We’d heard really, really good things about this cheek gel (which is between a cheek stain and a traditional blush), but it wasn’t until editors here at PEOPLE tested out the product that we finally understood what all the hype is about. Somehow, each of the three shades works on every skin tone (the brand explains that the formula uses “Color Smart Technology;” we say it’s just beauty magic). And the product doesn’t just give your cheeks a glowy, flushed look; dabbing on three dots of the gel then blending also manages to perk up your whole face, making you look like the kind of person who sleeps over eight hours every night and wakes up every morning super refreshed. Now do you understand why women are so crazy about the stuff?
In the same way that swiping on a coat of mascara instantly gives you a more awake and more put-together look, this Perfekt cheek gel counteracts any lingering signs of sleepiness or dragging-ass-ness (yes, that’s the technical term). Here’s how you put it to use: Smile so that the apples of your cheeks are easily identifiable. Then dab on a row of dots starting at the center of your cheeks and extending to just below your temples, on the outside of each eye. Use a finger to tap the gel until it blends.
The color lasts all day without budging since it’s not a powder, but it’s also impossible to mess up and you don’t run the risk of clown face since it’s not a stain.
We love combining the colors and using a lighter shade just below a darker one to create a highlighting effect. And like we say in the video, in a pinch, you can use these as a lip stain as well.
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