If you haven’t heard about the new Clinique Foundation Stick, can I ask; where have you been? This new foundation stick has been highly advertised on every platform of Social Media and throughout high street stores such as Boots & Debenhams.
When I first saw this, I loved the concept. The way that you use the stick to doodle onto your face and all you have to do is blend it in with a brush or your fingers, sounded brilliant. I have been using this product for 4 days now, and wanted to give you my first impressions of this new Clinique Chubby Foundation Stick.
What I Usually Use
My go-to foundation used to be the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in classic ivory and used about 2 or 3 bottles of this over the past year (it lasted a long time), but recently I am finding it to be a little too thick and my pores kept getting clogged up. I then switched to Bourjois’ Air Mat & City Radiance foundations in Vanilla. I enjoyed using these two foundations as they are both the same colour but had different textures. I was disappointed though that after 2 weeks of using them both alternately, the foundation started to go down quite fast as I was having to use more of it. That is why when I saw the Clinique foundation stick, I decided to give it a go and see what it was like.
My First of the Chubby Foundation Stick Impressions
I’ve decided that I will do a blogpost on my first impressions of this Chubby Foundation Stick, and then I will do another blogpost once I get a proper feel for it.
To start off, the packaging for the product is very stylish with its silver lid and twisting bottom to push the stick up. I also love the fact that each barrel is the same colour as the product inside, so if you was a make-up artist (which I am not) and need to carry a few around, then you can easily see the colour inside without having to open and test them all. The twist at the bottom is very sturdy and precise, and not like some twistable products which are really loose and you end up twisting it up too much.
One thing I was disappointed with thought was that when I took the product home, I twisted the product up and it is only just over half an inch worth of product in the tube. I’m hoping that because it’s a solid foundation it won’t go down too fast but I will let you know in my follow-up blogpost. I was just disappointed for £23 (RRP) that I was not receiving as much product as I first thought.
I am however quite enjoying the foundation stick. My skin type is quite normal, not too dry nor oily and it seems to be suiting me quite well and is not clogging up any pores at the present moment. I also love the way it applies as it’s so simple. I usually do about 3 lines on face, 1 on nose, 1 on forehead and one on chin to blend. It does however take a little work to blend it fully as I find the solid texture not as easy to work with as a liquid foundation. I usually use my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, and this works fantastically with concealer and liquid foundation, but think I may try out a buffing brush soon to see if this helps. Once blended though, which doesn’t take too long if you do it in circles; it does give your skin a smooth natural look. I would say it is a sheer-medium finish which does smooth skin colour and reduces redness.
Overall First Impression
All in all, I would say that I am impressed with the Clinique Chubby in the Nude Foundation Stick so far, but do worry that the £23 worth of foundation they offer will be last as long as other foundations I have used in the past. £23 for a foundation is the most expensive I have paid for one, so I really hope it does live up to the hype.
What Do You Think?
Have you tried this product? What do you think of it? Let me know via my Social Media links below.