Clinique Plum Pop (04) Cheek Pop Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Clinique Plum Pop (04) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Plum Pop (04) Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Plum Pop (04) Cheek Pop Blush ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a cool-toned, plummy pink with blue undertones and a satin finish. It is lighter, less pink, and cooler-toned compared to Berry Pop, though applied they look more similar than dissimilar! Guerlain Cherry (02) (LE, $42.00) is a cream blush and has less of a sheen. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Blush (LE) is more shimmery. Tarte Dollface (P, $26.00) is lighter, more matte. Urban Decay Quickie (LE) is brighter, matte. NARS Angelika (P, $29.00) is more matte. MAC Iā€™m the One (LE, $21.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Florida (LE, $21.00) is brighter, darker, and a cream product. See comparison swatches.

Plum Pop has an incredibly soft but smooth, even color application, and it delivers color as intense or as sheer as your heart desires. Deeper skin tones won’t feel like they’re spending ten minutes to layer on the product while fairer complexions can easily use a lighter touch/brush and blend and sheer away the product with ease. The finish is luminous, glowy, but very natural; it looks like a cream blush when applied–never powdery–and applies like one, as the way it blends and smooths over the skin is incredible. Plum Pop lasted well for eight hours on my skin before starting to fade away along the edges.

I’ve spotted them online at Nordstrom as well as Sephora.

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Clinique Plum Pop (04) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Plum Pop (04) Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Plum Pop (04) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Plum Pop (04) Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Plum Pop (04) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Plum Pop (04) Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Plum Pop (04) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Plum Pop (04) Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Plum Pop (04) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Plum Pop (04) Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Plum Pop (04) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Plum Pop (04) Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Plum Pop (04) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Plum Pop (04) Cheek Pop Blush

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

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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Ooh, this was the one I was waiting for! It looks great on you! This might be a plum I could work with on my fair skin. Thanks šŸ™‚

This is why I love the work you do Christine – I was debating between this and peach pop, but after this review I’ll go with peach because I have Dollface and Florida already. Thanks so much!

Ooooooh I think I like this one better than Berry Pop after all! What a beautiful blush! Now I know I’ll just end up collecting them all (as opposed to the Hourglass blushes, which I’m currently planning to nab 2 or 3… depending on how different the remaining blushes look when applied).

They’re not too bad on the wallet — less than the average blush but I imagine most of us won’t actually finish all the blush we own, so a lower total cost is nice!

OMG. Seriously??! I cannot even handle these new Clinique blushes. I have this weird visceral reaction every time I see you’ve reviewed a new one. Ridiculous! Where were these back in the 90’s when I worked for Clinique in college and the product was sad and they made us apply it with Q-tips?! HAHAHA Oh my. Well, guess my wallet will be taking ANOTHER hit. Sorry Hourglass, but so far Clinique has one-upped you. šŸ™‚

Christine, how different is this from Pink Pop, which I think you also compared to Florida (clearly, I struggle with using the swatch feature to compare swatches that aren’t already in the same “grouping”).

Hi Mariella!

It is lighter, less pink, and cooler-toned compared to Berry Pop, though applied they look more similar than dissimilar! I don’t think they’re technically dupes, but if you go for a sheerer application of Berry Pop, then they’ll end up looking more similar applied.

Here are all four Clinique blushes: http://www.temptalia.com/swatch-gallery/?sg=155130,155034,154926,154852

Hi Christine! All the Clinique Cheek Pop blushes look so beautiful on you! Would you say that this wouldn’t be worth getting if I have NARS New Attitude? I know it wasn’t listed as a dupe, but I saw in your New Attitude post that Tarte Dollface was similar, just less blue-based. (And Tarte Dollface was listed as a similar shade for Plum Pop.) Do you think Plum Pop would look flattering on NC30s? Thanks so much Christine! šŸ™‚

I don’t think that this is similar to NARS New Attitude, which is matte, lighter, and cooler-toned, so I think it’s fine to have both -http://www.temptalia.com/nars-new-attitude-blush-review-photos-swatches

I’m NC25/NC30, so if you don’t like it on me, there you go šŸ™‚

So pretty…I really have to check these out! Kind of nice thing about literally owning two blushes is that I feel my collection has room to expand šŸ˜‰

This one may actually work for me! I’m excited to swatch this one, and Berry Pop, which are the 2 I thought would be the least interesting, LOL!

This is gorgeous. I had thought Berry Pop was the one for me, but after seeing both of these swatched, I’m fully in Plum Pop camp. So glad I waited, especially since they are both so similar. I need this shade!

I couldn’t help myself – after your gorgeous reviews and swatches I took the plunge and just ordered Berry Pop & Plum Pop. I have a very fair, cooler toned complexion, so I’m going to see which one looks better on my complexion. So excited for them to get here!

Thank you so much for your reviews and swatches – I might have just overlooked these if it weren’t for your review!

My pleasure, Melissa! I would have overlooked these, too, if they hadn’t been embossed with flower petals, which I think contributed to how excited readers were over them (and since readers were excited, I reviewed!).

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