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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.
I was not fully satisfied with this product at all. The first time I put it on my lips it totally dried them up. Its consistency was something I did not like.
I understand these are just samples, but hopefully I do not get it in my box again.
When I first put it on it was fantastic but after an hour or so it absorbed and look like cracked lips ...1
I did not like this sample at all, it made my lips sticky but not like a lip gloss, and the color was barely there and made my lips an awful color.1
While I really love this lip stain when I first put it on, it tends to fade away quickly. Using it for cheeks seemed like a waste of time, if faded as fast as I put it on.1
I was intrigued by this product, but not impressed after trying it. I very rarely wear blush, so have not tried in on my cheeks, and in that way I am biased. For a lip stain, I found the gel formula to be watery, and the stain didn't go on evenly or make much of an impression - it is definitely a very, very sheer tint. I suppose I was expecting something a little more noticeable.1
I loved the color of this stain but was very disappointed that it didn't last. The gel formula went on smoothly and I really liked the sheer color. However, the color was gone within an hour of applying. Additionally, the stain dried out my lips.1
Unfortunately theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac is billed as the ultimate beauty solution for color, but it's just not working for me in any capacity. There's a reason why I have products for my lips and my cheeks. The theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac doesn't work.1
I love red lips...so I was super excited to see this product! I was not very excited when I applied it. It barely left any color on my lips and it certainly underwhelmed me. I was expecting at least a bit of color that stayed put. :(1
Not a very good product. Doesn't apply well. Staining isn't very good either1
I prefer corals and browns. This is not flattering for me. I also didn't like the texture. Will stick with my usual lipstick and gloss.1