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
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 66,922 Reviews 66,922 Reviews
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I personally didn't care for this lip stain. It didn't go on smoothly or clearly. I prefer more of a lipstick rather than a stain.

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Weird
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Maybe I'm not use to lip stains. It was weird and couldn't really tell I was wearing anything. It felt weird once it dried.

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Weird
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The color was gorgeous but it felt weird going on and had a funky taste. I shouldn't taste my lip products as they go on. Not a fan.

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Not what I was expecting
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Doesn't go on even and leaves your lips feeling sticky

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Eh
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This product didn't take to my skin and had a weird consistency. I had to take it off right away!

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I love these products it's amazing im used every time

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dried out
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leaves my lips feel so dry and the sample itself dried up after a few weeks. Doesn't give me hope for the full size.

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Good concept
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Good concept but definitely not my cup of tea... I don't like how it "stains"

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Not very flattering
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When I put this on as lip stain it just looked like I have old lipstick on that rubbed off and when I put it on my cheeks it looked like a clown or like I had been running really hard. I personally didn't find it very flattering either way.

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kinda loud color
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really bright. a little too dramatic for my taste, honestly

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