Beauty hype beasts rejoice. As of today Glossier Cloud Paint now comes in two new shades - Spark and Eve.
As blusher goes, it’s pretty easy to see why Glossier (opens in new tab)'s Cloud Paint has become a cult favourite since it launched in 2017. Inspired by gradient pink New York sunsets (so dreamy, am I right?), its pillowy gel-cream formula blends seamlessly into your skin.
Whether you want a next-to-natural puff of rosy colour or something more dramatic, these little tubes of make-up are where it’s at. Added collagen works like a built-in moisturizer (opens in new tab), while special blurring pigments work like a soft-focus lens on bumps or crater-like pores (with no streakiness or chalkiness FYI).
However, of the existing six shades, only two or three shades (we’re potentially looking at you Dawn, Storm and Haze) would work well for skin tones deeper than ‘medium’. Now Glossier Cloud Paint’s two new shades change all that.
Spark, a bright poppy colour, is perfect if you’re not quite ready to let go of your summer glow. It mimics sun-flushed skin after a day on the beach and hits cheekbones like perfect golden hour lighting.
Eve is more like Spark’s winter counterpart, a rich mulberry shade that was made with melanin-rich skin in mind. When applied with a featherlight touch, it looks like you just had a really great facial. Build it up and cheeks look wind-whipped in a seriously sexy way.
The secret to applying it? Use your ring finger to dab the product on. This allows it to warm up, making blending easier. Think outside just the apples of your cheeks, too - Cloud Paint creates a bona fide glow on the bridge of your nose, your brow and around your temples. Score.
Fiona Embleton is a multi-award-winning beauty editor who has tested over 10,000 products in her 10 years + of writing and shooting beauty stories. For the past four years, she was the Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, having previously worked in the role of Beauty Editor at both Stylist and Cosmopolitan. She has recently gone freelance and alongside My Imperfect Life, she has written for titles including ELLE UK, ELLE Canada, Buro 247, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Vogue Scandinavia, and ES Magazine. Beauty journalism allowed her to marry up her first-class degree in English Literature and Language (she’s a stickler for grammar and a self-confessed ingredients geek) with a passion for make-up and skincare, photography, and catwalk trends. She loves jumping on the latest internet-breaking beauty news, dissecting the best red carpet looks, and having the crème de la crème of dermatologists, make-up artists, and hairstylists on speed dial so she can tap them for the best advice. She’s a discerning beauty shopper and knows it can be confusing trying to navigate what’s hype and what really works. So if she really likes something, you can trust that she has reached that opinion by vetting it against everything else she’s ever tried. Her career highs? Interviewing Cate Blanchett and winning a Jasmine Award for the deeply personal feature Cancer Stole My Mother’s Scent.
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