Whole Lotta Honey

I bought this Clinique Chubby Stick in the shade Whole Lotta Honey a couple of weeks ago and I haven't stopped wearing it. It's one of those sheer balmy formulas (akin to the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine or Dior Addict lipsticks) that goes on smoothly, relatively pigmented and leaves the lips feeling nice and hydrated. I know it's been a staple in Clinique's makeup collection for years (and I have dabbled in the Chubby Stick Eyeshadows before) but this was my first foray into the lip formula.

Whole Lotta Honey is a true "my lips but better" type of shade that's darker than my ol' faithful Chanel Boy but it delivers the same result - effortless, natural looking lips but with a hint of definition.

The best part? These are $17, which is less than half of their Chanel and Dior counterparts and of a similar quality. I got mine from Sephora but Clinique is widely available at department store counters and some select Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques in Canada.