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 30,863 Reviews 30,863 Reviews
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I would have to layer this on MANY times before the color showed even a little. Not worth this. I wish it was a more opaque color. I wouldn't apply this on my cheeks either.

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Maybe I got a bad sample?
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I am all about stains as constant lipstick reapplication is a pain, so I had high hopes for this. I just didn't find that the pigmentation was great, no matter how many coats I put on, and what color I did see disappeared almost immediately. It also made my lips feel really gross, dry and rubbery at the same time.
Since all I see are pretty good reviews, I'm wondering if I got an off sample? But as is, I'd opt for a tinted chap stick or drug store stain/balm (like Revlon) over this.

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Not my favorite
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I didn't love how sheer the color was and it was next to impossible to get off. I would prefer a traditional lipstick or stain.

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Did not like
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I was excited to try this product. But once I did I was very unhappy with it. I used it twice on my lips and then into the trash it went.

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Another repeat delivery.....
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What a bummer to get my second year's welcome box and 3 of the 5 items are repeat items. This was one of them. The product is ok, but I would never use it enough times to even finish the sample. Just not a practical product

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Weak

I've used other stains before and the pigment was much richer than this is. To get the intensity I wanted, I had to apply multiple coats and that just made my lips sticky. I made sure to not touch it for a while so it could really do the job staining, but it still ended up fading in middle of my lips. Not something I'll use in the future.

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Terrible Color
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The red dye in this product makes it come out as cheap and goopy. Won't be reordering. Didn't even atttempt to use it on my cheeks.

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Didn't like it
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I hated this product. It doesn't stay put and the texture is kind of weird. Also, I hated the color.

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Like Jell-O
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I can't stand this stuff. It has the consistency of halfway-set Jell-O. It didn't do much for my lips, and I shudder at the thought of applying something with this consistency to my cheeks. I'm not a fan of stains to begin with, but I gave this one try. I tossed it right away. I wouldn't recommend it!

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Not a very deep color for a stain
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I was not very impressed with this product. The color was nowhere as rich as i was expecting it to be when applied, and it wore off easily. I had to reapply multiple times during the day. One thing I expect with a stain is for it to last, and that was not my experience here. I was very excited about receiving this in my birchbox....only to be let down

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