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 31,255 Reviews 31,255 Reviews
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This color was too red. It did not last as long as I expected either.

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You defiantly have to build this product up which...
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You defiantly have to build this product up which was not what i was expecting for a lip stain it was more like a gloss

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not the best
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as a lip stain, I dislike the product. I'm a huge fan of E.L.F. matte lip stain and it's amazing and pigmented and this...not so much.
not impressed with it, but I have yet to try it as a cheek stain.

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Didn't see much change on my cheeks and my...
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Didn't see much change on my cheeks and my lips looked really dark after a small amount.I used more on my cheeks and still saw no change.

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I thought it was too faint for my lips...
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I thought it was too faint for my lips and didnt like how it looked on my cheeks.

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i received the dark red sample. I could not...
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i received the dark red sample. I could not see the color on my lips and it was too red on my cheeks.

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I tried this in my birchbox and, for me at least, it doesn't have much color when on my lips. Maybe it was too close to my natural color? I don't know, but it didn't seem to add any color to my lips and just a little bit to the cheeks. I wasn't found of the texture of the it as it felt drying on my skin type. I do like other Thebalm products, but this one sadly just didn't work out.

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Didn't work for me
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Felt the color was too bright and gaudy for my skin tone.

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This product has a nice tint, but my lips...
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This product has a nice tint, but my lips are VERY DRY, so I need a tint plus moisture. When I use this, I need to apply balm on top of it, so then I need to carry and use two products. Not for me.

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Too drying
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As a cheek stain, this is great, but it's too drying on the lips.

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