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  • 3.7 out of 5 stars, based on 15,584 reviews 15,584 Reviews Write a Review
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Birchbox Breakdown

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

Great

I had it in Beauty Queen. I thought it was great. It has a beautiful color and lasts a long time. Also, I loved how little it was and easy to just throw in your purse.

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blendisaster

I really love this shade but it does not blend well at all! Stain is exactly what it did! I tried to apply it directly to my face and on a sponge and it just didn't blend well.

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Great Purchase
Purchased

This item is my favorite thing that I've purchased on Birchbox thus far! The shade is flexible and adding more layers transitions it from subtle to deep and because it's a stain it doesn't fade at all!

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Awesome stain, great texture.
Purchased

The best part of this stain is the gel texture. I am a stain addict, and most that have a more watery consistency leave my lips feathered in the lines and undefined. With this gel you can really make a defined lip and it goes on smooth with little feathering. My only wish is that it could be offered in darker colors. Over all a great product.

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GREAT!

I love this lip stain! It's my go-to on busy days (and as a small business owner, everyday is a busy day!). I know I can swipe this on & not have to worry bout too many touch ups during my day! I also love it under a high shine gloss for a great night out look!

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I keep buying this product
Purchased

I keep buying this product over and over again because it works so well! it really does stay on for a long time and is the perfect shade. I get the deep homecoming queen look..closest to red that they have. After it wears off, my lips still have a tint to them and i think it's a great product all around

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Love the color!
Purchased

I received this as a sample and really loved it. I bought some and I use it on my cheeks. It looks great. Rarely do i use on my lips as I don't feel it lasts long on the lips. This is the perfect stain for your cheeks as you age.

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pretty cool

i have never tried a stain before Birchbox so I was excited to try this. I was amazed at how fast it dried and also never ran from outside my lip line. It does add a pop of color without looking like you've applied lipstick. However, for the same reason, if you're lips are dry, this isn't going to do you any favors. It's perfect for running errands but if you're out to dinner, grab at least your lipgloss.

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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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