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…

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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:

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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!

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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~

  2. rashmi says:

    thats supahhhhh gorgeous on you dear 😀 D:

  3. Icaria says:

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

  4. Jamie says:

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

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

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  6. Lois says:

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

  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.

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