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 30,398 Reviews 30,398 Reviews
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Too Watery
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The gel formula was too watery for me. I prefer a little bit more substantial lip gloss. The color was fine though.

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Not my fav
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I was so excited when I opened my first Birchbox and found a lip and cheek stain. Being a big fan, I have used the likes of Tart, Benetint, and even some crazy Hello Kitty one I found in a 7 Eleven in Thailand. So you can imagine that I had high hopes for this Stainiac brand balm. Sadly, it felt sticky and didn't produce the just finished exercising flush I was seeking. I had to use alot just to get a little bit of color, and I am pretty pale if that says anything. This one will be a pass for me, but I still love Birchbox!

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Did not like this !
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I thought it was going to be like a lip stick but it was more as a lip gloss and I did not like the texture of the product. I absolutely hated it and do not recommend this product !

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Hardly "stains"
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I would have to layer this on MANY times before the color showed even a little. Not worth this. I wish it was a more opaque color. I wouldn't apply this on my cheeks either.

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Maybe I got a bad sample?
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I am all about stains as constant lipstick reapplication is a pain, so I had high hopes for this. I just didn't find that the pigmentation was great, no matter how many coats I put on, and what color I did see disappeared almost immediately. It also made my lips feel really gross, dry and rubbery at the same time.
Since all I see are pretty good reviews, I'm wondering if I got an off sample? But as is, I'd opt for a tinted chap stick or drug store stain/balm (like Revlon) over this.

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Not my favorite
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I didn't love how sheer the color was and it was next to impossible to get off. I would prefer a traditional lipstick or stain.

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Did not like
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I was excited to try this product. But once I did I was very unhappy with it. I used it twice on my lips and then into the trash it went.

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Another repeat delivery.....
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What a bummer to get my second year's welcome box and 3 of the 5 items are repeat items. This was one of them. The product is ok, but I would never use it enough times to even finish the sample. Just not a practical product

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Weak

I've used other stains before and the pigment was much richer than this is. To get the intensity I wanted, I had to apply multiple coats and that just made my lips sticky. I made sure to not touch it for a while so it could really do the job staining, but it still ended up fading in middle of my lips. Not something I'll use in the future.

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Terrible Color
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The red dye in this product makes it come out as cheap and goopy. Won't be reordering. Didn't even atttempt to use it on my cheeks.

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