I’m a sucker for anything that claims to be multitasking. A facial mask that will exfoliate and hydrate? A shampoo and conditioner hybrid? Highlighter that doubles as blush and/or eyeshadow? Yes, yes, and yes. If it’s pitched as a multipurpose beauty product, it can probably be found in my ever-growing beauty arsenal.
The latest product to join my stash, however, is quite possibly the chicest beauty product ever, and I’m not just saying that because it’s Dior (although that definitely ups the cool factor). The brand’s Cheek and Lip Glow ($37) is a bright-pink gel stain that comes in an adorable bottle that looks like a tiny, bourgie bottle of fluorescent nail polish.
Once applied, the formula dries to a custom finish and magically adjusts to your skin tone and the moisture levels in your cheeks and lips. Basically, it’s foolproof to use—always a boon.
At first, I was dubious. The last time I’d used a beauty stain was during my high school cheerleading days—a garish berry color that my team used during competitions and that wouldn’t come off for days, despite violent scrubbing. However, Dior’s Cheek and Lip Glow has completely altered my perception of makeup stains, thanks to the rosy but natural tint it imparts.
Simply use the plush applicator to dab a few dots of the gel stain onto each cheek and blend with your fingertips. Instantly, the Day-Glo hue of the formula will turn into the most subtle flush, reminiscent of an off-duty model with a postcoital glow. Wearing it on your lips is even easier—just swipe it on and go!
The gel stays put all day and can be layered for a more intense effect, depending on your preference. Getting cool-girl skin couldn’t be any more effortless.