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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 67,535 Reviews 67,535 Reviews
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Dries out the lips for not much color.
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You have to apply this rather intensely to see any color. When I do it leaves my lips very dry and looking like I ate a kids' sucker. You need to put balm or gloss over it to be comfortable, and with so many other products out there that give you color, staying power, and moisture--why bother?

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Wouldn't call this a stain
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I was really excited when I received this product, for I've been searching for a good lip stain. The color looked perfect...until I put it on. It barely added any color, and because it was super liquidy, it barely lasted an hour.

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No thanks
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I did not really like this product. The color was not for me and I don't really like the stain. I'm more of a gloss girl. I might have like it if I had a more natural shade.

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just not what i thought
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I felt like for a "stain" it didn't have much pigment to it. i thought it would be brighter

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It's okay
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It's not very effective or even as a stain. It wasnt the color i expected it to be, more of a pink then the tube seemed. Also my lips are apparently the same shade because it took multiple applications to see any color difference

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Lips
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Too sticky!!!! The color is slightly obnoxious as well. Not sure if it is something that I would buy. Hopefully I will try again and change my opinion.

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not satisfied
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It wasn't bad as a way to add color to my cheeks, but looked like plain oil on my lips.

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Not rich enough
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I was excited to use this product, as I have very pale lips and am always looking for stains that will last and make my lips more pink, but this stain was almost unnoticeable, even after several applications.

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Couldn't tell a difference
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This product is alright as a cheek stain but I did not feel like it did anything at all for lip stain

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Lack Luster
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Unfortunately this product has very little color payoff. Even with multiple layers, it looked like my lips were their normal color. It had a smoothing effect at first but does not moisturize. For my cheeks it barely showed any tint and felt odd on my skin. Overall I was unimpressed.

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