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 30,387 Reviews 30,387 Reviews
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Great on the cheeks
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I really like this product but I had hoped it would work better on my lips. The color seemed to disappear a few minutes after I put it on.

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Did what it was supposed to
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I liked it on my lips. Stayed for a long period of time. Removed easy. But I did not like it for the cheeks. Was a little too pigmented for me

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I had high expectations
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I have always heard great things about this product, so I was so excited to try it. When I applied it, however, I was kind of underwhelmed. The color is lovely, but it didn't stay on very well.

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Good for a subtle stain
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I like to use this for when I want a nice stain, without too much fuss. I keep it in my purse for when I'm on the go and want to freshen up, or spruce up my look if I'm going from work to going out.

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Nice color, but ...
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The color is nice (a pretty rose color), but the consistency of the stain wasn't great. It was hard to spread evenly and did not last long on my lips.

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Like it for cheeks, not for lips
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I like this for a cheek stain but I do not like it on my lips. It's not creamy at all and so it separates and I just look like I have Koolaid lips. But it's great for my cheeks so I'll use the rest of the sample in that way.

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Have only used once
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I have only used this once on my lips. Gave it a pretty rosy flush to my lips. Haven't used on my cheeks yet because I am not huge on blush. It seemed like it was a light, spreadable finish.

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Didn't last
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Love the color but it didn't last long on my lips. Other stains I have tried last longer.

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Not really my thing
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I don't use lip stains, so this product isn't something I need. It works as it's supposed to, but given that it offers no moisturization I would want to use a gloss anyway, which kills the point. It actually made my lips too pink so I removed it. Another time I tried I applied another gloss over top.

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nice on cheeks
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It's a nice color but didn't compliment my lips, pink would probably work better for me great color on the cheeks.

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