I love discovering a drugstore dupe. However, the downside for a cheaper price is a lower quality product. Not so with this drugstore dupe! Clinique's chubby sticks are best sellers and for good reason. Their Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes costs $17. Well New York Color is giving them a run for my money with their City Proof 24 HR Waterproof Eye Shadow, which costs $2.99! That's right, less than $3! Both come in 12 shades so let's see how they stack up:
First of all, you may notice the colors don't quite matchup. I still thought it was worth doing the dupe. I'm using Curvaceous Coal for Clinique and Tribeca Taupe for NYC. If you're looking for an exact match - try Lot o' Latte from Clinique. You get about the same amount product in each - Clinique's chubby stick is shorter that's why it make look not equal in the photo. I personally prefer the pointed tip of New York Color since it makes it easier to wear as an eyeliner.
Clinique claims: "Sheer wash of lightweight, creamy color slips on. Layerable and long-wearing. Glide one on for a swift wash of color. Contour with another to add depth, and yet another to highlight. Appropriate for sensitive eyes and contact lens-wearers." You apply directly to your eyelids and can build to desired intensity. "Never needs sharpening: simply swivel up to reveal more eye shadow."
New York Color claims: "This retractable chubby has a unique, pigment-packed formula for 24-hour waterproof wear. Color glides on smooth and stays crease-proof all day and all night. Try using it as a liner, or smudge with your finger for a smoky effect."
|Clinique on the Left and New York Color on the Right. Both were blended with my finger.|
New York Color blended better in my opinion and glider more nicely onto my eyelid. I haven't found a lot of ease using Clinique's chubby sticks. Love the lip balm but the eye shadow, not so much. It looks too dramatic whereas NYC I could use as an eyeliner or more softly blend on my lid.
What drugstore dupes have you found recently?
Disclosure: This post features products I received for review. All opinions expressed are my own.