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Glossier Dusk Cloud Paint Review, Photos, Swatches

Dusk

Glossier Dusk Cloud Paint ($18.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a soft brown with warm, rosy undertones and a natural-matte finish. It had sheer to semi-sheer, buildable color payoff that was easy to work with, as it layered beautifully to mostly opaque coverage with three layers. The consistency was thinner but still a bit gel-like as it wasn’t as thin as pure water would feel. I squeezed the smallest amount out of the tube and then patted on the color onto my cheeks with my fingertip, which worked well for dispersing and diffusing the color on my cheeks for a blush. After it blended and dried down, it looked natural–not quite dewy but not at all matte–and let my natural skin shine through. This shade stayed on well for eight hours before it started to fade slightly.

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, Mica, Butylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, 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), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 7 (CI 15850).

Dusk
Dusk
A-

Permanent

9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Glossier Dusk Cloud Paint

Glossier Dusk Cloud Paint

Glossier Dusk Cloud Paint

Glossier Dusk Cloud Paint

Glossier Dusk 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 Dusk $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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This looks beautiful, subtle and natural. Just wondering what the expiry is listed on the back? I’d have to order online and try to avoid anything that is only good for 6 months

It is 6 months but I have 3 of these and the one I bought first, Puff, is at 9 months and still as new. Because they come in tube form and fingers/brushes aren’t transferring germs like potted cream products I’m going to use mine until I detect a change. =)

Dusk made me instantly think that it was MAC Cheek Pollen’s lighter, cooler, sheerer baby sister! In other words, great for fairer skintones than my own. Great option for that natural slightly suntanned look!

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