We love everything Glossier and have been obsessed with the Cloud Paint blushes since their debut. Between the two of us, we own Balm Dotcoms, Perfecting Skin Tint, Boy Brow, Stretch Concealer, Invisible Shield SPF, Super Pure Serum, and more – we’re fans.
In our last Glossier post, Bex reviewed two colors – Dusk and Beam. In today’s review, I will review the other two colors – Haze and Puff. (PS – use this link for 20% off your first Glossier purchase!)
Cloud Paints are described as follows on the Glossier website: “A new way to blush…The pillowy, gel-cream formula is designed to be the most user-friendly cheek color in existence. If you can finger paint, you can Cloud Paint—simply dab it onto cheeks wherever you please. It’s seamless, sheer, and buildable (i.e. it’s hard to accidentally apply too much). Inspired by gradient pink NYC sunsets, the shades are optimized to work across a wide range of skin tones for a healthy, flushed-from-within glow.”
Like I did with my micellar water review, I made sure to follow the same routine with each Cloud Paint to create an honest comparison. I tested these as part of my work day makeup; here’s what I used:
- Diorskin Primer on my t-zone only (see my full review!)
- Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint in Dark
- NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Biscuit for undereye area and Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Medium for redness on my cheeks and around my nose
- Glossier Cloud Paint blush
- Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Warm Bronze (just a light dusting as my bronzer)
- Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light
- As needed depending on weather, Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder.
Like Bex, I made sure to try multiple wears and took photos after at least 5 hours. There are no filters, etc, though in one photo, I happen to be wearing more eye makeup. Also, it’s worth noting that patting (not rubbing) the blush into place made for an easier application. Hope the review is helpful and let me know if the comments if you’ve tried this yet!
Peace + love,
This is a gorgeous berry color that became my every day, go-to blush.
I like the gel formula as it does have a very blendable consistency. This color is highly pigmented so a very little bit goes a really long way. Unlike the description on the website, it was WAY too easy to over apply this color. That didn’t really bother me though because I’d rather have a strong color payoff than the other way around, but I really had to start out with the tiniest dab before I found the perfect amount.
However, what I really liked about this color is that it looked like I was naturally flushed. I mentioned above that I use concealer to cover some redness in my cheeks and the Haze Cloud Paint was actually really similar to that natural color; the only difference was I could control where it went!
Even applied with a light hand, I was impressed with the staying power of Haze and will totally be buying this again.
This cotton candy pink looks a little intimidating out of the tube, but blends to a soft, dusty rose color.
Like Bex, I noticed that the two colors I tested seemed to have a different color payoff. Puff actually fit the Glossier description and it was nearly impossible to over-apply. In the photo below, I’m wearing three layers of light application! I suppose that’s just proof that this really is a buildable, blendable shade.
I didn’t give Puff as high a rating because I do like a highly pigmented product. For the price ($18), I shouldn’t have to spend five minutes applying layers and layers of color. I still rated the color pretty high though because after all the work of applying, it actually is super flattering and pretty.
Stepping outside the bounds of my own test, I did notice that I liked Puff more on days that I wasn’t wearing as much makeup. On the weekends when I was only wearing a tinted moisturizer, Puff was softer and left a more subtle “lit from within” glow than Haze.
I will continue wearing Puff, but am not as likely to repurchase.