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Posted by 01.18.11

Excerpted from iVillage.com

“When the temperature drops, lips get dry. You can’t just hide ’em behind lipstick and lip gloss… a red or pink mouth with splits and dead skin on it? So not sexy. Chapped lips are not just unsightly, they can become painful — cracking and bleeding — if not treated properly. Use lip balm, you suggest? Beauty pros point out that it won’t do the trick. In fact, lip balm might be the very chapped-lip culprit because it actually keeps moisture out. What’s a girl to do?

I turned to the experts and was surprised to learn that some of my own lip-caring methods are what’s making them worse!

The Chapped Lips Do’s and Don’ts

Don’t lick your chapped

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Photo Credit: Clinique

Posted by 01.15.11

PRODUCT: Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm

Winter is an un-glamorous time for lips. The unfortunate combination of wind, frigid temperatures, and dehydrating indoor heat makes your lips vulnerable to becoming chapped and cracked. Sales of Vaseline, Aquafor, and Chapstick skyrocket as women (and men) try desperately to protect their precious pouts from the elements.

Thanks to Clinique, there is now a much more colourful way to pamper dry lips. Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm ($15) looks like a giant crayon, but is actually a light gloss that soothes lips while leaving behind a hint of colour. Don't be fooled by this product's playful packaging, as it contains seriously moisturizing and nourishing ingredients, such as mango seed butter, shea butter, jojoba oil, and antioxidants. This balm glides on smoothly and offers sheer but buildable colour and coverage. Chubby Stick's sleek applicator allows you to line and fill in your lips effortlessly, while its multi-directional twist bottom exposes more or less of the product, freeing you from the need to sharpen the tip.

Chubby Sticks come in eight pretty shades: Chunky Cherry, Fuller Fig, Graped-up, Mega Melon, Richer Raisin, Super Strawberry, Whole Lotta Honey, Woppin' Watermelon. This new Clinique gem is fragrance-free, allergy tested, and dermatologist tested.

Clinique Chubby Stick is more fun to apply and wear than traditional balms, and you'll look much more chic pulling one out of your purse than digging your finger in a tub of petroleum jelly!


Would you buy it again? YES

Would you recommend it to a friend? YES


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