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Glossier Storm Cloud Paint Review, Photos, Swatches

01/05

Glossier Storm Cloud Paint
Glossier Storm Cloud Paint
Glossier Storm Cloud Paint
Glossier Storm Cloud Paint
Glossier Storm Cloud Paint
Glossier Storm Cloud Paint
Glossier Storm Cloud Paint
Glossier Storm Cloud Paint
Glossier Storm Cloud Paint
Glossier Storm Cloud Paint
Glossier Storm Cloud Paint
Glossier Storm Cloud Paint
Glossier Storm Cloud Paint
Glossier Storm Cloud Paint
Glossier Storm Cloud Paint

Storm

Glossier Storm Cloud Paint ($18.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish plum with subtle, warm undertones and a natural finish. It had sheer, buildable coverage–up to about medium, where it still retained the translucency of a cheek stain but had more visible color and appeared more true-to-hue applied–that sat well on bare skin as well as over a foundation. The consistency was very lightweight and a little airy, but it felt like a thinner gel overall, which helped it spread well across my skin without becoming patchy.

When worn in one layer, it ended up looking like a soft pink rather than a plum, so there’s some versatility to it but some may find having to apply multiple layers to get closer to that plummy hue to be more work than preferred. For me, it was the finish that was the most standout feature about the product: it looked glowing but wasn’t actually wet or tacky. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before it started to look slightly faded and more washed out, but it did not turn patchy or migrate.

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/Peut Contenir (±): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 73360 (Red 30), CI 73360 (Red 30 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), CI 17200 (Red 33 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake).

Storm
Storm
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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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 Storm $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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Hi Temptalia! I love your blog!!

Is there a way to search for all your reviewed cream/liquid blushes you apply with your fingers? I love blushes I can apply with my fingers and have a Sephora gc. Would love to see what’s similar to cloud paint.

There’s nothing that is saved to the database on how I apply it… but I apply almost all cream/liquid products with fingertips in photos as it’s fastest and easiest since I don’t have to worry about having a clean brush each time.

Sometimes oversimplification works. But the idea of that as a solution to the drug crisis, which is now WORSE here than in the Reagan years is patently absurd.

I’m definitely digging the shade and its finish, but I fear that I would probably need to apply something like 3 coats to get it to look like how it does on you. Which might be a bit much for me. Besides, it does have some fabulous dupes I could go for!

I love cloud paints I have 2 and want more. I had trouble with it looking patchy when I applied with my fingertips and also had the same issue with nars liquid blushes.

I recently bought a duo fiber Haukadodo brush and it was around $40 and works great ( I use a stippling motion). It works great for cream blush too.

I use the Real Techniques Instapop Cheek brush for these Cloud Paints, Nars Liquid blush, etc. Very happy with the application and on sale at Ulta for $7+ right now.

So glad to see these Glossier (and other indie brand) reviews! I haven’t yet made the plunge to buy anything but I know it will be soon. I don’t know why but if I can’t buy something with a storefront near me I just can’t get the motivation to actually purchase. I have a feeling that once I just order from Glossier I’ll become obsessed. My current obsession is in Nudestix. They always looked so boring in their little black tins but I constantly see my favorite YouTubers raving about all things Nudestix. I was searching for an easy tinted moisturizer type thing for the summer so I finally picked up the blur stick. To say that I’m obsessed is an understatement. I love that things are so versatile and you can use so many of the products on the lips, cheeks and eyes for world’s easiest monochromatic look. That’s all to say that I’d love to see some more indie brands featured on Temptalia!

Very pretty blush. I have been curious about these and just haven’t ordered any. I have Nars Dolce Vita, Tom Ford Soleil DeAmbre and Clinique Black Honey Pop so think I am covered although it is nice to see it receive a good review. Will have to check out other shades.

I love Glossier’s Cloud Paints, but I wish you’d review Armani’s Neo Nude A Line Blush. They have a similar finish, but different application and shades. I bought one and liked it so well that I got another. They’re quite a different, unique product.

I’m SO excited that you’re reviewing Glossier! I’ve been eyeing up these cloud paints and the boy brow for a loooong time. Glad to see the great rating. I may wait until they have a sale, but I don’t own any cream blush and this formula looks perfect.

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