I'm sure you've all at least heard of the Clinique Chubby Sticks by now, but if you haven't then let me introduce you. These are basically chunky "crayon" shaped tinted lip balms. Which act to relieve dry and cracked lips with nourishing, moisturising and even anti-oxidant ingredients such as shea butter and Vitamin E.
The chunky twist up crayon allows for quick and easy application, and because they provide a sheer hint of colour, you can literally swipe across your lips and go! I received this Chubby Stick as a magazine freebie earlier this year (I think it was Glamour but can't remember now) and although this is a smaller version of the standard size it makes it ideal to pop in your handbag, and will still last a long time!
Formula wise, its firm but once warmed against the lips melts slightly making it softer and easy to apply. It applies evenly, and doesn't cling or emphasise any dry patches - giving it a 1 up over lipsticks.
The shade I picked was Woppin' Watermelon and this is one of the lightest colours from the regular shade range, and is in fact one of the best selling shades here in the UK! Clinique Woppin' Watermelon is a blue toned, light pink shade with a slight shimmer/sheen. Because of its colouring I think it would work very well for most, if not all skin tones.
The Chubby Sticks are priced at £17.00 (full sized) which is a little expensive for my personal budget, but this is a great all-round product to just slick on your lips and forget that you're even wearing. It offers both aesthetic and physical improvements, so well worth a try in my opinion, especially if you pick a subtle enough shade you can pretty much wear it all day every day!
What is your favourite Chubby Stick shade?