I Wore Glossier's New Cloud Paint, and a Stranger Told Me I Should Model

Updated 04/28/19

In the summer, you can catch me wearing low-key makeup. The sweltering heat forces me to adopt a rather chill makeup routine that doesn't require a ton of upkeep. This is why I've been an OG fan of Glossier's Cloud Paint since its inception. Something about tapping this creamy, gel-based blush on wherever I see fit and the way it blends into my skin so smoothly has always had me hooked. Plus, it has a buildable coverage so I amp it up or keep it toned down depending on how I feel. As you can imagine, I was excited to try the two new shades the brand added to its lineup: Dawn and Storm.

 

Dawn is a golden, coral shade that reminds me of the sunset. The brand says it best: "a sunny coral that looks really fresh right on the tops of the cheeks, like you spent the afternoon napping on a boat." Um, goals. Well, I wasn't on a boat while taking this picture, but I sure did feel mighty fine. It's made with collagen, which has a slight plumping effect, and I was into how seamless it looked on my skin. 

Cloud Paint: Dawn

A Stranger Told Me I Should Model While Wearing Glossier's New Cloud Paint
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Here's what it looks like in different lighting. No lie, when I was wearing this, a stranger stopped me on the elevator on my way back to the office and told me I should model. I think that's a telltale sign it suits me.

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Next up, I tried Storm, which is more of a rosy hue that "leaves a flushed-from-the-cold" look on your cheeks. 

Cloud Paint: Storm

A Stranger Told Me I Should Model While Wearing Glossier's New Cloud Paint
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Whenever I work out, I love the flushed look my cheeks have. This shade delivered a more cleaned-up version of that look, aka I will be wearing this all summer. I loved it so much that I dabbed a bit of it on my lips for that just-been-kissed effect. 

A Stranger Told Me I Should Model While Wearing Glossier's New Cloud Paint
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Now that you've seen my best attempt to be a Glossier model (which indeed did garner me a major compliment), on to the real models wearing each shade. What I love the most about these two hues is how universally flattering they are on all skin tones. Here's proof that this is one of Glossier's most shade-inclusive launches yet. Bravo to the brand. 

This is what Dawn looks like on an array of gorgeous complexions: 

A Stranger Told Me I Should Model While Wearing Glossier's New Cloud Paint
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A Stranger Told Me I Should Model While Wearing Glossier's New Cloud Paint
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A Stranger Told Me I Should Model While Wearing Glossier's New Cloud Paint
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A Stranger Told Me I Should Model While Wearing Glossier's New Cloud Paint
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A Stranger Told Me I Should Model While Wearing Glossier's New Cloud Paint
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A Stranger Told Me I Should Model While Wearing Glossier's New Cloud Paint
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And here's how stunning Storm looks: 

A Stranger Told Me I Should Model While Wearing Glossier's New Cloud Paint
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A Stranger Told Me I Should Model While Wearing Glossier's New Cloud Paint
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A Stranger Told Me I Should Model While Wearing Glossier's New Cloud Paint
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A Stranger Told Me I Should Model While Wearing Glossier's New Cloud Paint
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This is just a sampling of skin tones. You can search the hashtag and handle on Instagram to see how these hues miraculously work on women with skin tones down the spectrum. JIC you're already convinced you need this (you do), shop the below shades that are out now. 

Cloud Paint
Glossier Cloud Paint Dawn $18
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Look warm and sunny with this sunset-like shade.

Cloud Paint
Glossier Cloud Paint Storm $18
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Nail the flushed look with this rosy blush.

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