When I woke up this morning, I saw something on Glossier’s Instagram that made my lil’ heart go pitter-patter: two new shades of Cloud Paint blush launched today.
Say hello to Storm, a warm rose, and Dawn, a sunny coral.
Like I said in my last post, Millennials love Glossier but the brand is for everyone. A cream blush is great for drier skin types, as powders tend to suck up any much needed oil on your face. Cloud Paint can work for oily skin, too, as it’s not a super slick formula. It dries down (not tight or cakey, though), so it doesn’t slide all over you face.
I have to be honest: I never thought I’d love a cream blush so much. With pitted acne scars on my cheeks, a painful reminder of my youth, “cream” formulas tend to settle into these crevices or sit really uneven and gross on top of them. I bought Cloud Paint on a whim after reading it could be used on more than just my cheeks. I was pleasantly surprised when the light, almost-whipped formula glided onto my skin and immediately diffused. It gave me the prettiest flush as if my own skin created it and it didn’t disappear into my foundation after an hour of wear. It’s versatile, too. You can build up or mix it with other shades. You can apply it with a brush, a beauty blender or your fingers. You can wear it on your cheeks, eyes or use it to contour in your cheekbones or along your hairline.
From their earthy names to their warm, bright-but-still-neutral colors, Storm and Dawn fit perfectly into the Cloud Paint family. And I have a feeling they’ll look and feel the same way on your skin.
Cloud Paint is $18 or $30 for a duo. You can get it at glossier.com.
Gia Mazur is an award-winning staff writer and beauty obsessive who joined The Times-Tribune’s Lifestyles department in 2015. She’s a product enthusiast who can’t live without an eyelash curler. A proud Virgo, Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk is her go-to. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9127; @gmazurTT