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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Nice cheek stain color
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I prefer to use this as a cheek stain, as the color doesn't flatter me on my lips. Quite easy to apply with fingers and washes off with soap and water. Keep it in your purse for touch ups through the day or for brightening your look after a swim!

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Short lived color

I like the subtle color but did not feel it lasted

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First experience with lip stain

This was the first time that I used lip stain. The consistency was a little sticky, at first, but then became very comfortable. I also used it on my cheeks and I really liked the way it softened my cheeks with just a hint of color.

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Mixed feelings

Appreciate the uniqueness of this stain however, it's very tricky to apply this evenly. Lasts long enough but fades unevenly throughout the day.

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great for lips

I loved the stain for lips once I got over the taste which wasn't great. I wouldn't use it as a blush, but I'm fair skinned and pretty neutral on makeup.

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Nothing special

Really wanted to like this, but the stain was very light and kind of sticky. I've never tried a stain before so not sure if they are all this way or if it's just this product.

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Uneven
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I really wanted to like this more. Maybe because it's a small sample and hard to get a lot of color out of the tube? But, hardly anything comes off the applicator onto your lips. I have to keep dipping the wand to get more product on to try to make the color even on my lips. It takes way too long to accomplish this. Once I do, I like the effect and it could work well alone or under another colored gloss.

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Staniac
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This was one of my first birch box products and if was not punk I think I would have really liked it!

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better for cheeks than lips
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I was excited about this gel, but disappointed when used for a lip stain. Once dry, my lips feel excessively dry and the color did not last very long. It worked great as a cheek stain and very simple to apply.

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Does not rub in right on oily skin.
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I had heard amazing things about this product, so, of course, I was overjoyed when I heard it was added to my box, but to my surprise, as I rubbed it in , it made my skin look blotchy, and uneven, I tried to make it work, but it was a lost cause. I do like it on my lips.

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