Glossier’s Cloud Paint needed to be put to the test. At WWFL, we decided to split up the four shades based on skin tone. Mel, our native Floridian decided to try out the darker shades, Dusk and Haze.
With a tanner complexion than Dana, I decided to try the two darker colors and see how this $18 blush compares to our more budget-friendly beauties. Haze is a deep, magenta-like pink which appears as a more dramatic color on lighter skin tones and as a super-subtle rosy pink on darker ones. Dusk is a dark, brownish-orange shade which works well as a subtle, natural-looking blush on darker skin tones and as a contour on lighter ones.
If you’re looking for an easy-to-apply blush, that gives off a hint of color – these blushes are the way to go. It’s the perfect summer look that’ll look like you just got done in the sun before you even step out the door.
Cloud Paint reminds me of finger painting as a kid. The tube is similar to a tube of paint and I have to say the application is fun to apply! The tube is very small and even looks like it could be a sample size but don’t let the size fool you, a little goes a long way! I dab a drop onto my fingers and paint away! The creamy formula is buildable and easily blends into my skin.
Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk
Dusk gives off a brownish, slightly orange tone that is better for contouring. Because the color is so close to my skin tone, I have to use a pretty generous amount to get more color to my face. I definitely apply more Dusk than I need to with Haze.
Dusk may be more noticeable on a lighter complexion but on tan skin, it can easily pass as a no-makeup-look. I wouldn’t consider Dusk a blush and instead more of a contour. If you’re looking for a natural look to add definition to your cheeks, Dusk is the way to go.
Glossier Cloud Paint in Haze
While I expected both blushes to have the same consistency, Haze is much more watery than Dusk. It’s definitely more of a cheek stain than a cream blush, but I love how natural it looks. Since Haze is the darkest and most pigmented color of the collection, be careful when applying it. As I’ve learned, a little goes a long long way!
Haze gives my cheeks a subtle berry flush of color, while on lighter skin tones it would be more dramatic. This shade is great if you want to look put together but not over the top!