Glossier Cloud Paint

The Glossier Cloud Paints have been really popular on the internet for a couple of years. It felt like one day they just popped up and everyone seemed to love them. It's been a few years since they launched and although the initial hype has died down a fair bit, these blushes still are seen as a staple in many makeup-lovers collections.

I picked up the Cloud Paint in the shade Beam a few months ago as I didn't own any liquid/cream blushes and I was leaning more towards cream base products during the summer.


The formula is very easy to work with as although it's pigmented it isn't too intense, so you can build to your chosen intensity. When applying it I usually tap it on my cheeks with my fingers and then using a damp beauty blender to blend it out. It dries within about a minute or two, which is enough time to blend it out on the cheeks. I haven't noticed this formula clinging to any dry patches on my face but I haven't had a lot of problems with that recently so take that with a pinch of salt.

I've been using this blush a lot recently and I've noticed I tend to reach for it on days where I'm not wearing a lot of base makeup, which has been almost daily. On the days where I don't really want to do a full face of makeup but feel like I want to look alive (hello Zoom/Microsoft teams meetings) I reach for this.


Wear time

As I mentioned before, I've primarily been using this on days I don't wear foundation and wears nicely throughout the day and fades evenly as the day goes on. It wears just as well on foundation as it does on bare skin however I have found that layering a powder blush on top makes it a bit more mask-proof. This blush doesn't wear much longer than my powder blushes do but I wasn't expecting it to really so I'm not disappointed.

Before and after applying the Glossier Cloud Paint in the shade Beam

Final thoughts

This blush gives a nice 'no makeup makeup' effect where it just sits nicely on the skin giving a nice tint of colour on the cheeks. If you're into a more natural look and are on the hunt for an easy, sheer wash of colour kind of blush, I highly recommend this the Cloud Paints! Also I just want to point out that I love the name of this product range, the branding geek in me enjoys it a lot.

Thanks for reading!