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For those who have used or even seen Clinique Cheek Pop blush

Started 1396044413.733 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1397705853.77 by Irishrose136

I read about them here and have been using two shades for a couple weeks. They're small, round powder blushes that feel like a cream blush. Very nice.

Today I happened to check Laura Geller "new" items and found this new blush that is described the same way and to me looks the same as the Clinique Pop.

Baked Gelato Vivid Swirl Blush (A240551) --
Laura Geller Baked Gelato Vivid Swirl Blush with Brush

Clinique Cheek Pops --
NEW Cheek Pop

Interesting. Guess this the new thing in powder blushes. I wonder which one is better.


The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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glmama1396044510.4619891 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006
I've seen both, but haven't used either. I am blush-challenged a bit, so I'd love to know.

Over 40. Dark hair. Fair, with mild-moderate Rosacea. Finicky skin. Did I mention--Gorgeous? ;)

Irishrose1­361396055339.472008 PostsRegistered 12/26/2013NE PA

ooohhhh! I like the Berry Pop

NEW Cheek Pop

MarenSeatt­le1396055625.554452 PostsRegistered 10/19/2013
On 3/28/2014 glmama said: I've seen both, but haven't used either. I am blush-challenged a bit, so I'd love to know.

Ditto. Between the hollow under-eyes and the beginning of mylar festoons, I find it difficult to maneuver around to give myself a flush without accenting what I don't want to.

suzyQ31396058278.8725023 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007
On 3/28/2014 Irishrose136 said:

ooohhhh! I like the Berry Pop

NEW Cheek Pop

It's very bright, IR136. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Smile

I have the Plum and love it.

The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

makeup add­ict1396059090.618098 PostsRegistered 12/27/2006
On 3/28/2014 Irishrose136 said:

ooohhhh! I like the Berry Pop

NEW Cheek Pop

I have this one! It's not too bright. I love the soft cream look to it even though it's a powder. Temptalia has good swatches of all four shades.

smileshann­on1396059313.2331847 PostsRegistered 3/20/2007

The Laura Geller one looks pretty. I wonder when it will be presented.

Irishrose1­361396065790.3832008 PostsRegistered 12/26/2013NE PA
On 3/28/2014 suzyQ3 said:
On 3/28/2014 Irishrose136 said:

ooohhhh! I like the Berry Pop

NEW Cheek Pop

It's very bright, IR136. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Smile

I have the Plum and love it.

SQ3, I liked the plum also when I looked these blushes up. But I was afraid it might be too dark. Good to know it's a nice shade. Thanks! Smile

annabellet­hecat1396066140.71314400 PostsRegistered 9/23/2006

I just received a card from Clinique and they said the free gift was coming soon (didn't read the date), so thanks for the heads up.

I am going to go 'shopping' at my local Macy's. I never go into the stores these days, but I will make an exception to get the free gift and will check out these cheek things.

I usually use Mally's check thing. I also have a cheek blush that I bought when Lisa was at the Hamptons. It is three colors together (one is just a light color). You sweep it across your cheeks at one time

It gives the top of the cheek a bright glow. I like it a lot, but thanks for the heads up and I will certainly check this new thing out.

I don't usually use powder, so I'm hesitant about that.

azterry!1396066613.056252 PostsRegistered 10/20/2011valley of the sun,az

I have the Clinique in the Plum.

I like it. Don't think dark when you hear plum. It is a pink shade. Very intense looking in the pan, but not too intense on the cheek. It's a soft glow. The texture is very nice.

queenfrann­ie1396085168.98262 PostsRegistered 10/11/2011

I have the plum and berry and when you apply them the colors are very soft and natural looking. When I first saw them I thought they would be way to bright and I would be sending them back. Not so! They are the only blush I now use.

When the Queen is happy there is peace in the kingdom

winamac11396092130.17730939 PostsRegistered 12/29/2010Indiana

I prefer the Clinique ones. They aren't that bright on. The berry pop and I think it's called plum pop are super pretty. I love LG, but her blushes all turn too orange and muddy on me. I don't find these Clinique ones to turn.

"Friends don't let friends...drink white zinfandel"

vaccinia1396094327.1171399 PostsRegistered 5/18/2013

I think I read here that the Clinique GWP at Macy's starts March 31. Seems like the perfect excuse to pick up Peach Pop!

The world is one big chew toy -- Cooper RR

wackers1396094510.7477031 PostsRegistered 7/12/2007SW

I like the idea of a powder that feels like a cream. Seems like they might do well on my dry skin. I'll have to head over to Macy's and check them out. I've been on the hunt for a new blush and was thinking about JM Gelee or her newer Matchmaker blush but think I'll take a look at Clinique's first.

I have learned that how certain cosmetics look in the pan is so often not how they translate onto the skin. Sure, some are heavily pigmented but that often can be controlled with a light application especially if using a stippling brush. The only heavily pigmented ones that I have ever had issues with were low end brands and they were very difficult to apply, blend and wear.

Higher end cosmetics usually know how to create formulas that might look dark but don't apply that way onto the face, Am excited about checking these Clinique's Cheek Pop's out.

When I saw Laura's online today, it stated it was a baked product and I have not had much luck with her baked products - too drying and often chalky looking on my skin.

suzyQ31396115426.36325023 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007
On 3/29/2014 winamac1 said:

I prefer the Clinique ones. They aren't that bright on. The berry pop and I think it's called plum pop are super pretty. I love LG, but her blushes all turn too orange and muddy on me. I don't find these Clinique ones to turn.

Win, have you tried the LG blush in my opening post? It does seem to be the same idea. I'd love to hear from someone who has tried both.

Right now, though, I wouldn't buy the LG without getting some feedback. At least with the Clinique, I was able to see them in person.

The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

AnnMarie-11397527930.613537 PostsRegistered 7/15/2007Western NY

Hi Suzy

I was doing a search on Cheek Pops & saw your post

you can see this Laura Geller blush if you have an Ulta near you

I LOVE blushes & both Gellers/Clinique I want LOL

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54 now, light-med skin tone, dark blonde hair, blue eyes

makeup add­ict1397528330.3438098 PostsRegistered 12/27/2006
I have both and love both, but If I had to choose: LGs swirl. I'm on waitlist for Rosewater. They act and feel similar, but I would gve LG the edge.

AnnMarie-11397528651.2173537 PostsRegistered 7/15/2007Western NY
On 4/14/2014 AnnMarie-1 said:

Hi Suzy

I was doing a search on Cheek Pops & saw your post

you can see this Laura Geller blush if you have an Ulta near you

I LOVE blushes & both Gellers/Clinique I want LOL

Scratch what I just wrote, I saw a different Geller blush (the monochromatic cheek color) at Ulta, not this one

54 now, light-med skin tone, dark blonde hair, blue eyes

suzyQ31397582635.8625023 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007
On 4/14/2014 AnnMarie-1 said:
On 4/14/2014 AnnMarie-1 said:

Hi Suzy

I was doing a search on Cheek Pops & saw your post

you can see this Laura Geller blush if you have an Ulta near you

I LOVE blushes & both Gellers/Clinique I want LOL

Scratch what I just wrote, I saw a different Geller blush (the monochromatic cheek color) at Ulta, not this one

Actually, AnnMarie-1, I did see one of her blushes at ULTA that are like the Cheek Pops. It was part of a kit. I tested some on my hand and saw quite a bit of shimmer. I don't know whether that's the case for all the colors, but I noticed online that mica is the first ingredient in LG's, whereas it's way down in the deck for the Cheek Pops.

I noticed that although the LG ones do have good reviews here (as do the Cheek Pops on Sephora), two people mentioned that the blush was too sparkly. I like the very slight luminosity but no apparent shimmer with the Cheek Pops.

Also, at least in the colors I compared, the Clinique does not have silicone, but LG's does. I have no problem whatsoever with silicone, but I know some like to avoid it.

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The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

maisysiobh­an1397584465.5615 PostsRegistered 4/11/2014

I just came across this thread, and I'm so happy that I did.

I need a new blush, I'm very fair, and for some reason, I have an awful time getting a color and product I'm really happy with.

I have to go downtown today, Macy's, Sephora and Nordies all carry clinique, so, I shouldn't have a problem finding these, I'm going to try it. I think the Plum, but, I'll see.

Looked at the reviews on Sephora and they're great!

mcall10201397598614.391348 PostsRegistered 3/25/2007NJ

the clinique looks very bright but when i put it on its very very natural looking. someone on here suggested it . i would never have thought to buy that color, i usually go with roses and peach, this one is really nice

suzyQ31397599407.7525023 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007
On 4/15/2014 mcall1020 said:

the clinique looks very bright but when i put it on its very very natural looking. someone on here suggested it . i would never have thought to buy that color, i usually go with roses and peach, this one is really nice

Which one did you buy, mcall1020?

An FYI to anyone interested in these blushes: As mcall1020 says, they look very bold in the case but look more natural on the skin. I have found through trial and error that the best way to apply is with a stipple brush. I just bought the Real Techniques stipple brush. It's $9.99 at Ulta, and I threw in something for a dollar so that I could use my $3.50 any purchase of $10 or more.

The blush is so dense (so creamy without being a cream) that the brushes I had didn't pick up color very well. This stipple brush picks up just the right amount and applies it so nicely.

The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

jubilant1397599842.4633270 PostsRegistered 6/10/2010 Indiana

The color of the Clinique kind of reminds me of the color of my favorite blush in Bare Minerals which is fruitcocktail. I will have to check this one out as I find myself using more and more Clinique these days.

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.
~ Helen Keller ~

luv2playgo­lf1397602859.403274 PostsRegistered 4/9/2011
On 4/15/2014 suzyQ3 said:
On 4/15/2014 mcall1020 said:

the clinique looks very bright but when i put it on its very very natural looking. someone on here suggested it . i would never have thought to buy that color, i usually go with roses and peach, this one is really nice

Which one did you buy, mcall1020?

An FYI to anyone interested in these blushes: As mcall1020 says, they look very bold in the case but look more natural on the skin. I have found through trial and error that the best way to apply is with a stipple brush. I just bought the Real Techniques stipple brush. It's $9.99 at Ulta, and I threw in something for a dollar so that I could use my $3.50 any purchase of $10 or more.

The blush is so dense (so creamy without being a cream) that the brushes I had didn't pick up color very well. This stipple brush picks up just the right amount and applies it so nicely.

Kristin Gehm did a detailed review of the Clinique Cheek Pops on YouTube. She mentioned that a synthetic brush works well for the application of these blushes. That's probably why the Real Techniques brush is working well for you. Here is the link to her video if anyone is interested:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHRi2_G6v18&list=UUe3Q4mt58tBVojoLcVIExgw

suzyQ31397684148.14325023 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007
On 4/15/2014 luv2playgolf said:
On 4/15/2014 suzyQ3 said:
On 4/15/2014 mcall1020 said:

the clinique looks very bright but when i put it on its very very natural looking. someone on here suggested it . i would never have thought to buy that color, i usually go with roses and peach, this one is really nice

Which one did you buy, mcall1020?

An FYI to anyone interested in these blushes: As mcall1020 says, they look very bold in the case but look more natural on the skin. I have found through trial and error that the best way to apply is with a stipple brush. I just bought the Real Techniques stipple brush. It's $9.99 at Ulta, and I threw in something for a dollar so that I could use my $3.50 any purchase of $10 or more.

The blush is so dense (so creamy without being a cream) that the brushes I had didn't pick up color very well. This stipple brush picks up just the right amount and applies it so nicely.

Kristin Gehm did a detailed review of the Clinique Cheek Pops on YouTube. She mentioned that a synthetic brush works well for the application of these blushes. That's probably why the Real Techniques brush is working well for you. Here is the link to her video if anyone is interested:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHRi2_G6v18&list=UUe3Q4mt58tBVojoLcVIExgw

Thank you for the link, mcall1020.

The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

wackers1397686745.927031 PostsRegistered 7/12/2007SW

I picked up Clinique's and just love it. I see no shiny particles in my 10X magnification mirror which is great as I don't like how any shimmers look on me.

I also use a stipple brush and the application is a breeze. Think I'll get another. They have one called Ginger Pop but their demo of it was gone. Can anyone describe what that shade looks like?

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