An ode to summer skies & happy clouds // GLOSSIER CLOUD PAINTS
Yes, ok. I have been high on the Glossier bandwagon as of late. It's partially because it's summer, my most minimal makeup season of the year. And partially because I am just a honestly big fan. There are, of course, things they do that I don't love (*cough* Milky Jelly Cleanser *cough* priming moisturizer). But for the most part, I well and truly love their products and their mission. Like it or not, at least one or two (or three) of their products have made their way into my daily routine.
But no product has become beloved more quickly than the Glossier Cloud Paints. For a little background context here, I am an artist. I grew up drawing, and painting. My room was covered with sketchbooks for days. And then, I became an art major in college. Nothing was more exciting than going to the art store and getting a fresh tube of oil or acrylic paint, and nothing was more satisfying than taking my palette knife and mixing together some glorious blue, or somehow ending up with brown no matter how hard I tried. Today, I'm now a proud digital art director, but, it's been awhile since I bought fresh paint, or mixed anything with my hands 😔. Through some sort of magic, Glossier figured out how to give that feeling back to me, and not only that, but combine it with my other fave thing... makeup.
The Cloud Paint formula is different than your average cream blush. It's more of a gel than a cream, and it looks exactly like a swab of acrylic paint (but lighter in texture), when squeezed out. Upon first seeing photos of the product, I was pretty skeptical. It just looked like it would be streaky or patchy upon application. My gut reaction was, "This is pretty, but not for me." And so I waited. And waited. And waited some more. But, I kept seeing these beautiful women with an effortlessly natural flush, all claiming to have used these miraculous cloud paints. So eventually, I gave in and bought myself one (one to start...) in the shade 'Dusk.'
I straight up loved it from the first application. It wasn't streaky or patchy. It was smooth, it was pigmented, and it blended. It was everything you would want from this kind of product. From that day on, I have used it every day. This is not an exaggeration. Sometimes I even get really crazy and wear two at once! After falling head over heels for 'Dusk,' I took advantage of Glossier's buy two get a discount and bought 'Puff' and 'Haze.' 'Dusk' is the perfect tawny caramel-y tan color. I use it more to emphasize (or fake) cheek bones. 'Puff' is exactly as it sounds; a breath of light pink that flushes your cheeks with youth. 'Haze' looks intimidating before you blend it, but pairs so well with a berry lip bringing those tones to your cheeks for a cohesive look. Let's be honest, 'Beam' will likely make it into the collection soon...
I look forward to applying blush more than any other step in my routine now. And I feel like an artist again! Suddenly, face painting doesn't sound so bad. So, try it out. Make some happy little clouds on your own face. ☁️
Website // glossier.com
Price Point // $18 or 2 for $30
Best For // summer nights, beach day realness, and morning commutes
Claims // hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, paraben free, fragrance free, and cruelty free