Who loves a good moisturising lipstick? And who grew up with Crayola Crayons? So when Crayola and Clinique got together for a collab that not just brought two unlike brands together, it also brought on waves of nostalgia.
These lipsticks come in a sturdy cardboard box with a flip up top – something so reminiscent of a classic Crayola box of colors.
The lipsticks in itself have the best of both worlds – the outer design reminds you of the Crayola crayons with the classic white stripes on the top and bottom of the lipstick. And like a true Clinique chubby stick, it is a twist up product. These limited edition lipsticks are smaller than the original Clinique chubby sticks and they are really handy to just stick a couple into your bag for quick touch ups on the go.
The collab came out with 8 shades across a set range of colors – reds, pinks, mauves and browns. If you’re looking for some unconventional shades that are common with current trends in matte and liquid lipsticks, you won’t find it in this pack.
I have to say, I can’t really remember the original names of the colours that the Crayola crayons had, but I do remember the colours – yellow, red and orange being my favorite of the bunch. Therefore if the names of these lipsticks have a deeper meaning to Crayola junkies, please forgive me because the significance is lost on me.
Texture & Finish
Like true Clinique chubby sticks, these lipsticks have a sheer finish. Packing on the layers increases the opacity of the final result, but it will not reach the vivid depth of colour that you will find in a liquid lipstick. The lipsticks are moisturising and as a result, they do tend to transfer and fade at the first hint of food and beverages.
There wasn’t any discernible scent to the lipsticks. As you’ve seen with the lip swatches, some shades are a lot more pigmented than others. Brick red and Red Violet are two of my favorite shades.
This collab was well thought out – from the packaging to the shade names; I personally felt more inclined to draw with them hehe (on the wall, because the da Vinci in me used to do my master pieces on the walls in my family home).
I love it with two seemingly unrelated brands come together and the result is something awesome. And I’m glad that I won it in a giveaway from Nathan the Plasticloafer.
The Clinique Crayola collab is currently available at the Clinique Australia website as well as Myer and David Jones for AUD 144 for the set. Alternatively, you can purchase individual crayons for AUD 36.
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What do you think of this set? Which colour(s) are you favorite?