I saw the sun more than once this week, so that means it's okay to wear Spring colours now, right? And there's something about these little Clinique blushes that just makes me feel happy inside. Compact and cute as buttons in their little pans, their embossed flower motif cheers me right up.
I have two of these lovelies to show you from the range of four - Peach Pop and Berry Pop.
I'm really impressed by these little fellows. They come in a clear plastic pan, but the pan, though small, is really thick and sturdy. If you drop these, they'll be fine - there's nothing flimsy about them.
Now it's one thing to look beautiful and cheerily vibrant in the pan, but if the colour payoff doesn't follow suit, the product is bound to be a disappointment. So don't be fooled by the fun, youthful look of these blushes - they pack some serious pigment - more than any other blush I've ever encountered.
You literally just have to sweep a finger gently across the top to see how intensely pigmented it is. So be careful when applying - a little goes a very, very long way! They're pigmented enough to be visible on the deepest skin tones, but a very little blended onto a pale skin like mine also works wonderfully. These really are suitable for everyone.
A sort of powder/cream hybrid, the finish is buildable, smooth and seems to bring light as well as colour to the face. Apply it to the apples of your cheeks to look immediately more refreshed and awake. What's not to like?
The formulation is beautiful - I've been ill lately, so my foundation is sitting a little due to dryness. Despite this, the blush doesn't lodge on my dry skin. It glides on for an even finish and blends easily. You can blend a tiny amount on with your ring finger for a really natural effect, or build up a little more for a pop of truly vibrant colour.
The lasting power is also really impressive. These fellows are going into my bridal makeup kit, and only the hardiest and most reliable products make it in there! I won't be without them from now on.
These beauties will be popping onto all Clinique counters this weekend and will set you back €20.
Do you like the look of these? And are you enjoying this season's bright hues? Share your Springy thoughts in the comments!