Thursday, April 28, 2011

Clinique Graped-Up 08 Chubby Stick Review & Swatches

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, or

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Unknown said...

So very pretty!! I am going to have to go snag one asap!! I will probably go with this color, too! Thanks for the review, girly!!

Unknown said...

I love that color! I just recently started using Clinique. I'm going to have to try this product. Thanks for sharing.

LipGlossAndLetDown678 said...

Our store has been sold out of Chubby Sticks forever as well. And you don't want to know how many people come in looking for Lauder's Spiced Cider and turn into crazed maniacs when I tell them we don't have it. I will now refer them to this blog entry so they can see how 15+ years ago they are LOL.

Brooke @ Blushing Noir said...

bahahaha! It's SO hard to give up what you know! That was a dark lip I wore. Totally fab for back then, of course ;) Right now I couldn't wear that everyday. Maybe for a night out in the Fall or something lol
I feel bad now haha so for the ladies referred here - you're still hot! Even with your Spiced Cider ;) you rock, girls! haha PS - I've seen them on ebay!!!! Check CCO's! there's gotta be more!

Unknown said...

Oh dear! I was very interested in these when they first came out then managed to talk myself out of them since I had hoped they would have SPF for something nice & easy to throw on at the cottage etc. That looks so dark pretty though!

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