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 66,726 Reviews 66,726 Reviews
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I was so excited to use this product but after using it I was disappointed. I felt as though the quality of the lip gloss was very poor. It didn't stay on very well at all and had an odd taste to it as well. I was thrilled to be able to trial it but would never purchase this product. The appearance and packaging was put together well and is very visually pleasing. The applicator brush was also nice to use.

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Not impressed
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I was really excited to try this product when I first got it. The size is perfect for travel or to throw in your clutch. After using, I didn't really see a difference. Up close, you could see a faint difference and it appeared blotchy. I just wish the product was as red as it appears in the tube.

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I didn't enjoy this product because of the texture and the color is barely there

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Soft
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This product is nice on your lip but a little soft for my taste . Won't use on my checks.

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Meh
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The product was hard to use for lips if wearing anything else. I didn't like the consistency

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Don't like this type of product
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I really dislike cheek/lip combined products. They never work for both and are never effective for one or the other.

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Not the best stain
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I wasn't thrilled with this lip stain. I tried using it once and I didn't like how it left my lips looking cracked in spots. The color was a little to bright for my taste and didn't go with my skin tone. I then tried putting it over one of my red lipsticks. It looked a little better but even then still not one of favorites.

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What's the purpose of a stain?
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I will never understand the purpose of a lip or cheek stain. I usually set all of my makeup with powders, so, I can't use them as a blush or a cheek tint, but even using them on your lips they just make it look like you've been sucking on a cherry fruit pop. It's not a cute look. I'd rather just wear plain Chapstick then give my lips a weird look

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I didn't like this stuff at all
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I love lip products but this one just wasn't doing it for me. I wasn't impressed at all and it didn't stay on my lips well enough to show any color. I wanted to love it but I just do not.

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Only stained my fingers
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I was really excited to try this because I love lip stain. The color was awesome, but it didn't actually show up as color anywhere and was really sticky after it was applied.

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