Clinique Topaz Pop Cheek Pop Pearl Review & Swatches

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Clinique Topaz Pop (02) Cheek Pop Pearl
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Clinique Topaz Pop (02) Cheek Pop Pearl
Clinique Topaz Pop (02) Cheek Pop Pearl
Clinique Topaz Pop (02) Cheek Pop Pearl
Clinique Topaz Pop (02) Cheek Pop Pearl
Clinique Topaz Pop (02) Cheek Pop Pearl
Clinique Topaz Pop (02) Cheek Pop Pearl
Clinique Topaz Pop (02) Cheek Pop Pearl
Clinique Topaz Pop (02) Cheek Pop Pearl
Clinique Topaz Pop (02) Cheek Pop Pearl
Clinique Topaz Pop (02) Cheek Pop Pearl
Clinique Topaz Pop (02) Cheek Pop Pearl
Clinique Topaz Pop (02) Cheek Pop Pearl
Clinique Topaz Pop (02) Cheek Pop Pearl
Clinique Topaz Pop (02) Cheek Pop Pearl
Clinique Topaz Pop (02) Cheek Pop Pearl
Clinique Topaz Pop (02) Cheek Pop Pearl
Clinique Topaz Pop (02) Cheek Pop Pearl
Clinique Topaz Pop (02) Cheek Pop Pearl
Clinique Topaz Pop (02) Cheek Pop Pearl

Topaz Pop (02)

Clinique Topaz Pop (02) Cheek Pop Pearl ($26.50 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, darker coral with moderate, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation with a moderately dense, slightly firm texture, though it yielded well to a moderately-dense brush and transferred well to bare skin.

The blush blended out readily on my skin with little effort, and the finish was more semi-matte to satin than luminous or “pearl” like to my eye. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

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

Formula Overview

$26.50/0.12 oz. - $220.83 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "buildable watercolor payoff" with a "silky-smooth" texture that lasts for "10 hours." The formula has the feel of a gel-powder hybrid, so it is firmer, denser in the pan but has no powderiness and is extremely blendable. It melted slightly after being applied and buffed on the skin, though the original formula seemed more luminous and seamless (by a touch).

The updated Cheek Pop formula seemed more yielding, so I could use a lighter hand or a less-dense brush than I would have used with the original range, but you may still find a denser brush most appropriate if you tend to use very feathery brushes.

The updated formula also seemed truer to the buildable claim than the original formula as most shades were more medium in coverage in one layer, but they built up nicely if desired. They wore between eight and nine hours on me before fading slightly.

Browse all of our Clinique Cheek Pop Pearl swatches.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Silica, Squalane, Dicalcium Phosphate, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Polysorbate 20, 1,2-Hexanediol, Zinc Stearate, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Red 34 Lake (Ci 15880), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Orange 5 (Ci 45370)]

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.

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This sure is a good one! Something I could easily wear with many of my looks. Would have looked perfect with yesterday’s full-on Tinkerbell look!

I’m really liking all these cheek pop’s on you so far! I haven’t tried any of the original cheek pops but these (and the originals) are very temping!!

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