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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This product is nice on your lip but a little soft for my taste . Won't use on my checks.

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Meh
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The product was hard to use for lips if wearing anything else. I didn't like the consistency

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Don't like this type of product
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I really dislike cheek/lip combined products. They never work for both and are never effective for one or the other.

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Not the best stain
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I wasn't thrilled with this lip stain. I tried using it once and I didn't like how it left my lips looking cracked in spots. The color was a little to bright for my taste and didn't go with my skin tone. I then tried putting it over one of my red lipsticks. It looked a little better but even then still not one of favorites.

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What's the purpose of a stain?
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I will never understand the purpose of a lip or cheek stain. I usually set all of my makeup with powders, so, I can't use them as a blush or a cheek tint, but even using them on your lips they just make it look like you've been sucking on a cherry fruit pop. It's not a cute look. I'd rather just wear plain Chapstick then give my lips a weird look

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I didn't like this stuff at all
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I love lip products but this one just wasn't doing it for me. I wasn't impressed at all and it didn't stay on my lips well enough to show any color. I wanted to love it but I just do not.

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Only stained my fingers
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I was really excited to try this because I love lip stain. The color was awesome, but it didn't actually show up as color anywhere and was really sticky after it was applied.

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Stainiac
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I'm not a fan of stains or tints. I find them very hard to apply and it ends up smudging my make up. However, this one is a little better than one I got in another box that came from a Korean beauty line

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Hardly There
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The way it goes on the lips is okay but I couldn't see the color consistently overall.

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Not a fan
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Didn't work well on my lips. Splotchy and didn't smear right. Didn't even want to try it on my cheeks I didn't even care for the color that did come out just not for me.

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