Clinique Cool Down Cheek Pop Palette Review & Swatches

Cool Down

Clinique Cool Down Cheek Pop Palette ($29.50 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio of Cheek Pops that features one, limited edition and exclusive shade–Ballerina Pop–while the other two can be purchased in the permanent range. All three shades performed consistently with past versions of Cheek Pops that I’ve tried: pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing with a denser, cream-gel-powder base formula that requires a heavier hand to pick up but goes on seamlessly and sits beautifully on skin. The palette contains $75.00 worth of Cheek Pops (which retail for $25.00 and contain 0.12 oz. for individual, full-sized compacts).

Clinique Ballerina Pop Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Ballerina Pop Cheek Pop Blush

Ballerina Pop

Ballerina Pop is a pale pink with finely-milled pearl and subtle, warm undertones. It’s more of a highlighter on my skin tone, but it may be a subtle blush on very light skin tones. The texture was smooth to the touch, dense and more firmly-pressed in the pan (but consistent with this formula), so I’d recommend using a moderately-dense brush or heavier hand to pick up product evenly. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in one layer, though it could easily be dialed back with a lighter hand.

The upside to the denser nature of this type of formula is that there was no powderiness, the powder sat beautifully on my skin, and was extremely easy to blend out. There was a subtle sheen that was lightly glowing but not visibly shimmery on my skin. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably on me.

Becca Rose Quartz Flashes Seashell (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Highlighter) (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).Makeup Revolution Moon Glow Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Flesh Beauty Certain (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild Desert Explorations (LE, $2.99) is more shimmery (90% similar).Urban Decay Going Native (Highlighter) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Benefit 10 (Highlighter) (DC, $29.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).MAC Glow Stick (PiP, $34.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).bareMinerals Clear Radiance (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).NARS Devotee (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.12 oz. – $175.00 Per Ounce

The formula is described as “vibrant yet natural-looking cheek colour that looks virtually powderless.” The texture was smooth, soft, and dense, so it was never powdery in the pan or on the skin. The blush had good color payoff that was easily sheered out (or you could apply less, as the denser texture makes that easy to control). It’s the kind of texture that almost blends itself as soon as you start applying and working it onto the skin. The finish became more luminous as I blended the powder onto the skin, but it was never shiny or overly shimmery, so it always looked smooth on my skin and did not emphasize pores or my skin’s texture. Most shades lasted between eight and nine hours on me.

 

Ingredients

Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer , Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate , Glycerin , Dicalcium Phosphate , Squalane , Ptfe , Dimethicone , Lauroyl Lysine , Ethylhexylglycerin , Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) , Polysorbate 80 , Caprylyl Glycol , 1,2-Hexanediol , Zinc Stearate , Silica , Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate , [+/- Mica , Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850) , Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) , Manganese Violet (Ci 77742) , Red 36 Lake (Ci 12085) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77499) , Ultramarines (Ci 77007) , Red 6 (Ci 15850) , Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985) , Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090) , Orange 5 (Ci 45370) , Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163) , Carmine (Ci 75470) , Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360) , Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77492)]

Clinique Pansy Pop Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Pansy Pop Cheek Pop Blush

Pansy Pop

Pansy Pop is a medium lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a satiny sheen. It had good pigmentation in one layer, which was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The powder had a smooth consistency that felt denser and firmer to the touch, but I didn’t have any issues picking it up with a brush, other than using a denser and more moderate hand to ensure even pickup of product–which I find is the norm for this type of formula.

It was not stiff in the sense that it’s hard to grab product or that it goes on unevenly, though. Instead, the powder applied evenly and nearly blended itself as I gently spread it across my skin to get the placement down. The finish was glowing without being overtly shimmery, so it looked almost like it “melted” on my skin for a seamless look. This shade lasted nicely for eight and a half hours before fading a bit on my skin. It seemed ever-so-slightly pinker compared to the original version I have.

Makeup Geek Secret Admirer (DC, $9.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar).Estee Lauder Audacious Plum (P, $34.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar).NARS Roman Holiday (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar).MAC I’m a Lover (P, $23.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (DC, $8.00) is brighter (90% similar).Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).NARS Gaiety (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar).MAC Unicorn Dust (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar).NARS Sex Fantasy (LE, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.12 oz. – $175.00 Per Ounce

The formula is described as “vibrant yet natural-looking cheek colour that looks virtually powderless.” The texture was smooth, soft, and dense, so it was never powdery in the pan or on the skin. The blush had good color payoff that was easily sheered out (or you could apply less, as the denser texture makes that easy to control). It’s the kind of texture that almost blends itself as soon as you start applying and working it onto the skin. The finish became more luminous as I blended the powder onto the skin, but it was never shiny or overly shimmery, so it always looked smooth on my skin and did not emphasize pores or my skin’s texture. Most shades lasted between eight and nine hours on me.

 

Ingredients

Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer , Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate , Glycerin , Dicalcium Phosphate , Squalane , Ptfe , Dimethicone , Lauroyl Lysine , Ethylhexylglycerin , Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) , Polysorbate 80 , Caprylyl Glycol , 1,2-Hexanediol , Zinc Stearate , Silica , Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate , [+/- Mica , Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850) , Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) , Manganese Violet (Ci 77742) , Red 36 Lake (Ci 12085) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77499) , Ultramarines (Ci 77007) , Red 6 (Ci 15850) , Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985) , Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090) , Orange 5 (Ci 45370) , Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163) , Carmine (Ci 75470) , Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360) , Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77492)]

Clinique Heather Pop Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Heather Pop Cheek Pop Blush

Heather Pop

Heather Pop is a muted, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had good color coverage in one layer, which was easily built up to full coverage with a second layer or sheered out by buffing the edges gently.

The powder had a denser, smooth texture that required a more moderately-dense brush to pick up product evenly, but the trade off was a particularly flattering powder on my skin that sat well, blended out with ease, and looked very my-skin-but-better in finish. The blush stayed on well for eight and a half hours before I noticed slight fading. As a note, the version in the palette seemed slightly more satiny and less shimmery compared to the standalone I have (from the original launch).

Buxom Havana (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).Hourglass Vivid Flush (LE, $35.00) is warmer (95% similar).MAC Dame (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).Stellar Beauty Beam (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).Guerlain Angelic Radiance (LE, $53.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).Make Up For Ever #330 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Clinique Pink Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Pretty Vulgar Mirror Mirror (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Dior Rose Baiser (361) (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).MAC Formal (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.12 oz. – $175.00 Per Ounce

The formula is described as “vibrant yet natural-looking cheek colour that looks virtually powderless.” The texture was smooth, soft, and dense, so it was never powdery in the pan or on the skin. The blush had good color payoff that was easily sheered out (or you could apply less, as the denser texture makes that easy to control). It’s the kind of texture that almost blends itself as soon as you start applying and working it onto the skin. The finish became more luminous as I blended the powder onto the skin, but it was never shiny or overly shimmery, so it always looked smooth on my skin and did not emphasize pores or my skin’s texture. Most shades lasted between eight and nine hours on me.

 

Ingredients

Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer , Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate , Glycerin , Dicalcium Phosphate , Squalane , Ptfe , Dimethicone , Lauroyl Lysine , Ethylhexylglycerin , Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) , Polysorbate 80 , Caprylyl Glycol , 1,2-Hexanediol , Zinc Stearate , Silica , Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate , [+/- Mica , Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850) , Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) , Manganese Violet (Ci 77742) , Red 36 Lake (Ci 12085) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77499) , Ultramarines (Ci 77007) , Red 6 (Ci 15850) , Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985) , Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090) , Orange 5 (Ci 45370) , Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163) , Carmine (Ci 75470) , Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360) , Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77492)]

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