Clinique Week: Chubby Stick Baby Tint

Is it just me, or is makeup lately going on super sheer mode? The "no makeup" look is not a new trend, but I've noticed that it's more natural than ever, if that's even possible. Fans of the look are barely wearing anything on their faces. When they do, they keep the coverage and color to a minimum! I guess this is the result of the normcore revolution. The younger crowd deliberately avoids looking trendy or done up, defying fashion - and ironically, starting today's "it" thing.

Since we're on the topic of sheer, I'd like to introduce to you one of the newest products from the featured brand of the week: the Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint (P900). This is the Chubby stick, but more moisturizing and more sheer! I honestly went wtf when I tried this on because I thought it was two steps back on the Chubby Stick franchise. It's so sheer, it's almost clear! But I realized later on that it's not what it appeared to be.

The Baby Tint applies colorless on the lips, but after a few minutes, it develops a stain that reacts with the oil of your lips. This is how it creates a shade that's unique to you. The stain isn't that strong immediately but it sorta darkens as the hours go by, even more when you re-apply.

If you dislike seeing a layer of obvious color on your lips or have to worry about licking off your lipstick prematurely, then this is for you. Have a look!

Budding Blossom is a delicate pink, while Coming Up Roses is well, more of a rosy tint. I thought Coming Up Roses would be more pigmented - it's not! These two colors have the same level of pigmentation once the color "blooms" on my lips.

Here's Budding Blossom, worn. It's a sheer pink that stays on for about three hours!

Coming Up Rosy looks the same as Budding Blossom here (I don't think I gave it enough time to properly develop before I took this pic), but in person it's a tad more reddish. Same staying power as Budding Blossom. It's also moisturizing while feeling lightweight.

Should you get the Clinique Chubby Stick Tint? Depends! If you have pale, dry lips and love sheer colors, this is worth the splurge. If you have pigmented lips and prefer opaque shades, then no, you're better off with the Clinique Chubby Stick Intense. If you're in the middle of those two options then I think you'd be happiest with the original Chubby Sticks. ^_^

Hope this helps! Are you option 1, 2, or 3?