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 65,710 Reviews 65,710 Reviews
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This sample is basically a one hit wonder in that you only get one use out of it. The sample is SO small and you need so much product for it to show up. I have a medium skin color and hardly saw any results when using it as a blush. It's decent as a little lip tint but nothing exciting. Not worth it!

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not a fan
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I did not like the jelly like consistency. I already have a few stains I love and this just didn't match up with those.

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Sticky
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Left my lips feeling sticky, tight, and dry. Very uncomfortable.

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Lip and cheeks
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I was not a fan of this at all. It says it has dual use, I tried it on my lips but I hated the feeling it gave me so I used it as blush and it was an awful feeling on my checks too. Left a sticky feeling that I had to then take all my makeup off and start again because of it. It tastes bad and has no scent. Wouldn't recommend it

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Meh
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This product is not for me, too runny, color was not true when applied, and it didn't last long at all. I couldn't even tell I had any on. More translucent than gloss, so subtle it rates as a "why bother, then" product. Loved the size and applicator though.

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I've had better stains...
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Personally, I wouldn't use this as a cheek stain. As a lip stain, it was okay however I've tried other lip stains that last a lot longer and aren't as harsh on the lip. I was however satisfied with this type of sample, as makeup samples are always what I'm looking for from birchbox.

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sticky and weak
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It felt sticky going on. The color didn't last on my lips at all. very faint color for the cheeks.

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I would not purchase this product because it doesn't stay on very well or very long. It is also goes on much lighter than it appears.

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Stainiac Not For Me
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I wear lipstick or chapstick and this really dried out my lips. The product was definitely not for me. I'll stick to lipstick!

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Staini...lack
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Not for me. Stainiac from the theBalm barely gave my lips any added color. Very watery texture. I tried layering it on my lips for more color, but it just ended up settling unevenly. Why would I pay for something that added little color and instead made my lips feel drier? I don't like the texture for a blush either.

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