Clinique Fig Pop Cheek Pop Blush ($25.00 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. The texture of this blush was incredibly soft, smooth, and almost velvety, despite being a powder product. It sits beautifully on the skin giving it a luminous sheen but never emphasizes pores or the skin’s natural texture.
It had rich, true-to-pan color payoff that can be applied and blended down, applied with a lighter hand, or at full intensity, but no matter whether you want to build the color or take it down, it’s easy to work with. I feel like when I applied the blush, it already looked soft, diffused, and blended, while still seeing plenty of color show on my skin. On me, the blush wore well for nine hours before fading slightly. The only downside is that I think it is close enough to Ginger Pop that it may be redundant depending on how you apply Ginger Pop, though this seems a bit less shimmery and more toned down.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$21.00/0.12 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce
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. Most shades lasted between eight and nine hours on me.
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Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer , Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate , Glycerin , Dicalcium Phosphate , Squalane , Ptfe , Dimethicone , Lauroyl Lysine , Ethylhexylglycerin , Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) , Polysorbate 80 , Caprylyl Glycol , 1,2-Hexanediol , Zinc Stearate , Silica , Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate , [+/- Mica , Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850) , Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) , Manganese Violet (Ci 77742) , Red 36 Lake (Ci 12085) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77499) , Ultramarines (Ci 77007) , Red 6 (Ci 15850) , Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985) , Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090) , Orange 5 (Ci 45370) , Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163) , Carmine (Ci 75470) , Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360) , Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77492)]