Saturday, February 27, 2016

Clinique Lid Pop Eyeshadows: Review and Swatches

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After the overwhelming success of the charming Cheek Pop Blushes (reviewed here), Clinique has a new line of Lid Pop Eyeshadows ($20 CAD each) for Spring 2015. Packaged in the same cute "pop" design, the Lip Pops promise a silky formulation with a burst of color. To see some swatches, click.......
Clinique Lid Pop Eyeshadows
Packaging:
Just like the beloved Cheek Pop Blushes, the Clinique Lid Pops come in a clear acrylic compact. Pressed with an intricate and absolutely beautiful daisy pattern, the shadows are 2 grams each, which are slightly smaller than the Cheek Pops, which are 3.5 grams each.
Clinique Lid Pop Eyeshadows
Formulation:
Because the original Cheek Pop blushes had a baked finish that swatched quite sheer, I expected the Lid Pops to be rather sheer as well. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the soft and pigmented formulation of most of these shades. With that said, the texture isn't as buttery as I would have hoped, so the Lip Pops are best paired with a good and tacky primer.

02 Cream Pop: This is a beautiful soft peach-beige shimmer. The pigmentation is really nice, making it a great everyday neutral color.
03 Cocoa Pop: A satin medium brown, Cocoa Pop has a really smooth and rich texture; the pigmentation is great as well.
05 Willow Pop: This is a metallic rusty gold. In terms of formulation, this is the creamiest and the most pigmented out of the bunch.
08 Petal Pop: A light pink with a subtle cool gold sheen, Petal Pop is a soft shade but the formulation is very pigmented and smooth.
11 Surf Pop: Definitely the sheerest out of the bunch, Surf Pop a pretty royal blue with light blue sparkles. Unfortunately, though, the beautiful deep coloration in the pan just doesn't translate nicely when swatched.
Clinique Lid Pop in "02 Cream Pop"
Clinique Lid Pop in "02 Cream Pop"
Clinique Lid Pop in "03 Cocoa Pop"
Clinique Lid Pop in "03 Cocoa Pop"
Clinique Lid Pop in "05 Willow Pop"
Clinique Lid Pop in "05 Willow Pop"
Clinique Lid Pop in "08 Petal Pop"
Clinique Lid Pop in "08 Petal Pop"
Clinique Lid Pop in "11 Surf Pop"
Clinique Lid Pop in "11 Surf Pop"
Availability:
Clinique is available online and in stores at Sephora, The Bay, Shoppers, and Sears.
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