Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Fuller Fig

Fuller Fig was the first shade I tested out from Clinique’s new (and now popular) line. I can’t resist a reliable neutral.

From Clinique’s website:

“Super-nourishing balm is loaded with mango and shea butters. Just what dry, delicate lips need to feel comfortably soft and smooth. Sixteen natural-looking lip tints in all, each with a subtle sheen.”

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It comes in a twist-up style pencil applicator.

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Fuller Fig is a “sheer pinky beige” according to Sephora.

I think it’s a reddish midtone brown. There are just hints of red in it, but it seems to be more red than pink.

Here is one swipe:



Here it is built up in 3-4 swipes:



And here it is on my usually chocolate smeared lips. I cleaned off the chocolate just for this one photo:



As you can see, it really is sheer like the company advertised. It’s a product for those who are more into cherry Chapstick and lip gloss instead of full-on lipstick.

I experienced a good deal of moisturizing and softness after wearing this for a full day. It’s quite a nice product for that purpose. It didn’t feel at all sticky or gloppy.

Being a balm and not a real lipstick, the color didn’t last especially long. I had to touch up after 2 hours, and it didn’t hold up to a full cup of coffee. The nature of this product means that it’s more of a “soft makeup look” item. I have no beef with the color not staying put because it’s just not that kind of lip product.

Pros: Very moisturizing lip product, no sharpening required, nice range of shades, good for minimal makeup looks, no strong smell or sticky texture.
Cons: Not a good choice for those who want full coverage.

Grade: A

Price: $17 for o.1 oz.


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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4 Responses to Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Fuller Fig

  1. How do you feel the Clinique ones compare to the Revlon ones?

    • I like Revlon better. I feel like I get better pigmentation. It also depends on personal preference. If you’re a lipstick lover, you might like Revlon’s version. If you like more lip balms and glosses, you might be more comfortable with Clinique’s product. The Clinique Chubby Sticks are more of a balm product anyway.

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