Go-to glow-y, bronze makeup routine, feat. Glossier Cloud Paint

Cloud Paints finally made their way into my beauty lineup earlier this week! I ordered Glossier’s newest release in the two darkest shades: Dusk and Haze.

These one-of-a-kind gel-cream blushes instantly became essential to my makeup routine because they apply so easily and look completely natural. Or, as Glossier puts it: they are seamless, they help achieve that flushed-from-within glow and their sheer, build-able pigment looks as if my skin made it.

Basically, they make you look like the Snapchat pretty filter IRL; you know, the softly lit one that low-key brings out everyone’s inner Gisele.

Cloud Paint in Dusk (top) and Haze (bottom)

No matter the time of year, I always opt for a glow-y bronze look in favor of cake-y Kardashian-inspired makeup–and cloud Paint in Dusk definitely helps me do just that. For this look in particular, I stayed away from powder products completely, so that I my face stayed as dewey and fresh as possible throughout the day.

Products I used:

  • First Aid Beauty oil-free Mattifying Gel
  • Bali Body BB Cream in Natural
  • Glossier Stretch Concealer in Medium
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer in Brightener (160)
  • Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk
  • Glossier Haloscope in Topaz
  • Benefit Watt’s Up! highlighter
  • Glossier Boy Brow in Brown
  • Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying makeup setting spray
  • Benefit Roller Lash mascara
  • Buxom Full-on lipstick in Sydney

Step 1: Apply FAB Mattifying Gel to a clean face, concentrating on the t-zone. Allow a couple minutes for it to dry.

Step 2: With fingers apply BB Cream all-over, again concentrating on the t-zone.

Step 3: Use Stretch Concealer to cover any blemishes, as well as redness around the nose. Allow the face to “bake” for 1-3 minutes before blending.

Step 4: Apply Instant Age Rewind concealer under the eyes, and wait 30 seconds to 1 minute before blending with a beauty sponge (I use Real Techniques’ Miracle Complexion sponge). Use the sponge to spread the product all over the eye area, including the lids.

Step 5: Suck in cheeks as if making a “fish face,” and apply Cloud Paint in Dusk to the hollow areas, focusing closer to the ears and hairline.

Step 6: Highlight the cheekbones, as well as the orbital bones around the eyes, with Haloscope in Topaz. Use fingers to blend edges for an airbrushed effect.

Step 7: Use Watt’s Up! to highlight the brow bones and the cupid’s bow.

Step 8: Brush Boy Brow through eyebrows starting in the middle of each brow, then focusing on the ends and inner sprouts.

Step 9: Spray Boscia’s setting spray all over face.

Step 10: Apply one even coat of Roller Lash to lower lashes and two even coats to upper lashes.

Step 11: Line the lips with Buxom’s Full-on lipstick in Sydney, then fill them in evenly with Sydney as well.

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