I bought the Clinique Chubby Stick in Two Ton Tomato because I wanted an easy to wear red for the summer. The Chubby Sticks apply more like a balm than a typical lipstick, and are enriched with mango and shea butters to nourish the lips during wear. They also come in jumbo pencil form which means that they’re easy to apply. The packaging reflects the colour and it’s easy to chuck in your bag and apply on the go. I don’t find the packaging attracts dirt or scratches, although if I have to be super critical the lid doesn’t make that satisfying “click” sound when it’s fastened.
There is a twist mechanism which means you don’t need to sharpen it which is a positive in my view. I find that sharpening a lipstick pencil often leads to excess wastage.
Clinique Chubby Sticks cost £18.50 for 3g of product. They come in two ranges, the original and intense. As the name suggests, the intense range offers more opaque coverage and has a more glossy finish. Each range offers different colours, Two Ton Tomato is part of the original line.
Clinique Chubby Stick in Two Ton Tomato – My Thoughts
Two Ton Tomato is a pink-based red. It’s not that pigmented and gives the lips a subtle wash of colour, however it can be built up with multiple applications. As with all Chubby Sticks, Two Ton Tomato feels comfortable on the lips. It has more of a balm finish than a gloss. The finish has a slight sheen to it, but you don’t have to worry about your hair sticking to your lips on a windy day. It is slightly moisturising and does not accentuate cracks or dry patches on the lips.
Despite its balmy finish, Two Ton Tomato lasts surprisingly well. I get about four hours wear out of it before I need to reapply. It also fades evenly, so I don’t have to worry about remnants of lipstick clinging to the edges of my lips.
Concluding Thoughts on Two Ton Tomato by Clinique
I’ve never tried anything from Clinique before but I’m really impressed with Two Ton Tomato. It’s a great pink-toned red that I feel complements my fair skin. Having said that, it’s one of those colours I think would work well on any skin tone, especially as it is not that pigmented.
For those looking for an easy to wear red, I really recommend it. Similarly I’d recommend it to someone who wants to try a red lip but is new / apprehensive about it. I find red lips are very statement and if you apply a red lipstick in the morning you have to really commit to it throughout the day. With Two Ton Tomato, it’s sheer enough that you don’t feel too “done up”, and you can just let it fade and not have to worry about removing it properly with a make up remover if you don’t want to wear it anymore. It’s just a perfect low maintenance red, which in itself is rare enough. It’s comfortable to wear, and the finish makes it a perfect spring / summer lipstick, if you know what I mean.
Here’s a picture of it on my lips! As you can see, it has a slight sheen but not too much. It’s really a pleasure to wear and it’s so easy to reapply I can keep wearing it throughout the day.
What do you think of Clinique’s Two Ton Tomato Chubby Stick? Do you own any beauty products from Clinique?
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Clinique Two Ton Tomato Ingredients
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vegetable Oil\Olus\Huile Végétale, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax\Candelilla Cera\Cire De Candelilla, Beeswax\Cera Alba\Cire D’Abeille, Ozokerite, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, [+/- Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Carmine (Ci 75470), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163)]