There was a time when I really didn’t understand the statement: ‘Less is more’ – for me, more was always more and when it came to my make-up, this was so obviously the case. My eyes would be heavily kohled with a smokey grey/green eyeshadow and my lips would be dramatic, more often on than not, i’d be wearing Vamp from Makeup Revolution or Heroine from MAC – And that was just the makeup I wore to school.
These days, unless i’m going out somewhere fancy, I simply don’t have the time to pile on the makeup and if i’m quite honest it’s just not a look I like on myself anymore. Instead, I call upon a more pared back look with the help of my favourite Glossier products.
I’ve previously talked about the products that turned me on to Glossier, as well as my thoughts on the phase 1 set. So when payday came around, I decided to break my bank account…again with some of the remaining Glossier products that I had yet to try.
I had been put off purchasing the Cloudpaint cream blushes because one review said they’re teeny tiny and definitely not worth the money and another said that most of the product shoots out of the tube when you first open it and it is impossible to ever distribute a small amount.
So what changed my mind? Well, I was getting pretty bored of how powder formulas sat on my skin. I was pretty interested to see how the gel-cream Cloud-paint formula could help create dewy, flushed cheeks. I really struggled to decide on which shades i’d try, in the end I opted for the duo deal in ‘Dusk’ – a rosy, rust shade that I use as bronzer, and ‘Beam’ – a coral pink shade that dries matte. Both are subtle and give you a look reminiscent of a day spent on the beach.