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. It comes in three shades that complement all skin tones: Beauty Queen is a magenta-toned pink.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 30,247 Reviews 30,247 Reviews
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Not what I hoped
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I was not impressed with this lip stain. It really had no colo to it at all! I had high hopes that it would have been a little bit darket on.

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The usual stain disappointment
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The color was nice but the taste was horrible. Also only lasted a short time and like so many other stains, as soon as it starts to wear off it seems to only cling to your lips little imperfections. Sorry, not a fan.

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no so much
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when I 1st put it on it looked good... felt good but after a little wearing time I looked like I had been sucking on a cherry popsicle

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Umm, no.
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This product tasted awful on the lips and was a cherry red tint… A color which I'd never wear on my lips or cheeks. I wasn't impressed.

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Not for me
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I don't like stain products. I don't like the way it feels and it dries out my lips. I hope to never get this kind of product again.

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It didn't really do to me...
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I used it on my cheek, but when I spread it, it doesn't leave any color. It feels a bit moistens the skin, but just no color. I don't use foundation, so it may be because of that though I used it for my lips too, and no effect.

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Really not a fan!
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I have chapped lips all year long, and this stains only the moister parts of my lips. It makes it look like I've been drinking blood, and the rest of my lip looks white in comparison! On my cheeks I felt like the stain was so blotchy looking. Despite spreading it around, the stain only managed to get into two small circles at the apple of my cheeks and didn't spread along my cheekbones like I tried to make it do. Even applying more further from the apple of my cheeks didn't show! Traditional blush and lip gloss seem way better to me.

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Barely any pigment
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I used this on my lips (did not try on my cheeks) expecting a bright, bold red, instead it was an ugly magenta. It was barely pigmented, I had to apply several coats just to get some colour, and it goes on unevenly.

I like the feel of it, but that's about it. Since this is a lip STAIN I thought it would actually leave some colour on my lips. Very disappointed in this product.

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Yuck
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There is nothing about this product that I liked. The texture is awful - like rubbing jello on your lips and cheeks- and the color doesn't last at all. It's impossible to spread on your cheeks in an even manor so save yourself the heartache and don't bother trying. I tried it multiple times on my lips and cringed each time I smeared it on. I couldn't even see the color and there is no way to layer it to increase the color. Sorry ladies, but this is a dud- avoid at all costs

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Is there anything there?
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I would've given this product 0 stars if I could. The product looks like a sharp wine color coming out of the bottle, but when I put it on, it was like there was nothing there at all. No color, no smell, no softening, nothing. Usually I use up all of my samples, but in this case I threw this one out.

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