As somebody that doesn’t wear a full face of makeup every day – if at all – it takes a real special product to make it into my daily rotation.
Oftentimes I’ll wing it with eyeliner, a little BB cream (I’m really into cushion compacts at the moment) and brow product, but lately I’ve been adding not one, but two blushes to my face.
Glossier’s Cloud Paint is one of their most-loved products. And it’s easy to see why. Delivered in these adorable – albeit tiny! – artist’s paint tubes, they’re available in a range of colours designed to complement every skintone.
They’re sold individually or in handy duos, so I picked up two and have absolutely loved wearing them separately as well as blended together, painter style.
The shades are inspired by NYC sunsets (apparently) and the formula is a gel-cream, easy to blend into the skin and is fortified by collagen to hydrate and plump the skin, as well as blurring powder pigments that lend a soft, diffused, seamless, glowy finish.
I love that it can be applied with fingertips but I tend to apply it with a duo fibre stippling brush, which offers just as natural a look.
Haze is a beautiful raspberry pink shade.
It’s a little intimidating because it’s a deeper hue but applies like a dream and lends a wonderful rosy tint to my cheeks, a sophisticated sort of flush that could only be emulated by lounging around in a velvet emerald green loveseat drinking red wine. That sort of cool. I reach for it for work days or for date night and find it works equally as well for both polar opposite occasions.
Beam is my everyday princess shade. A orange-peach, the shade is a far cry from what I’d usually try but I absolutely love it, especially paired with a swipe of Haloscope.
It’s a candy-sweet sort of colour that reminds me of afternoons and lazy days spent on grassy plains, watching boys play football and giggling over a Nokia 3310 at what we could text my friend’s brand-new boyfriend.
It’s the colour of those crazy-coloured sugary juices in square plastic cups (what on earth were those called?!) and the colour of summer crushes.
Worn together, the pair creates my ultimate cheek shade. It speaks of ‘boss lady who wears what she wants’ and of insouciant style and tousled tresses and I-wish-I-was-on-holiday-but-alas-I’m-at-home.
Have you tried Cloud Paint yet?
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