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