Glossier Cloud Paint Blush in Storm and Dawn, £15 Glossier
Glossier Cloud Paint is no well-kept industry secret, the gel-cream liquid blush has been around in four classically Glossier muted colours (Beam, Haze, Puff and Dusk) for a while, but when we heard two new, bolder shades were coming for summer, we could hardly contain our excitement.
Jen Garside, Engagement Executive
Fair skin, round-cheeked, I’m in need of a little delicate colour to contour and give the illusion of cheekbones.
WHAT I USUALLY LOOK FOR IN A BLUSHER:
I usually wear a powder bronzer across my cheeks (Laura Mercier, to be precise) for a pop of colour, and it’s been a while since I’ve dabbled in cream blusher for fear of it clashing against my foundation formula. I like quite a full face, so while I’m a sucker for a Glossier product (a full Lidstar convert, and a daily user of their Haloscope highlighter), I don’t often use Cloud Paint for want of a stronger look.
With the general rule for cream blush being ‘use sparingly’, I added a small dot of both Storm and Dawn to my wrist for a quick swatch, and was glad I did. Boy, are they bold…
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STORM CLOUD PAINT REVIEW
Glossier describe Storm Cloud Paint as “A warm rose shade that leaves a flushed-from-the-cold look on cheeks”. On my wrist, this shade looked like it would be most complementary to my dark lipstick and fair skin, so I decided to try it out first. Upon first dab, I would describe the colour as a muted raspberry-brown that gives a sophisticated, modern take on the classic pink blush.
A tiny amount of product really goes a long way here. I dabbed lightly with my finger, carefully blended into my already set foundation, and was surprised to find that no caking ensued. Like its predecessor Cloud Paint sisters, this bold new Storm shade didn’t seem to mess with my existing base.