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 30,996 Reviews 30,996 Reviews
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I wanted to love this product for a lip stain but I felt its watery consistency was unpleasant and the color did not last long at all.

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didn't like it at all
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there is not one thing I liked about this product... I didn't like the consistency (watery), nor the color (too red and too light at the same time), and the worst was the taste (yes, I know it's a lipstick and I didn't taste it on pourpose, but just by touching your lips tastes horrible...)

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did not like!
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i did not like this product! i've never been a fan of lip stains, but it somehow got on my hand when i was touching it up and it took forever to come off. won't be buying this one.

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Poor application
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This lip stain is awful when I applied it to my lips it only adhered to about half of my lip.

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Too Watery
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The gel formula was too watery for me. I prefer a little bit more substantial lip gloss. The color was fine though.

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Not my fav
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I was so excited when I opened my first Birchbox and found a lip and cheek stain. Being a big fan, I have used the likes of Tart, Benetint, and even some crazy Hello Kitty one I found in a 7 Eleven in Thailand. So you can imagine that I had high hopes for this Stainiac brand balm. Sadly, it felt sticky and didn't produce the just finished exercising flush I was seeking. I had to use alot just to get a little bit of color, and I am pretty pale if that says anything. This one will be a pass for me, but I still love Birchbox!

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Did not like this !
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I thought it was going to be like a lip stick but it was more as a lip gloss and I did not like the texture of the product. I absolutely hated it and do not recommend this product !

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Hardly "stains"
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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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