New In: Glossier Cloud Paints

Now that summer is officially here, I'm getting ready to switch over my capsule makeup items to lighter formulas that can take me through the warm weather without melting. For me, that means mineral foundation rather than cream and liquid, and long-lasting cheek colors that I know will hold up to the heat and humidity, and the new Glossier Cloud Paints are just what the doctor ordered. 

I've been following Glossier since their launch (I'm a huge fan of IntoTheGloss and Emily Weiss) but I hadn't taken the plunge on any products yet because I didn't have a need for anything new. That all changed though when the Cloud Paints hit the scene.

These gel to cream cheek colors pack a powerful punch of weightless color that instantly brightens up any complexion - without budging throughout the day. In their description, Glossier says that the Cloud Paints were designed to be the most user-friendly cheek color and I think they accomplished it!

I picked up Haze and Dusk and can apply them in seconds with my fingers.

Just as the description states, these stains are perfectly buildable and apply in a snap for a healthy, lit-from-within flush.

First up, is Dusk. This coppery-peach shade is the most natural-looking cheek color I've used in a while. On me, this is provides just a whisper of color that can be built up to a more intense shade if I like. 

Next, I picked up Haze which is a vibrant berry shade that can be sheered out for a delicately wind-kissed look.

This color is my favorite of the two and I've been reaching for it non-stop since I received it. 

Even though I've worn these each on their own a few times, my favorite way to wear them is mixed. I like a ratio of 1 dot of Dusk to 2 dots of Haze blended on the back of my hand and gently blended with clean fingers.