I rarely buy products without knowing anything about them, so when these Clinique blushes first came out I decided to wait until I see reviews from bloggers I trust. After reading a few and seeing the gorgeous swatches, I was convinced that I need all four shades, but my bank account said “Nope! You can only afford one” so I had to narrow it down to Ginger Pop, which was unlike any other blush I own at the moment. Looks like I wasn’t the only one lusting over it, because it was completely sold out at Sephora and a couple other online retailers in that shade, so I ended up getting mine from Macy’s. By the way, they have some of the best GWPs; I got a pile of stuff for buying just three little things! [see picture below]
|Clinique Color Pop blush in 01 Ginger Pop|
|Clinique Color Pop blush in 01 Ginger Pop – closeup|
|Clinique Color Pop blush in 01 Ginger Pop – size comparison|
|Clinique Color Pop blush in 01 Ginger Pop – swatch|
|[Bonus] This pile of samples is GWP with just one purchase at Macy’s!|
Ginger Pop is a shimmery coral apricot, and like I said, it’s the only one of its kind in my collection. I normally wear my blush a bit sheer, and it gives me that natural flush with just a hint of coral. My husband who normally doesn’t comment on my “no makeup makeup” face [because he’s genuinely convinced this is how I normally look, lol] even complimented me and said I looked very pretty that day 🙂
And how can I even ignore the packaging? Or rather, the shape of the blush itself, since the pan is actually quite simple. I just love this little delicate flower, and unlike many gorgeously-shaped products, this one won’t smudge after a few brush strokes, so you can enjoy the pattern for quite a long time.
The formula gets my seal of approval as well, because not only is it highly pigmented, which will make the blush last close to forever [give or take ;)], it’s also very long-lasting. I wore it over 7 hours and at the end of the day it still looked as if it was just applied. The blush is technically finally milled powder densely packed together, however it doesn’t feel powdery at all. It seamlessly blends into the skin without setting into the pores, and the color is very buildable.
|On the cheeks – Clinique Cheek Pop in Ginger Pop 01|
I seriously can’t get enough of Ginger Pop, I think I wore it almost every single day since I got it, and it’s currently my favorite blush. The formula is highly pigmented, blendable and long-lasting, and even the beautiful flower shape will be retained for a long time.
Formula 10/10 | Application 10/10 | Pigmentation 10/10 | Longevity 9.5/10 | Product 10/10