Monday, April 21, 2014

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in "Peach Pop" & Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Color in "Heftiest Hibiscus": Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
Hello everyone, happy Monday! For my third spring lip & cheek post I am featuring two beautiful orange shades from Clinique, the Cheek Pop Blush in "Peach Pop" ($24 CAD) and the Chubby Stick Intense in "Heftiest Hibiscus" ($19 CAD). To read more, click......
Cheek Pop Blush in "Peach Pop" ($24 CAD):
What it is:
-Silky, effortless, and natural powdered blush
-Long lasting stay-put formulation 

The blush is packaged in a clear acrylic case and it has a daisy flower design imprinted on the surface. The design is very beautiful, it's got to be one of the prettiest blush packaging I have seen!
Pigmentation & Formulation:
The color "Peach Pop" is a sheer orange/coral with a subtle shimmer. I found the texture of the blush to be harder and less buttery/creamy compared to other powder blushes; when you sweep across it, not a lot of powder gets kicked up. However, the color is definitely buildable so it's impossible to over-apply. Also, the shimmer is very subtle so when worn on the cheeks they are almost invisible; this is a good thing because I prefer matte/satin blushes way better than shimmer.
The blush lasted all day until I took it off. 

-Beautiful packaging design
-Buildable color allows a lot of versatility
-Long wearing

-I wish the blush was softer and more creamy, but the texture really doesn't affect the pigmentation or the wear, so it's really just a personal preference

What it is:
-Moisturizing tinted color balm with medium opacity
-Formulated with mango and shea butter to keep the lips feeling smooth and soft

The Chubby Stick comes in a cute twist up crayon form. From what I recall, I think the Clinique Chubby Sticks are what started the whole lip crayon trend, so you are looking at the original lip crayons right now!

Pigmentation & Formulation:
The color "Heftiest Hibiscus" is a very pigmented orangish red, perfect for both spring and summer. The color intensity really took me by surprise and y'all know how much I love opaque lip colors! The formulation is very smooth but this specific color does emphasize dryness so it's best to exfoliate the lips well before application. The product feels very rich and creamy on the lips, very much like a lip balm.

The wear was quite impressive and comparable to a standard lipstick.

-Surprisingly rich pigmentation (at least for this shade, Heftiest Hibiscus)
-Convenient twist up packaging
-Moisturizing formulation
-Long lasting, comparable to standard lipsticks (four to five hours)

-Formulation is not very cushioning so it will emphasize dryness

Here are both products worn on the face with Lush Liquid Eyeliner in "Motivation" (review to come). I think I overdone it with the foundation that day so hence the cakiness. 
Both these products definitely live up to their hype and I really love the richness of the Chubby Stick Intense and the build-ability and packaging of the Cheek Pop.

Both products are available at Sephora online and in stores, Clinique online, and other department stores where Clinique products are sold.

Do you own any Cheek Pops or Chubby Sticks? How do you like them? Let me know in the comments below!

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