The Clinique Gold Celebration Pop Ox Lunar New Year Highlighter launched at the start of January, as part of Clinique’s Lunar New Year collection.
For the last two years, Clinique have launched a special design of their Celebration Pop highlighter to complement the Chinese New Year animals. Well, 2021 is the Year of the Ox, and the Clinique Gold Celebration Pop Lunar New Year Highlighter features an amazing raised Ox design.
“A limited-edition highlighter in Gold Celebration Pop with a Chinese New Year design to celebrate the Year of the Ox.“
Numerous beauty brands have created special Lunar New Year edition beauty products this year, and the Clinique Gold Celebration Pop Ox Lunar New Year Highlighter is the most beautiful I’ve seen for 2021 to date.
Gold Celebration Pop isn’t a brand new highlighter shade for Clinique, as it’s been repromoted multiple times previously, but it’s a popular highlighter which is relatively universal.
Plus, the fact it’s called Celebration Pop ties in well with the New Year celebrations each year. It’s like MAC with Whisper of Gilt, it’s super popular, so they keep bringing it back in different collections.
The Clinique Gold Celebration Pop Ox Lunar New Year Highlighter is housed within a clear, round plastic compact, and the pan features an amazing raised Ox design with pretty sakura flowers in the background.
The first time I used this highlighter I was worried I’d ruin the pretty pattern, but it remains pretty much perfect even when used with my fingertips on the lids, without disturbing the cute design.
Looking at these swatches, you’d think it was two different highlighter products, wouldn’t you? The first swatch is the Clinique Gold Celebration Pop Ox Lunar New Year Highlighter swatched at intensity with multiple swipes.
Whereas the second swatch is an intense blended swatch, but you can obviously wear it a lot sheerer than both of these swatches. I just wanted to make sure the true colour was visible.
I have super pale skin, so this shade is a little deep for my skintone, but I knew I wanted it as an eyeshadow, and it looks amazing on the eyes. Especially if you apply it with a dampened brush, as it gives almost a wet look to the lids.
It is such a pretty highlighter, and the design is amazing. If you like the look of the Clinique Gold Celebration Pop Ox Lunar New Year Highlighter pick it up asap to ensure you don’t miss out as it won’t be around for long.
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