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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 67,528 Reviews 67,528 Reviews
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Weird and ineffective
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I personally didn't like this at all. I was SO excited to try it and was immediately disappointed. The color was incredibly weak and even then still managed to go on splotchy. Not long lasting either.

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No Pigmentation
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I was assuming it was going to be a bright lip stain, but it was super light - which is great if you want subtle color.

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Didn't like it
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I was looking forward to trying this one. When applied it came on sticky and didn't achieve the color I was looking for. Tried it multiple times to see if it was me. I didn't like it.

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I didn't like it
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I didn't feel like it all stayed on very well. It was like spotty on my lips

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Meh
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This looked like it was going to be a pretty color but it barely showed up at all on my lips and the color didn't last at all. I didn't really like the consistency either.

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This is a mehhh kind of product
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Kinda generic gets really sticky and not super pigmented.

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So, I don't see it
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It doesn't stain or show any sort of pigment on the lip. It's far too sticky for cheek/face, and even if you're willing to look past the stickiness, it really doesn't show much color on the face either, just a sticky shine. Maybe it works better on more fair-skinned complexions? I'm more olive-toned.

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There are much better tints out there
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I've received multiple tint samples and am a loyal user of Benetint from Benefit for over 5 years now. I was hoping to like this, but it's just weird. It's gel-like which I thought might make it easier to apply to my cheeks, but it hardly showed any color at all. I was ok on my lips, but left them very matte and faded super quick. Definitely stick with other brands.

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Stainiac
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As soon as I got this product, I tried it on but I didn't like it that much to be honest. The texture was jelly or gel like and it wasn't my favorite.

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great color - does not last
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Great color- did not last on my lips at all though so i would not consider this a "stain". My lips started looking funky after a short amoutn of time and i had to keep reapplying

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