Around 18 months ago was probably when my interest in make up kicked up a notch. Not because I was going to start a youtube channel or because I wanted to contour my face like Kim but I wanted to start buying the right products for me.
As I have said whenever the topic of make up or beauty comes up on my blog, I prefer to focus on great looking skin and enhancing what I am already working with. Nothing crazy. Nothing that takes too much effort. So about 18 months ago I ordered one of the Clinique Chubby sticks in Curvy Contour online. For someone who stuck to liquid foundation, and powders for everything else, this was a bit out of my comfort zone. But this was the start of me saying goodbye to powders and my love for Clinique products, later becoming a Clinique Partner.
I have since expanded my range of Chubby products from Clinique but I really wanted to focus on the face products because those have changed the way I do my makeup.
Unlike powders, you can't notice any build up of product on your skin. They seamlessly blend into your foundation base or your natural moisturised skin. It makes you look naturally bronzed, blushed or highlighted.
This is probably the reason I have 3mm left of product in my second stick at the moment. I use the Chubby Contour for both face bronzing and eye shadow, especially on those easy make up days. The Cheek chubby sticks (my favourites are Amp'd Up Apple & Robust Rhubarb) for a natural blush and lip tint. And the Chubby Highlight on the tops of the cheekbones, brow bone and even over the top of the Chubby Contour on the eyes for a sheen on the eyelids.
HOW TO USE
For the Chubby Contour I either draw the stick directly onto the areas I would like to bronze (Under the Cheekbone, outer of the face, eye lid) or for less pigment I use my fingers or brush over the stick then apply to the face. Personally I use a duo fibre Stippling Brush or any other liquid foundation brush to blend out the bronzing product because it covers more of my face.
For the Chubby Highlighter (in Hefty Highlight) I always use my fingers. It is normally the last step for me so I like to take a little bit and dot it along the high points of my cheekbones, brow bones & lastly the cupids bow. The natural body heat of your finger tips also helps melt the product into your skin giving it a more natural appearance.
For the Chubby Blush I often just use my fingers or a light stippling brush to pick up a little bit of product and blend in circular motion on the cheeks. For my lips I just take a bit of product on one of my smaller finger tips and blend from the centre of my lips, outwards to achieve a tint.
This post was created in collaboration with Clinique Australia x