Clinique Cream Pop, Aqua Pop, Surf Pop Lid Pops Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Clinique Cream Pop Lid Pop
Clinique Cream Pop Lid Pop

Clinique Cream Pop Lid Pop ($17.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a firmer, drier texture that was harder to get out of the pan. It sheered out somewhat on the skin and couldn’t be built-up more than 85% opacity on bare skin (you have to use a good primer/base). It lasted for six hours before fading. NARS Bonifacio (DC, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Black #2 (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Elfie Selfie (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #10 (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S516 Sand (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Naked (PiP, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Petit Pro #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Grain (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sovereign (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced New Romantic (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Stila Kitten (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Presto (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Suede (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Eclosion #3 (P, ) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Clinique Aqua Pop Lid Pop ($17.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright pop of bluish-teal with a pearly sheen. It was nicely pigmented–the most pigmented of the range–and actually maintained some of its intensity on the lid, but it still had that slightly faded look applied. This shade lasted for seven hours. Tarina Tarantino Ozma (DC, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Hydroplane (LE, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #1 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #26 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm Open to Offers Olwen (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sydney Grace Comforter (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Caspian Sea (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Party Animal (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fringe (DC, ) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #5 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Smashbox Pacific (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Cielo (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Teal Appeal (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Affresco #4 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I238 Blue Cedar (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Amp (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Junkie (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Fyrinnae Sleepy Hollow (P, $6.75) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Too Glam (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever ME230 Peacock Blue (DC, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Clinique Surf Pop Lid Pop ($17.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark blue with strong, cool undertones and a sparkly, satin-like finish–not really frosted. It was dry, dusty, and semi-sheer at best, but it tended to apply unevenly and blend in a way that resulted in patchy coverage. It lasted for five and a half hours before fading. Colour Pop Kimono (LE, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Aja (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Eternity (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Dive Bar (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Entombed (DC, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #6 (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). LORAC Blue Quartz (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D222 Night Blue (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Buxom Bulldog (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Quantum Sleep (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Sugarpill Velocity (P, $13.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Vega (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (DC, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Moonshadow (P, $19.00) is warmer (80% similar). Coloured Raine Opulence (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Clinique Willow Pop Lid Pop ($17.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, olive brown with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was just a little dusty and dry to work with (so it sheered out somewhat in practice). It wore well for six and a half hours before fading. Chanel Tisse d'Automne #1 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Stardust #2 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Sumptuous Olive (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I328 Bronze (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty FumΓ© (Left) (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Mosaic (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC A Harvest of Greens #3 (PiP, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Burnished Copper (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Smashbox Safari (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Flicker (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D320 Golden Khaki (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). theBalm Kawabunga (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Fiction (DC, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Kelp (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Stila La Douce (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Mirage (LE, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Clinique Whopping Willow (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Dragon Scales #4 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Hundo (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Makeup Geek Gargoyle (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Clinique Lid Pop ($17.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new, powder eyeshadow formula that is described as “silky” and “long-wearing” with “richly pigmented shades build, blend easily to desired level of intensity.” They have good color payoff but tend to sheer out on the lid, and there is a faded quality after application, almost like when you apply an eyeshadow damp and it dries down less intense. The texture varies from soft and powdery to dusty to smooth. If you like semi-sheer to semi-opaque wash of colors and take the time to really blend and buff each shade, you can get a really luminous finish out of them, but using them more heavily results in a drier texture that was visible on my lid. I get between six and seven hours of wear with this formula, and in my experience, it was a formula that was faster to fade (but I didn’t have creasing issues) than the average eyeshadow for me. They have a very “lived in” look to me applied; like the eyeshadows melt and fade against the lid, but they never look like they do in the pan on the lid without a white or colored base.

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Oh, I am so sad πŸ™ Based on the gorgeous swatches, I had high hopes for Aqua Pop, but can’t believe the pigment looks slightly faded on lids, might swatch over primer to see if it helps. Willow Pop is my kind of color but I have Sumptous Olive, which performs better. I’m totally in love with the flower design though, want one just to look at, will swatch Petal Pop in store and see if it can be used as a highlighter or blush.

Isn’t it amazing? Blue eyeshadow has been around since at least the 60’s, and yet, almost nobody can get it right anymore! Pfft!!!
That said, believe it or not, I could actually see Cream and Willow being used as a nice, very easy summertime wash look! (Or sub MAC Grain for Cream instead!) I think I actually like Willow a lot!

Such a pity that these aren’t better. I really like most of the colours, but am not going to spend on any of them.
You managed to get a pretty look out of them, even though they are bad performers. Good job!
I must say I really, really like Willow, very nice, but am still not going to buy it. I do have dupes.

They are gorgeous colours, but easily dupable and many of these colours live in our UD, Smashbox, MAC stash. However the quality is either average or poor. I also think that this kind of packaging would make it fiddly to use in a busy morning.

I really wish they had done a better job – maybe a denser formulation like the Cheek Pops or perhaps just embraced these as a wet/dry formula.

Clinique’s website doesn’t mention anything about using them wet, actually. From Clinique:

How to Use
Using an eye shadow specialist from Clinique’s Makeup Brush Collection, sweep shadow across lids for desired effects.
Create interesting dimension by blending and layering multiple shades.
Use as an accent shade in the crease, as a liner, or to highlight just under the brow bone.

Surf is the shade I was most interested in — so I’m glad it turns out that Dive and I218 are such good dupes for it, since I have both of them! Aqua Pop is really pretty, just not a flattering shade for my eyes. I like Willow. Quite a bit, in fact. If I get one of these, it will probably be Willow. These are so pretty in their little pots, I wish they performed better overall! As someone with sensitive skin, I’d like it a lot if Clinique would continue to update their makeup with high-quality offerings like their Cheek Pop blushes and Soft Matte lipsticks.

I work for Clinique, and we got to play with these at our Strategy class yesterday. I was So Disappointed going into class because of these reviews. But I have found that using a primer makes the payoff so much better. And on top of that, you can use surf pop wet and it gets rid of the streaky look entirely!

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