The Glossier Cloud Paint Review and Swatches

Glossier Cloud Paint review and swatches
Glossier Cloud Paint review and swatches

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Glossier Cloud Paints in Dusk and Haze review and swatches

Glossier Cloud Paints in Dusk and Haze

Glossier Cloud Paints in Dusk and Haze review and swatches

Glossier Cloud Paints in Dusk and Haze review and swatches

Every time I sit down to talk about some Glossier products, I just imagine myself lurking around a corner, humming the tune of “Shady’s Back” because here I am, talking to you about some new products from Glossier. But this time, we’re here to talk about their newest launch– Cloud Paint.

The Glossier Cloud Paint Review With Swatches

Cloud Paint is a gel-cream blush in a tube, making it super user and travel friendly. I just haven’t been into a ton of makeup lately so these have been perfect to add a light wash of flush to the cheeks. Like they say, it’s blush that looks like your skin made it.

The finish of these blushes is very skin like so it’s not completely matte, but it’s not super dewy. It just looks very natural. It contains collagen, which makes your skin look very hydrated and healthy. But, the collagen sourced in this isn’t vegan so just be aware of that if that’s something you look for.

Because of its gel cream formula, it lasts on my skin for a good 7ish hours before starting to fade. But even when it begins to fade, it doesn’t look splotchy, and that’s another reason why I think it’s a great cream blush.

I picked up two shades: Haze, a berry, and Dusk, a brownish nude. Haze is my go to when I want more color to my cheeks. It gives you that I-just-got-in-from-the-cold/ I-just-went-running flush that looks effortless and, dare I say it again, natural. Dusk is great when you want something more nude and neutral on the cheeks. It has a slight rosy peachiness to it so it’s not just a straight up brown. And it gives your skin some warmth without being too over the top. These do contain mica so there is a slight shimmer, and I notice that more in Dusk when I swatched them on my arm. But, it’s not noticeable once you apply it on the cheeks.

My favorite way to apply these is with my fingers. You don’t have to be an exquisite painter like Bob Ross to make these work for you, though. I squeeze out a tiny bit of this, and then pat-pat-pat it on my cheeks. It basically blends itself. Just be careful because it’s so easy to squeeze out way too much. I always make that mistake. Let’s just say I can finger paint my whole face with the amount I squeeze out every. single. time.

Glossier Cloud Paint Dusk (top) and Haze (bottom) swatches

Glossier Cloud Paint Dusk (top) and Haze (bottom) swatches

… but how does it compare?

The only thing that would make these even better is if you could use them on the lips. I love the Becca Beach Tints because they’re safe to use on the lips as well, making them a great multipurpose product, which I always need when I’m scrambling to get ready in the mornings. They’re a cream stain versus the Cloud Paints, which are gel creams. I swatched both Becca and Glossier formulas next to one another to see how they compare, and the Becca ones do dry down a little streaky, and less even, if you don’t blend them in a bit more. So the Beach Tints do require a little more blending. It’s nothing super significant. In fact, I never noticed that until I swatched the Glossier ones next to them. But I thought I would mention it. Another difference is that the Cloud Paints make your skin look a little more healthy and fresh. Perhaps because of the collagen. But, both are pigmented, yet sheer once blended out.

Swatches top to bottom: Glossier Cloud Paints in Dusk and Haze, Becca Beach Tint in Raspberry

Swatches top to bottom: Glossier Cloud Paints in Dusk and Haze, Becca Beach Tint in Raspberry

Basically, I love the Cloud Paints, and would consider them great everyday essentials. Especially on those minimal makeup days.. so like every day for me, now. They give some life back into your cheeks and make you look effervescent even on those days you look and feel like a zombie.. so also me, like every day. If you can’t get your hands on Glossier, I would definitely recommend the Becca Beach Tints. The shade Raspberry is very close to Glossier Haze once you apply it to the skin. Plus, you can use it on the lips as well!

p.s. Don’t forget you can always shop through my link here even if it’s not your first order. But, if it is your first time shopping Glossier, you will get 20% off! This is an affiliate link so you don’t have to shop through my link if you don’t feel comfortable doing that, but I highly recommend you try out their stuff regardless!

Glossier Cloud Paints in Dusk and Haze review and swatches

Glossier Cloud Paints in Dusk and Haze review and swatches

Have you tried either of these? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • These look so pretty!

    xo, Liz

  • I think Lisa Eldridge loves these Cloud Paint too or maybe I read it on someone else’s blog…damn, my old mind can’t remember anymore. I have a list of Glossier products to try but it will have to be in the mid of the year because I’m drawing in so many new stuff now.

  • First I thought they are some lip paints. I was pretty shocked that these are blushes. The pigmentation looks amazing.

    Michelle Morchella

  • Ooh at first I wondered what these were as they are quite pigmented but they look absolutely stunning once blended into the skin! Love the pink shade, of course.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

  • I love the Becca Beach Tints, so thank you for the comparison! These look so pretty and I definitely want to get one on my next order (yes, of course there will be a next order!).

    Jenn │ Beauty by Jellybean

  • I like the one cloud paint I have but I’m not sure if I love it 🤔 I’m convinced that it disappears throughout the day on me lol. Either way, your swatches look gorgeous! I bought haze but now I kinda also want dusk ;)

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

    • Aww boo! I hate it when blushes disappear on me lol. These haven’t done that on me, but it’ll be interesting to see how they last on my face during the summer when it’s really hot.

  • It reminds me of when MAC had tons of blush paints in a tube. I miss those

    • I never tried those, but I do remember when they had them!

      • I actually still have those blush tubes from MAC. I really need to use them up. I did find them available at discount retailers like “Off the Fifth”

  • Both of these look gorgeous! I’ve ordered Dusk and I can’t wait for it to arrive!


  • These sound incredible!

    It’s that time in London when there’s no denying it’s Spring, and I feel like switching back to cream textures. It’s so much harder to pull off a completely matte looker when it’s warmer.

    You can actually see the soft texture in the swatches, and I’m fascinated by how wet and glossy they look before blending! I wish getting Glossier here was easy, because we’re missing out.

    Shanelle || SLovesAutumn

    • I hope they ship internationally soon! I love to switch to cream textures during spring as well :)

  • Bernadette

    Okay so I definitely need these in my life! I am always trying to mix things up and branch out from just powder blushes but cream blushes can be such a pain in the ass to apply and I end up rarely reaching for them (with the exception of color pop cream blushes) and the bourjois gel blushes.

    • I hope you like this one! I feel like these ones are super easy to use and I love that it has a gel cream formula.

  • I love the packaging of the Glossier product. So pretty, and very photogenic!
    Great post!

  • I’ve heard nothing but great things about these cloud paints! I need asap! When oh when will Glossier start shipping to Canada? ;(

    Nicole | The Glam Surge