Autumn Beauty Pick: Clinique Fresh Bloom All Over Colour in Plum Poppy

Posted by Lipglossiping On September - 20 - 2013

Give it a couple more months and we won’t need to use blusher.  The faux Jack-Frost-has-been-pinching-your-cheeks look will be served up daily by Mother Nature.  In the mean-time, Clinique have a rather lovely solution to inject some colour into our cheeks!

First things first, it’s a thing of beauty in the pan.  I mean, look at it.  Look!  I never tire of pretty makeup…

clinique-plum-poppy1

clinique-plum-poppy2

clinique-plum-poppy3

Considering I struggled like hell to cut out pastry leaves that actually looked anything like leaves for the top of my apple pie last week, you can colour me impressed by Clinique’s ability to craft a bleedin’ poppy into their blusher pans.  You don’t want me to spoil that pristine surface do you?

Tough.  Here’s a swatch:

clinique-plum-poppy4

Plum Poppy makes for a soft-neutral shade with enough pink in it to ensure that it’s a flattering choice for cool skin-toned girls like myself.  The pink keeps the colour looking fresh, rather than muddy as some plums (including the much-loved NARS Sin) tend to turn against my complexion.  There’s a slight iridescence to the formula that translates nicely once on the skin, giving a subtle highlight without any over-the-top shimmer or sparkle.

The texture is soft and picks up easily on a brush.  For application, I prefer to use a stippling brush… just for a lighter touch as I do tend to be a little heavy-handed and Plum Poppy doesn’t take too much effort to build into a natural-looking flush.

The brand actually market this as an “all-over color” as well as a blush, meaning that you could… if you wanted to…. wear this all over your face.  In my opinion, it’s far too pigmented for that kind of application but hey, whatever tickles your pickle!

clinique-plum-poppy

Clinique Fresh Bloom All Over Color in Plum Poppy is priced at £26 and is available to buy on counter and online at johnlewis.com

* press sample


7 Responses to “Autumn Beauty Pick: Clinique Fresh Bloom All Over Colour in Plum Poppy”

  1. Sophie says:

    OHH this is gorgeous~

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. rashmi says:

    thats supahhhhh gorgeous on you dear 😀 D:

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. Icaria says:

    Lovely details & perfect color, there’s a good chance I’ll be picking this one up! It looks beautiful on you.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. Jamie says:

    Oh wow I just realized how expensive Clinique is in the UK. For those prices you can get Lancome or NARS!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. This is such a lovely shade! It looks amazing on you!

    themacaronaddict.blogspot.co.uk

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  6. Lois says:

    Beautiful! And I love the purple eyeliner! It really suits you :) xx

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  7. Jen W says:

    Looks fresh and pretty on the cheeks. I can’t imagine using this all over the face either, seems rather a ridiculous concept.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Shiro Cosmetics: Intertubes Swatches

I only picked up three of the Shiro Cosmetics Intertube samples but now I know that I’m ok with the formula… I’ll be going back …

Freebie Alert: Trade in your empties for a FREE Ojon Shampoo & Conditioner!

This Thursday, I politely suggest that you don’t venture too far from your local John Lewis.  Trust me on this… Luxury Haircare brand Ojon are …

The corset returns: Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Intense EdP

In 1993, I turned 12. I was in my second year of secondary school and fully in love with Evan Dando. Prince changed his name …

Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Trio Eyeshadow: I'm Feeling Retro

I feel like a big fat cam whore with these FOTDs… I don’t think I’ve done as many FOTDs this entire year as I have …

The last person in the world to discover...

…Instagram. See, I thought it was just like Hipstamatic which I don’t use because it’s kinda slow and kinda clunky and not very social.  On …

Bonkers for Bunting!

Just a quick one this morning before I head out for the day because I wanted to show you the ridiculously cute crocheted bunting that …

Butter London Slapper NOTD

Butter London’s Slapper, a.k.a the hardest nail polish to photograph in the world, ever.  It’s a super-bright teal which definitely leans more green than blue.  …

Deal Alert: Essie at Zuneta - Buy Two get One free

I got the heads up on this deal the other day, head on over to Zuneta and add three Essie nail polishes to your basket… …

Neals Yard Rejuvenating Frankincense Facial Serum

There are two types of people in this world.  Those that eat McDonald’s gherkins with reckless abandon and those that peer at their open burgers, …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

COMMENTS

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads