Girls, I think I’ve found a dupe for the amazing Clinique Chubby Sticks (review here)! It’s Bourjois’ Color Boost Glossy Finish Lipstick. After being pretty disappointed with another supposed dupe – Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain (review here) – I didn’t want to get my hopes up too high when I decided to give this lipSTICK a try, but it pleasantly surprised me.
It is just as moisturizing and buttery as the Clinique Chubby Sticks, it is not sticky, and it gives you a pretty glossy-like finish. The only difference is that this product is not as sheer. It’s quite pigmented. It also has an SPF 15 and is supposed to be waterproof, which makes it perfect for summer.
The waterproof statement came as quite a surprise to me, because I’m not used to lip products being labeled as waterproof. You usually only see this when it comes to mascaras. Of course I had to test it out right away, so I put the lip product on and put my face under a tap. The things I do for reviews… Lol! Just kidding. No, but I really did put my head in the sink and poured water all over my face. So, how did my little experiment go? The lipstick really did stay on, but it felt quite waxy after and also didn’t look too pretty. It was very patchy and just ewww.
The shade that I own is ‘Peach on the Beach’, and even though I’m totally in love with the formulation, I don’t think I’ll be able to wear it during the summer. It looked great on me a month or so ago, but now that I’m getting more tanned, it doesn’t really suit me anymore. I wish I was able to swatch all the shades before I ended up purchasing this one, because I would probably go for something less orangey pink. I got it in France and they didn’t have one single tester! You couldn’t even see how the colours looked like in person, because every single product had its own cardboard/plastic packaging. Quite annoying to be honest. Are makeup products sold like that where you live as well? We just have them on stands and there are usually always testers, so you can swatch you life away!
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