I was rummaging through my collection for inspiration and ideas and came across some Lip Pencil Sticks. I am unsure what to call these as they come under lots of different names but they are like chubby lip pencils that you apply all over the lip like a lipstick. I do not use these in my kit as they cannot be sanitized but they are good and easy to use at home. I am going to try out 3 different brands today and compare them all for you. First up is the Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush (I am unsure on the shade number or title but its a red colour) I don’t use or own a huge amount by Jelly Pong Pong and I think this came in a Glossybox but the description is a moisturizing lip stain made with beeswax. I like the idea that this is quite lightweight and moisturizing as I have very dry lips sometimes. This retails at £12
Next up is the ELF Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Movie Star which retails at £2.95. I think the key here is that it is just a tint rather than an intense lip colour despite the colour that it looks in the packaging.
Next up is the Clinique Chubby Stick. I am testing two of these one is the normal version in shade 04 mega melon and one is the intense version in shade 05 plushest punch. Both came in a Clinique Bonus Time promotion and normal version I used to use quite a lot before I ventured into more bold lip colours. They both retail for £17
Swatches R-L: Clinique Chubby Stick in Mega Melon, Clinique Intense Chubby Stick in plushest punch, Elf Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in Movie Star and Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush
I am going to make things simple and do a mark out of ten in a few categories and then an overall score for the product with a few comments. I am going to mark them on: the packaging/look, although most of them look very similar I will let you know if one stands out or doesnt stand out for me; whether the product is true to colour or not, although this is sometimes difficult as these are more designed as lip stains or glosses rather than to be intensely colourful
So to the reviews. First I tried the Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush
Packaging/Look: I like the cute writing on the side but I found that the wind up mechanism inside was a bit dodgy in mine so I give it 6/10
True to colour: I wasn’t sure if it was going to be too vibrant for day wear however it came out a beautiful soft red with a coral undertone and would be a perfect summer red for days when less makeup is needed! 9/10
Ease of use: I found it glided on perfectly and was very easy to use! 10/10
Overall I am going to give the Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush 8/10. I was really pleasantly surprised!
Next up the ELF Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick
Packaging/Look: For £2.95 I probably shouldn’t moan that the packaging looks a little cheap and plain but it does. 4/10
True to colour?: I found that this product was a total let down on colour. I know its supposed to be a sheer colour but I found they only way to get the colour density that I wanted was to literally shave a bit off the product and cake it onto my lips. The result in the photograph is 3 coats and it still looks nude. 2/10
Ease of Use: It did feel moisturizing however it was also the most sticky out of all the products and dragged a little. 5/10
Overall I would not buy this product again. ELF does produce some good low cost products however I think this is one I will steer clear of. 4/10
Next for the Clinique Chubby Stick (Normal)
Look/Packaging: Like the Jelly Pong Pong product they looked quite sleek and they are very purse friendly! 8/10
True to Colour: This particular shade is quite a natural soft pink anyway and is very similar to my original lip colour but it would have been nice to see a little bit more intensity however it is a good everyday wear shade. 7/10
Ease of Use: When I first used it I found that it dragged quite a bit and i had to wear it down and soften it before using it however I do find that everytime i use it again I have to soften it again before it glides over my lips. 6/10
Overall I did like this product and I would try it in a different shade. My lips felt particularly moisturized after using this product. 7/10
Now for the Clinque Chubby Stick Intense
Look/Packaging: They look the same as the normal chubby sticks apart from they say intense on the side. This could be a little confusing if you were looking for a certain shade in a store or in your makeup bag but I still like that they are sleek. 8/10
True to Colour?: This came out a beautiful intense pink almost like a sheer bubblegum pink which I really liked. I was very happy how the colour came out and this would be a really fun shade for summer. 9/10
Ease of Use: I found this product didn’t drag as much as the other Clinique Chubby Stick and was just as moisturizing which made it a winner for me!
Overall I would rate the Intense Chubby Stick 9/10. I will definitely purchase more of these for summer as they feel soft and light on the lips and are so easy to apply and they have really good staying power.