Round-up: Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Reviews

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Cheek Pop Blush

With Cheek Pop Blush, Clinique hit a home run. Every single shade has been high quality, richly pigmented, and effortlessly blendable. They’re all fantastic, and I can recommend them each equally–it’s a matter of your preference on color, but you can’t go wrong formula-wise. It’s not often that a brand puts out a new formula that’s as impressive as this offering but to be consistent across the shades? so infrequent.

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Clinique Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes

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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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Just wondering between these four colors which you think might be best on very pale skin (NW15 I think), blue eyes and auburn hair? I have been trying to find them in store but no luck so far πŸ™

It seems to me, especially after looking at the comparison swatches, that Ginger Pop is a flatter, slightly darker version of Peach Pop, and Berry Pop is a flatter, slightly darker version of Plum Pop.

Yes, the two warm/two cool blushes are more similar to each other – enough differences to own them all, I think – but not so many that you MUST own them all.

I’ve enjoyed these reviews as the product was completely new to me as well and I probably wouldn’t have known about their release without this blog! I think Clinique did a stellar job with these and I like that the colors aren’t too safe too.

This is the first time I’ve ever been excited for a Clinique product (It’ve tried their foundations and eyeshadows in the past but was non to impressed.) So thanks for reviewing these!

Here’s hoping Peach Pop (02) & Berry Pop (03) don’t sell out before the 7th. lol

Skipping Berry Pop because it’s similar to the redness in my skin and I’m afraid it might end up looking ruddy on me. Getting the other three! I decided to get Ginger Pop anyway even though I have Burberry Blossom. As I have said before, I have trouble tolerating the Burberry scent, so this way I can reach for something similar on days when I feel a migraine might be coming my way.

Now I have to pick one! They all look so gorgeous, and although I own a pink blushes, neither are quite the same colour as the ones here! If I could I’d get them all, but I’m guessing they’ll be in the region of $50 each here, so I’ll have to narrow it down… πŸ˜›

Berry Pop is tempting as I’m cool toned and super pale, but I’ve been wondering about using the opportunity to branch into a peachy blush…hm…

It’s not an uncommon thing here, so you get used to it! At least, if you’re going to pay $50, you might as well get the best, right? That’s why I love your site so much ^_^.

it is…i’ve been stalking brush reviews and recommendations since before christmas, and now that my bonus is finally here i’ve narrowed down what i’ll treat myself to before i sock the rest away in savings. i think these will be perfect for lots of fresh spring looks!

This gives me hope that their newer eyeshadows will be nice, too! These blushes are gorgeous–I love the slight sheen. It’s great that you feel comfortable recommending every color, and I can get two of these for just a bit more than one of the new Hourglass blushes (which didn’t seem quite as nice). Definitely a win!

It’s impressive that these four blushes perform equally well – itΒ΄s a rare find! I’m happy that Clinique nailed this formula – I feel their makeup is frequently overlooked. I canΒ΄t wait to swatch these and decide which one I’ll get, though most probably itΒ΄s between Ginger Pop and Peach Pop :)!

Clinique really seems to be stepping up their game. I’m really loving all these shades. The price is great also. Will definitely pick them up.

I really like the look of Ginger Pop…! I don’t know how it will wear on me though, but it’s more than interesting enough to check out once it lands on counter here πŸ˜€

I’m in love with Plum Pop and Berry Pop but I’m going to check the counters first because they look pretty similar. Too bad it would probably launch months from now in my country…

Thanks for the review, Christine πŸ˜€

Hi Christine! Thanks for the great reviews. I wanted to seek your advice… I am NC25 with natural redness in my cheeks that still peaks through foundation + concealer at times. But I really want to try a peach toned blush… would you recommend Ginger Pop or Peach Pop for my complexion? I do have Tipsy from Tarte but for some reason it just looks kinda pink on me.

Thank you so much!

Peach Pop over Ginger Pop, because Ginger Pop has a reddish tone to it that might emphasize the redness in your cheeks (whereas true peach would reduce the appearance of it!).

It’s incredibly refreshing to see a brand deliver a new product/formula that is so lovely and NOT part of the “limited edition” craze that seems to have taken over makeup counters. I love a good LE product as much as the next beauty fanatic but it seems a lot of brands are spending so much effort on these LE launches that their permanent collections are suffering. Now to collect them all, lol!

I have a gift certificate for Macy’s that I got from my aunt on my birthday last January and I’ve been saving it for something. And I didn’t know what to use it on. I think I’ll be definitely be buying one or two of the Clinique blushes. They all look so pretty, the difficult part is thinking which one to get.

Hey Christine! Did you find that these blushes had an over-spray or coat that sealed them on the top? I bought 2 about a week ago and I’m not super impressed with the pigmentation yet, but I’m thinking that it’s still a little layer of over-spray… did you experience that? Thanks for the great reviews! I’ve been so excited to try these and I’m pleased to hear that you liked all of them!

Yeah, I don’t know what the deal is! I ended up trying 3 of these, but they all went back to Sephora. I tried and tried, but these just didn’t work for me, unfortunately! It was a bummer because I was very excited about them. I loved the formula, but the pigmentation was lacking for me. I couldn’t get them to show up on me unless I really, really built them up… and I’m fair-skinned. I tried different brushes too, but couldn’t make these work. Oh well!

After reading all the rave reviews I ran out and bought peach pop. Unfortunately I can’t seem to get much product on my brush no matter how hard I swirl, but the product swatches fine on my fingers. What type of blush brush do you use to apply? I’m not even sure why that would make a difference… Tempted to return but I really want to make it work! So far the ambient lighting blushes go on better for me… But all these reviews about cheek pops being so pigmented… I must be crazy.

Hi Jordyn!

I use my Tom Ford Cheek Brush as well as MAC’s 131! I have heard from some readers that they had better luck with fingertips and others who said they felt like there was something on the top layer but once it was used a bit, it was fine.

I recently bought the Berry Pop based on your review and I am in love. I have large pores and my skin tone has the tendency to look dull. This blush combined with the hourglass ambient powder in diffused light (also bought because of your review) makes my skin look luminous and glowy. The only problem I have is I now want this in every shade!

I’m an NW15 I think (skin’s changing with the seasons again), and I think I’ll be going with the Ginger Pop. It’s a more unusual (and less dupeable) shade than Peach Pop I think. Thank you for these reviews!

i have uneven skin on my cheeks. do you think it will work? i think cream type is better than powder type for uneven skin as a blush. but it looks like really creamy on your skin!

justttt placed my order for Ginger pop and Berry Pop from nordies … hope i made the right choice πŸ™‚
your reviews are alwayssss helpful for someone who buys online blindly like me πŸ™‚
thank you so much dear for all the efforts and time πŸ˜€

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