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Clinique Rose Quartz Pop Cheek Pop Pearl Assessment & Swatches

Clinique Rose Quartz Pop (04) Cheek Pop PearlClinique Rose Quartz Pop (04) Cheek Pop Pearl ($ 26.50 for 0.12 oz.) Is a lighter pop of peonies with soft, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had medium buildable pigmentation with a moderately dense, slightly firmer texture to the touch, but I found it picked up evenly and easily with a moderately dense blush brush, making it a little more productive than the original formula would have been.

The blush was applied evenly to bare skin and almost blurred as it was applied. It took a good eight and a half hours before it showed signs of fading.

CONTINUE READING: Formula overview for details on general performance and properties (such as fragrance).

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Formula overview

$ 26.50 / 0.12 oz. – $ 220.83 per ounce

The formula is said to have a “buildable watercolor payout” with a “silky” texture that lasts “10 hours”. The formula feels like a gel-powder hybrid, so it is firmer, denser in the pan, but not powdery and extremely miscible. It melted easily on the skin after it was applied and buffed, although the original formula (with one touch) seemed brighter and more seamless.

The updated Cheek Pop formula seemed more pliable, allowing me to use a lighter hand or a less dense brush than I would have used with the original series.

The updated formula also seemed to do more justice to the buildable claim than the original formula, as most shades of color in one layer had medium coverage, but built up well if desired. They lasted between eight and nine hours with me before they faded slightly.

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ingredients

Synthetic Fluorophlogopite, Hdi / Trimethylol Hexyllacton Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Silica, Squalane, Dicalcium Phosphate, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Dimethicone, Lauroyl-Lysine Oxide 1,2, Penterylity, Lauroyl-Lysine Oxide 1,2, Penterylate -Di-T-butyl-hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Red 34 Lake (Ci 15880), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Orange 5 (Ci 45370)]

Disclaimer: The ingredient lists are available from the brand (or retailer) at the time of publication. Please always check the product packaging, if any, the applicable ingredients list for the product you purchased, or the brand or retailer website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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