The Clinique Cheek Pop blushes are a popular product on the market that seems to work out well for most people. This is a baked gelee blush formula that requires a firm or dense brush to pick up the product well. I do not have an issue picking up pigment with a softer brush, but that does require more building of the color. Here are some brush examples that I find to work well with baked gelee formulas.
Bobbi Brown Blush Brush, $60 (Pictures is a natural hair version, but the brand has changed this brush to synthetic hairs.)
Smashbox Precise Blush, $34
Ecotools Precision Blush, (I think this style has been discontinued. I have seen a brush with the same name in stores, but the bristles look longer than the one I have.)
If you are a person that is nervous about blush looking too intense, you may prefer this buildable aspect in your blush formula. I find this to be one of the easier baked gelee formulas to work with. I am acne-prone in the cheek area and these blushes give a healthy sheen to my skin without accentuating any of my texture issues. The Clinique Cheek Pop Blushes retail for $25.00 at Sephora.
Fig Pop (left swatch)
Black Honey Pop (right swatch)
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