Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk Review

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Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk

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I remember talking about how much I wanted to buy Glossier’s Cloud Paint in Dusk so much on my post about budgeting for high end beauty products. I wanted to try Glossier for the longest time and I heard so many good things about their Cloud Paints.

Glossier’s Cloud Paints come in 8 shades and are marketed as buildable gel-creme products that are easy to use and seamless. Initially, they apply quite sheer so even the most dramatic of colours should be wearable. Pigment can be built up though, depending on the look you’re going for. Cloud Paint has a dewy finish, and blurring pigments give a soft focus effect. Cloud Paints retail for £15 for 10ml of product, although a little goes a long way!

I picked up Dusk as it’s marketed as a brownish nude and I’m honestly all about that. My all time favourite powder blushers are Tarte Exposed and NARS Douceur (RIP – discontinued) so I thought I’d love Dusk.

Firstly, can we talk about how cute the packaging is? I love the squeezy tube and the colour co-ordinated screw top lid. It makes it so easy in the morning to grab the colour you want, and the squeeze tube makes the product portable and minimises wastage.

First impressions of the product were good. It’s definitely a lot more pigmented than I expected, and so I thought a little would go a long way. The gel creme definitely had a lightweight feel, too. I’m not sure if it’s my skin undertones that are pulling the colour that way, but it definitely leant more orangey than I was expecting. It almost looks like a very warm terracotta on my skin.

Here’s another picture of Glossier’s Cloud Paint in Dusk on my pale skin. At this point, I started to get worried. I love nude toned blushers but most of mine had a hint of pink in which made it seem more natural on my skin tone. This one just seemed to be a peachy brown.

Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk on fair skin

Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk – My Thoughts

Dusk is definitely more pigmented coming out of the tube than it is applied to skin. The blush is very buildable and blendable, and although I used a stippling brush because of the texture and pigment, it could be applied with fingers. I like how initially it is a subtle flush of colour but can be built up – it definitely makes applying it less intimidating. On my skin, the blush lasts around 7 hours. It has a natural finish and it doesn’t highlight any skin imperfections.

My only qualm with the product is the colour. Like I said, I usually love browny nude blushers. This one just leans a little too warm and peachy for me which is disappointing. It was a toss up between Dusk and Puff which is a light cool pink, so I might try that one next.

Have you tried any of Glossier’s Cloud Paints?


Sarah. Almost 30. Craft beer drinker. South London resider. I like photography, boxing and visiting all of London's markets.

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