Saturday, March 1, 2014

REVIEW & SWATCHES: Clinique "Cheek Pop" Blushes


Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share Clinique's new Cheek Pop blush in 4 universally beautiful shades. When I first saw these blushes I was immediately smitten with the adorable gerber daisy-embossed powder showcased through an attractive, clear compact. As an admittedly hopeless blush addict, you know I was all glossy-eyed and drooling like a kid in a candy store. Yum, yum, yum!



03 Berry Pop

For some reason, I had this feeling that the blushes would feel overly hard (like flashbacks of my old MAC Blush of Youth beauty powder) but actually, they were rather easy to swatch without veering into Wet n Wild-esque eyeshadow fallout territory. Not too soft, not too hard, just a nice middle-ground with a flush at one application and buildable opacity. No signs of chalkiness at all!

I wanted to include 2 full sets of swatches since you can see the distinction between colors better in the first one (shade), while in the second (direct light) you can see the luminosity of the colors. This "glow" gives an effect that the blush is your natural flush versus a powder sitting on top of the skin.

indirect light
01 Ginger Pop / 02 Peach Pop / 03 Berry Pop / 04 Plum Pop

direct light
01 Ginger Pop / 02 Peach Pop / 03 Berry Pop / 04 Plum Pop


 01 Ginger Pop

02 Peach Pop

03 Berry Pop

04 Plum Pop

Here I was wearing 03 Berry Pop and it gave a very pigmented, raspberry flush to my cheeks that played nicely off of my red MAC Riri Woo lipstick and the blush stayed on for about 8 hours without fading. I will say that this particular shade was very bold on my skintone so it would be awesome on those with tan or deeper skin while paler girls will need to use a light hand or choose 04 Plum Pop as a more user-friendly alternative.

photo credit: Kassia Phoy

Overall, I'm really loving everything about these blushes from the packaging to the shades and formula. You can tell there was a lot of thought put into this new product and I can definitely see these being my favorite go-to blushes this spring. Loved these the minute I saw them and I'm very happy to report that they are living up to every inch of my hopes for them!

Clinique Cheek Pop blushes are available for $21 at Clinique counters and online including Nordstrom, Sephora, Macy's, and Clinique.com.

Readers, what is your favorite blush shade? Will you be picking up any Cheek Pop blushes? Let me know in the comments below!

Disclaimer: This post contains product provided by the company's PR for consideration. For more information please see my review policy. 



22 comments:

  1. the color is so pretty. lol when you say "wet n wild esque". i really want to try out peach pop!! if i had the money i would pick this up right away ad i love blushes and the quality of these seems good! thanks for the review c:

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  2. Ginger pop is a lovely colour! Thanks for the swatches, Jen~

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  3. The packaging is so adorable and the colours looks great!

    Ray | Obey Ray

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  4. Hi Jen, what is your skin colour in Mac?

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  5. These sound so nice! And there quite sheer which i think is great :)

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  6. wow, I never thought Clinique would pull off great products with such lovely packaging. Love your review as always Jen!

    Temmy
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  7. These blushes are so pretty! Does the flower print on it wear off easily?

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  8. They look so cute! Blushes are definitely my favorite and I'm hoping to add a Cheek Pop to my collection soon :D

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  9. lovely colors , but i really like the packaging

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  10. I just picked up Peach Pop, but haven't worn it yet. Excited!

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  11. Berry Pop & Plum Pop look amazing!
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  12. love the ginger and peach pop color

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  13. I'll have to get these! Very interested in the peachy tones!

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  14. I've seen one review on these already and thought they were so cute!! The colour pay-off is so pretty - just a light wash of colour with a dewy glow just like you said :)! Awesome design!

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  16. I think they're all really beautiful, but I'd probably go for something nice and pink like Berry Pop or Plum Pop. Nice to know they're bright without being chalky and buildable. You look gorgeous in that photo! That red lipstick and those curls really suit you!

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  17. love this peachy tones!
    Clinique is great , i always prefer them!
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  18. these blushes look soo cute :) i like peach pop and berry pop the most.. nice post Jen..

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  19. The berry pop was perfect for me (like, perfect PERFECT) but did NOT last more than a few hours. Huge bummer!

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