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 64,757 Reviews 64,757 Reviews
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 Star
20565
4 Star
21347
3 Star
13743
2 Star
5876
1 Star
3226
my profile
people who
purchased
sampled
Skin type
Normal
Dry
Oily
Combination
Skin tone
Fair
Light
Light-Medium
Medium
Medium-Dark
Dark
Age
17 & under
18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55 & over
Apply
Good color, base taste
Sampled

I was excited to receive this item and love the concept. However the taste/scent on my lips was awful. Will look for something similar but not this particular one.

2
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
lip stain
Sampled

I didn't like this product. I don't normally like wearing lip stains, didn't think this one was the exception. the color was a little weird and the consistency too. would not recommend.

2
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Not for me
Sampled

I'm a lip person and I don't recommend this... color was weak
hardly noticeable
and didn't last long at all, it was off my lips before I left the house
no thanks

2
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Doesn't work well
Sampled

The color looks great in the bottle but when attempting to apply it really doesn't stick to your lips and ends up being more of a color less gloss than a red lip stain

2
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Not for me
Sampled

I typically do not use a lip/cheek stain, so when I received the sample I was eager to try it. The color was not for me. I could hardly notice a difference on my cheeks (I'd rather use a blush I already use). The stain was awkward to apply (you have to be very precise). Even after I let the stain dry on my lips it would be gone it a short amount of time later. All in all, not for me.

2
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Not for me
Sampled

I had to use the entire sample to get any look of color onto my lips. I did not find this product to be effective. It's just not for me.

2
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Don't love ir
Sampled

It's hard to get an even coat of this stuff and it doesn't last very long. Not a fan.

2
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Not my favorite
Sampled

This product, although alluring, was not my favorite. It had no substance to it and I did not like the sticky texture it left on my lips. I have used better lip tints that did not feel like goop on my lips. I would not order this product for myself or others.

2
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Uneven application
Sampled

Although I liked the light color, the texture was uneven and difficult to apply! I felt like it wasn't clinging to the applicator and could not apply it evenly to whole lip area.

2
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
One of the better lip stains
Sampled

It is a pretty good lip stain however with in my 4 boxes 2 of them have had red lip stains. Not a fan

2
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No