Review: Clinique Cheek Pop in Plum Pop

It’s Spring time at Clinique. For 2014, Clinique introduces Now In Bloom: Brights. It is a colourful collection with 4 different products. We have cute blushes looking like daisies, Chubby Sticks in more moisturizing formula, mascara and nail polishes. Today, we talk about blush. Cheek Pop in Plum Pop.


Pop Plum 1


I’ve said before that one of my favourite flowers is Gerbera Daisies, didn’t I? I remember it was this post. So imagine my reaction when I saw this!!!


cheek pops


I went crazy over all of them. I was sent Plum Pop for review, and let me tell you right now. If you haven’t tried this, you gotta try it. If you’re a blush fiend, get all of them already. At RM80 a Pop, literally (LOL!), these are affordable good quality blushes. The texture is beautiful and easy to work with, goes on smoothly without kicking up excess powder (quite hard to touch in the pan though) and the blush, when applied, looks like second skin. I’m gushing and raving, aren’t I? Look at how cute it is – here’s for size 🙂


plum pop


I don’t usually get so friggin’ excited, but these are super adorable!! Here’s the mandatory swatch. As you can see, Plum Pop is a little on the cool side (against my yellow skin) and it is not super pigmented. Brushes – both dense and fluffy ones – pick up the powder just fine, and it goes on the cheeks smoothly without the need of heavy blending.


plum pop swatch


I wanted to show you a freshly applied blush on my face, but I decided to show you how well it holds up on my normal combination skin. Here is a picture of the blush on me after about 5 hours. Side views aren’t very flattering, because my freckles are so in your face, so excuse me.


plum pop face


Plum Pop, besides having cool undertones, actually looks quite natural on. And the lasting power? “Daebak!” Awesome 🙂 Tiffany also loves her Plum Pop and she just reviewed it here. Plum Pop looks more pink on my skin, doesn’t it? Guess who’s going to get the other 3??


xoxo Lily


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  • It’s so freakin cute indeed!!! I love Plum Pop on you Lily! It looks so fresh and natural ^^. I’m most probably going for this one as well :p.

    • Lily

      Plum Pop will look great on you, Teri. Can’t wait to see how it looks on you!

  • lyn

    They are so cute! I want them all! Plum Pop looks really pretty on you too 🙂

    • Lily

      I want them all too!

  • Super cute, and all 4 colours look so so pretty! And the price is pretty affordable too, a definite bonus. 😀

    • Lily

      You’re right! Getting any?

  • Sooo good on you, Lily! Temptalia raved about these Cheek Pops, too so now Im more than curious to check them out after your review 🙂 Will definitely check these out!

    • Lily

      Oh really? I didn’t read her reviews. I guess from everyone’s raves, it must be true that these are awesome. Haha!

  • Icaria

    Oh gosh Lily, so pretty on you! I saw and swatched them today but wasn’t able to make up my mind. I think I’ll go for Berry and Ginger since I have a pretty peach in Diorshow Coral Glow but hey, like I said I don’t know! Oh and you’re so right, the texture is amazing! 🙂

    • Lily

      Yes! All 4 look great actually 🙂

  • Yayayay! I love it on you, Lily! I’m so glad you love it too. Thanks for the link love, by the way 🙂 Even though I *know* Peach Pop isn’t necessarily a revolutionary shade or anything, I still reallyyyyy want it…. I completely agree on everything you said about the formula! Spot on.

    • Lily

      I think Peach Pop will look great on you. Get it!

  • Ok, I have to admit…these don’t get my heart going! LOL. But you look so pretty!

    • Lily

      Eee… these make me squeal!

  • liyeun

    I like this colour and yes, it did look natural on u, and a little girly, i have to say. Must check this out real soon. The webpage doesnt have it yet!

    • Lily

      I went to the counter to check, and they’re not in stock yet. Hopefully by next week.

  • Ahhh can’t wait for these to make their way here! I want all four, too!

    • Lily

      Lol I’m glad I’m not the only one!

  • DAEBAK! DAEBAK! So beautiful on you — texture, colour, adorable imprint! *swoons*

    • Lily

      LOL I’m glad someone knows what “daebak” is 😛

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  • They seem so cute, I can’t wait to see them in person!

    • Lily

      They are really cute. I’m not usually a fan of really girly whimsical stuff, but this one is done tactfully 🙂

  • Ok I’m just going to admit this: while I think the imprint of the daisy is super cute, I do wish the packaging was a bit different because overall, the whole packaging just kinda screams…drugstore to me. But maybe that’s me being bitchy/super artificial. After all, I am one who is always swayed by pretty packaging 😛 But more importantly the COLOR–sooo pretty on you Lily! I am kinda sorta hoping the Milani Rose Powder BLushes will work out for me because they kinda remind me of these!

    • Lily

      You’re not being bitchy or artificial at all, Becca. I understand where you’re coming from. However, when you actually hold it, it definitely doesn’t feel drugstore. The plastic is heavy and sturdy and it closes with a loaded click instead of those thin plastic that snaps open and close in a really flimsy way 🙂

  • Liz

    I haven’t even seen these yet but I want all four. x____x Seriously, all the new blushes are killing me. It’s okay for one person to have 100 blushes, right, Lily???? lol

    • Lily

      Absolutely! Your children and grandchildren can have these passed down to them 🙂

  • Paritashah26

    I definitely am picking up plum pop! i absolutely love the shade!

    • Lily

      Isn’t it? It’s beautiful!

  • You are you are! Ok that was probably rhetorical LOL. Color looks gorgeous on you, and I’m LOVING the cute little daisy imprint, can they just start releasing flower-imprinted everything for spring?

    • Lily

      Lol lol the flower imprints are very cheerful indeed.

  • The cool undertones of Plum Pop are singing on your skin! Really lovely. How can anyone not ooh and ahh when they see these?! So pretty and springy!

    • Lily

      Aaw, thanks 🙂 You have to check them out! And if you get one, you must let me know which one you chose.

  • Nida Moughal

    beautiful it is will surely check it out.

    • Lily

      Oh you have to. 4 shades for you to choose from 🙂