Glossier's 2 New Cloud Paint Shades Made Me Rethink Red Blush

A fall sunset for your cheeks.

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Fans of Glossier’s cult-favorite Cloud Paint blushes will be pleased to know the brand just added two new shades to its sunset-inspired color range. If you haven't found your shade in the gel-cream blushes before, you might just find "the one" in these new colors. Joining the six existing colors are Spark ($18), a bright poppy red, and Eve ($18) a warm mulberry shade that both promise to blend seamlessly on a range of skin tones. It's no secret we're big fans of Glossier here at Byrdie, so we were happy to put the new additions to the Cloud Paint family to the test.

GLOSSIER CLOUD PAINT

STAR RATING: 4.5/5

BEST FOR: All skin types

USES: Adding color to the cheeks and face

KEY INGREDIENTS: Collagen, blurring powder pigments, smooth gel system

BYRDIE CLEAN?: Yes

PRICE: $18

ABOUT THE BRAND: Founded in 2014, Glossier has quickly become a cult-favorite brand for its accessible skincare, fun packaging, and effortless, "no-makeup" makeup products.

The Formula: Hydrating and Seamless

The formula of this fan-favorite so unique and why we continue to "add to cart." It's lightweight and easy to blend—pair that texture with the blurring powder pigments and plumping collagen and you have color that melts into the skin instead of just sitting on the surface. 

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Glossier Cloud Paint in Eve $$18
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The Shades: Inspired by the Deep Hues of Late Autumn Skies

Eve

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Chinea Rodriguez 

Spark

Chinea Rodriguez, Cloud Paint
 Chinea Rodriguez

My Thoughts: Blend, and Then Blend Again 

Cloud Paint is actually the product that made me switch from using powder blushes to cream blush—I love how the formula blends into my skin. I squeezed every last drop out of my tube of Haze ($18), a deep fuchsia shade, which became my go-to for adding a bit of color even on no-makeup days. I usually opt for pink/berry shades which give me a more natural color but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved these new shades, especially Spark, since I’m someone who usually avoids bright shades. I tried the products with barely-there makeup—a dab of concealer to cover a pimple, brows, and mascara—to be able to let the hues shine unaltered.

Glossier, Cloud Paint Spark
Glossier Cloud Paint in Spark $$18
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For Spark, a bright red, I used my usual blush technique: Dab a small drop on the cheekbones and blended it up and over the bridge of the nose. After I was able to build it up little by little so it was no longer a bright red, but left me with a flushed, fresh-from-a-run look (even though the most exercise I did was pick up the tube). Eve, a rich red, was much darker so I used a different technique to apply. Using a blush brush sprayed with a bit of rosewater for a kind of watercolor application and I lightly swiped on the color just under my cheekbones closer to where I’d usually contour and swiped the color upwards for a very natural effect. I still looked flushed and vibrant, but warmer.

The Verdict: A New Power Duo

I love the shades individually but I can definitely see myself wearing them together or switching them up for different occasions. For my skin tone, I think Spark is the perfect everyday color and it might just replace Haze as my go-to blush. 

Grab the new shades, available now at Glossier.com.

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