Who said face paint was only for kiddos?
Honestly, blush has always scared me – you put on too much and you scare people. Not to mention the powder blush I’ve been using since middle school isn’t exactly foolproof. A few too many swipes and BOOM…clown face.
Since I was very much over the clown face and SO over using the same blush since 7th grade, I went on the hunt for something new. It seemed like cream blushes were everywhere I looked, so Claudia and I decided to give it go and, of course, went straight for our trusty Glossier.
Everyone, say hello Glossier Cloud Paint! A cream blush made of a lightweight, gel-like texture that gives you a seamless finish. It’s time to throw those powder blushes in the trash and say goodbye to that clown face!
- Product: Glossier Cloud Paint
- Price: $18 or two for $30
- Where to buy: Glossier website. Click here for 10% off your first Glossier purchase!
- Perks: hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, paraben free, fragrance free, cruelty free
Deciding which colors of Glossier Cloud Paint to order is HARD.
They’re all picture perfect. After debating and watching wayyyy too many review videos, I decided to go with Beam and Dusk. Since I was used to my standard pink/red blush, I thought these orangey-pink (Beam) and bronzed maroon (Dusk) tones would spice things up a bit!
After arriving at my doorstep, I was disappointed to find out they had sent me Dusk and Puff instead of Dusk and Beam. I sent Glossier a quick email with pictures explaining the mixup and next thing I knew the Glossier gals were sending Beam for free and I got to keep Puff! That’s customer service, my friends!
Initial Glossier Cloud Paint Artistry
I will admit, my first go with Glossier’s Cloud Paint was far from picture perfect. When I squeezed the tube it came out way faster than I thought it would. I was expecting acrylic paint thickness and it was much thinner. Lesson learned!
Pro tip: just put a teensy amount on your the tip of your pointer finger.
That’s all you’ll need! A little bit goes a long, long way (which is great on your bank account!). Then I just rub my two pointer finger tips together and apply to the apples of my cheeks and along my cheekbones using swiping and dabbing motions. Really, it’s just finger painting for grown-ups!
Glossier Cloud Paint Palette Picks
When I found myself in possession of three Glossier Cloud Paint shades I was initially overwhelmed. I just went from using one shade of powdered blush my whole life to three very different shades of cream blush. HALP.
Thankfully, my situation went from dreary to dreamy! I never knew how fun it would be to play with different shades!
- Feeling fun and tropical? Use Beam!
- Feeling pretty in pink? Always reach for Puff!
- How about serious and fierce? That’s Dusk!
Let the Real Fun Begin
I’ll let you in on a secret. When you’re feeling unsure of which color to pick or unsure of your mood that day. do something daring…MIX ‘EM UP.
Yes, that’s right. Put a teensy amount of two or even three colors on the back of your hand, use your finger to mix them up and then apply! You’ve just gone from having only a few colors to having infinite possibilities!
My favorite way to mix things up is to add a little bit of Dusk to Beam or Puff to add some depth and mute the bright tones. It’s the perfect happy medium!
Cream vs. Powder
After using Glossier Cloud Paint, I don’t think I’d ever switch back to a powdered blush. The pigmentation is so much more apparent and perfect in a cream. Not only that, but it lasts longer! I can go all day and still see the color on my cheeks!
Now let’s talk price. B.G. (Before Glossier), I was using a blush from Bare Minerals that retails for $21. Glossier Cloud Paint is only $18 and so far has lasted me much longer than my old powdered friend.
It’s important you know I use Glossier Cloud Paint on top of my other Glossier go-tos: Perfecting Skin Tint and Stretch Concealer. That being said, I can’t verify the effectivity of Cloud Paint when used with other brands of foundations and concealers, but I can assume that it would work just as well!
I love, love, love blush. When it’s done right, that is! Just the right amount gives you a perfectly natural pop of color that instantly brightens up your face. But like Sam, I was always hesitant to switch from my 10-year Revlon go-to because I wasn’t really sure what other colors would look good on my complexion. Also, I really wanted to make the switch from powder to cream because powder blush is soooo last year.
Lucky for me, Sam was already one step ahead and had ordered two of the four Glossier Cloud Paints. And even luckier for both of us, the little shipping mishap gave us a chance to experiment with THREE of the four shades!
Picking a Shade
Buying makeup online can be tough! When you shop at the store, you have the chance to sample colors to see which shades work well and which don’t. But when you’re buying makeup online, you have to make some educated guesses….but really you just need a Sam in your life!
Being the awesome bestie that she is, Sam let me sample Beam, Dusk and Puff at work one day because I was really unsure as to what shade to buy. And guess what?! I ended up loving all three! So I figured I should give the last Glossier shade, Haze, a try so we could experiment with the full set.
Haze is AMAZE
Seriously, I am so in love with this Glossier Cloud Paint shade! It is the darkest of the four shades but works well with all skin tones. My skin has yellow undertones, and I find that the fuschias and richer pinks in Haze blend in perfectly…no clown face in sight!
Like Sam mentioned though, you definitely only need the tiniest bit of Cloud Paint to get that natural-looking pop of color. Because Haze is a deeper shade, I find that the best way to apply it is by doing the following:
- Squeeze a small amount (like the size of a small bead) onto your middle finger.
- Dab your painted middle finger against the middle finger on your other hand.
- Continue dabbing so the Cloud Paint spreads evenly amongst your middle, index and ring fingers on both hands.
- NOW you can apply! Just dab your index, middle and ring fingers on each cheek and you’re set. Because the color was already blended enough on your fingers, it will go on very easily!
I promise you, your cheeks will look AMAZE.
Cream vs. Powder
My powder blush went straight into the trash as soon as I experimented with Glossier Cloud Paint for the first time. There’s just no comparison! The pigmentation is better, it lasts a lot longer and, most importantly, it’s WAY more fun to play withput on.
In terms of price, my powder blush was a lot cheaper than Cloud Paint. But the fact that I’ve had the same tube for five months and have yet to make a dent in it is enough of a reason for me to splurge. This stuff will last me forever!
I think I want to buy Dusk next so I can mix the two shades for a more tan look….winter is coming people!
Glossier Cloud Paint has found a permanent home in our makeup bags. It’s easy-to-use, absolutely beautiful and brings a bit of fun to our everyday routine!
There’s not much else to say. It’s simply a great product. Another Glossier winner…what’s new?