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Clinique Black Honey Pop Cheek Pop

Clinique Black Honey Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Black Honey Pop Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Black Honey Pop Cheek Pop Blush ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark pinky plum with warm undertones and a luminous finish. MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Velvet (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Out There (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S502 (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sand Pink (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Enamored (Blush) (P, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Peach Berry (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Nightingale (P, $32.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #310 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Apricot (P, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Roseberry (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Ironic (LE, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Caribbean (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever B500 (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Stila Berry Shimmer (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Fetish (-, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Rose (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is described as “vibrant yet natural-looking cheek colour that looks virtually powderless.” The texture was smooth, soft, and dense, so it was never powdery in the pan or on the skin. The blush had good color payoff that was easily sheered out (or you could apply less, as the denser texture makes that easy to control). It’s the kind of texture that almost blends itself as soon as you start applying and working it onto the skin. The finish became more luminous as I blended the powder onto the skin, but it was never shiny or overly shimmery, so it always looked smooth on my skin and did not emphasize pores or my skin’s texture. It wore well for nine and a half hours on me before I noticed a bit of fading around the edges.

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Clinique Pink Honey Pop Cheek Pop

Clinique Pink Honey Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Pink Honey Pop Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Pink Honey Pop Cheek Pop Blush ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a satin sheen. Makeup Geek Spell Bound (DC, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Fun Ending (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Overexposed (-, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Illusive (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Burberry My Burberry Blush (P, $68.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Effect (LE, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). CoverGirl Medium Rose (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dose of Colors Statemint (LE, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Liberation (Left) (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Prim (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Milani Berry Rays #4 (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Lover's Blush (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $23.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Tinge (P, $23.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Celebrated (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Wavelength (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink (P, $60.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Revolution Make Love Instead (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is described as “vibrant yet natural-looking cheek colour that looks virtually powderless.” The texture was very smooth and dense in the pan, while on the skin, it was incredibly blendable and almost creamy in the way it sat and diffused on the skin. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that applied easily, as it blended out nicely along the edges. The finish was more satiny than truly luminous–it seemed to have less sheen than most of the Cheek Pops–but looked good on the skin as it did not emphasize pores or my skin’s texture. This shade wore well for nine hours on me before fading slightly.

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Clinique Bronze Glow Uplighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder
Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Bronze Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder ($27.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a satin sheen. Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $68.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Spotlight (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Casino (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Lush Light Bronze (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Refined Golden (P, $27.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Firebrush (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked Flushed Bronzer (-, ) is warmer (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Bikini Contest (P, $3.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Native Bronzer (-, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Happy Hour (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Bronze Me (LE, $8.00) is darker (80% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE, ) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder is supposed to be a “sheer illuminating powder” that gives skin a “candle-lit, radiant glow” that can be used alone, as a finishing powder, or as a highlighter. Like Golden Glow, it is far from sheer–in fact, it is pretty opaque! If you like your highlighters/bronzers pigmented, that might be a happy “con.” The texture was soft, smooth, and easy to blend and work with on my cheeks. It didn’t emphasize pores and gave a soft sheen. I think this one could be used as a finishing powder on deeper skin tones as well. This shade lasted for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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Clinique Golden Glow Uplighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Golden Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder
Clinique Golden Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Golden Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder ($27.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium, peachy orange with warm undertones and a sparkling, gold shimmer-sheen finish. bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Yummy Cookies (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Lumiere d'Artifices Beiges Illuminating Powder (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Dayglow (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (Sahara) (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Miss Liberty (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Peaceful (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Guerlain Pause d'Ete (LE, $82.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder is supposed to be a “sheer illuminating powder” that gives skin a “candle-lit, radiant glow” that can be used alone, as a finishing powder, or as a highlighter. While Nude Glow was subtle and sheer, this shade was not; it had semi-opaque coverage, which was buildable to full coverage with two layers, and it was noticeably shimmery on the skin–I can’t really imagine most wanting to use this as an all-over powder. If you’re looking for a soft, warming highlighter (or highlighting bronzer, perhaps) and like some sparkle, this might work on fair to medium-dark skin tones. The texture was soft enough that it was blendable on the skin, and it didn’t emphasize pores, but it is a little drier overall where some of the sparkle separates from the color itself. On my normal-to-dry skin, the color lasted just over eight hours before fading.

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Clinique Nude Glow Uplighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Nude Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder
Clinique Nude Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Nude Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder ($27.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. NARS Give In Take Blush II (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Glow Rida (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Suqqu Yawakouki (05) (P, $34.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Moonlight (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Strobe Light (LE, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC She's a Rainbow (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Equinox (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Illuminator (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder is supposed to be a “sheer illuminating powder” that gives skin a “candle-lit, radiant glow” that can be used alone, as a finishing powder, or as a highlighter. It had sheer, buildable coverage that could get up to semi-opaque (three layers) with a very soft, smooth, and blendable texture that felt almost cream-like to the touch. There are three shades available, and this is the lightest of the three (they get progressively darker). On my light-medium complexion, it gives just a hint of warmth that evens out the natural redness in my cheeks and gives a low-key sheen–enough that my skin looks awake and brightened but not metallic or shiny. I think fans of subtler highlighters will like this finish, whereas if you tend to gravitate towards more frosted and metallic highlighters, you’ll find this too subtle. This shade lasted for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

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Top 10 Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes

Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes
Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes

Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is available in twelve shades (as of July 2016) that range from beige to lavender to burgundy. Many readers will remember that it’s one of my favorite blush formulas! The consistency is dense but smooth, blendable, and sits particularly nicely on the skin as they have a satiny, luminous sheen that gives skin a glow without emphasizing pores. My personal go-tos (of the moment!) are Peach Pop, Ginger Pop, and Heather Pop. I would love to see Clinique launch more shades in the future, and I’d love to see a highlighter/bronzer formulation as well.

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Clinique Cola Pop

PPermanent. $21.00/0.12 oz.

Clinique Cola Pop Cheek Pop Blush Clinique Cola Pop Cheek Pop Blush ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark reddish-berry with subtle warm undertones paired with a luminous finish.Read Full Review Read full review.

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02. Clinique Black Honey Pop

Clinique Black Honey Pop Cheek Pop Blush ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark pinky plum with warm undertones and a luminous finish. Read full review.

A+

03. Clinique Pink Pop

Clinique Pink Pop Cheek Pop Blush ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, medium rosy pink with very subtle cool, blue undertones and a luminous sheen. Read full review.

A+

04. Clinique Fig Pop

Clinique Fig Pop Cheek Pop Blush Clinique Fig Pop Cheek Pop Blush ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deepened, orange-coral with a hint of pink-red and a subtle, golden micro-shimmer that gives it a luminous sheen. Read full review.

A+

05. Clinique Rosy Pop

Clinique Rosy Pop Cheek Pop Blush ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly gold sheen. Read full review.

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06. Clinique Ginger Pop (01)

Clinique Ginger Pop (01) Cheek Pop Blush ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a reddened coral with a subtle satin finish. Read full review.

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07. Clinique Peach Pop (02)

Clinique Peach Pop (02) Cheek Pop Blush Clinique Peach Pop (02) Cheek Pop Blush ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a pink-coral with a satin finish and warm undertones.Read Full Review Read full review.

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08. Clinique Berry Pop (03)

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. Read full review.

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09. Clinique Plum Pop (04)

Clinique Plum Pop (04) Cheek Pop Blush ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a cool-toned, plummy pink with blue undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

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10. Clinique Pink Honey Pop

Clinique Pink Honey Pop Cheek Pop Blush ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a satin sheen. Read full review.

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Glossover Breakdown

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product
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pigmentation
9.5
texture
10
longevity
9
application
5
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The Good: Blendable (33), Easy To Apply (32), Smooth (30), Long-wearing (26), Buttery (20), Great Value (20), Travel-friendly (20), Creamy (16)

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The Bad: Powdery (1), Hard To Apply (1), Emphasizes Pores (1), Too Little Product (1)