driveller

    Curvaceous Coal looks beautiful! I really liked this placement on you, and what I can see of your beautiful dress(?)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Kate! Yes that’s a dress! I’ve had it for 5 years and still love it a lot!

  • Icaria

    I do like the grey a lot and it looks great on you. Even so, I’m so not into Chubbies, I don’t know why. I’ve seen nice ones, great reviews but just can’t seem to take the plunge.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, I know what you mean. Sometimes a product seems great but doesn’t speak to you personally!

  • http://lifeandlensofbeauty.blogspot.hk/ Jenni @ lifeandlensofbeauty

    I like the grey on your eyelids, it gave them so much dimension! i kind of worry that the tip would get blunted eventually and then it’ll be hard to swipe, sharpening it doesn’t seem to be an option (?) so i haven’t caved for them yet!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Jenni! I don’t think sharpening these is an option. A possibility is shaping it as you use it with a brush though (taking product from the side of the tip and not the top of the tip).

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I have a dark blue one, and it’s kind of patchy, too. It does seem like the quality varies a lot!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww so sorry to hear that! We only receive 8 shades here and I haven’t swatched them all. I should do that next time I’m at a Clinique counter just to see!

  • VickyM

    Oh I had no idea about this line, I only had heard about the Chubby lip sticks. Thank you very much Sunny for introducing these to me since I find eye shadow in stick form to be more convenient and easy to use and the price is very affordable considering I´m a lipstick lover above all, and I also love blush and mascara a lot so finding good quality shadows that aren´t too expensive is always good. I love the look you made I will have to go to Clinique to swatch them soon :) .

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Vicky, these are relatively new. They have been around for several months I think! I hope you’ll find something you like in the line-up!

  • http://MyLuciteDreams.com/ MyLuciteDreams

    Haha, some like it chubby… Pink eye makeup scares me but you’ve worked it well Sunny.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Taylor, pink scares me too, but this particular shade does work OK this way!

  • http://papayapieces.com/ Sofia

    I have this one in the Curvaceous Coal. Even though I do have better performing cream shadows, I do really love the colour!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Sofia, the color is indeed nice!

  • Lily

    I’m eyeing the beige one for a quick wash of colour. I don’t like pink eye shadows, but the grey one looks sexy and sultry :-)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lily, I wouldn’t normally pick out pink either, but in my inner corners/layered it’s fine!

  • http://www.pinklavenders.com/ Rainy Days & Lattes

    Wow, only 3 grams in that pencil? :p I like it. This product looks likes something every busy girl needs to have, haha. I love how Katie looks on you!! Gorgeous cheek color!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey girly, apparently! I love shadow pencils for that reason too. They’re easy to use!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    I have the beige one and it’s ok-a little too sparkly. Swatching it looks different compared to when you put it on the eye though. I think some of them have a blending problem for sure.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Tracy, as long as it doesn’t produce micro-glitter fallout I’ll probably be fine with it! I haven’t swatched the other shades yet. I should, just to see how the line performs in general!

  • http://www.nailsandcupcakes.com/ Isabelle

    Curvaceous Coal looks great! You can wear both that one & the pink one well. So weird about the texture of the pink one.. I would’ve thought all chubbies were equal :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Isabelle, actually a lot of the times you have to kind of pick and choose between different shades in a line-up. Some are sheerer, some are not as easy to blend… You know the drill!

  • Jacqueline Ma

    I really wanted to try these but I think I will stick to Laura Mercier’s Caviar Sticks instead. I don’t know how to deal with a product that dries up too quickly.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jacqueline, I don’t know if the Clinique one will dry up too quickly. I think the texture of Pink & Plenty is just dry to begin with!

  • ValleyDoll

    Curvaceous coal looks really great !

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      You should give it a quick swatch!

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    I like these a lot – quite handy. The Coal shade looks great!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Liz, glad to hear you like these! I’m glad Curvaceous Coal isn’t too cool-toned. Very tool taupe looks really horrible on me!

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    I really love how taupe it looks on you (talking about the last shade). It looks like a great base, I really dig it!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Teri! Curvaceous Coal is a great shade indeed!

  • http://www.lenallure.com L e n a

    I was frustrated that it is not always easy to work with as you said, but it is a bit easier if you blend the color with synthetic brush. still a lot of work, i’d say! lol
    you look gorgeous nonetheless!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lena, I do blend with a synthetic brush, and it’s fine. I would love it more if I could blend with my fingers though ;)