Chunky sticks have been having a real “moment”. Easy to apply, simple to blend and a dream to carry around for make-up on the go, they really are a makeup no brainer. Clinique’s Grandest Grape (here) is in my winter lips hall of fame while Revlon’s Kissable Lip Balms are iconic in their own right. And Bourjois‘ recent foray into the field (here) has left me very impressed too.
So I had high hopes for pür minerals and their chunky sticks and I’m pleased to report they perform as well as the other brands I’ve been turning to. Twist-up for easy use (someday all lip and eye pencils will be made this way), and very, very blendable, pür minerals SHOW OFF set has all the colours you need for neutral eyes and pinky-rosey lips. (I’m not sure the set is still available – I have a feeling it was a limited edition – but it’s worth checking out some of their other lips gloss sticks, available here.)
Perfect for fuss-free makeup, they are, in theory, the way forward for light packing for an overnight stay. I decided to test this theory by taking just these (plus foundation, eyeliner and mascara) on a one-night trip up north. Blended with fingers, I used Unveiled, the golden bronze shade all over the eyelid, Staged, (dark brown) in the outer corner and crease and highlighted the inner corner with Exposed, the light beige shade. Lips and cheeks got pinky-pinky and matchy-matchy in Fling. Makeup made easy without any of the faff.