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Travel Makeup Essentials with Clinique Chubby Sticks

Travel Makeup Essentials with Clinique Chubby Sticks
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For us, one of the hardest things about packing to go away is deciding which makeup to take. If you're stuck with hand-luggage only, then it is a total nightmare! This is where the Clinique Chubby Sticks come in and save the day.

The Clinique Chubby Stick Range

It all began with the Chubby Stick balms, with their hydrating formula and incredibly simple application. Since their launch in 2011, they have become a cult beauty favourite so it is no surprise that the range has now expanded to include face and eye makeup as well as lip colours. All using the signature Chubby Stick pencil packaging that twists up, this is travel friendly, on-the-go makeup that any busy bee needs in their collection.

The Perfect Travel Makeup Bag

One of the reasons why the Chubby Stick range is so perfect for travel is their solid formula. You can pop them in your bag without needing to take up valuable space in your liquid allowance (so you can dedicate that to you favourite skincare instead!). There is no risk of leaks or shattered powders; just put them in your bag and go, no worries.

Now with the newest Chubby Stick launch, the Chubby in the Nude foundation stick, our makeup bag is complete! See which of the Chubby Sticks are our makeup essentials for on the go, and why we love them.


The Easy Base

The Chubby In The Nude Foundation Stick gives a light to medium, buildable coverage. It is ridiculously simple to apply; just swipe over the cheeks, chin and forehead and blend with the fingers. If you want a bit of extra coverage, then buff into the skin with the Clinique Buff Brush. The Chubby in The Nude foundation is oil free and blends beautifully for a flawless and natural finish. The perfect, fuss free base to take away with you.

Foolproof Contour and Highlight

Contour and highlight have become a bit of a makeup staple for us now, but it can be hard to justify the extra products in your makeup bag when travelling. The Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour and Highlight make it oh-so-easy to get that extra definition and glow on the go. The twist-up sticks are the ideal shape and size for giving your face definition in a flash. Sweep the contour down the hollows of the cheeks and the jawbone, before adding the highlight to the tops of the cheekbones, inner eye and cupid bow. Blend with your fingers and you're good to go!

The Cheat's Rosy Cheeks

A flush of colour to the cheeks always brings a little light to the face and the Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balms are ideal when you are on the go. Just dot onto the apples of the cheeks before blending with your fingertips. The oil-free, creamy formula is easily buildable too, so you can add a little touch up to take you from day to night. This Spring, we love the 'Robust Rhubarb' shade for a fresh coral that will brighten up your makeup look. For more drama, try the deeper 'Plumped up Peony'.

A Slick of Eyeshadow

We can't really live without our eyeshadows. A bit of colour can totally transform your makeup look, which is why we so love the Chubby Stick Shadow Tints. With a huge range of shades, ranging from subtle gold to deep plums and greens, these are all you need. The long-lasting, smudge-proof formulas are ridiculously easy to apply and blend well with each other to create custom eye looks. Just draw onto the eyelid and blend out with your fingers or a brush. Take a few along with you when you travel and your options will be limitless!

Day to Night Lips

Of course, the Chubby Stick balms are where it all started, so we can't forget about the lips! The original balms come in 16 beautiful sheer, glossy shades that are ridiculously wearable. If you prefer a very natural tone then try the Chubby Stick Baby Tint Balms, which adapt to each person for a wash of perfect, natural colour. We also love the option to go bolder for the evening with the Chubby Stick Intense, which gives a rich, intense colour whilst hydrating the lips. Thanks to their easy application these are ideal for anyone who is usually a little colour shy.

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Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid