From left to right
Clinique chubby stick in Mighty Mimosa & Chunky Cherry, both £17
Revlon Colorburst lip balm in Coquette, £7.99 (3 for 2 in Boots ATM)
No7 High Shine lip crayon in Delicate Pink, £9
I thought it was about time for a comparison post on my blog so decided to check out some of the chubby lip crayons on the market at the moment. These products appear to be quite popular in the blogging world currently so they seem to be a good place to start.
Revlon Colorburst laquer balm - I've seen several posts that highly recommend the matte version of this but I thought it better for this comparison to use the balm instead. At £7.99 this was the cheapest of my purchases and I have to admit I was quite impressed with it. The depth of glossy colour and coverage was really good, staying in place a little longer than I expected for a balm. Not only did it leave my lips feeling really soft and moisturised without any stickiness, it also had a minty taste that made them feel a little pumped and tingly. Overall it is a pretty good product!
No7 High Shine lip crayon - No7 products can usually be relied upon to perform well and at a reasonable price. At £9 this was a lot less than the Clinique stick which, like the Revlon version, makes it a little more affordable. The colour was a little less intense than the Revlon and although it claims to be 'high shine' I wasn't too impressed. It dried quite quickly and didn't feel as moisturising as either of the other two products, it wasn't really a hit with me.
Clinique Chubby stick moisturizing lip balm - I've had these two in my make up collection for a couple of years although I honestly haven't used them recently. They are the most expensive item here at £17 a go, so not a cheap option. They do leave your lips feeling beautifully moisturised, however, this doesn't last too long and the colour is not very intense, I had to keep applying to achieve any sort of depth. I've noticed that Clinique have recently introduced an intense version of this product, again priced at £17, so this may prove a little better. I will have to get back to you on that one!
My conclusion - All three products were easy to apply, beautifully packaged and handy to keep in your handbags. They all provided good moisturisation although I was less impressed with the No7's performance than the other two. When it came to colour intensity I thought the Revlon lip crayon was by far the best, the others performing quite poorly in comparrison. Overall I would have no problem recommending the Revlon Colorburst laquer balm as the best of the bunch. Not only did it provide a deep colour intensity with a lovely shine and moisture, at just £7.99 it is a clear winner for me. This product has now found a permanent and very privileged place in my Vuitton!
I would love to hear your thoughts on these and other chubby lip products you may have tried!