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 66,931 Reviews 66,931 Reviews
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I found this difficult to apply evenly - at first the stain was uneven on my lips, and by the time I evened it out, the color was much darker than I wanted - and I didn't like how long my lips remained sticky after applying. Maybe major lipstain fans will like this, but it wasn't for me.

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not a fan of this product. I did not like the color/shade of this and the consistency is terrible. looks like clown makeup in my opinion!

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No like it!
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This do nothing /: this is like a gel with color and dosen't stay.

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Not for me
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It says "hint of tint" and it means it. It is barely noticeable. It is also a little sticky. Not a great product.

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Ughhhhhh! !!
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Not happy with this product at all. felt weird on my lips and didn't last long.

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Disappointing
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This product provides an uneven application with little to no color payoff. I was really let down by this product.

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Stain me "Ok"
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I'm not a huge fan of jelly/liquid lip stains because they never seem to actually work. I was not a fan of this without chapstick on because the color never actually stayed or even made a difference. I did put it on after some chapstick and that seemed to help adhere the color to my lips. Overall, it's not something I would jump to ever buy.

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Not good at either
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I find that products that try to do more than one thing tend to fail at both. This is mostly just sticky, and very hard to blend.

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Too dark
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Good product but way too dark on my lips and on my cheeks.

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Different
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This product is a liquid that seems to separate. I thought it worked best on lips but it took two coats just to see it.

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