Glossier Cloud Paint has been all the rage recently. Before its release, it was featured on the faces of A-listers at the Oscars. Taraji P. Henson, Chrissy Teigen, Reese Witherspoon and more all glowed with perfection and we decided it was our turn to test it out. We usually stay away from pricier products, but we couldn’t resist this $18 (or $30 for 2) blush sensation.
Glossier Cloud Paint comes in 4 shades: Puff, Beam, Haze and Dusk. This review focuses on Puff and Beam for fair-light skin tones. You can read our review of Haze and Dusk for medium-tan skin tones here. We’ve tried dozens of cream blushes, but Cloud Paint is unlike anything out there. It comes in a little tube, so small it’s basically sample size. I was thrown off by how tiny it was until I realized how little product I needed for each application.
The formula is a super lightweight and buildable gel-cream that takes some getting used to. I decided to try Puff first and accidentally used WAY too much product. I looked like I spent three days in the sun and my boyfriend asked why I looked so pink today… You really only need half a pea size amount to cover both cheeks.
But somehow even though I went ham on the Cloud Paint, the formula managed to blend into my skin without looking crazy. I’d consider this a good beginner’s blush because it’s so buildable that if you start with just a tiny bit, it’s really hard to screw up when applying it.
If your skin has any redness or unevenness, I would highly recommend using a BB cream or foundation before applying Cloud Paint. I have some redness and sun spots on my cheeks and Cloud Paint can look a little blotchy if I don’t even out my skin first.
How To Use:
To use Cloud Paint, I dab the product in the middle of the apple of my cheek, then blend out towards the temple with my fingers. Like a lot of Glossier products, these were designed to be easy to apply with your fingers. I wouldn’t recommend using a beauty blender as it can suck up a lot of this thinner formula.
Glossier Cloud Paint in Puff
Puff is that classic light pink hue that works for everyone. I’ve been using Puff almost every day because it gives me that naturally flushed look that I love in a blush.
Glossier Cloud Paint in Beam
Beam is a light peachy coral that blends seamlessly into all skin tones. I would consider this the most subtle hue of the four.