I first discovered Clinique Cheek Pop Blush early last year when they released four shades (Plum, Ginger, Peach and Berry Pop).
I picked up Peach and Plum Pop early on, but with the limited shade range I am sure my collection of Clinique Cheek Pop Blush is pretty complete.
Imagine my excitement when Clinique was to release a whopping 8 additional shades earlier this Spring. As soon as my local Sephora store had them in I went in for a swatch session.
The formula on these blushes is very unique. It’s not a powder, but it’s not really a cream either. It’s a hybrid product, but I wouldn’t describe it as a gelee.
The Clinique Cheek Pop Blush feels very silky to the touch, but it’s not pliable or “bouncy.” They are pigmented enough to work for many skin tones but not so much that they are hard to work with.
Once you apply it to the cheeks you notice a glow, almost how your skin looks after a facial (read also How to Solve Skin Concerns With A Facial). They are not shimmery or dewy, which helps combination skin girls like me get longer wear time.
Speaking of that, these last all day on me. It’s rare that a blush formula will do that on me.
Plum Pop is a bright berry pink that perks up even the dullest complexion days.
Peach Pop is a perfect peach/coral blend that looks great on tan skin. Nude Pop is a brown, almost flesh toned shade that adds dimension and a hint of color to the cheeks.
My favorite way to wear my new shade, Nude Pop (buy here), is to sweep it generously across my cheekbones, focusing more on the back. Then, layering a small amount of Peach Pop on the very front of my cheek bones.
It creates a perfect bronze-blush shade that I will definitely be wearing all summer long.
But all of the colors are so tempting, I can see how it will be easy to own the whole collection.
As a conclusion in this Clinique Cheek Pop review, Cheek Pops retail for $21 each at Nordstrom, Sephora and Clinique. They get a big A+ from me.