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  • 3.7 out of 5 stars, based on 15,568 reviews 15,568 Reviews Write a Review
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You wouldn’t know it from the state of our makeup drawer, but we’re actually beauty minimalists. Our motto: Why use two products when you can get the same effect with one? This two-in-one lip and cheek stain gives us a natural, understated flush and helps us get out the door faster. The gel formula looks dark in the tube but delivers a sheer tint. It comes in three shades that complement all skin tones: Beauty Queen is a magenta-toned pink, Prom Queen is a lovely rose pink, and Homecoming Queen is a dewy peach.

How it Works

The tinted gel leaves a lasting stain on lips and cheeks. Since it’s water-based, it has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, which means it won’t leave any unsightly streaks behind as long as you take care to blend well. Use a single coat for a subtle look or layer it on for a more visible (yet still discreet) hue.

How to Use

The handy wand makes applying this stain a breeze. Swipe onto your lips as you would a regular lip gloss. To use as a cheek stain, smile and dab two or three dots onto the apples of your cheeks. Gently blend the pigment into your cheeks using small circular motions.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Love it for lips

I'm not big on cheek stains, I prefer my blush as a powder. But I love the texture and color for my lips!

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Love Stainiac!
Purchased

I really enjoyed my sample of Stainiac. I liked it so much that I purchased the full size. I never like having to reapply lipstick so lip stain is perfect for me. I also like applying it to my cheeks.

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Didnt leave a great "stain"

I got this and have tried it with several other colors and it just doesnt do the job of a stain.

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Awesome product!!
Purchased

This is an awesome product!! I first received this product as a sample and I loved it so I just decided to purchase the full size product.

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Where is the color?

I tried to like this. I wanted to like it. Color, lightweight, not goopy, not drying. But I could NOT get any COLOR from this. I tried! I layered, put more on, put it on frequently and while I was hoping for a lip stain, I got very little color in return.

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Travel-friendly, long lasting

At first I was hesitant to try this product. I tried it once or twice but didn't have an open mind and was weirded out by dotting and rubbing on a liquid color. I put this product away in storage for a few months, and then one day threw it into my work/gym bag and quickly fell in-love! When I'm out and about, it's so easy to just dot on, rub in and then get that extra cheek blush or tinted lip color that makes you look a little more "fresh" and dressy.

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Really liked this

I really liked this! It doesn't take much to get a good stain and the color is pretty universal. I would definitely look into buying more of this once my sample runs out.

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LOVE

Fantastic color, lasts through coffee, meetings and gum chewing. Great with just a swipe of Chapstick! A staple in my bag.

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If you like a gel lip/cheek stain, this is the one for you

Generally, I prefer a cream to gel lip/cheek stain because I have very dry skin and gels do not apply as well. However, this product has great staying power and I loved the color of my sample.

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Meh

I thought the consistency was a little too sticky to use on my cheeks. When I used it on my lips, the color was decent, but I didn't think the stain really lasted very long.

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