Why lip crayons are the ultimate multi-tasker
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Why lip crayons are the ultimate multi-tasker

Those fabulous chunky lip crayons, AKA chubby sticks, are one of my beauty obsessions and at current count I own about 30 of them.

Lip crayons are the ultimate multitaskers.

Lip crayons are the ultimate multitaskers.

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I just can't get enough. Clinique, who launched their version in 2011, cleverly own the name that has become the generic term.

According to Clinique HQ, Chubby Sticks comprise around 40 per cent of their lip sales. These little babies are foolproof to apply and come in a vast array of colours and finishes.

Their attributes are legion:

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  • These are multi-taskers with their combined lipstick and gloss finish.
  • They are proud members of the "no mirror makeup" clan as they go on like a breeze. Just swipe and go.
  • Every man and his dog now had a version of the chubby stick so the possibilities are endless. They come in glossy, matte, sheer, opaque … and if you are like me, you can customise your colour and layer up different shades. Just start experimenting.
  • They can also double as a cheek tint.

Get these on:

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturising Lip Colour Balm Whole Lotta Honey

The formula is highly pigmented and also hydrates and nourishes lips. This little beauty is a, you guessed it, nourishing nude.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Paimpol

This is a pigment rich lip crayon that delivers an intense pastel pink creamy matte finish.

Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Electric Pink

This is a supremely wearable pencil. Keep your sharpener at the ready. The Rose Brown version works brilliantly on lips and cheeks.

​Nudestix Intense Matte Lip & Cheek Pencil in Royal

This is an easy to wear buildable red that can be worn as a tint or a full-blown lip colour.