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Glossier Beam Cloud Paint Review, Photos, Swatches

Beam

Glossier Beam Cloud Paint ($18.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a soft, light-medium coral with warm, orange tones and a natural finish. It had sheer, buildable color coverage (semi-opaque with three layers) that sat particularly well on my skin, as it seemed to have a natural finish despite not being dewy or wet in feel. The consistency was thin, like a watery gel, and easy to spread across my cheeks for a natural stain-like appearance. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.33 oz. - $54.55 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "pillowy, gel-cream" texture that is "seamless, sheer, and buildable" that is designed to be applied with fingertips to the cheeks for a "healthy, flushed-from-within-glow." Their strength is in their airy, gel-like texture that's ultra-lightweight but more substantial than a runnier, watery cheek color, so I felt like it was a bit easier to spread the color onto my cheek area and get an even application of color early on. They were easy to work with on bare skin, and the texture worked well without any makeup as it sat naturally on the skin and let my natural skin texture and finish come through.

They worked fairly well over foundation but creamier foundations that don't set as well did not seem to play as well with it as some (I had great results layering the formula over Tarte's Rainforest of the Sea but less stellar results over ColourPop's No Filter Foundation). I liked application with fingertips or a stippling brush, but I tend to prefer fingertip application as it seems to allow me to cover a greater area with less possibility of disturbing my base products, though for blending more dried down color, a brush is better.

The coverage was as described--sheer and buildable--but they're going to be best suited for someone who prefers the look of a cheek stain over more opaque or pigmented color. They absolutely had a natural finish; they did not feel tacky after application, but they never looked flat or matte to me. They're buildable with the respect of getting slightly more coverage and a deeper, less watercolor-esque application with two to three layers. I preferred to build up in layers for best improvement in coverage as applying more seemed to end up with product across a larger area than more intense coverage. The blushes lasted between seven and nine hours on me.

I didn't love the packaging, because I felt like too often a small squeeze pushed out more product than necessary and often seemed to squeeze a little more out even after I had released pressure.

Browse all of our Glossier Cloud Paint swatches.

Ingredients

Aqua/Water/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Methyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Mica, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glycerin, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Isostearate, Pentylene Glycol, Magnesium Sulfate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Soluble Collagen, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Silica, Tin Oxide. MAY CONTAIN (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).

Beam
Beam
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Glossier Beam Cloud Paint

Glossier Beam Cloud Paint

Glossier Beam Cloud Paint

Glossier Beam Cloud Paint

Glossier Beam Cloud Paint

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Liquid Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • NABLA Chemical Bond Eyeshadow
  • NABLA Sandy Eyeshadow
  • NABLA Extravirgin Eyeshadow
  • NABLA Ludwig Eyeshadow
  • NABLA Fossil Eyeshadow
  • NABLA Mellow Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Double Life Eyeliner
  • NABLA Citron Eyeshadow
  • NABLA Radikal Eyeshadow
On lips:
  • ColourPop Atta Girl Ultra Glossy Lip

Product Availability

Glossier Beam $18.00/0.33 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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Chanel Le Blush Creme de Chanel if I’m working with more matte/powder products or MUFE HD Blush with more dewy/liquid or something to carry on the go as I have 3 in a convenient little palette prefer using a brush rather than fingertips for the Chanel ones. Both I tried out initially thanks to your reviews!

I know the Chanel one has been discontinued for a while now, but the MUFE seems to be out (at least of UK stores) too.

Not a fan of Glossier. The quality is not high IMO. I bought a couple of things and was very disappointed. Seemed like there are some drugstore brands that are better quality.

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