Melon Pop

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Ahhhh… a pretty blush to brighten your day! Melon Pop product review


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10am. Monday morning. Cynthia is excitedly trying on her new blush.

She dips her MAC 190 Foundation Brush into Clinique’s Melon Pop flower compact, smiles, and rubs it on her cheekbones.

She vogues at herself in the mirror.

Cynthia:  Gasp! So pretty!

Marcy is watching from on top of the toilet.

Marcy:  Oh no. That’s not vain. Not in the least.

Cynthia:  I mean the blush, Marcy. It looks good, right?

Cynthia vogues some more. She sucks in her checks, makes duck lips, lowers her eyes, and throws out her hip.

Cynthia: Ow.

Marcy:  Hmpf. Karma.

Cynthia:  Marcy. I don’t need you to “pretty” shame me. Really. Go be a troll on Twitter if you’re going to do that.

Marcy:  Fine. I’ll stop. So what are you so thrilled about?

Cynthia (eagerly):  Well, I don’t know what happened to Clinique. It used to be the brand your Grandma wore back in the day.

Cynthia catches herself and looks alarmed. She backtracks.

Cynthia:  I mean… not that there’s anything wrong with being a Grandma. Of course not! I hope… in fact… to be old enough one day to be considered a Grandma…

Marcy:  Some would say that day has already come.

Cynthia (panicked):  What I meant to say is…

Marcy (interrupting):  That you considered Clinique to be old fashioned. Passe, if you will.

Cynthia:  Yes! Exactly. So.

Cynthia takes a deep breath and continues.

Cynthia:  It’s just I’ve noticed I’ve been using mostly Clinique products lately. The colors are so pretty and work surprisingly well with my pale complexion and dark eyes and hair. This blush in Melon Pop is a perfect example.



It’s a light coral that goes on sheer but is very build-able.

Some product reviews complain that not much color gets deposited on your cheek. I found that to be true if I use a regular fluffy blush brush.  So instead, I use a synthetic foundation brush which picks up more color and then I can paint the color on my cheek.

And voila!

Cynthia poses, gives a cheeky grin, and throws out her other hip.

Cynthia:  Ow.

Marcy:  So you pair that with your Fuller Fudge Chubby Stick eyeshadow, Intense Ivy Eyeliner, and Black Honey Almost Lipstick and you are a walking advert for Clinique’s granny demographic.

Cynthia (grinning through the pain):  Yeah!

Marcy:  So where’s the photo of you in all your make-up glory?

Cynthia: Oh. Well. I have a huge zit on my face so I don’t want to take pictures today.

Marcy:  I didn’t know Granny’s got zits.

Cynthia (shaking her head):  Yeah. Modern times, Marcy. Modern times. I’ll do a post on that crazy conundrum at a later date.

And stop calling me Granny!

Marcy:  No.



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  • Reply Patty July 14, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Ha! Marcy is so funny! I sure do like Clinique’s packaging. I was hoping for a Cynthia picture as well, can’t you photo-shop the zit? 🙂

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 15, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      cindy does not possess those skills as of yet. i do not have fingers.

  • Reply Merrie K. July 14, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    You know what I will never forget about Clinique and that still reminds me of their brand today? Back in the 90s they came out with a set of makeup for the working man. LOL It was an entire collection of foundations, concealers, powders etc marketed towards business men. I don’t think it lasted very long, but I always want to recommend it to the men I work with. 🙂

    BTW…those colors are adorable! I don’t think you’d want them if they weren’t sheer. Otherwise they would look like clown makeup. 🙂

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 15, 2015 at 7:28 pm

      Oh my gosh! I remember when that makeup for men came out! Yes – some guys could use a little foundation and concealer. And eyeliner. LOL

      • Reply Freddy July 20, 2015 at 11:23 pm

        Please don’t even think about it.

        • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 24, 2015 at 9:10 pm

          Are you sure you couldn’t use a little foundation and eyeliner, Freddy?! Everyone needs a little help!

  • Reply Big Momma July 14, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    The colors looks very pretty. You used to be a Mac fan. What caused you to change?

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 15, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      MAC feels too heavy lately. Clinique is lighter and prettier. MAC is still useful for stage makeup but Clinique is great for everyday.

  • Reply TheLadyK July 14, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Oooh… thanks, Grandma!
    What’s the pinker one called? That works better with my skin.
    I love the sheer, since my cheeks are already so pink on their own, but I like to add some in the proper place after foundation. That way, you can build it up to whatever level of color necessary…
    I’m a big Mac user, as well.
    I always thought of Clinique as the “good for your skin” makeup. In the green packaging. They had (have?) a nice tinted moisturizer for when you don’t want to go all out with foundation. You know, for those of us old folks who need something that doesn’t sit in the lines on our faces!!

    Marcy: You have white space on your face. We can put some Melon Pop there. Can we have a picture of that? 🙂

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 15, 2015 at 7:33 pm

      The pink is called… Pink Pop! There is also a Plum Pop that is a darker pink and also really pretty. MAC foundation does just that – sits in my wrinkles. I switched my foundation to NARS and that is working well lately. I use the Cover Girl tinted moisturizer everyday. Much cheaper!

      Lady K,

  • Reply Liz July 15, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Love the flower petal imprint! I’m a sucker for pretty packaging, so I love this. Too Faced is my favorite makeup brand, and it has a lot to do with their beautiful products. I haven’t paid Clinique much attention either, but this blush would definitely catch my eye at the makeup counter. Glad to hear it’s a great hue with paler skin. I hope to see it on your face sometime soon. Thanks for this review! I really love how you approached it – it stayed true to you and your blog aesthetic.

    And…I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I acted out these lines as I read them: “Cynthia vogues some more. She sucks in her checks, makes duck lips, lowers her eyes, and throws out her hip.” lol

    <3 Liz

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch July 15, 2015 at 7:35 pm

      Ohhhhh…. I loooove that you read the lines out loud! Yay!

      The packaging is what sucked me in! I’ve been using the blush every day for that past few weeks and that flower still looks brand new. So pretty!


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