REVIEW: Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Pansy Pop

by - October 01, 2015

You know how sometimes there's a product that you lust after and constantly swatch, but never seem to pull the trigger on actually buying? Maybe that's just me? Anyway, for the last several months I've been dying to pick up the Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Pansy Pop, but I never pulled the trigger because I wasn't quite sure how I was going to feel about the colour on my skintone. Still, it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that it was going to end up in my collection. Luckily, after many shopping trips with me where this ended up swatched on the back of my hand, my best friend took the trigger pulling out of my hands and picked this up for me for my birthday. How awesome is my best friend??

So, how did it turn out for me? Keep reading for my thoughts and swatches!

Can we talk about this packaging for a moment? I feel like Clinique is really upping their game and making their stuff a little more modern - which was definitely needed. This blush is housed in a clear plastic container that looks sleek and modern. The blush itself is imprinted with a daisy pattern that is deep enough that it's going to hang around and keep looking pretty for a long time. Another detail that I love is that the pan itself is plastic and matches the shade of the blush exactly. I feel like the matching pan is a detail that wasn't necessarily obvious to actually to and is subtle enough that some people might not notice, but overall gives a much more aesthetically pleasing look to the blush. I swear, this packaging couldn't be more perfect, as far as I'm concerned.

The formula of this blush is actually really, really beautiful. It is, like they claim, a more sheer formula that is buildable on the cheeks. I feel like this is a good thing, especially with shades like this one that could be a little bit insane on the cheeks if it was overly pigmented. For me, a mid-range pigment level on a blush is where I like to sit, especially a blush like this that isn't going to look powdery on the skin if you build it up.

My favorite thing about this blush is the texture. In the pan, it actually feels quite hard, which I think could turn some people off, but you still easily manage to get enough product off on your brush. I'm not sure I've ever seen another blush like this one, as far as texture is concerned. It doesn't kick up any powder at all, so I don't have to tap my brush off.

Now for the shade... Pansy Pop is a really pale, but vibrant lavender shade. I've been wanting a lavender blush for a long time, especially after seeing them on Korean Beauty websites, but I've never pulled the trigger. For me, this is actually more of a cool toned pink on the cheeks, with just that hint of lavender to it, and I think that makes it a lot more wearable. Since it is so light and a little bit sheer, I wouldn't recommend this for medium to deep skin tones, because I just don't think it would show up as anything other than a hint of a glow, but on fair to light skin tones it's really very pretty. I feel like, for me, this is going to be a blush that I pull out a lot when the weather gets really cold and I want a kind of icy, cool toned look to my makeup, but it's also an absolutely perfect summer shade.

Can you tell I'm in love? I can't wait to get more Cheek Pop Blushes in my collection (particularly Nude Pop and Heather Pop, since I'm SO THIRSTY for those shades) and I have a feeling I'm going to have a bit of a collection sooner rather than later.

Thanks for reading! Have you tried any of the Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes? I'd love to hear what you think of the shades in your collection or that you've swatched in the comments!

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