Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Review, Photos, Swatches

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Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush

Melon Pop

Clinique Melon Pop Cheek Pop Blush ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good color payoff that was easily sheered out or layered for greater intensity, but the color darkened slightly on the skin compared to how it looks in the pan (which is a bit lighter, more orange).

The texture was soft, smooth, and incredibly blendable on the skin. I’m sure I sound like a broken record, but the finish of the formula is why this blush stands out: it’s beautifully luminous with a glow that doesn’t emphasize pores. On me, this blush wore well for eight hours before fading slightly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$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.

Browse all of our Clinique Cheek Pop Blush swatches.

Ingredients

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)]

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Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique
$21.00/0.12 oz.

96%

Average

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • Clinique Melon Cheek Pop
On eyes:
  • MAC Bouffant Eyeshadow
  • MAC Copperthorn Fluidline
  • MAC Brassy Fluidline
  • MAC Lowlights Fluidline
  • Burberry Trench Eyeshadow
  • MAC Blitz & Glitz Fluidline
On lips:
  • MAC High Tea Lipstick
About Reviewer
Review FAQ
Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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wait, make that TWO extra shades that aren’t on the clinique website — nude pop and cola pop. I hope they all become available for everyone before the Chic Week!

You’re welcome! I am so excited to try these once I get access to them. Cola looks lovely, but I’m not sure what I’d do with it, my skin is relatively light.

I went into fits of happiness when I saw that swatch ^_^ sooo don’t need this, but it’s so tempting when most of the blushes I own are a daily battle to not look overdone!!

It looks so pretty, but a bit too light for skintone I think. I may still try it because Milani’s Luminoso works for me even though it swatches pretty light…

It might be worth trying! It still showed up on me despite thinking it was going to be pretty subtle – though I think Peach Pop/Ginger Pop are better bets if you want the color.

This blush is PERFECT. Everything about it, I love! The color and finish are so pretty! I have a hard time blending things on my face. I think it’s just the shape of my face haha. So I prefer blushes that aren’t super pigmented so that I can slowly build.

This is really pretty just like the others! I guess I may have to just make myself go to an actual mall to look at these soon.May be at Clinique counters?

Reader Miradan just noted that they’re on Sephora for VIB Rouges now, so it should be available for all sooner rather than later! I’m not even sure they’re at counter yet.

Loving these blushes .. so soft and pretty on the cheeks. I was in Macy’s the other day returning shoes and totally forgot to check these blushes out .. 😛

Monica.

Oh, I need this one and the lavender one. This should be perfect for my pasty pale skin, since I have to be very careful with Peach Pop. Oh heck, I know I’ll buy them all, except for the Cola you just posted. Not sure that I can make that work even using a fan brush, though I do bet it will be lovely on darker complexions.

How does this compare to MAC Launch Away? I’m about a MAC NW10 and Launch Away! is my favourite blush ever, sadly it was LE and I’m dreading the day I run out!

Probably my favourite spring release! These blushes are so fairy-like and magical, they make me forget that most of my current blushes are a similar shade of delicate peachy-pink lol! Thanks Christine

No problem, Leda! 😀 I was so sad that Clinique didn’t release more shades (like in February), so I was relieved when they ended up launching more shades!

As pretty as this is and as stunning as it looks on you I might just sit this one out. If it had received a Temptalia Recommends then it would’ve been a completely different story! Thanks for the review

This is too warm/peach for me, but it is really pretty!

Thank you sooo much for listing the ingredients. I’ve searched all over the Internet for a list, and noone listed them-including Sephora & Clinique. Since these fall into my list of preferences, I definitely need a few!

This sounds perfect for me. I was right at the Clinique section in Sephora and I thought about looking at some of these, but my attention was on helping my wife find the right lip color and then I wandered off again.

It’s not really pink – peach/orange, but I don’t think it will go really orange as there isn’t any red in it.

Totally debating on whether to get this or rosy pop. I know they’re completely different, but I have no pink/peach blushes (just bronzers and MAC Warm Soul)

I have like… NC5 skin, so I know they won’t look remotely similar, but poor wallet can only support one!

Hey Kelly!

I think you could totally rock this – would be good for very fair skin, but if you want to be safe, maybe Rosy Pop! 🙂

I bought Peach Pop last year after reading your review. It has been my favorite blush since then. Thanks for your reviews!
How does Melon Pop compare to ColourPop Trickery? Which do you liker better?

They’re really such different products that it’s hard to say. I prefer a more luminous finish on blush, so I prefer Clinique!

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