Makeup artists will agree with us on this—your blush, when done right, can instantly brighten your face. A pop of color on your cheeks can make you look healthier and more awake when your skin is otherwise looking a little dull or washed out. Glossier’s gorgeous and foolproof Cloud Paint blushes get our Top Shelf this month. Not only does it give you a great wash of color, the seamless formula also makes blending a breeze.
Fans of this cool-girl brand were thrilled when Glossier came out with its first line of blushes. Inspired by gouache paints and New York City’s gradient sunsets, Cloud Paint is a fuss-free gel-cream blush that comes in four different shades—Dusk, Haze, Puff, and Beam. It’s also infused with collagen, which plumps up the skin. That’s definitely a plus in our book.
Although Cloud Paint is an excellent choice for beginners and for those who favor a more natural finish, this versatile product also works great for high-glamour looks. Case in point: these red carpet beauties sporting Cloud Paint blushes during the 2017 Oscars:
Chrissy Teigan looking like a bronze goddess with a mix of Dusk and Beam on her cheeks
Rashida Jones wearing a blend of Puff and Haze for a rosy flush that complemented her red lip and cat eye
Allison Williams went for a soft smoky lavender eye look and finished it off with Dusk on the cheeks paired with a nude lip
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