Chubby usually isn’t a good thing (unless of course we’re talking about a baby, in which case there’s nothing cuter!), but with Clinique Chubby refers more to multi-tasking than it does to size. The balms look kind of like crayons and their pointy tips make getting to the corners of my mouth, which sometime dry and crack, easy. What separates the Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms ($15) from your typical gloss or balm is that they moisturize in addition to imparting color. With the weather being as dry as it is here in NYC it’s impossible to apply gloss or lipstick without applying chapstick first, but the problem is that, that often leaves my lipstick looking either a bit cake-y or it doesn’t blend into my lips smoothly. Clinique’s tinted lip balms get rid of that issue, but also – unlike many other tinted balms – impart enough color (think of them like lightly saturated lipsticks), moisture, and shine for my everyday look. They come in eight shades so odds are you’ll find one that works well with your natural lip color. Also the balms have no taste or smell in case you’re dating someone like my bf who often complains about the smell/glossy-ness of my lips!