On the Glow
Clinique On the Glow Cheek Pop Palette ($29.50 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio of cheek colors–a highlighter, blush, and bronzer–in the brand’s popular Cheek Pop formula. The blush, Ginger Pop, is part of the permanent range, while the other two are new (at least to me). All three shades were consistent with the Cheek Pop formula: a gel-powder formula that feels smooth, lightly creamy to the touch and sits well on skin because there’s no powderiness (also no excess kicked up in the pan!). You’ll want to use a moderately dense, more rounded brush to pick up product as more feathery (think a fan brush) don’t pick up product well with this type of formula. It’s a good value if they’re shades you’d use, but I would have loved to see the brand release a second trio with more depth to cover more skin tones.