Empties #20: April 2015 – Part 2

Welcome back to Part 2 of my empties post for April 2015! Do you ever feel like, when you’re nice or the responsible one, people seem to take advantage of you? This is what my April felt like – I’ve been running around helping other people and I can feel myself burning out. My to-do list for others are so long, but a lot of things are for people really close to me so I just can’t say no. Add on all of my own issues to settle – and my skin suffers. I’m going to hold back trying new stuff for the next month or so, to let my skin have a rest; so I’m guessing that next month’s empties won’t be so full! But then again, I always surprise myself. Anyway, let’s dig into my beauty trash!
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Empties #13: September 2014 – Part 2

Continuing on my EPIC empties post, here are a ton more empties that I am waving goodbye to! This is actually the more insane half of the empties post… I couldn’t believe it when I started counting them!
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Review: Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm in 04 Mega Melon

The Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm is not a new product, but one that I think still rivals a lot of the newer copies of this original crayon-like chubby lip product. Clinique was one of the first that I can remember coming out with these chubby sticks, and they’ve done a terrific job on them! Today I have a review for this in 04 Mega Melon.

First of all, I love its packaging. It’s hygienic and very easy to use – just need to twist up to reveal more when needed. There’s 3g of product – I have been using this for a few months, but I’ve only worn down the nib. The one issue is that once the nib is worn down, it’s quite hard to do a precise lip so I’m glad this shade is very fuss-free and does not need to be perfect.

The colour is sheer and slightly buildable. Mega Melon is not exactly what I would describe as a melon colour – to me it’s more of a mauve red with a bit of raisin in it. It applies evenly and darkens my lips with just a tinge of colour but it is definitely not melon! It feels smooth and creamy; I find it moderately moisturising and makes my lips feel very comfortable.

A few cons that I can think of is that, at about S$25 each, it’s pretty expensive for a tinted lip balm. The colour also does not last very long on the lips, perhaps due to its creamy nature. I find myself having to reapply, if I want the colour to show, about once every two hours, but my lips felt comfortable and moisturised longer than that.

I really enjoyed this balm, and would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a nice balm with a sheer wash of colour as well as a cute and convenient packaging. It does need reapplication quite often, but the whole stick should last a very long time. Looking forward to picking up a few of the more vibrant colours! 🙂

Rating: 4/5