Review, Swatch - Clinique Cheek Pop 03 Berry Pop

4.26.2014

Clinique Cheek Pop is a darling blush if you ask me.
There are many things to love about this little one. The adorable look, simple and sturdy packaging, 4 of very wearable shades, good color payoffs and lasting power, and even the price that is just right.
True I don't think the colors are all that unique, although they pretty much cover the whole spectrum. I was still inclined to pick one up mostly attracted by the "powderless powder" finish it supposedly gives.

Clinique Cheek Pop
03 Berry Pop




I mean, look at it.
It doesn't get much cuter than this.


I also considered Plum Pop which is another cool toned pink but a little lighter than Berry Pop.
To me, Berry Pop looks brighter and has more red.


The texture is indeed unique. 
The blush feels very dense and hard to touch, and there is virtually no fallout.
I used my fingertip for this swatch, and you can see how creamy and even the finish is.


Berry Pop is a vibrant raspberry pink.


It is quite pigmented but I find it is not as difficult to blend out as I've read from some reviews. I also think it has to do with the embossed surface that deposits the color unevenly on the brush. For this, I use a fluffy brush like the Real Techniques blush brush (which I normally don't like for blush since I find it awkwardly big) with a gentle patting motion.

I adore Berry Pop mainly for the "powderless" finish that mimics the one of cream blush. 
Turns out I have quite a few blushes with similar tones, but it is worth having another one when it comes with different finish. (Yup, it's the sound of "justification".)


Tarte Natural Beauty (reviewed here) is more of a red.
Revlon Haute Pink (reviewed here) is closer in color but the powdery finish is completely different.


Here is how Berry Pop looks on me.

I initially took this picture for my review on Dior Fluid Stick Kiss Me, but I thought this funny FOTD with extra chubby cheeks (it's the angle, I swear) is just perfect for this post. ;D



Thanks for looking.
Have you tried Clinique Cheek Pop?
What color is your favorite?






Products used in this look

40 comments

  1. I agree with you, the way this product looks is too difficult to resist!

    Style Sunrise

    :) x

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    1. Yes. It is too easy to collect all of them! ;)

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  2. Oh I wish Berry Pop looked that pretty on me! Glad you enjoy it ^^
    I haven't reached for it much lately, I will wear it tomorrow! :-)

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    1. I thought it looked very pretty on you! Maybe the Yachiyo brush would make a difference! :)

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  3. I love the finish. As you said it is powderless and just looks part of the skin. I was going to ask what you were using on your lips on the last pics before I read the caption. It looks awesome.

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    1. Thanks, Anu :)
      At this point, I don't feel that I need to buy another cream blush. This will do! ;)

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  4. Oh, I like the finish! It's so pretty! This is the most cheerful color of the four, I think :D

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    1. Thanks! I like the finish, too. The colors are not unique like NARS's but it is worthwhile to have one in lieu of a berry colored cream blush. :)

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  5. LOVE it on you! It's perfect! I love these blushes so much-pretty sure they're my favourites right now. I hope they come out with more shades!

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    1. I hope the same! I would love to have something in a muted rose or nude for shading. :)

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  6. Soooo beautiful, I'm dying to get one. I actually want that exact same shade or ginger pop! I love berry shades, I'm such a fan and I love the pigmentation of it. The packaging of the product is just too cute and I don't think I'll be able to hold off for very long!

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    1. This is a very good quality blush with a nice price tag. I'd highly recommend this to you. You'd rock them. :)

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  7. i have not heard one bad review about these clinique blushes...will definitely have to give it a try. been needing a new pink blush, too.

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    1. I think you'd like them, too! Go for Plum Pop if you want a pink blush that is easier to wear. :)

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  8. Hey Lena, I have Ginger and Berry, and I've been using them a lot! I don't think you have chubby cheeks at all :p You know, after a certain age, it's better to have some apples! Otherwise it could really age you ;)

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    1. LoL Thanks! I'm actually happy to have chubby cheeks as I've reached a certain age, but it looks more so in this picture. Almost funny. ;D

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  9. This is so pretty on you! How does it compared with Tom Ford's blushes in terms of quality?
    My reason tells me that i dont need more blushes after spoiled by TF, but i still can find some excuses like it will be perfect on vacation cause it's so travel friendly ! They are too hard to résist !
    Xoxo

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    1. Hi Michelle! Thank you.
      I am sorry but I cannot compare this to TF as I've yet to experience them. I would think the finish is still different. The colors are very pretty but quite basic, in my opinion. It is priced right and the packaging is sturdy, so it will make a great vacation blush. :)

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  10. I would definitely check it out the next time I swing by a Clinique counter! Darling is such an apt description for these cream blushes <3

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    1. I hope you like them, too! They are actually powder blush but the finish is more like cream type. :)

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  11. Haha, we all need a bit of justification in our lives! ;) This looks adorable on your cheeks, love that youthful, rosy flush it gives. I'm also primarily intrigued by the formula of this - especially how it has no powderiness and is dense and reminds you almost of a cream blush in finish. I agree the shade selection isn't the most unique but I may have to check these out in person next time I'm at a Clinique counter.

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    1. I've become a master of justifying my makeup purchases. LOL
      I've come across a few cream blushes I like but I still don't reach for them that often. I feel I lack the skill so this is actually perfect! I think Peach Pop would look adorable on you, too. :)

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  12. this blush is really cute n the color looks pretty... thanks for sharing... ;)

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  13. It really is super cute and this is a nice POP of colour for spring. Think you'll pick up more now that you have this one? I keep feeling like it's an all-or-nothing deal with these for me, lol.

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    1. Haha actually I think you'd like all 4 shades! For me, this is it for now unless they makes this a permanent collection and add more colors. RBR or another NARS would be my next blush purchase, which shouldn't really happen anytime soon...;p

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  14. love the shade on you. So pretty but you have such a nice complexion, anything would look awesome on you. I have the ginger pop and love the unique texture of it.

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    1. Thank you! I like how this vibrant pink blush looks on me, too. My skin isn't all that, though. My soft light box deserves all the credits! :)

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  15. That is a beautiful color on you! I'm really curious about these now-I'm a total blush junkie :D
    A Thing of Beauty

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    1. Thank you, Kelly!
      This is perfect for spring but I also think it would make a nice winter blush as well. :)

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  16. Oh! You've got a cheek pop!! I love them to bits. That last photo of you is really cute and cheeky ;-)

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    1. LOL. I was going to use that word, actually. ;D
      This is one of the real deals from this spring collection. I think they should be a permanent line!

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  17. That's a very pretty blush colour! You look really pretty in that photo too :)

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    1. Thank you! It is really pretty and the finish is awesome. :)

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  18. I love the whole range! :) They're so beautiful I'm not sure if I'd dare to use them, hehe. ^^ But would most definitely love to test myself. :)

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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    1. It's keeping the shape quite nicely probably because the powder is very densely packed. This is a very nice blush for its price! :)

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  19. I adore these clinique cheek pops, berry pop is my favorite too!
    And I love that you picked that photo, good to see a cheekier side to you! ;)

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    1. Taking multiple shots of selfies, I always end up with more funny ones than the decent ones. What can I do? LOL ;D
      Now I find Berry Pop to be quite versatile. The color seems to look different depends on the lip color you wear. :)

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  20. I only have Plum Pop, but I love it just as you seem to love Berry Pop! I agree about the formula and texture. I love that there's no fallout. It's interesting how dense the powder it, yet it's still easy to apply and blend. I want Ginger Pop, but I know I don't need it. Ugh. Your skin looks flawless, by the way! And you've kind of sold me on Dior Kiss Me too :)

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    1. I remember adoring Plum Pop on you! I still find working with cream blush a little difficult, so Clinique Cheek Pop is a godsend. It gives me the desired finish without the hassle! :)
      My skin isn't all that. It is mainly the softbox lighting and the skin smoothing function of my camera. Sometimes it's too much. ;p

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