Clinique Cheek Pops on NC45 Dark Skin

clinique cheek pop

If you’re anything like me, you’ve seen the Clinique Cheek Pops in store and decided you need them based on the lucite packaging and a flower motif alone.

I picked these up at The Bay for $24 each but they can also be purchased at Sephora.

clinique cheek pop

Clinique advertises them as being powderless and scent free, which they are. The powderless aspect being of more interest to me and I’m sure, many of you.

One of the drawbacks to this collection (in my opinion) is how many of the 12 shades seemed to be geared towards fair skin tones. I would say half to three quarters of the shades would not work for darker women of colour at all. This is exacerbated by the fact that they’re meant to be sheer yet buildable, which means it can take a while to get them to show up. But they do not look cakey on the skin whatsoever.

I think the two shades I have would work for a variety of women of colour. I especially like Ginger Pop as a natural everyday flush.

clinique cheek plum pop dark skin

clinique cheek ginger pop dark skin

They don’t apply or wear patchily and they last a good 5 hours. Not as long as a NARS or Tarte Amazonian Clay blush, but for the price point I think it’s fair.

Overall, I don’t think they’re amazing enough to warrant getting more than one or two of them, but they’re pretty to look at and easy to use.

Hope this was helpful