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SD Beauty Review: Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Cola Pop

Hi all!

The weather has officially warmed up, flowers are blooming, birds are chirping…a sure sign that summer is almost here!

With the warmer weather comes lighter, brighter makeup.  On a recent trip to Sephora, a stunning sales associate with the same colouring as me greeted me at the door and I was struck by her blush.  I am always on the hunt for the perfect blush.  Most times, I buy blushes that are too bright, too pink (which end up looking ashy on my skin tone) or not bright enough, therefore looking either muddy or non-existent.

The sales associate’s blush was the most fabulous plummy wine-colour, but really popped on her skin. I begged her to tell me what it was!  She happily told me that she was wearing a blush called “Cola Pop” and brought me over to the Clinique section. She spread her arm game show host-style at Clinique’s display of adorable Cheek Pop blushes.

Clinique Cheek Pop Cola Pop SephoraLet me tell you about these blushes.  They are seriously cute!  They come in clear packaging and the blushes are in the shape of gerbera daisies!  I am a total sucker for unique and beautiful packaging, so I was already sold before she finished telling me about the product – haha!

Cheek Pop Closed

Clinique Cheek Pop Cola Pop
Gerber daisy!

Clinique Cheek Pop Cola Pop Blush

I would describe Clinique’s Cola Pop as a rich, medium-dark reddish berry colour with a pretty luminous finish.  These blushes are very righly pigmented (apply with a light hand) and are very blendable and buildable.  Clinique describes this formulation as “virtually powderless, featuring silky smooth, true color.

I found this blush gives me a really pretty, natural, healthy glow!  As this formulation is powderless, it goes on with an almost creamy-like quality that leaves me looking slightly dewy – a look I’m always going for.  I am seriously impressed with this blush and happy to see that Clinique has changed the formulations of some of their products for the better. This is a brand that I never really pay attention to, but these new products are definitely catching my eye.

Clinique Cheek Pop in Cola Pop
Clinique Cheek Pop in Cola Pop

This blush is 100% free of fragrance, opthamologist and allergy-tested. Great for those with sensitive skin!  Here is a quick vlog review on this blush:

Have you tried out Clinique’s Cheek Pop blushes?  What are your favourites?  My research is telling me that Peach Pop is super popular!

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Peach Pop
Peach Pop



Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. May 6, 2015 / 9:40 am

    Looks beautiful on your skintone! I just have Berry Pop, which is OK on me. I think I should probably have gone for a warmer one, like Peach.

    • May 6, 2015 / 9:41 am

      Thanks so much! Yeah – there’s a pretty great range of colours so be sure to check them out. I’m positive you’d find one you love. ;o)

  2. Vanessa
    May 6, 2015 / 9:56 am

    Ooooh! That peach one looks really nice! I’m due for a Sephora trip!

  3. May 6, 2015 / 5:05 pm

    I’m excited to try these once they are available in the UK. Thank you for the review.xo

    • May 7, 2015 / 9:27 am

      You’re welcome, Sandy!! I think they are sold at Selfridge’s (if you are in London). xoxoxo

  4. May 6, 2015 / 5:08 pm

    This blush looks SUPER great on you. That’s such a wonderful color. I love the in depth review on the video, too. I’m not in the market for a new blush at the moment but I’m definitely going to keep this one in mind when I am! Thanks for sharing!


    • May 7, 2015 / 9:27 am

      Thank you so much for commenting! Means a lot that you stopped by to check it out. When you are back in the market for some new blush, be sure to check out this range! xoxoxo

  5. May 6, 2015 / 7:03 pm

    This looks gorgeous on you! I have to recommend this to my friend. I’m resisting all of the new Clinique Cheek Pop blushes… I have 2 of the original 4 that they launched with. I need probably another 4 in my life! 😀 I just subscribed to your YT channel.

    • May 7, 2015 / 9:25 am

      Haha! They are so cute! I understand wanting them all! Thank you so much for subscribing!! xoxoxox

  6. May 7, 2015 / 5:27 pm

    I want peach pop! And berry pop! They have been on my makeup Wishlist post. It looks good on you and lol at the arm spread like a game show host!

    • May 7, 2015 / 6:46 pm

      Hahaha! Glad you liked that! Berry Pop is super nice!

  7. May 11, 2015 / 4:09 pm

    It looks beautiful on you….I think I’m going to try them out!!

    • May 11, 2015 / 4:11 pm

      Honestly – they are great! I’m sure you’ll find a colour you love! Thanks for your kind words and for checking out my post! ;o)

  8. May 14, 2015 / 11:45 am

    This looks great on you! I’ve never tried Clinique makeup outside of their lipsticks.

    • May 14, 2015 / 2:15 pm

      Hey Lourdes! Good to see you again! Yep – visit the counter and see their new offerings!

      • May 14, 2015 / 4:13 pm

        Hi! Yes, slowly getting back to the blogging world. Of course, the first blog I had to check out was yours! Wanted to see how your London trip went 🙂

        • May 14, 2015 / 7:59 pm

          Hahaha! Thanks so much, Lourdes! How kind – means a lot! London was FABULOUS. xox

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