CLINIQUE REALLY knows how to make a great makeup in crayon/stick form, and their newest, CLINIQUE Chubby Stick Moisturizing Cheek Colour Balm was another winner for me.
The formula is smooth, oil free and while pigment rich, the finish can be used just for a subtle wash of color or completely buildable for more intensity.
My favorite, face brightening shade was Rosy Poly Rosy (shown, above), a medium toned, warm pink with no shimmer. The stick is a twist up tube, so no sharpening is needed and the blush texture is creamy, soft and featherweight. It could not have been easier to apply - I simply patted a few dots on my cheeks, blended quickly with my fingers (or a Beauty Blender sponge) and ta da! - instant color, glow with a slightly dewy effect. Since this is a moisturizing formula, this will work best and have the most staying power on normal to dry skins.
I found that over a good primer, these sticks had very good staying power and my color lasted well over 7+ hours. If I wanted a little more intensity, I would touch up a bit in the late evening to go out at night, but only needed a quick pat.
I loved the luminosity from the blush and Rosy Poly Rosy will work on many skin tones, especially with warm undertones. It's also perfect for travel and for keeping in your desk at work. If you're a teen/college student that is just starting out with makeup, these are also a great way to add natural, healthy color in a "goof-proof" format.
Grab a few of these! There are 3 more shades in the collection, which are: peach, nude and plum. You'll be glad you did. - RLB
Go-->CLINIQUE Chubby Stick Moisturizing Cheek Colour Balm 03 Rosy Poly Rosy 0.21 oz
*This product was provided courtesy of Clinique PR for reviewing purposes.