Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Pop in Ginger Pop: That’s A Whole Lotta Pops!

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Pop in Ginger Pop

When I first saw images of Clinique’s new Cheek Pop blushes on Temptalia, it was love at first sight. Love for blushes? Check. Love for gerberas? Check. Blush that has a pattern of a gerbera? OMG check, check, CHECK!

Right, so I may or may not have rushed out to Chadstone the moment this was launched in Australia and picked up a Cheek Pop Blush for myself. Moth to a flame, people. I’m moth to the bloody blush flame, I tell ya. :P

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Pop in Ginger Pop

I noticed a lot of bloggers writing about the more vibrant shades like Plum and Berry so I decided to try out the more subtle Ginger Pop instead. In fact, this was the colour that called out to me in store when usually the brighter colours would.

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Pop in Ginger Pop

When I first swatched this in store and at home, I found the blush to be highly pigmented. One swipe alone packed a lot of punch. However, when I used a makeup brush to apply this one my cheeks, it became very sheer. I had to swirl my brush around the blush many times just to get a decent amount of colour on my cheeks.

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Pop in Ginger Pop Swatch

It could be that the Ginger Pop is meant to be a subtle blush that doesn’t show very much on the cheeks but strangely enough, swatching it with my fingers wasn’t a problem. The colour was there. But when it’s blended out, it almost disappears onto the skin. I think I swirled the brush around the blush at least 5 times just to get some of that colour on my cheeks!

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Pop in Ginger Pop

Having said that, Ginger Pop is a beautiful shade of warm coral and I do like it. The floral design of the blush won me over and whilst I prefer the blush to be as pigmented when blended as it is when swatched, it’s still a very pretty blush to have. If you’re a fan of sheer blushes, then I think you’ll like this one. It’s a lovely glow on the cheeks without the dolly look. :)

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Pop in Ginger Pop

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Pop retails at AU$40.00 each and is available in 4 shades: Ginger, Berry, Plum and Peach.

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Pop in Ginger Pop

What I like about it: Beautiful floral design, leaves a pretty warm coral glow on the cheeks.

What I do not like about it: It’s a lot sheerer than I expected.

Have you tried any of Clinique’s Cheek Pops? Which one’s your favourite?

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18 comments… add one

  1. Chaitra

    Hmm i love the design really its so creative. Formula couldve been better , but still it looks very natural & nice on u!
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    1. Tine

      Aww thanks! I do love the design; it’s so pretty :)

  2. Shalunya

    Wow this is absolutely stunning in the pan! Completely gorgeous! What a bummer that it’s sheer :( I loved reading your review. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Tine

      My pleasure! It’s a very pretty blush indeed, one where the design wins over and over. :P

  3. Galaxia

    I haven’t tried these Cheek Pops, but this shade looks beautifully natural on you! And you taught me the name of this flower; never would’ve known haha!
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    1. Tine

      Hehe thanks Galaxia. Now I’m just guessing that it’s a gerbera; it could be a daisy for all I know! :P

  4. plue

    i am waiting to pick up Plum Pop! I prefer a bit more pink blush these days. Haha! Ginger Pop looks lovely on you, such a beautiful glow <3
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Plue. <3 I’m surprised I chose this and not the pinkier ones, which I usually go for.

  5. Norlin

    Omg!!!! The design is so cute! Hmm…I think I might end up going for the plum – like I usually do, especially if it’s a sheer blush. But I’m on a beauty diet so I’m going to have to put that on my wish list instead. I do love the gerbra dewing though!
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    1. Tine

      Cute right? I was so drawn to the design that I can practically forgive how sheer this blush is :P

      PS: Go you on that beauty diet! x

  6. Dustyn

    A friend is getting me this as Clinique has got at Myer currently, I cannot wait! I already picked up berry pop and it is gorgeous!
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    1. Tine

      Woohoo! Enjoy your new blush! ;)

  7. Paris B

    Ooh Ginger Pop is a lot lighter than expected, which surprises me. The other pictures I’ve seen show it to be a bit brown so I was tending to Peach Pop instead. Will definitely check it out though. I think the brighter colours work with the slightly sheerer texture when used with a brush, but for a light colour, definitely a bit of a let down even if it delivers a lovely effect.
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    1. Tine

      I was going to get Peach Pop when I saw the swatches but in real life, Ginger Pop looked better. At least, it did for me. Yeah I was hoping this packed on more colour because when I swatched it, it gave me quite a lot. But when it was blended, that was when it went a lot sheerer than I expected. I ended up using a lot of product on my face, which is a let down.

  8. Victoria

    Your picture makes the blush look even more beautiful than I realised. It must be your camera or your camera skills? LOL. I really need to check this out when it arrives in Malaysia. I will most probably go for Berry Pop as the swatches I have seen on blogs are beautiful :-)

    1. Tine

      Aww thanks V. Nah, I call it a fluke. I don’t always get good pictures. Have to take about 50 just to get 1 or 2 good ones. :P

  9. Issa

    The flower design is gorgeous! But it is sheer, maybe the other shades has better pigmentation?

    1. Tine

      Yeah other shades are definitely more pigmented than this one. I’ve seen the swatches and they’re gorgeous!

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