The prettiest makeup launch last year has to be the Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Pops. The Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Pop Powder Blushes are powder blushes and are available in four different shades; Ginger Pop, Berry Pop, Plum Pop and Peach Pop with a shade for nearly every skintone. What makes the Cheek Pops so special is that they have a stunning gerbera design embossed into the powder, which I absolutely love especially as the pattern isn’t just on the surface, so it should stay in place for quite a long time with frequent use.
Each blush is housed inside a clear plastic compact so you can clearly see the shade of the blush inside, and the compact is nice and sturdy to keep the powder safe inside. The Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Pop Powder Blushes are £16.50 each and contain 3.5g of product which I think is pretty great value compared to the likes of Benefit blushes.
I have two shades from the range; Ginger Pop and Berry Pop, and both shades have an incredibly silky consistency which feels and blends like a cream blush with the intensity and lasting power of a powder blush.
Ginger Pop* is a dark, almost rusty peach shade which adds a little sparkle to the cheeks which you can see in the swatch above, which sounds scary in theory but it’s very subtle and very pretty. I think this particular shade works well as a blush/bronzer hybrid as it helps inject warmth into the cheeks whilst looking natural and effortless. You can choose to wear both shades very sheerly, or you can opt for a more intense pop of colour as they build up beautifully however I’m a more is less kinda girl.
Berry Pop* is a bright fuschia pink which is a little out of my comfort zone if I’m completely honest.. however when applied with a duo-fiber brush, it doesn’t look half as intimidating as it does in the pan. Berry Pop is completely matte unlike Ginger Pop, but it’s not remotely chalky or powdery like some matte blushes have a tendency to be. All you need is one swipe of your brush across the pan, and you have intense pigmentation.
The formula of both of these Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Pop Powder Blushes is amazing and I think they’re well worth their £16.50 price tag, and I’d even say they’re miles better than the likes of NARS blushes yet considerably cheaper. What I love most about these blushes is that they’re just so easy to apply, and due to how easy they blend, you really can’t go wrong even if you go in a little heavy handed at first.
I would love Clinique to release more shades as I’m head over heels for the two that I have, and I will definitely be adding Plum Pop and Peach Pop to my collection very soon especially as Feelunqiue have just started selling Clinique on their website which makes me very happy indeed and I may have already made a couple of Clinique purchases to ‘celebrate’…