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Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour and Highlight: Before and After

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The two new Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour in Curvy Contour, and Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight in Hefty Highlight ($21 each)

First of all, Happy Earth Day! 🙂

Speaking of objects with curvy contours…have you seen these new Clinique Chubby Sticks?


To quote Mary J. Blige, “What’s the 411, hon?”

Here’s the scoop: there are two, one for sculpting and contouring, and another one for highlighting, and both are available now at Clinique counters, Neiman Marcus stores and online at

So…what are they?

No matter how hard you try, guuuurl, right now in the world of makeup, you can’t completely escape highlighting and contouring. They’re both having a moment right now, and these two new creamy chubby pencils from Clinique are in that same highlighting/contouring vein. Dark brown matte Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour in Curvy Contour ($21) adds structure and definition to cheekbones (and wherever else you choose to use it), while satiny beige Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight in Hefty Highlight ($21) helps you draw attention to areas you might want to highlight, like perhaps your upper cheekbones. You can use them together or individually.


How do you use ’em?

All you do is draw a few dot on your face wherever you want to highlight and/or contour, and then blend those dots with your fingers or a brush. I use like to use a synthetic brush with these, because the bristles aren’t as absorbent as most natural fibers, so they tend to work better with creams.

OK, but how well do they work?

Pretty well! — as a highlight/contouring combo. They do the trick. I’m glad the contour shade is a cool-toned matte and not a shimmer (better for creating illusionary shadows). I also like that the highlighter is more satiny than full-on shimmery, because it’s not as visibly harsh.

I do think that the chubby shape of the pencils makes them a little tough to maneuver around certain areas because it’s so darned big, but it’s workable.

Who would probably really like these?

Gals/guys with normal or dry skin who are looking for soft, natural highlights and contouring and aren’t super concerned about precision. Oily skin may not take to the cream formulas as readily.

Also, if you tend to touch your face a lot throughout the day, stop that. 🙂 Because these creams will scoot if you futz with them.

clinique chubby stick sculpting

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour in Curvy Contour, $21

clinique chubby stick sculpting

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight in Hefty Highlight, $21

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour in Curvy Contour

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight in Hefty Highlight


clinique chubby stick sculpting before

Before applying the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour and Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight


clinique chubby stick sculpting after

With the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour underneath the apples of my cheeks and down the sides of my nose, and Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight applied to the upper cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose


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  1. Lisa says:

    Looks great! 😀


  2. Tina Taylor says:

    I wondered about these… I have been loving my Smashbox Contour sticks. I am an NC35-42 (MAC) and the Smashbox colors are really excellent on my skintone. Even with fake tan.. I’m on my 2nd set of pencils but I will for sure pick the Clinique up when I am through with these… Clinique has been impressing me a lot here lately so I can’t wait to try them out! 🙂

  3. So far I have tried the Chubby Lips and Chubby Eyes and liked them, so I am tempted to give them a go.
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  4. astou says:

    So natural, you’re so beautiful !
    Very interesting products, i wonder if it’ll worked on dark skin ?!

  5. gio says:

    That highlighter looks great! But I’m worried that contouring shade is too dark for my pale skin. I wish there were more shades available.
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  6. Lulle says:

    I’m not much into the contour shade, it looks a bit orangey to me, no? The highlighter does look real pretty – and to be perfectly honest that’s the one I can see making a difference on your face.
    I like how natural it looks on you though. Natural is how contouring should look if you ask me!
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  7. Allison C says:

    I bought a double-ended highlighter/contour from em Cosmetics, and even though her stuff can be hit or miss, this has been a good one for me. I love the creaminess of the sticks, and the combo (Light/Medium) is good for me. However, the highlight is a golden shade and I’d prefer the pinky-white shade of the Clinique stick. But I’m on a no buy, lol
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  8. Agata says:

    I am not sure if the contouring shade would work for me but the highlighter looks gorgeous! And I love how it brightens up your whole face!
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  9. Fancie says:

    Looks incredibly natural and like they work well together. I think the contour shade may be a little too light for me but it looks like it’ll work for light and medium complexions pretty well
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  10. CatEyeKai says:

    I’m a sucker for packaging and I would totally buy these except I have oily skin and these will be the death of me!


  11. Daniel says:

    I found those on a Clinique counter, but I found the contour too warm for me :/ The Highlight, however, looked wonderful 🙂

  12. Chris25 says:

    OT, but I love your shirt!
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  13. Janine says:

    Very pretty!! Wow, everyone is getting in the contour game! The trend remains super hot! I really like the way the highlighter stick brightens on you. I don’t if I would get that result or not as I’m relatively fair skinned.
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  14. Zeebi says:

    The highlight looks incredible on you!

  15. I’ve been dying to try the contour stick! It would be my first cream stick sculpter.
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  16. Amanda says:

    I’ve had these for a few weeks. I’ve used them once while getting ready for a work event but I haven’t really had a chance to play with them like I’d prefer. From what I can tell, I like them so far.
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  17. Kelly B. says:

    I love the idea of these but you’re right, I’d totally be that person who touches their face all day and I’d end up with these creams everywhere 😀
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  18. Erin says:

    I love how these look on you but I think the contour is too dark/warm for me. I love the idea of it though!
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  19. Sam says:

    Hey Karen,
    the lipstick youre wearing here is gorgeous ! which one is it ?

  20. Kerrie Hall says:

    You look seriously stunning in this post! I’ve been wanting to try these Clinique products for SO long because I love their chubby sticks, I have the chubby lips and chubby cheeks and even the chubby stick for eyes and I adore them! You’ve made my mind up about these!
    Much love!!

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