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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. 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, lasting tint on lips and cheeks. It has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, so it won’t leave unsightly streaks after you blend.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac® Lip and Cheek Stain
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 67,508 Reviews 67,508 Reviews
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Not a fan of lip stains personally. This one want terrible in terms of color, but is never something I would reach for and use over a tinted chap stick for moisturizing effects or lipstick for color payoff.

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Worked as intended.
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This product worked on my lips and provided a nice lip stain, although I would not use again. I did not enjoy the taste it left on my lips.

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Oh goodness
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This stuff was weird. Looked like I had an illness. It was a pain to get it off of my lips.

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My favorite lip color
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I've really enjoyed this one. I am going to stock up. I like having it on because it feel like I'm not wearing any lipstick. It's not sticky or anything. The only thing that I don't like is that it feels so cold going on my lips, it kind of makes me shiver. That's just me though.

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Ya no
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not a go for me did not like the color for texture at all. not in the cards for me

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Impossible to work with
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I was excited about this stain, but I found it really hard to work with. On my lips it tasted chemically, felt dry, and barely added any color. When I used it on my cheeks, it stained before I had a chance to blend, so I looked like I had pimples. I tried it a few times before I had to just give up and pitch it. Pity.

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Patchy and awful.

I've tried a lot of products from The Balm between my Bortch box and Ipsy subscriptions, and thi is by far the worst. I tried applying it a few different times hoping that if I tried it a different way I'd have better results. I didn't. It comes off patchy at best, no matter what I could not get even color distribution. Then once it dries down I had trouble with it balling up and flakingnoff my lips. I don't like anything about this, the formula, the color, the texture it left on my mouth... I would never purchase this.

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I threw it in the trash

Hated this product. Looked like I colored my lips with a magic marker and had a funny taste. No way would I pay $17 for this. Wouldn’t use it again if it was free.

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I don't get the hype

I wanted to like it but it just gives the appearance of having eaten a red popsicle. It's an unflattering red on my lips. Not natural looking at all. And I certainly don't want RED cheeks. I'm going to pass on this one :-/

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i have used this product before and i hated it. i don't like cheek stains at all.

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