Lazy Girl’s Guide to Lipstick: Try this Neutral Coral Color for Work

When I think of my go-to lipstick brands, I always skip over Clinique. I usually consider Clinique to be a high-end skincare line, but I’ve recently embraced their high-quality lip colors and products. Today, I am reviewing the Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in “04 Mega Melon.”


I got my hands on this pretty little tube of color on a recent visit with my mom, Susie. She religiously uses Clinique’s 3 Step System and often receives a “Gift with Purchase” cosmetic pouch full of goodies, like sample-size High Impact Mascara and violet eye shadow palettes.

Since my mom saves samples she thinks I’ll enjoy, she recently gifted me this Clinique Chubby Stick. To be honest at first glance, I wasn’t thrilled about the color. I wondered if it would stand out on my pale face. I also wandered how long lasting it would be since it’s a balm. I put the new sample in my lipstick tray and waited until the right mood, time, and outfit came along. I had a feeling that I would wear this color at my job.


As I waited for the right time to come along to wear this color, exam week rolled around at my job. As a teacher, exams are stressful everyone involved. I am constantly walking around the room to monitor the students and bending down to answer questions. I never have a moment to take care of myself during this time, so it felt like the right time to reach for a neutral, low-maintenance balm for my lips. This sounds like a small detail, but looking and feeling pulled together with lipstick helps me feel more in control and confident.

On Monday, I pulled out my Clinique Chubby Stick lip color and swiped it on my lips, making sure to apply concealer first to get a more saturated color.

The verdict? A peachy, pink nude color that is probably flattering on most light, medium, and dark tones. The balm consistency felt moisturizing and light with a satin finish and sheer coverage. Is it transfer-proof? No, because it’s a balm. It definitely needs to be reapplied every 2 hours during a trip to the ladies’ room or after a meal.


Where should you wear this lip color? I recommend wearing it to work, to the gym, on a hike, or on a flight or road trip. It’s practical and you’ll never have to worry if the color has strayed from your lips. It stays put, but still needs some attention for reapplication as a balm.

You can find the Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in “04 Mega Melon” here for $17.50.




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