Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Clinique Berry Pop (03) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Berry Pop (03) Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Berry Pop (03) Cheek Pop Blush ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark fuchsia pink with blue undertones and a satiny sheen. NARS Coeur Battant (LE, $29.00) is brighter, cooler-toned. Tom Ford Beauty Narcissist (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery. NARS Desire (P, $29.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler-toned, matte. MAC Florida (LE, $21.00) is more magenta, cooler-toned, cream product. Burberry Hydrangea Pink (P, $42.00) is redder, darker. See comparison swatches.

Berry Pop makes us three for three so far–and there’s one more shade to review!–and it’s been such a pleasant experience testing a truly impressive formula. It’s intensely pigmented with buildable and blendable color; there’s no doubt that this is going to be a more intense blush, so it’ll work well across all skin tones, but fairer skin tones may want to use a light hand and more feathery brush (or a stippling brush). The texture is soft and smooth, feels more like a cream than a powder (but definitely a powder), so the color can easily be sheered out for a softer, flushed look or applied more dramatically for true-to-pan color. It has a soft, satiny finish that’s naturally luminous but not overly shimmery or frosted. Berry Pop wore nicely for eight hours before starting to fade along the edges.

I’ve spotted them online at Nordstrom as well as Sephora.

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Clinique Berry Pop (03) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Berry Pop (03) Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Berry Pop (03) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Berry Pop (03) Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Berry Pop (03) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Berry Pop (03) Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Berry Pop (03) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Berry Pop (03) Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Berry Pop (03) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Berry Pop (03) Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Berry Pop (03) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Berry Pop (03) Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Berry Pop (03) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Berry Pop (03) Cheek Pop Blush

The Makeup Look

On face: Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation, Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Liquid Highlighter (mixed with foundation), Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder. On eyes: Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Gold Palette, Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy Eyeliner, Tarina Tarantino GoldieLuxe Eyelicity Glitter Liner, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. On lips: Marc Jacobs Beauty Flirt Matte Lip Gel.

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94 thoughts on “Clinique Berry Pop (03) Cheek Pop Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. keG

    I love all of the shades!-absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Fra

    It reminds me of Bikini which was part of Dior Pop Art limited edition (summer 2013)!

  3. Holy crap, Clinique. This entire line is so pretty.
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  4. C

    Might have to pick this up >< Such a sucker for pink blushes

  5. Nazih

    SO gorgeous! I have a feeling all four will be mine. I’m liking these more than the hourglass ones…shocker.

  6. Nazih

    By the way Christine, which brush do you recommend to use with these?

  7. Tugce

    Christine, I wasn’t able to find the ingredient list for this formula anywhere online. Would you be able to spot it somewhere on the packaging? I would like to make sure there is nothing I am allergic to before I order online. Thanks!

  8. I was so crazy excited for the Hourglass Ambient blushers and they look nice too, but these….THESE!!! It’s a rare day that I’m particularly impressed by anything Clinique puts out, but these look like something special. Thanks for reviewing, Christine!

  9. I haven’t bought any makeup by Clinique for a long time, but this blusher is adorable. I love the pattern and the pink shade is stunning, so I’m guessing I’ll be heading to a Clinique counter pretty soon :o) Xx

  10. It didn’t look too groundbreaking on the pan (this shade in particular) but I love how it looks on your cheeks!

  11. Jackie

    This blush is just so pretty, it makes me feel happy!
    I loooove the color, it’s like Givenchy’s Fuchsia Irresistible for cheeks.
    Will definitely buy this along with the other colors :3

  12. This looks so good on you, so super fresh! I’m so pleased to find out the formula is great!
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  13. Mariana

    Couldn’t wait for your reviews to get Plum Pop!!!! As soon as I got Sephora’s email about Hourglass Ethereal Glow being stocked, I got both! If I didn’t have to work I’d be waiting by the door for the little Sephora box :)

  14. Oh my! This is the one I was waiting for and how pretty it is. It looks a lot like MAC Her Blooming Cheek (which I’ve had for years and haven’t even made a dent in) so now I’m sort of wondering if I really need this or if I should just be using Her Blooming Cheek more often.

    • I think this is a better quality product, but Her Blooming Cheek is quite pigmented so most of the improvement is in the texture. At the very least, maybe use HBC more often and if you REALLY love it, then acquire this one!

  15. This is my favorite of the Cheek Pop Blush shades, and I’m eyeing this for my next blush purchase. Are these LE for Spring or a new part of the permanent collection?

  16. Amanda

    I was quite surprised that the formula was so spot on with these. Clinique isn’t usually on my radar at all. It’s a relief that they only have four shades, because with these on my wishlist as well as the new Hourglass blushes I’m sort of in blush overload now haha

  17. like i said before … these blush and the whole makeup is so well balanced 😀
    101% getting these Christine :) these am sure will show nicely on my skin 😀
    cant thank you enough for the awesome pictures and FOTD’s :)
    and honest no non sense reviews … i hope you understand what i mean … :)

    one may think you get samples but we have seen you buying whole collection for us and this is what makes you stand out amongst sea of beauty bloggers

    beautiful on you and they are made for you :)
    already added in cart just waiting for right time 😀
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  18. This one is really pretty!

  19. Very pretty! I think Peach Pop is my favorite so far, though!

  20. vicktoria

    Hi Christine,
    Can I use this blush as an eyeshadow since MAC discontinued one of my favourites as usual. Keep up the good work. Thank you.

  21. phuongk

    What did you use to apply this? It looks like a very pigmented product but you managed to sheer it out nicely. I have issues with being too heavy handed with blushes. Also, I tried to find your post about your latest skin stuff but couldn’t find it. What did you say your PCP prescribed you that has helped? Thanks!

    • I used Tom Ford’s Cheek Brush, but MAC’s 131 works well for a softer application.

      I use a topical antibiotic (clindamycin) and topical cream (Differin).

  22. Yay! As I told you yest this is the one I got. And I am so glad it performed the same way as the other 2. Just waiting for the shipment now! :-)
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  23. This is gorgeous! I have so many blushes but I have to make room for these and the Hourglass ones. Just too pretty!

  24. Emme

    Clinique has really upped their game! I’m loving these! I will definitely get this one!

  25. Wow! All of these colors have been so full-on! Are there any more subtle colors in the collection? I don’t think I’d be able to wear any of the 3 you’ve reviewed without using the lightest of hands.
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  26. I’ve been hanging out for your review of the ‘pink’ one! 😀 it looks wonderful!

    I’ve never been much of a blush girl (funny since I have like zero pigment to my skin!), but when there are blushes like these and Chanel’s cream ones…they’re converting me!

    I usually gravitate toward pinks, but I’m wondering if I should break the mould and use the chance to go peachy with these. My Chanel blush is Affinite, so I definitely have bright pink covered! Anyone have thoughts on a transparently pale, cool toned girl wearing peach blush?
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    • Slowly but surely, we’ll convert to you a blush-a-holic :)

      Pale, cool toned girls can wear peach! A lot of fairer skin tones with natural redness wear peach to counteract the redness!

  27. Sarah M

    I can’t get over how amazing these blushes are!!!

  28. Lucina

    It looks so lovely on you! I wish the packaging didn’t look so drugstore though =(

  29. Martyisblue

    WOW! Hope these blushes will be sold in Italy!

  30. Gorgeous blush, it looks so pretty on you!

  31. xamyx

    It’s very pigmented, but sheered out it still maintains the integrity of the shade. I find with alot of products, they tend to “lose” something, almost changing the color. Because of this, I may have to try this at a counter! I also appreciate how it melds with the natural undertone of the skin, so this may workfor me!

  32. I just picked up Coeur Battant but I want this anyway! The formula just makes me excited lol. I can’t wait to touch it!
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  33. Thanks for reviewing these Christine! I think I’ll need to pick up all of these – such a stellar formula and such lovely colors!
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  34. Amber

    I hope Clinique comes out with more shades. None of these would suit me but I’m dying to try the formula!

  35. pixxie

    i love it so much when u put whats on your face products.. tqvm Christine !!

  36. Oooooh. Not only is it damn similar to Couer Battant (which I fell in love with), it’s cheaper and permanent… I think NARS just got usurped!

  37. Hi Christine, this looks awesome! You look great as always, but I think I like ginger pop the best on you so far!

    One question, it looks a little bit like Nars Mata Hari, how do you think they would compare?

  38. Dawn

    I got plum pop yesterday and I really do love it. I’m soooo surprised that it’s such a good product from Clinique. The best part is the really really reasonable price….compared to some of my other favorites. I love the new chanel creams…..the hourglass shades look beautiful. How many blushes are too many?

  39. I have to have them starting with this one :)

  40. Lauren

    Just picked Berry Pop up. My office is directly above a Clinique counter, so I popped in when I went to get lunch. These are so cute in person. I kind of want Ginger Pop too. I have so many blushes and I so did not need another blush, but…I have no willpower. Your reviews sold me.

  41. Ylona

    Hi Christine,
    Thanks for the review.
    I’m wondering… How does the Berry pop’s color compare to Chanel cream blush in Affinité and the Tom Ford’s powder blush in Flush ?

    • Affinite is lighter, more muted, less shimmery, and less cool-toned. I don’t think it’s like Berry Pop at all. Flush is warm-toned and peachy – did you mean a different shade?

      • Ylona

        Thanks for the reply <3
        Sounds Berry pop is shimmery and cool toned compared to Affinité.
        I haven't seen Flush in real yet, i'm waiting a friend to bring one for me when she'll come back from her trip to the US, with some TF brushes and eye shadows :) !!!!!!

        The differences would be interesting… An excuse to get one 😛

  42. Pannicha

    I never tried clinique blush before but this is so beautiful and I love daisy so I think I’m gonna get all the shade 😀

  43. Carolyn

    How is it compare to thebalm instain lace?is it similar