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 30,998 Reviews 30,998 Reviews
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The gel was uneven consistency in the container (perhaps it dried out?) which contributed to a rather uneven application on the cheeks -- color was patchy and it was difficult to even out. The color did not show on the lips and the product felt very drying.

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It doesn't stain my lips at all--couldn't see the color and it barely shows up on my cheeks either. Don't waste your money.

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I like the concept of the product, but I...
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I like the concept of the product, but I just didn't find it that easy to use. It always came out too blotchy for me on my cheeks, but it worked great for my lips.

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It's okay
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I tried using this as a cheek stain, but did not like the results. I have also used it as a lip stain and it turned out nicely, but didn't have much staying power. There are other products on the market that I would rather use that both moisturize and color my lips in one step.

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Not for me
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I found that the Stainiac did not provide much of a tint to my lips at all. Perhaps, it is more suited to someone with a fairer complexion. It worked a little better as a cheek tint, but not amazing enough for me to purchase. It is easy to apply.

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Not a Fan-
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I think this could be a good product if i would have gotten a different color to sample. my skin tone is naturally red so the one i received definitely didn't compliment me well..
if anything i'll only use it for the lip gloss.. I'm also not really a fan of the gel, it didnt seem to apply evenly, the one thing i did notice is the staying power is amazing! i put on a tiny bit to my cheeks to try out and it lasted noticeably all day!

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Staniac
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It didn't blend well on cheeks and was very bright and pinkish-red on cheeks and lips. It also didn't last through a meal, which my other lip stains do.

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Uneven stain
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The stain was a pretty color but did provide even coverage when applied. My results were similar to those shown in the photo posted to the blog in June...a little splotchy.

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not in love
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This product just doesn't do it for me. I guess I am not a lip stain type of girl.

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Stainiac Lip&Cheek Stain
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Didn't care for the color or the texture of the stain! It didn't last long at all.

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