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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. 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, lasting tint on lips and cheeks. It has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, so it won’t leave unsightly streaks after you blend.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac® Lip and Cheek Stain
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 67,491 Reviews 67,491 Reviews
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Okay, but not great
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It gives a background of color but a little different texture and the color sample that I had was not my cup of tea for color.

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Just so so
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I was really excited about this but once applied I could barely see it! I tried multiple layers and it's just barely a tint redder than my lips.

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No the best
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I have used this a few times as a stand a lone lipgloss and over the top of my favorite lipstick. I do not really get the point and do not feel it adds anything.

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Not sure about this product.
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It didn't do much for my lips, they are already pretty much the same color as the tint. It says that it can be used as a cheek tint too, so I tried it over my light moisturizing foundation. The color wasn't bad, but it didn't blend well at all and left a sort of splotchy line at the edges. Maybe it would blend in better if you used it without any foundation, on bare skin- like if you were going to the beach or something? Not sure.

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Too cibrant
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Very red. Very. And it stains my lips. It's a pretty color. Just not on me

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It's ok.
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To begin with I'm not a stain person. But I do have some stain lip products I love. This one is just so drying. I mean I felt like my lips were bleeding. And it looked like it too.

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Tried for lips but not cheeks
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Personally I didn't care for this product. I thought a "stain" would last longer but it didn't seem to last at all.

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Will not purchase after trying
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Very disappointed about this product. When apply to the lips, it does not go on smoothly and tends to attach to dry patches and so the color is very accentuated on certain spots. Reapplying the second coat doesn't help with even out the colors because the product is very slippery and does not apply well for multiple layers. Don't think i will repurchase this product at any point or even use up the sample.

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Taste like Bug Spray
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I used this product and it took three to four applications before I achieved the desired stain. After, it tasted like bug spray was leaking into my mouth and had to remove it.

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Typical Stain
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This product did not wow me but it also wasn't terrible. It did not work on my cheeks but I have never found a cheek stain that doesn't look strange and extremely patchy on my cheeks. As a lip stain it worked pretty well, I feel like its a color that most people could wear although it would only be really colorful on paler skin. Stained on my lips for a good amount of time didnt truly stain them though.

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