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. 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
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 31,255 Reviews 31,255 Reviews
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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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Perfect Lip Stain
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Great color and consistency. Perfect stain for lip.

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lasts through a lot
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you only have to use a little and it lasts for a very long time. the color is great and when used minimally, give a very natural lip color look. i wore it throughout the day, eating and drinking, and the color stayed on the entire time.

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Color Nice, Doesn't Last
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I don't know if I would call this a lip "stain." It comes off pretty soon after applied. It also left my lips feeling really dried out. I only use it now as a first base layer under other lip products. By itself, the pigment also doesn't spread nicely across the lip; it stays in weird clumps unless you really rub it into the lip with your finger.

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Love it!!
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Favorite cheek color ever! Goes on nice and light and blends seamlessly.

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Great color, not staying power
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The color of this stain was great but I didn't find that it actually stained for that long, especially after a meal.

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Light and useful
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This lip and cheek stain is perfect for adding a simple glow to your look. It's not overwhelming like blush or a bronzer. Worked great with my foundation.

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My favorite lip stain
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The color really does last! The product is a bit drying, as others mentioned, but with a gloss over it it looks/feels great.

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Loved!
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I finished this sample so quicky! Luther only thing I didn't like was the weird flavor/smell it had but it wasn't something that lasted very long anyway. SUCH A GOOD LIP STAIN!

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Love this product!
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I received this as a sample but then purchased the full size. I love the slightly juicy color it gives. It is slightly drying as with most stains I have tried but I wear it with a lip balm as well and it works perfect! The color lasts and it is the perfect inhancement without being attention grabbing. I tend towards more natural colors and looks.

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