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 โ€œvibrant yet natural-looking cheek colour that looks virtually powderless.โ€ 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).

Itโ€™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 skinโ€™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)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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

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Miradan Avatar

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!

Miradan Avatar

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.

Olivia Avatar

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.

Trish Avatar

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.

Leda Avatar

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

Aamina Avatar

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

xamyx Avatar

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!

Kelly Avatar

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!

Kate Avatar

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?

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