Chubba Chubbs in the nude at Clinique
So I FINALLY got my hands on the new Clinique Chubby in the Nude™ foundation stick for just a fiver!
OK, OK, OK, it was £5.70 from Debenhams as they had a 10% off foundation sale and I had £15 beautycard points that was expiring, so PERFECT opportunity to add a fourth Clinique foundation to my collection!
In short, Chubbs in the Nude is:
A solid cream foundation stick
Travel size friendly
Sheer to light coverage
I particularly like this off the bat as it’s travel friendly. I don’t use foundation straight from the bottle anyway. I condense into a sample pot and use until it’s ready to be topped up, I find this more hygeinic too! I found on weekends away the little pot was a pain so on my last trip I took this stick with me instead and found it so much easier as you just swipw where you want it , buff with a bruch (use fingers in you wish) and go!
I used it lightly at first and just four swipes but I found it was too sheer, so the next day I did three in each quarter and blended. It’s super sheer to light and actually perfect for times when you want evenness but don’t want to use your everyday coverup, as this really sin’t a ‘coverage’ foundation. It will show all of your moles, pimples, yada yada, it just evens out those paler bits, which is actually my biggest problem.
The consistency is waxy but a warm one that blends out with zero effort with a buff brush, I stink a stippling brush would even work. It goes on hard and dark looking as you actually need a darker tone with this one otherwise it won’t blend out natural. on first look I knew this one was my shade but went for a test in store for 100% measure as I can’t wear ‘golden’ names in ANY brand. Always too pale.
Amazingly no-one can tell you’re wearing foundation with this as it’s so natural. My friend had NO IDEA!
If you prefer the mask/dew/matte/full face this one isn’t for you. If you like the barely there/natural/lighter for weekends touch, I’d defo invest in this. I think I’ll switch to this for weekends too. Defo the ultimate travel foundation without a doubt!
My current Clinique foundations:
Perfectly Real in 39 – natural dewy glow that I wear every day – My perfect foundation
Even Better (SPF 15) in 13 Amber – this is rather warm so only suitable for when I have a tan
Beyond Perfecting in 26 Amber – matte version of Perfectly Real for me, but better in winter as it’s warm in tone and heavier in consistency