theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac

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.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac
3.7 out of 5 stars, based on 15,699 reviews 15,699 Reviews
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This product works great for lips and cheeks. The color seems to go with everything. Color is not as dark as it looks in the tube.

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just so so
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Not my favorite...It's a nice color but it made my lips feel pretty dry and was hard to control during application

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Not really worth a full size purchase.

I received this product in Beauty Queen as a bonus sample on an order. Overall, I was really not impresses. The color went on unevenly and flaked. At first I thought maybe my lips were just dry, but even experimenting a little, this product flaked every time. Also, it has an extremely chemical taste to it, so be careful not to lick your lips. The only nice thing is that I didn't find it sticky, it felt very smooth. However, I doubt I will even finish the sample let alone purchase a full size of this product.

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lasting power
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love it on my cheeks! ..... gives that natural blush... the lasting power is great.... just enough color for my lips!!!

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Love!
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Received in the monthly subscription. Loved it so much, I bought the full size! Very sheer, but easy to build up. Perfect for everyday use!

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WORKS WELL
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This product works well as a lip or cheek stain. It is more of a gel based formula, which makes it easy to apply and blend on your cheeks. I did find myself having to add to it and touch it up though-out the day, but I do enjoy this product and recommend it to others who like more of the two-in-one products.

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Great!
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I think this product is great. It goes on smooth and looks really natural. It's perfect for a sun-kissed summer look.

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It's ok...
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You want to think it's going to work. How perfect would it be if this stuff could subtly stain your lips and cheeks with a couple of swipes? Unfortunately, the product is less-than-perfect in its current form. The color is inconsistent when you apply it, as is the stuff itself. It seems to go on unevenly. Also, it doesn't stay. Once you've applied, the "dewy" effect seems to disappear within an hour, not that the effect is all that exciting. And it's sticky, like you'd expect from lip gloss, but not from something that's supposed to also go on your cheeks.

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long lasting
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I really loved this stain. I believe my sample was the Beauty Queen tint. I've yet to try it on my cheeks but as far as a lip stain goes, this lasted a long time. It was even still visible when I awoke the next morning. Definitely looking forward to buying the full size!

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Favorite!

My sister gave me this from her BirchBox several months ago. I love it! I've almost used it up. It goes on easily and blends well. I use it on my cheeks for a nice "flushed" look. I'll have to buy a tube now that I've used up the sample.

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