I was interested in trying a foundation stick formula because I was curious how it would work on my skin. I didn’t want to plunge and get any $50+ foundation stick from the likes of Makeup Forever or Hourglass. I thought I would try Clinque’s Chubby in the Nude Foundation Stick because it did have decent reviews and was in a price range I was willing to pay.
What it is
A creamy stick foundation for full-face application and touch-ups that achieves Instant perfection on the go. (Sephora.com)
$31.00 CAD (0.21 oz). After comparing other foundation sticks, this is one of the least expensive at Sephora. However, all foundation sticks contain less product compared to any of my liquid foundations which usually are a full ounce of product.
This packaging is very pretty and light and I love the green leaf and pink buds on the outer box. The actual stick is very cute as well. I like that the tube is the same colour of the foundation and love the silver lid and bottom. It’s also a perfect size to take on the go.
I purchased this in the shade 02 Abundant Alabaster which is a bit too pink and dark for me, even though it’s advertised as a neutral tone for very fair skin. Unfortunately, Clinque does not offer a wide shade range so I’m not sure what would have been a better match for me as the other shades appear too golden or dark for me. It does blend out well and I because I have lighter and yellower concealers I can generally get the rest of my makeup to match my skin tone better.
Application & Wear
I find this is a bit more difficult to blend compared to liquid foundation. I use a dense foundation brush to spread the product and then use my beauty blender to blend any rough edges and blur out the foundation a bit more. This does sit nicely once blended all over my face and unlike what I originally thought with stick foundation this one is quite hydrating and doesn’t extenuate any of my dry skin. I do find that the wear is good. I’ve worn it a few times to work and it does last me a full work day. I do like setting this with a little bit of powder before I move onto blush or bronzer so that they blend better on top of the foundation. I usually don’t need to worry about this step with my liquid foundations because they are thinner and don’t sit on top of my skin the same way. The coverage is medium and can be built to full coverage, however, I preferred to keep it as light as I could because it does not match my skin tone.
I may not be a fan of the shade but I do really enjoy this formula. I wish Clinque would come up with more shades in this line, most of the range is fair to medium and I am pretty light in complexion. I may want to try another stick foundation someday but I think I will stick to my liquid foundations for now.
Have you tried Clinque’s Chubby in the Nude foundation? What foundation stick recommendations do you have?
Lots of Love,