The Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes ($21; sephora.com) have been on my list to try out forever, but none of the older colors appealed to me so much. They did recently come out with a newer range, which sure was much more interesting and the formula seemed less chalky/powdery too.
I picked up Heather Pop , a dusty pink with just a hint of shimmer. The shimmer is very subtle and translates to a soft glow on the cheeks. I found the color payoff to be decent, and good enough to show up on my skin tone when used with a dense blush brush like the Hakuhodo 210 Blush Brush or the Tom Ford Cheek Brush, two of which I like to use with this kind of formula. There’s no major fallout or patchiness and the texture blends beautifully and looks very natural on the skin. I love the design on these blushes & the packaging is alright - quite practical & sturdy, and not too cheap for the price. Heather Pop wore a good 6 hours on my cheeks and stayed looking quite luminous and fresh without fading much. Overall, I really love the formula, it works perfectly with the right brush and is sheer in a good way so you can build up the color without going too overboard!