If you're a lover of berry shades on the lips this time of year, but aren't too confident to wear a full on dark lip throughout the day, this may be the lip product you have been searching for.
It's a subtle, glossy warm red/berry colour which applies really nicely on the lips. It looks a little darker on the swatch than actually applied, however I have heard a lot of people saying this shows up differently on everybody, so maybe it's down to your individual skin tone. Don't let that put you off though... It's pretty buildable. I find that applying once, blotting, then applying again gives a deeper colour on the lips, yet it's still subtle for daytime... I wear this a lot for work when I don't want to go all out or just on a morning for the school run when I feel like I need a bit of a pick me up.
The best thing about this is that it's very moisturising, so there's no drying out or gathering of the product in the corners of your mouth (my ultimate pet hate)... It just fades gradually. I find I top up every three hours or so, if I'm not eating or drinking, which is pretty reasonable for this kind of product. The fact that it's really easy to carry round is a bonus too, just slip it into your pocket and touch up as you go.
I have tried quite a few dupes of the Chubby Sticks, and to be honest I don't think these are massively different to any of the other brands, other than the fact that they are creamier to apply, the moisture factor really does get a thumbs up from me. I got this one free with Glamour magazine a couple of months back, but I do think I would consider trying some other shades, they're great for a girl on the go!
Have you tried any of the other shades? Let me know if there's any I need to swatch next time I'm at a counter!