I’ve been wanting to get my grubby little paws on this blush for a long time now and I finally did! The Clinique Cheek Pop blushes come in 12 shades and I chose Ginger Pop as my first one — a warm, bright, deep coral.
On the Sephora website, it’s description as follows:
What it is:
A long-wearing, buildable cheek color that imparts a bright hue.
What it does:
Discover pure, natural cheek color that looks virtually powderless. Its unique, patented technology transforms pure liquid pigment into a smooth, silky powder through a process of slow baking, leaving true color—from compact to cheeks.This silky smooth, stay-true formula creates a vibrant, healthy-looking glow without a trace of powder residue.
Firstly, let’s talk about the packaging — how cute, right? I’d love to build a collection of these blushes just based on how they look!
The formula of the Cheek Pop is quite unique. When I first swatched this in Sephora, my fingers didn’t know what exactly to make of it — felt like a mousse AND soft like silk AND powdery all at the same time. It was very easy to swatch — just a couple swirls on my finger and I got quite a decent amount of pigment.
This blush picks up very well with a blusher brush — with about 3-4 swirls, I get a good amount of blush to start a good flush going on both my cheeks. This blush is definitely buildable and you can’t really screw it up. It’s pigmented but I find that you can’t really go overboard straight away, which is a good thing because it allows you to have control over the application. This definitely gives you a flush on your cheeks like it’s coming from the inside out — very natural yet noticeable.
Ginger Pop is a bright coral shade that just screamed to me off the shelf. I tend to reach for more peach/coral/gold tones in the summer time when it comes to blush as it plays well with my skintone and dark hair.
Throughout the summer, I reached for this quite often. But now that we’re heading fast into autumn and winter, I think this shade has enough warmth and depth to it that it would be a great peachy option for the fall/winter months!
As for the lasting power, I would say this lasts pretty good — 7 hours of wear time before I notice my cheeks looking a little dull.
At $24 Cdn a “pop” (haha) for this blush, I can certainly point out a few much cheaper alternatives that last just as long (or longer) and/or give off the same amount of pigment and colour. But the formula of Clinique’s Cheek Pops are like nothing I’ve tried or owned, I think this was a good investment!
I give the Clinique Cheek Pop blush in Ginger Pop: a STANDING OVATION
Have you tried the Cheek Pops? Like or dislike? What colours do you have?
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