Clinique blushes will always have a little piece of my heart as they are were quite possibly some of the first higher end blushes I ever owned. My lovely Mumma used to buy little Clinique gift sets for my sisters and I for Christmas most of my teenage years so I always had one in my makeup bag. Clinique makeup has really evolved over the years and I'm a little sad to say that they aren't something I've delved back into... until now!
These little beauties have recieved RAVE reviews all over the blogosphere, so much so that the UK had a countrywide shortage of these upon their release. Luckily now a quick google search has informed me they are all back in stock on the Boots and Clinique website, yay! I decided on two of the four colours; Plum Pop and Peach Pop as i felt these were the most wearable two for my coloring. Good ol' Boots points paid for Plum and i luckily spotted Peach in Gatwick's Duty Free back in May so now I have my paws on the two i wanted i can get onto to reviewing them!
First off, lets talk about packaging! How adorable are these? The clear casing is a thick, sturdy plastic and reveals the utterly pretty flower design of the product inside. I like to leave these sat out on my dressing table because they are just too precious! The products flower design is quite deep into the product, so i imagine it'd take quite a bit of use to wear the flower design down. I've been using these two almost every day this most and have yet to make a dent. These contain 3.5g of product which is a little under average for a blush (Nars blushes contain 4.8g and MAC have 6g) but they also have a lower price point at £16.50 which balances this out slightly.
Plum Pop is an absolutely stunning cool toned plummy pink that can be applied sheerly for just a flush of colour or with a heavier hand for a more intense plum cheek. I've found with both these blushes that when used with a softer synthetic brush (i use the Real Techniques Blush Brush) that they apply sheer and need a bit of building up as the bristles don't tend to pick up a ton of colour, but for a more intense look a natural bristled brush tends to pick up a lot more.
Peach Pop is my favourite of the two and is an almost slightly pinky peach which is an absolute stunner of a shade for summer. Both shades blend with absolute ease and are a real delight to use as they are really hard to overdo. Neither shades contain any shimmer but leave more of a satin like sheen to the cheek, so for every day wear I've been skipping highlighter. I might go as far to say that Peach Pop may be my new favourite peach blush and up there in my top 5 blushes ever! It really is beautiful.
Peach Pop - Plum Pop
Overall these blushes get a huge stamp of approval from me. So much so that I'm considering getting my mitts on the other two just to complete my collection. I really have enjoyed using these blushes and i don't think they'll be leaving my every day makeup stash any time soon! I really hope that with the success of this formula Clinique will release even more shades, because we all know I'd buy them!
You can find these in stores and on the Boots website here.
Have you tried the Clinique Cheek Pops?
Whats your favourite shade?