Plum Pop (04)
Clinique Plum Pop (04) Cheek Pop Blush ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, moderately dense texture that felt more firmly-pressed into the pan but had no powderiness and sat beautifully on my skin.
With this formula, I’d recommend using a moderately dense blush brush to pick up product evenly, but the advantage of these more gel-powder hybrid formulations is how well they sit on bare skin. The powder applied evenly and blended out seamlessly with minimal effort. The blush stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before fading visibly.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
- Guerlain Cherry (02) (LE, $42.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
- Makeup Geek Hanky Panky (DC, $9.99) is less shimmery (95% similar).
- MAC Bred for Beauty (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- MAC No Shame (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
- Fenty Beauty Pink Lemonade (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
- ColourPop Hysterical (LE, $8.00) is darker, less pigmented, warmer (90% similar).
- Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Blush) (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).
- Chanel Vivacite (88) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- Makeup Geek Rendezvous (DC, $9.99) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar).
- Too Faced Plumagranate (Blush) (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).
$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.
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.