We Tried Glossier's New Cloud Paint Shades On 5 Different Skin Tones

With an ultra-blendable, intensely pigmented, and seriously long-lasting formula, Glossier's Cloud Paint earned instant cult-favorite status when it launched in March of last year. The unique gel-textured blush prompted makeup artists, beauty editors, and celebrities alike to shelve their trusty powder compacts after Taraji P. Henson, Rashida Jones, and Chrissy Teigen first debuted it on the Oscars red carpet.
So when the brand announced on the DL that two new options would be joining the current quartet of much-loved shades (Dusk, a brownish nude; Puff, a light, cool pink; Haze, a deep berry; and Beam, a coral-peach) starting today, we couldn't wait to try them out.
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Better still, Dawn, a sunny coral-orange, and Storm, a deep rose, make the Cloud Paint range more accessible to an even wider variety of skin tones — which is why we just had to show them off on five different members of the Refinery29 UK team, ahead...
This story was originally published on Refinery29 UK.
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Kara Kia, Editorial Intern

Wearing: Glossier Cloud Paint in Dawn, $18, available at Glossier.

"When I first squeezed the product out of the tube, I was a bit intimidated by how much Dawn looked like bright orange paint. But as soon as I dabbed a tiny bit on my cheeks and blended it in well with my fingertips, it gave my skin such a beautiful, sheer coral flush that is so wearable. I've fallen in love with it."
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Georgia Murray, Fashion & Beauty Writer

Wearing: Glossier Cloud Paint in Dawn, $18, available at Glossier.

"I used Dawn, a highly-pigmented burnt-orange color. I dabbed some on my lips and cheeks with my index fingers — a little goes a long way, so be warned. The creamy formula spreads nicely, and doesn't sit on the skin like some other blushes do. I love it as a vibrant pop of color for summer, and plan on using it on my lids for a bolder look, too."
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Dami Khadijah, Strategic Partnerships

Wearing: Glossier Cloud Paint in Storm, $18, available at Glossier.

"I wouldn't have thought of Glossier as one of those brands that caters to my skin color, but when I tried Cloud Paint in Storm, I thought, Hmmmmm, okay Glossier, I see you. The blush felt light and delicate on my skin and the product was super controllable, so I could build it up as I pleased or make it light and soft for that no-makeup look, which is more me. I’m happy with this color — and I'm not easy to please!"
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Samantha Yu, Director, Strategy & Client Services

Wearing: Glossier Cloud Paint in Dawn, $18, available at Glossier.

"I've been a big fan of Glossier for a long time now; the only reason I'm not wearing much makeup today is that I ran out of my Glossier Stretch Concealer, but I'd never tried Cloud Paint. The orange tint and gel-cream texture were a change for me, as I don't wear a lot of color or blush. I was pleased with how little you need to apply and also how smoothly it blended in."
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Jacqueline Kilikita, Beauty Editor

Wearing: Glossier Cloud Paint in Storm, $18, at Glossier.

"Even in my job, I find it quite difficult to find a blush that complements the yellow undertones in my light olive skin. I was just a little skeptical when I picked up Storm, and I think that's because it looks super dark on application. That said, it took seconds to tap it into my skin and it gave my cheeks such a pretty 'pinched' effect — a sheer and honest flush. I'm so obsessed, I even dabbed some on my lips and lids."
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