The long-running Unsung Heroes series here on Makeup and Beauty Blog features some of our all-time favorite permanent collection products.
My cat… He’s kind of a chubby cat, but he prefers that we call him “husky” or “big-boned.” He is the boss, so I gotta do what I gotta do, but I won’t be calling the Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tints for Eyes the “Big-Boned Stick Shadow Tints,” because that would be weird. 🙂
I freaking lurve these things! They’ve been part of the Clinique permanent line for a while, and I love ’em so much that I’ve amassed a small army. I use them all the time.
True to form, these are tints, and they’re sheerer than a lot of the shadow sticks out there, like the MAC Pro Longwears and the Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier sticks. They deposit a good amount of color, but they quickly sheer down when you blend them out.
I know that some people aren’t going to be into that, but if you’re a 10-minute-makeup gal (or dude) who just wants a little somethin’-somethin’, but you’re not about to spend hella years blending in your outer V, these are great for that. They’re fantastic for easy, colorful eye looks.
There’s a mess of neutrals in the line that I wear all the time, like Bountiful Beige, Ample Amber, Lots O’ Latte (which is a gorgeous, GORGEOUS taupe) and warm brown Fuller Fudge, which I just wore the other day. And we’ll throw Curvaceous Coal in with the neutrals, too, since it’s a shimmery gray.
If you love BBNs (browns, beige and nudes) like I do, these are excellent everyday colors.
There are also some wonderful other colors. Among the greens, I like Mighty Moss and Whopping Willow. In the blues, there’s Big Blue and Massive Midnight. And oh! — the purples and pinks? You gotta give ’em a try.
All of the shades are pigmented, but they aren’t so pigmented that they take forever and a day to blend. They always seem to look elegant, refined and natural.
Well…as natural as a green or blue eyeshadow ever looks.
I mean really, when was the last time you did a green eyeshadow look in less than five minutes? You can do it with these, though. That’s a big plus when you’re living that #timecrunchedlife.
When I wear the Chubby Stick Eye Tints, I’m usually all about saving time, so I don’t use them with primer, yet they still last on my lids all day long with zero (to very little) creasing.
I have also worn them on top of NARS Pro-Prime at different times, and it makes the wear time even better.
Oh! Almost forgot, but they also work well for layering! You can wear them with powder shadow on top, or put them on top of powder shadows.
I hope you give them a try if you haven’t already. If you’re a busy makeup lover, they’re a marvelous find.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,