The product smells like roses, if you like that. I tried it first on my lips, and it tasted like perfume. Also, it was a very thin liquid, so it didn't moisturize lips and was hard to apply evenly, which left one area of my lip darker. For cheeks, I dotted on my cheekbones and blended. I really liked the rosy glow it gave me. I was already wearing full makeup/blush, and this kicked it up a notch. I think it might overwhelm fair skin, but worked perfectly on my medium complexion. You do need to wash your hands immediately and I think my finger was a bit stained for a few washings.