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Mar 16, 2013

Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes|An Oily Girl's Savior For 8 Hours Wear

There are certainly some perks (i.e. not have to endure dry and cracked skin) for having extremely oily skin, but most of the time, I'd rather not, especially when makeup is melting off of my face. Well, with the vast selections of beauty products, I'm glad to have found a few that actually last without feeling like fried egg in a pan. Let me introduce to you my latest obsession - Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes ($16 for 0.1 oz/3g).

This 12 shades cream shadow collection is perfect for the busy ones who desire a one sweep simple application and for those who need that extra pop to the eyes. With identical packaging as the Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm, this is lightweight, soft, and works great as a base or to compliment other colors.

One layer is more than enough for a subtle look, and it's buildable for a darker finish. With this low maintenance product, you'll want to abandon your makeup brushes. The easiest route is to lightly dab some on your lids and blend with your fingers. For a polished finish, set it with a powdered shadow (at least on the outer edge).

The formula is sheer so don't be surprised if you can't achieve an opaque result immediately. The good thing is that the rounded tip and creamy texture won't pull your dedicate eye area so apply more until satisfied.


The fine shimmers in the shadow are absolutely beautiful. They are not overpowering but are noticeable for some dazzling glow to the eyes. Massive Midnight (#12) is a deep royal blue shade with extremely fine silver shimmers.

This is 2 layers of Massive Midnight with nothing else but a black eyeliner on both upper and lower lash line. I went out like this during the day, and it wasn't too outrageous.

The weird part about this shadow stick is that it doesn't work well with eye primers (I bet that's the first time you've heard something like this). Yes, leave your primer or cream base out when using this product. Applying the shadow alone, it stays put on my oily lids for 8+ hours with minor creasing during the end of the day. However, laying my Urban Decay Primer Potion underneath causes the shadow to crease and smudge within a short amount of time. And not to mention that brushing this on top of a cream base is absolutely horrible. The shadow won't spread evenly, and you'll have a hard time blending the color out.


Overall, this is another winner from Clinique, and the newest member to the Chubby Stick family is a versatile and easy-to-use eyeshadow for both simple everyday looks and intense night makeup. This creamy shadow applies effortless and can be used with only a sheer coat or to smoke up the eyes by building up the colors. The best feature about this product is obviously the long-lasting performance and smudge proof formula. I would recommend this to everyone, especially for oily skin girls like myself.

What is your secret weapon to prolong the wear time of shadow products? And do you prefer cream shadows or powdered products? Share your answers below.   ~Angela

41 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip on leaving out the primer - what a strange one! I can imagine a lot of people thinking it's a duff product if they tried it out with a regular primer.
    Must give these a go!

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  2. Heather, this is definitely a strange one. I tried it out the first few times with primers, and I was telling myself what a horrible product this is. Then I searched for reviews and saw some people mentioning that primers actually deter this product from staying long. So I applied it with nothing else, and it works great.

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  3. Wow, I like how detailed you went with the photos! Strange how without the primer it lasted longer.

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  4. Kerri, I always try my best to take lots of pictures because after all, I want to provide detailed information of the product that I'm talking about. This product is quite different. I think may be Clinique really meant for this to be also suitable as a base since I do think setting it with powder is important.

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  5. These look great! I can't wait to try one.
    Holly xo

    http://hollslucy.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Holly, you'll definitely have to give these a try. They are saturated in beautiful colors and are smudge proof for the entire day.

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  7. I can't wait to give these a try! Great look you've created there.

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  8. I really really can't wait for these to make their way here! I'm eyeing the khaki one already! So strange how it doesn't work better on top of a primer, but glad to hear the lasting power is great without anyways!

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  9. Superb colour! I want one, too. My eye primer is missing anyway, so this is a must-have for me!

    My Beauty Junction

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  10. Then I think this is the perfect timing for you to try out this shadow stick.

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  11. Sunny, definitely pick this up when you can get your hands on it. The colors are so beautiful and have long-lasting result.

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  12. Thanks Melissa. I would highly recommend this.

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  13. Thanks Crystal. I'm glad you like my review.

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  14. Lisa @ MidwestGlamMar 17, 2013, 8:02:00 PM

    I really need to find Massive Midnight! I knew I should have gotten it when I had the chance. I actually didn't have any issues with my primer. It lasted quite a while too. I'll have to try it without primer to see if it yields different results. Now I'm curious...

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  15. Lisa, it's great to hear that layering a primer underneath works for you. But if I can use one less product, I'm definitely not complaining. I think it may also have to do something with my oily lids. The oily base plus 2 cream products are probably too much for my lids.

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  16. Thanks for sharing, Angela, especially the part about it working less than fab on top of a primer. How weird! Great review :-)

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  17. Oh hello! i love the look of this navy blue! Absolutely gorgeous! I have one in a lilac/purple which I plan to try soon. Hope it works as well on me as it does on you :)

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  18. Thanks Lily. I think we all love to use less products in our makeup application, don't we? I actually really appreciate the fact that I don't have to use a primer with this, making it even more easier to wear.

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  19. Paris, I'm definitely planning on getting a few more colors, and the purple one is certainly on me list.

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  20. Pretty! I really love navy on eyes. I think it's so classy looking!
    I have really oily eye lids but like you, I find most pencil shadows work better without a primer. It's weird!

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  21. Tracy, I think it definitely has something to do with our oily lids. I'm guessing may be it's due to the fact that we are trying to layer cream products over an oily base?!

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  22. ohh, they look lovely on your lids!! and they are wide range of colors available too! nice! ^_~

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  23. Janet, there are quite a bit of color choices, so I think you'll see one that you like.

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  24. Wow! Such wonderful colors! Very impressed at the deference that the primer makes. Very impressive.

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  25. Marisa, taking out the primer definitely makes a huge difference for me, and the result is quite impressive.

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  26. That is a gorgeous blue! Excellent review, thanks for all the photos and detail!

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  27. Thanks Tina. Deep blue and purple are my favorites when it comes to eyeshadows.

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  28. Great review! Thanks for sharing this products!

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  29. You are very welcome, Dima. Thanks for reading my blog.

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  30. Nice review, Angela! I didn't think these Clinique pencils would be that long-wearing, so I am pleasantly surprised! I have VERY oily lids too and I was originally hesitant to try this particular formula bc I didn't think it'd last but now, I think I will try the pretty Fudge one!

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  31. Becca, I have really oily lids too, and this works great on me. You'll definitely want to skip your eye primer with this though.

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  32. memoiselle memoiselleMar 22, 2013, 7:36:00 AM

    Hi Angela,
    Thanks for introducing this eyeshadow to me. So far I had no luck with a stick eyeshadow but since you mention that this works for oily lid, I think I need to try this!
    I always love your detailed review and it provides so much information to readers ;)

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  33. I know what you men. Us oily lids don't do well with stick or cream shadows. I can't say that this is the best, but it's certainly of the top ones I've tried.

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  35. Jennifer, you are so sweet. Thanks for reading my blog, and I'll definitely check out yours too.

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  36. This shade is just absolutely amazing! The primer is a weird thing idd, I don't think I ever came across this odd problem. Without a primer it looks good tho, thank you so much for all the effort of showing us the difference! ^^

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  37. Fiona @ Street LoveApr 29, 2013, 5:33:00 PM

    I just pick up Big Blue. The color goes on patchy just a little bit on the lid. It doesn't totally cover the lid. So weird. I think it could be the UDPP I had on. Nonetheless the colors are great! So easy to use.

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  38. Fiona, try it without the UDPP. I've had the same problem when I used it on top of a primer. But without it, the color works much better.

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  39. Teri, this is definitely weird. Shadows usually work much better on my lids with a primer, but not this one. I'm guessing cream base + cream product = too much?!

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  40. Fiona @ Street LoveApr 30, 2013, 12:36:00 AM

    I will :) I suspect it's UDPP.

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