Clinique have just released eight new shades of their popular Chubby Sticks; solid lip balm sticks that give a hint of colour. One of the good things about these is that they twist up and don't need sharpening so you don't waste product.
The sheerness of the Chubby Sticks seems to vary from shade to shade; Oversized Orange is one of the very sheer ones.
On my lips. This is quite a few swipes, and the colour still isn't very orange. This may be partly because the base of the Chubby Sticks is clear, rather than opaque and white, and so the colour of your lips comes through, but it's also due to the light concentration of colour pigment, giving a sheer wash of colour.
Full face picture. Because my lips are pale and quite blue toned it doesn't look very orange at all - it's more a gentle apricot tint. I'd like a stronger orange tint, personally, but it's pretty and easy to wear.
Chubby Sticks are £16 for 3g, available from all Clinique counters now.