Clinique Coral Pop (03) Cheek Pop PearlClinique Coral Pop (03) Cheek Pop Pearl ($26.50 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium coral with warmer, more orange-leaning undertones with lighter gold pearl throughout. It had higher medium, buildable pigmentation paired with a smooth, moderately-dense gel-powder formula that was firmer in the pan but picked up well with a moderately-dense blush brush. I found the formula to be more yielding and need a lighter touch than the original Cheek Pop formula, too.
The blush applied evenly to bare skin and diffused well with little effort on my part. The finish wasn’t as luminous as I anticipated–more satin-like–and was a little truer to the “pearl” part of its name when applied over a luminous base. It stayed on well for nine hours before showing signs of fading.
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- NARS Torrid (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
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- Dior Coral Flight (462) (LE, $44.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- Estee Lauder Wild Sunset (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
- Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).
- Chanel Fleurs de Printemps (Blush) (LE, ) is darker (85% similar).
- Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
$26.50/0.12 oz. – $220.83 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have “buildable watercolor payoff” with a “silky-smooth” texture that lasts for “10 hours.” The formula has the feel of a gel-powder hybrid, so it is firmer, denser in the pan but has no powderiness and is extremely blendable. It melted slightly after being applied and buffed on the skin, though the original formula seemed more luminous and seamless (by a touch).
The updated Cheek Pop formula seemed more yielding, so I could use a lighter hand or a less-dense brush than I would have used with the original range, but you may still find a denser brush most appropriate if you tend to use very feathery brushes.
The updated formula also seemed truer to the buildable claim than the original formula as most shades were more medium in coverage in one layer, but they built up nicely if desired. They wore between eight and nine hours on me before fading slightly.
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Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Silica, Squalane, Dicalcium Phosphate, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Polysorbate 20, 1,2-Hexanediol, Zinc Stearate, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Red 34 Lake (Ci 15880), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Orange 5 (Ci 45370)]
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