Recently, my parents and two youngest siblings went to the States, and two things that I knew I immediately had to order so that they could bring it home were Glossier’s newest Cloud Paint shades: Storm and Dawn. Since mid-2017, I’ve been so obsessed with the brand, particularly their Cloud Paints. Emily Weiss, Glossier’s founder and CEO, is practically my biggest role model at the moment, because she was able to turn what was once just a beauty website, Into the Gloss, into a beauty brand that catapulted on another level. Sure, it wasn’t as huge as the hype on Kylie Cosmetics, but if you ask me, Emily Weiss is my true girl boss. If you’re not convinced, or if you want to know more about her, this is one of my favorite articles to read and re-read again (every time I need a boost of inspiration): How Glossier Hacked Social Media to Build a Cult-Like Following.
Anyway, now that I’m done fan-girling over Emily, let me just write a quick review on Storm and Dawn! Aside from these two new shades, I also have Haze and Beam. Haze was the first shade I ever bought, and I loved using it everyday—until I got my hands on Beam, because I realized that Beam looked more like an everyday sun-kissed look on me, while Haze sort of gave me that drunk blush kind of look (depending on how dark I build it up on my cheeks). It was nice to carry both in my bag—if ever I had a sudden meeting or found myself going out with the Cupcake and his friends at the last minute, and was too lazy to put on a full makeup look, I’d just do my brows, swipe on my lipstick of choice, and see which shade, Haze or Beam, suited the lip color more. Usually, I went with Beam.
As if I wasn’t satisfied with those two shades, I decided to add Storm and Dawn to the mix! Storm looks like a more burnt dusty rose color as compared to Haze, that’s a rosy pink, while Dawn gives you a bright and peachy look. To be honest, when I first applied Dawn, I squeezed out a little too much of the product that after blending it on my cheeks, my hands looked like I had just eaten a whole tumbler of cheese popcorn at the movies! During the second time I used it, I learned my lesson and found my technique in applying it—after applying liquid foundation with my Beautyblender, I’d dab on Dawn, then blend it out with my Beautyblender instead of my fingers.
Between the two, I definitely fell in love with Storm more. In fact, when I was cutting down the makeup products inside my bag, I decided to just leave Storm and Beam inside, while Haze and Dawn are in my makeup kit in the office—for more experimental and fun looks vs. the everyday looks that Storm and Beam can give me.
So yeah, those are my thoughts on Glossier’s newest Cloud Paint shades! Not sure if I’ll ever get my hands on Puff and Dusk, since I think that would look better on fairer or paler skin tones, but if you’re on the medium side of the spectrum, or have yellow undertones like me and are looking for an everyday shade you can wear, I recommend Storm, Haze, or Beam.
Glossier Cloud Paint Storm and Dawn Review and Swatches
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