This blush is so pretty with its little flower pattern I hate to make a dent in it when I use it! I did not expect to like this blush as much as I do. I thought for sure it would wind up greasy and melt off my face, so I was happily surprised at how long-wearing it is. I love the color of Peach Pop, but, sadly, it didn’t show up the way I wanted on my NC35 skin. I wasn’t attracted to Ginger Pop on the display case, but I’m super glad I tried it on my skin, because the color is gorgeous. It gives me an incredibly “natural” looking reddish-bronze flush that adds an energetic look to my face; (which I really, really need…) It makes my green eyes POP like crazy, esp. with Black Honey eyeliner. Ginger Pop is a creamy/powdery blush that reminds me of Maybelline Bouncy blush, but it doesn’t get “dirty” or change texture like the Bouncy blush. I find application looks best when I use my fingers rather than any brush I’ve tried. The product doesn’t transfer well with brushes or a sponge. It does blend nicely and it melts into my skin in a way that looks bright but not glittery. A good new blush from Clinique is a big event for me. I’ve been using Clinique for many more years than I’ll admit to, and I’ve gotta say, I’d gotten pretty bored with Totally Tawny and Chestnut. Ginger Pop is a fun and flattering addition.
Clinique Ginger Pop (01) Cheek Pop Blush ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a reddened coral with a subtle satin finish. Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is lighter, pinker. Chanel Intonation (69) (LE, $38.00) is pinker, cream. MAC Autoerotique (LE, $25.00) is lighter. Illamasqua Sleek (P, $26.00) is cream. Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is lighter. NARS Boys Don’t Cry (LE, $41.00) is brighter. MAC Fleet Fast (LE, $21.00) is similar. Dior Coral Glow Blush (LE) is warmer. Burberry Blossom (P, $42.00) is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches.