theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac® Lip and Cheek Stain

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. 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.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac® Lip and Cheek Stain
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Stains lips and stays off teeth
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I find it so hard to find a lip stain that actually stains your lips and looks more natural. I love this! I have been using it now for over a year after getting it in my first birch box. It also lasts forever! I use mine almost every day (if not twice a day) and I still have half left after two months. I have issues where other lip stains are heavy and then it gets on my teeth. This one absorbs into my lips and lasts for about 1-2 hours per application.

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This stuff is so simple and cool - it's the perfect amount of color for me and takes less than 2 seconds to apply.

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Beauty Queen
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Got this as a sample and there's nothing special about it. The brand is great and I wanted to like it but even after several layers, the color barely shows up on the lips and I hate the sticky feeling of applying it to my cheeks.

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great lip stain
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I absolutely love this lip stain! Beauty queen is a prefect shade for a natural looking beautiful pink lip. Just the right amount of color that lasts for hours.

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Oh lip stain
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This stain left my lips feeling sticky and didn't show up well.

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Loved it!
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I really liked the texture of it, very different than most lip stains. It didn't seem to stain for quite as long as a traditional stain does, though.

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Just enough color
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I'm always apprehensive about lip stains because they tend to be bright, and then I can never get it off! I dabbed a few dots on my lips and then smudged in- and it was perfect! This would definitely last a long time and had great color.

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Cheeks more than lips
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I liked this product more on my cheeks than on my lips. It felt too dry on my lips but gave my cheeks a nice and natural blush.

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Pretty
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It was ok color didn't show up really well but overall it was a good product.

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It's okay
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This product isn't terrible, but it's not great either. It doesn't have a "wow" factor and pigmentation is okay at best. Very small size

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