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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

O.K. Product
Sampled

This was my only experience using a stain and I didn't love it. The color wasn't bad, but it felt a bit uneven and it was difficult to control the color intensity. Even mixing with some lip gloss didn't help all that much.

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Works well, just pricey for what it is.
Sampled

I liked how this gave a nice, natural look to my lips, but I would prefer to spend that amount of money on more than just a stain.

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Great Color!
Sampled

Love this color! I love that this stains your lips without being sticky like lipstick can be. I do believe this works best with gloss... not only for shine purposes but also because this really dried my lips out. Great product!

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Love this!
SampledPurchased

I'm not a huge fan of lipstick, so this lip stain is absolutely wonderful! Very chic color without it being too much color. Goes on light and absorbs onto lip easily. Lip gloss can coat it beautifully. It lasts quite a while as well. Perfect for a night out or long day at work.

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lip and cheek stain
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I love that this is MADE for both your lips and cheeks! Brilliant! I do this with my lipstick anyway...but this is less oily and cakey than lipstick. Great idea, and perfect tiny little bottle to keep in the inside pocket of your hand bag. LOVE!

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Nice option for lips.
Sampled

I liked the color of this product and it made my lips look good. It was a bit sticky, but overall I like this product and am going to use it. But I wouldn't buy it.

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Great Color for Kisses
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I received the Stainiac a while ago and it's been a slow road to fall in love. IT's a great stain, light and yet still incredibly vibrant. The added bonus is that if I'm going on a date I don't have to worry it'll smear all over the place. Great buy!

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Nice Color
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I love, love, LOVE lip stains, and this is a nice, natural color that goes on cheeks beautifully as well.

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Love the color
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I love how you can make this Sheer or darker. It seems like it stays on for a long time. Nice!

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Color isnt good for me
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I like a matte lipstick. These types of lip stains do not work for me I did not like the condistancy or color on me at alle

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