I don’t remember when I received my very first box of Crayola™ crayons, but boy do I remember inhaling that unique waxy scent and staring mesmerized at the rainbow of colours. It actually pained me to even use them, as I didn’t want to mar their pristine beauty but that didn’t last long before I dove head-first into colouring. Well, upon receiving these Crayola™ x Clinique Chubby Sticks™, I had the same visceral reaction and was transported right back to my childhood. Has there ever been a ‘happier-looking’ beauty collaboration than this? I don’t think so. Oh and in case you’re wondering, I ALWAYS coloured within the lines.
Working closely with Crayola™, the ten Clinique Chubby Stick™ shades are all patterned after the cult-fave crayons both in terms of packaging and in colouration, taking the name and shade of each corresponding crayon. I swear, these brought out my inner child quicker than anything else that’s come across my desk. PS: Clinique was also kind enough to send along a colouring book created by international street artist Kelsey Montague, titled ‘What Lifts You — Uplifting Designs To Color & Create’ as well as a pack of Crayola™ crayons and I’m so not ashamed to admit that I played with those first, the makeup second.
Crayola™ x Chubby Stick™, limited edition (CAN $21.00/each) | For the first time ever, iconic Crayola™ has teamed up with a beauty brand to create this collection of 10 limited edition shades (2 not shown: Melon & Brick Red), and barring the size difference, the resemblance to the actual crayons is quite striking. Of the 10 hues, 3 come in an Intense format that’s identified by a higher pigmentation level and deeper opacity, while the other 7 are significantly sheerer and have more of a tint of colour. Loaded with mango and shea butters, all impart an exceptionally moisturizing feel to lips, and apart from the fun factor, are perfect for providing lips with a light (for the most part) pop of comfortable to wear colour (they also pass the swipe-and-go test, for anyone on the run).
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- Fuzzy Wuzzy – (Intense) opaque peachy nude with ultra fine silvery shimmer
- Pink Sherbert – sheer soft pink, warm leaning
- Tickle Me Pink – sheer pale pink, cool leaning
- Mango Tango – sheer orange/coral
- Wild Strawberry – sheer soft red
- Mauvelous – sheer mauve red
- Razzmatazz – sheer fuchsia/berry
- Red Violet – (Intense) opaque violet red
Admit it: these Crayola™ x Chubby Sticks™ make you smile, am I right? Apart from them all being totally wearable shades (and adorbs packaging), they deliver on the hydration front as well. From the 8 shades here, Pink Sherbert and Tickle Me Pink are almost identical on me (my lips are quite pigmented to begin with) and even though I’m not usually drawn to pink, I like how these two provide that perfect “my lips but better” type of colour. Fuzzy Wuzzy captured me but completely — both in terms of colour (nude-lover) and that name, with Red Violet a strong second followed by Wild Strawberry & Mauvelous not that far behind. Mango Tango and Razzmatazz (I literally walked around the whole day saying razzmatazz in a sing-song voice) are both a little harder for me to pull off, but damn if I don’t love them just the same. Who am I kidding? They’re ALL love. Wonder if I can also colour with them? … (but I won’t)
Media samples kindly provided , all opinions are my own