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
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didn't like it
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I did not like this sample. The color was not easily seen and I did not care for the consistency.

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Don't buy
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I hated this product. It was sticky and felt cheap. The color didn't last long at all. I wouldn't purchase it.

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I have no clue why you would use this instead of, say, benetint. Putting it on my lips was the same as rubbing a little kool-aid or gatorade on them. It had very little color in the first place, and it came off very quickly. I found that the gel-like consistency was not better than a thinner more liquid tint for "spreadability." You had to blend it fast before it dried. And it offered little color on my cheeks as well. It also soaked into some dry patches in a way that was not becoming. This product makes no sense to me.

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sticky
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Sticky mess! Could not see the color on my cheeks and couldn't stand the icky sticky feeling on my lips. Yuck!

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Did not like
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The color was too diluted and ineffective. I did not like it.

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Didn't like
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Didn't care for the color and it been called s stain it doesn't even show on my lips. It showed up more like lip gloss on my lips and didn't care for the color it left

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Not theBalm...
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This stain didn't have a gel consistency to me. Using it was similar to rubbing red Kool Aid
on your lips. Very streaky and sticky. I would never spend money on this product.

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Way too tinted
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Way way WAY too tinted! Maybe just the wrong shade for my light complexion, but didn't care for it.

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greasy and slimy
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I am not a fan of this. the color is nice, but it comes off right away and has a very watery, slimy and greasy texture.

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not for me
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it doesn't do anything to my lips color wise and it doesn't taste very good. I Dont really see a point in using it. it felt gummy on my lips to me

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