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
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i wish i loved stains, but i just don't
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i just don't love stains...i keep trying them...i want to like them, but i don't. maybe i'll try it as a blush....

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I really did not like the texture of the gel on my lips. I did not try my cheeks because I did not like the way it felt on my lips. Also, I don't feel like it left any color on my lips.

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Lip Stain
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The lip stain stains the skin around my lips as well. use it on your cheeks or not at all. Works well on cheeks.

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Stainiac Doesn't Wow
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As a lipstain:
Pros = not streaky, no bad taste
Cons = can't layer it for deeper color, and one application leaves it a little too bright
As a blusher it farerd much better, giving a nice subtle and totally blendable color

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Tastes Yucky
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The concept is great. It just doesn't work as well as the description exclaims.

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Disappointed
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I had hoped this would last a little longer. I used it on both my lips and cheeks and just didn't get as much lasting power as I had thought I might with a stain.

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Not Loving It
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As a lip stain it is ok. I found it too sheer for a cheek stain.

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Good Stain but not for me
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I'm not a fan of stains, I've tried several and this one was by far the best of them because they did not dry out my lips and yet still kept the color throughout the day. I just wouldn't purchase it for myself because I don't ever use a stain but for someone who does this would be a good one!

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My impression of this stain is that it's just okay. It goes on very, very light (at least on my skin/lips) and I have to put on at least 3-4 coats on my lips to see a difference. The tube says "hint of tint" and I guess that is correct! I was happy to try it out, but I won't be purchasing a full size. I think this product would be better on someone with fairer skin that doesn't wear a lot of other makeup.

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product brought attention to dry patches on my lips...
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product brought attention to dry patches on my lips and made my lips feel drier after using it. Not a fan.

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