You must know this by now, but I’m a sucker for a new lip product. In the past several months, I’ve been trolling the drugstore aisles becoming more aware of what is there, and falling in love with a few new items.
I initially fell in love with Clinique’s Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm many years ago when they first came out. It was the first chubby I ever got my hands on. I now have NARS Velvet Gloss pencils (essentially a fat pencil), Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint, and Urban Decay’s Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color. All of these are essentially lip crayons. Fat lip pencils/lip balms with beautiful color. I have been attempting to break out of my high end makeup love affair, and start discovering the amazing makeup that the drugstore holds.
I’ve finally gotten over my fear of getting the wrong thing at the drugstore. Over the last several months I’ve picked up some new lip “chubby” pencils. I love that these are twistable color lip products. These three products are new at the drugstore in the past several months.
Flower Beauty Makeup is a new line exclusively at Wal-Mart by Drew Barrymore. It’s supposed to be high end makeup at an affordable price. I’ve tried several other lip products from the Flower line, and the Sheer Up Lip Tint is a nice addition at $7.98. This lip tint has no odor at all. I love that. I normally expect drugstore products to smell either waxy or super sweet and candy like. The texture of this lip tint is creamy on the lip. It looks great with one swipe of color, and builds up nicely with several passes over the lip. There is no drag when applying it, but of the three in this review, it is the hardest of all the products. I don’t feel like it would snap off if I twisted it up a little higher than I needed to when applying.
The Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick is so smooth going on. It almost feels like I’m putting butter on my lips. It does have a bit of fine gritty texture to it because of the reflective quality of the lip product. I only noticed it today as I was sitting down to review this product for my blog. I have several of these chubbies from Neutrogena, and I only just noticed it. What I really notice and don’t care for is the scent. It’s very strong and sweet. It reminds me of Fruit Loops cereal. Sugary, sweet and artificial. I know some people like the scent, but I’m not a fan. Over all, I love the color, the feel of it on my lips, the way it wears for at least 3 hours (sometimes longer) and the price.
I was a bit hesitant to pick up the Cover Girl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm because I couldn’t see the actual color of the product. The cap was opaque and supposedly the color of the product. I had read great reviews of this product the first week it was out, so I took a step of faith, and got one. Recently, it’s been my favorite drugstore chubby and I use it all the time. I love how hydrating it feels on my lips, and how build-able the color is. Of these three chubbies, this one has the best texture. It’s amazingly smooth and creamy. It’s not heavy at all on my lips. They do have a slight waxy scent. I only smell it when I put the product right to my nose and sniff. If I didn’t already have a drawer full of chubbies, I would get the entire Cover Girl Jumbo Gloss Balm line. I might do that still.
Do you prefer a tube of lipstick over the chubbies? Do you have a favorite brand of chubby you swear by? What lip product is in your purse right now that you’re wearing for spring? I’d love to hear from you. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.