Clinique Warm Up (2020) Cheek Pop Palette Review & Swatches

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Clinique Warm Up (2020) Cheek Pop Palette
Clinique Warm Up (2020) Cheek Pop Palette
Clinique Warm Up (2020) Cheek Pop Palette
Clinique Warm Up (2020) Cheek Pop Palette
Clinique Warm Up (2020) Cheek Pop Palette
Clinique Warm Up (2020) Cheek Pop Palette
Clinique Warm Up (2020) Cheek Pop Palette
Clinique Warm Up (2020) Cheek Pop Palette
Clinique Warm Up (2020) Cheek Pop Palette
Clinique Warm Up (2020) Cheek Pop Palette
Clinique Warm Up (2020) Cheek Pop Palette
Clinique Warm Up (2020) Cheek Pop Palette
Clinique Warm Up (2020) Cheek Pop Palette
Clinique Warm Up (2020) Cheek Pop Palette
Clinique Warm Up (2020) Cheek Pop Palette
Clinique Warm Up (2020) Cheek Pop Palette
Clinique Warm Up (2020) Cheek Pop Palette
Clinique Warm Up (2020) Cheek Pop Palette

Warm Up (2020)

Clinique Warm Up (2020) Cheek Pop Palette ($29.50 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features three warmer-toned Cheek Pop shades (all from the permanent range) housed in a slim, plastic palette. The quality was consistent with the permanent iterations; they were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing with a glowing, luminous finish.

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Clinique Nude Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Nude Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Nude Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Nude Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Nude Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Nude Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Nude Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Nude Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Nude Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Nude Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Nude Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Nude Pop Cheek Pop Blush

Nude Pop

Nude Pop is a soft peach with moderate, warm orange undertones and a luminous finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly to my cheeks and blended out beautifully with minimal effort. The texture was soft, smooth, and dense without being overly firm in the pan, though a moderately-dense brush is key when working with the gel-powder kind of formula (that this is). The color wore well for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

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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Clinique Ginger Pop (01) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Ginger Pop (01) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Ginger Pop (01) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Ginger Pop (01) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Ginger Pop (01) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Ginger Pop (01) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Ginger Pop (01) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Ginger Pop (01) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Ginger Pop (01) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Ginger Pop (01) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Ginger Pop (01) Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Ginger Pop (01) Cheek Pop Blush

Ginger Pop (01)

Ginger Pop (01) is a brighter, medium coral with moderate, warm undertones that were just barely orange-leaning but fairly well-balanced between pink and orange. It had a luminous finish that was glowing without being overtly shimmery on my skin. It had opaque pigmentation that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease.

The texture was smooth to the touch, dense but not stiff, and picked up best with a moderately-dense brush. It was easy to control the amount of product picked up, while the powder blended seamlessly on my skin. This shade lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.

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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Clinique Cola Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Cola Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Cola Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Cola Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Cola Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Cola Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Cola Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Cola Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Cola Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Cola Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Cola Pop Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Cola Pop Cheek Pop Blush

Cola Pop

Cola Pop is a rich, deep red with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It became more luminous as it was blended out and worked into my skin. When worn at more semi-sheer to medium coverage, it looked pinky-red. The texture was smooth to the touch, dense without being stiff to work with, though the gel-powder formula requires a denser brush for even pickup of product.

On the upside, there was no powderiness, which made it easier to control how much product was picked up and ensured precision when applying and diffusing the color out on cheeks. This particular iteration seemed to be slightly more yielding and was fully opaque in a single layer. It lasted nicely for nine hours before fading visibly.

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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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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I picked this up and woah, Cola pop is so much more than expected.. 😭 I’m so glad nude pop to the rescue. This formula usually seems quite sheer… I’m more into last year’s cool pop, but I’ll mix and match to tame down cola… and I said…easy there big fella.

Slightly off topic, sorry: Christine, I tried the paper towel in last year’s Cool Down palette. It’s like a different product now. Richly pigmented with a light hand. Thank you so much.

I too, have the Cool Down Palette and I definitely can’t use a light hand with it. How did you get it to become “richly pigmented with a light hand”?

Bummer. I already have Cola Pop, and Nude Pop would never look visible on me. Therefore, only Ginger Pop would be both different and usable. One shade doesn’t make it worth it for me personally, but I can certainly see it being perfect for many others.

Good product sucks you in. I never realized I liked Nude before. Think I have a Marilyn Miglin dupe….Cola is out for the remainder of the month. Great shade.

This has certainly piqued my interest in Nude Pop! Clinique’s another brand I’d love to see a build-your-own blush palette from. I think I’d pick Nude Pop, Pink Pop, and either Berry Pop or a backup of Ballerina Pop (I have Melon and Pansy Pop already and last year’s Cool Down palette.) I use all my blushes from them consistently.

Another great trio from Clinique – I could wear Nude Pop and possibly Ginger Pop, but not Cola Pop. It would be so much more versatile if you could pick your own shades for the trio though.

I completely agree; if I could, I would swap Ballerina pop or Fig Pop with the Cola Pop and it would be a much more versatile palette for me.

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