Singing to the heavens that these are NOT limited edition. At least that's what my counter said lol They haven't had stock on the new Clinique Chubby Sticks since for as long as they've had them. The minute they get a shipment in, they all sell out. Which led me to ask if they only get 5 or 6 per shipment... they laughed... I was serious =\
In any event, I've been dying to try these out! I was a lover of the original Clinique Chubby Sticks, which were matte and in thick silver pencil form. This was back in the day when you still had to sharpen makeup yourself. My go to lip look for YEARS was the Clinique Chubby Stick in Vanilla Brownie and Estee Lauder Spiced Cider lipstick. Ahhh... the 90's.
After asking multiple counters at the various malls I visit for my first choice, Chunky Cherry, only sadly to walk away empty handed each time, I broke down and bought Graped-Up. Which was always in stock everywhere and last on my personal list. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
It's like it was meant to be. When one hears the name Graped-Up one literally would think, ok well it is going to be a dark purple. Negative. Look how shiny and light this shade is (see swatches below).
I have nothing else on in the lip swatch above other than Graped-Up. No lip balm or any extra gloss. That is ALL Graped-Up.
Since Graped-Up was last on my list it only proves that I need ALL of the shades that were placed above it. If I love the most hated shade THAT much... wtf am I going to do when I see the shades I've been totally dying for?!
The Clinique Chubby Sticks are lusciously glossy, hydrating, and pretty. Of course the staying powder isn't all that great, but they're super easy to apply and give off a flirty look for Spring/Summer. I hope to have more for you guys to see very SOON.
These retail for $15 and are available at department store counters (if they have the stock). Your best bet for getting the shade you want is to shop at online department stores, Sephora.com or Clinique.com.