Clinique Whole Lotta Colour Gift Set


The Clinique Whole Lotta Colour set was a gift from my boyfriend's Grandma (along with a whole load of other Clinique goodies) for Christmas. After seeing reviews of the Chubby Sticks all over the place I was really intrigued by them, but at £16 each I just couldn't justify them, especially with Revlon's much cheaper balm stains available.

However, this is a much more affordable way of trying out a range of the shades that Clinique have to offer, and I have to say I'm impressed. You receive five shades - Super Strawberry, Oversized Orange, Curvy Candy, Richer Raisin and Chunky Cherry. They're not the most pigmented of lip products - they're very sheer, but I do find them hydrating on the lips. With most tinted lip balms, they don't last all that long - around 2 to 3 hours, but they're small enough (1.2g) to carry around and top up when needed. 

For lip swatches, see below.

Super Strawberry - Muted red with a slight pink tint.
Oversized Orange - A subtle, wearable orange.
Curvy Candy - A baby pink, my favourite of the bunch.
Richer Raisin - Plum brown, nowhere near as intimidating as it looks.
Chunky Cherry - Pink based red, more vibrant than Super Strawberry. 

If more vibrant lipsticks are your thing then I doubt the regular Chubby Sticks will be your thing, but Clinique have recently released the Intense collection, which appear to be far more pigmented. Overall, I'm really happy with this little set and will get loads of use out of them. Do you own any of the Clinique Chubby Sticks? 

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  1. These look gorgeous! I would have thought they'd be more pigmented than they are but still .. lovely colours :)

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    1. Yeah I thought the same, thought they'd give more than just a sheer wash of colour but they do look lovely on the lips :) x

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  2. They look so nice! £16 for 1.2g of tinted lip balm is insane though :( so wish I could have got this set in the sale. Boo. Lovely post :) x

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    1. With the regular £16 ones you get 3g, so these are just minis :) It'll still take me a while to get through though! x

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  3. I wished that they sold this in Australia. Such a fun little kit! x

    Tanya from Cats and Clothing
    P.S. Please check out my first giveaway! :)

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  4. Aw these are so adorable! I've tried the Revlon stains but not the chubby sticks. This would make a perfect gift for any beauty lover!

    Just discovered your blog, its lovely!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. xx

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    1. It's definitely a fab little gift set, especially for the price! I only have one Revlon balm stains and even though it's more pigmented I'm not a big fan of the scent and found it more drying :) xx

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  5. Wow, I'm shocked that these aren't all that pigmented... I feel like with all the hype they would have been :/ Makes me happy that I've purchased nothing but the Revlon Balm Stains at this point haha!!

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha! I'll admit I was expecting more pigmentation (especially from Richer Raisin, that looks threatening in the tube!) but I actually like their subtleness :)

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  6. What a lovely gift, all of the shades really suit you too! I've only tried the Revlon stains, not the Chubby sticks, but they do look great :) xx

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    1. Thank you :) They are very pricey when they're compared to the Revlon stains but I think I prefer these due to their moisturising factor and lack of fragrance xx

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