Feb 27, 2014

Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes - Photos, Swatches

UPDATE - CLINIQUE CHEEK POP BLUSHES (2015) - SWATCHES CLICK HERE.
Discover pure, natural cheek color that looks virtually powderless. This silky smooth, stay-true formula comes in a shade for every season for an effortless, natural blush of just-pinched pop. To use, swirl color onto brush and sweep onto apples of cheeks. Gently blend up towards the cheekbones and temples.


Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes - Photos Swatches - Berry Pop - Plum Pop - Peach Pop - Ginger Pop
Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes ($21) 
L to R:  Plum Pop, Peach Pop, Ginger Pop, Berry Pop

I have always associated Clinique with pristine, white counters and SAs in long white coats...and skincare.  There's hardly anything I use from the Clinique makeup range, apart from the Chubby sticks, and I don't usually associate the brand with anything girly or cute (okay, the Chubby sticks are kinda cute).  A while back, though, I saw the Clinique Cheek Pops - adorable little pots of blushes with a cute flower design and cheeful bright colors - so of course, I had to go try these out at my local Sephora.  Here's a look at the blushes, photos and swatches on my darker Indian skin.

Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes Photos Swatches Berry Plum Peach Ginger Indian Darker Skin Makeup beauty blog
Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes - Peach Pop and Ginger Pop
Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes Photos Swatches Berry Plum Peach Ginger Indian Darker Skin Makeup beauty blog
Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes - Swatches (L to R)
Peach Pop, Ginger Pop, Berry Pop, and Plum Pop
Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes Photos Swatches Berry Plum Peach Ginger Indian Darker Skin Makeup beauty blog
Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes - Berry Pop and Plum Pop
(unreliable store lighting - not accurate color)

The Clinique Cheek Pops seem to be getting rave reviews online, and for the most part, I think that's quite justified.  The design and packaging is adorable, and the pigmentation isn't too bad even on my dark skin.  The finish is matte with a sheen, and while there are only 4 shades in the range, it's easy to find at least one perfect blush for any skin tone.