Glossier Cloud Paint + Wowder Powder review and swatches
Finally after seeing this brand on Instagram since forever, I finally got to try Glossier! Phew I had to wait for a friend of mine to come back from studying in the US to get my hand on these. And the wait was definitely worth it!
I have to start off by saying that I am not a fan of cream blush at all. AT ALL. Thailand is very humid and anything cream don’t last on my skin at all. It will melt by 10 am.
But I love these! They are a gel formula and thus aren’t tacky at all and I love that they leave a stain rather than just sit there on my skin. They are quite sheer so they are foolproof to people who have a heavy hand like me.
Here’s the brand’s description: With Cloud Paint, we set out to make blush the high point of your routine. The pillowy, gel-cream formula is designed to be the most user-friendly cheek color in existence. If you can finger paint, you can Cloud Paint—simply dab it onto cheeks wherever you please. It’s seamless, sheer, and buildable (i.e. it’s hard to accidentally apply too much). Inspired by gradient pink NYC sunsets, the shades are optimized to work across a wide range of skin tones for a healthy, flushed-from-within glow.
For best results, apply with fingertips—gently squeeze a tiny dot onto finger and blend into skin.
Below are closeups and swatches of the 4 shades that I got in a set.
First up is Dusk - a Brownish Nude.
And heavy swatches and blended swatches:
Next is Beam - a soft peach.
Swatches, heavy and blended.
Puff - A light cool pink.
Lastly is Haze - a deep berry. This was the darkest shade of all that I own, and the stain is quite dark.
See the stain? I must have left it on too long before blending.
That is it for the Cloud Paints. Moving on to the Wowder Powder!
Now this was definitely an impluse buy since I already have a gazillion setting powders in my collection.
Brand’s description: The perfect matte-not-flat finish.
Wowder will: cut shine, blur the appearance of pores, set makeup, look like skin. Wowder won’t: leave a chalky film, cake into fine lines, flatten skin’s texture, or announce its presence in photographs (no camera flashback). In five sheer, adaptable shades...because no skin tone is HD-white.
I think this powder is just mediocre. Nothing really special about it. I think you can skip.