Chubby lash fattening mascara

So this is the perfect next step in the Chubby empire! We finally have Chubby Mascara and I am a little disappointed at myself that I didn’t see it coming! But I am very glad it’s here! We are soon to see 4 shades of the Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara. Check out my before and after photos here.

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara Review

As you may have guessed, this one it about volume. Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara is all about delivering fat lashes. The formula promises to transform fine and faint lashes into ‘bodacious and bold’ lashes without weighing them down.

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara Review

It has a great brush that’s very similar to the Clinique Lash Impact Extreme Volume one. That is a mascara I absolutely love.

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara Review – Jumbo Jet

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara Shades

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara Review

There’s one permanent shade and 4 limited edition shades:

  • Jumbo Jet
  • Portly Plum (limited)
  • Two Ton Teal (limited)
  • Massive Midnight (limited)
  • Bodacious Black Honey (limited)

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara Review – Bodacious Black Honey

Obviously the black one, Jumbo Jet, will be a staple but having seen Bodacious Black Honey, the only other sample available at this stage, I think that one will be a serious winner too. It is beautiful. I wore it all day yesterday and it has the same intensity as black but with a much softer, warmer vibe.

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara Review

Clinique’s Black Honey is such a beautiful eyeshadow shade and it is captured here wonderfully.

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara Before & After Photos

Here’s Bodacious Black Honey for you – I will show you Jumbo Jet in another post.


Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara Review – Before

1 Coat:

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara Review – 1 Coat


Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara Review – After

Sorry for the scary staring eyes!!

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara Review

I am absolutely loving this new addition to the Clinique mascara family and it is sure to be a huge success. I think that Black Honey is definitely one that people will long for long after the limited edition has sold out.

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara costs £17.50 and is available and in stock here.



I love mascaras! I love how a good mascara can add freshness to the eyes and make you look different without much efforts. Few days back when KK reviewed MAC Upward Lash Mascara – Upward Black, I immediately wanted to grab it. But, then I realised that I own a mascara that’s as good. 🙂

Product Description:
Benefits: Volumizing

Big brush, big change. Oversized volumizing brush transforms lashes from fine and faint to bodacious and bold. Rich colour builds easily to the look you want. Ophthalmologist Tested. Allergy Tested. 100% Fragrance Free.


How to Use:
• Start at lash roots, wiggling brush to last tips.
• Repeat to build.To apply to lower lashes, hold wand vertically.
• Remove with your favourite Clinique eye makeup remover.

My Experience with Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara – Jumbo Jet:

This mascara comes in a cardboard packaging with signature Clinique floral print. I feel the packaging is stunning in black and silver. As the name suggests, it is “chubby”, and looks so cute. Of course this is a user friendly and travel friendly packaging. But the show stealer is the brush! I mean, just take a look at the brush and how different it looks.

It is so different from the brushes of drugstore mascaras and that’s where it is correct. The wand is easy to hold and the brush looks useless at first. But, it is an excellent brush that helps to lengthen and volumize the lashes easily. The brush is thick, hence I feel it is not a great brush for beginners. Once I take the brush out of the tube, it comes loaded with a lot of mascara and have to be kinda careful with it.

As I said, it lengthens my lashes beautifully. It also adds volume to the lashes, but not a lot of volume. Since this deep black mascara is super creamy, it does not feel drying or heavy on the lashes. I was quite disheartened after trying Inglot Volume and Waterproof Mascara, but this one came as a welcome change. It does not hurt my lashes and I usually can settle with just one layer of this mascara.

This is not waterproof, and I like my mascaras to be waterproof. But, I can live with it as this mascara feels so comfortable to wear and is so easy to remove. The facts that it is fragrance free and ophthalmologist tested make it even better and perfect for sensitive eyes.

This mascara also holds the curls pretty well and my lashes look perfect even after 8 hours, which I find very impressive. Once you master the application with this one, it gets applied beautifully and does not clump at all. But, I feel that going overboard is easy with this one. I mean, who would want to stop when your lashes begin to look so good after just one swipe of the mascara. With this mascara, I can skip curling my lashes and still it creates a wide-awake look.

Overall, I need not say, I really love this mascara. It is definitely one of the best mascaras I have ever used and I guess it might become my HG mascara too. It makes my eyelashes look so good and you can create everyday to dramatic looks with it, once you master application.

Pros of Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara – Jumbo Jet:

• Travel and user friendly packaging
• The brush is perfect
• Lengthens
• Doesn’t feel heavy
• Fabulous black shade
• Easy to remove
• Fragrance free
• Ophthalmologist tested
• Does not feel heavy
• Holds the curl well
• Doesn’t clump

Cons of Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara – Jumbo Jet:

• Brush isn’t for beginners
• Mascara isn’t waterproof
• So many chemicals 🙁
• Doesn’t add a lot of volume


Would I Repurchase Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara – Jumbo Jet?
Yes, I would love to. It is such a brilliant mascara that I want to use it every single day now.

Would I Recommend Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara – Jumbo Jet?
Yes, but not to mascara-beginners. This is one hell of a mascara and definitely deserves a try!

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Just like a week ago I said I was flirting with different blushes, I’m definitely becoming a bit of a serial cheater when it comes to mascaras at the moment. I have way, way too many on the go – but there’s one in particular which seems to have floated to the bottom of the pile since my obsession with L’Oreal Paradise Extatic began and I decided it was finally time to get around to reviewing the Clinique Chubby Lash Mascara.

I did a post a little while a go when I did a Clinique Haul when I was able to pick up a bunch of minis for free, and this was one of my choices. The Chubby range from Clinique is incredibly popular, but I’ve not tried anything from the line – in fact most of Clinique is a bit of a mystery to me. I’ve heard lots of hit, and lots of miss reviews on this mascara, so I was intrigued to try it for myself, and I can see why it might be a marmite product.

The packaging of this is quite fat, and chunky, I’d be put off buying the full size for my makeup bag because it’s so chunky and oversized! The brush on this is a rubber wand, which traditionally isn’t my first choice, but it’s straight shaped and packed with lots of triangular shaped bristles. The brush isn’t as fat as you’d expect given how fat the tube is, but equally I think this is a mascara for people who have naturally quite long lashes as it can be quite difficult to manoeuvre.

The name ‘Chubby’ to me suggests that it’s going to add weight to my lashes and amp them up with volume, it even describes itself as a fattening mascara. But in fact in terms of performance it’s quite the opposite, it adds length and separates and creates quite a wispy look to the lashes, but signs of volumising are are as existent as the Dodo. As someone with long lashes, the thing I want to see from a mascara is volume first, then length, then separation – and this mascara delivers back to front in terms of my desired qualities. I feel like the brush doesn’t pick up enough product to create anything dramatic and even with layering it adds little volume.

Which leaves me wondering who this mascara is for, the brush is that little bit too big that I imagine people with shorter lashes will struggle to run this through, and people with longer lashes often want more than length from a mascara. If soft and subtle is your thing with already long lashes then maybe this is for you, but I can’t help but feel like that for the price (£18 for a full size) you could easily find something way cheaper that does the same.

The good points about the Clinique Chubby Lash Mascara is that it doesn’t flake, budge or smudge at all through the day and I’ve even found over the weekend that it held up pretty well in the drizzle haze we walked through on a moor, with no scary black streaks on my face when we got back to the car, so it’s a water resistant formula that isn’t hard to remove.


Whilst the Clinique Chubby Lash Mascara isn’t quite empty it’s heading to my empties pile now, I’m not enjoying the look it’s created on the lashes and after a good few weeks of use it’s not performing as I would expect and I have a huge pile of mascaras that I’m sure can wow me more than this one has! Find it on the Boots’ website here if you’d like to give it a try.

What are your favourite mascaras at the moment?

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