As a kid, I remember how satisfying it was to open up a fresh box of Crayola crayons and see their perfectly pointed wax tips lined up for what would eventually be hours of colouring fun (except for that one year when my baby sister who was 2 at the time broke all of them for FUN). Oddly enough, my Crayola collection has grown again with the advent of adult colouring books so seeing the Crayola for Clinique collaboration was both an ode to my childhood and to my love of makeup. Best combination EVER.
Clinique has been absolutely KILLING it with their colour cosmetics for the last couple of years and I know I can't be the only one who has fistfuls of Chubby Sticks whether it'd be for the eyes or lips! Many of you are probably familiar with the Chubby Stick Colour Balm formulation with its blend of mango and shea butter that give a moisturizing hint of colour to the lips and now there are 8 additional limited edition shades that are Crayola approved!
I received the shades Pink Sherbert* ($21.00 CDN each), Wild Strawberry* and Mauvelous* and when I initially swatched them on my arm I couldn't help but think "Oh my, these are SO SHEER". I honestly did not think they would show up on my lips at all, but I was wrong! Though they are still fairly sheer, you really can see the colour much more clearly once applied onto the lips.
Wild Strawberry and Mauvelous look like the same shade, but I assure you that in real life Wild Strawberry does look quite a bit more red!
Final verdict: Yes, we are currently living in a beauty world where pigmentation is everything, but these lip balms did exactly what they promised and provided my lips with more colour than that I expected! Wear time is short like most balms, but are perfect for a neutral, no fuss lip.
Available now at www.clinique.ca and www.sephora.ca