I’m back with another blush for the Blushing Series because blush really can make or break a makeup look. For today’s Blushing post, I’m trying something that I’ve been interested and skeptical about but had yet to try, so when the folks behind Per-fekt Beauty asked if I wanted to test their Cheek Perfection Gel for the series I said sure.
So first, what is Cheek Perfection Gel? It’s an alternative to powder or cream blush in that it’s a gel with Smart Color Technology™ that assures a “perfect color match for every skin tone.” When something gives you a promise like that I’m always curious. I’ve tried mood lipstick before but blush that will adapt to my skin tone? Hmm…I have to see it to believe it.
It dispenses pretty cleanly in a very small bead of a light weight gel that is very bright in color. So at first I thought…whoa this is about to be a lot of color. But when applied, it melted into my skin and created this very natural and lovely flushed look to my cheeks. I was surprised. I also applied multiple layers when testing it different times to see how well the color would build up. If you want a really strong color, just add another layer to get the look you want. I also liked that it didn’t stain my fingers, you could wash the color off or just wipe you fingers with a tissue and the red was gone. I had intentions to test Cheek Perfection Gel out on multiple skin tones but that didn’t happen, I just didn’t have the time.
It’s a soft warm pink tone on my skin that has a very subtle sheen to it that really seems to highlight my cheeks. This is like nothing else I’ve ever owned in all the blushes I’ve had in my blush drawer. Cheek Perfection Gel retails for $28, which is on the higher end of the blush spectrum, but I think if you’re unsure about blush or how much is too much this might be a great way to dip your toe into the blush tool. The fact that it adjusts the color to the person makes it almost fool proof and despite the bright red color of the gel, it really is a wearable and natural looking color. It also comes in bronze, which I’d be curious about how that looks on brown skin as well and how that would look for summer. I would definitely recommend this kind of blush to a blush newbie or a pro who is looking for something new and innovative.
Have you tried any other Per-Fekt Beauty products? Let me know what you think.