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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. 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, lasting tint on lips and cheeks. It has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, so it won’t leave unsightly streaks after you blend.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac® Lip and Cheek Stain
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 67,532 Reviews 67,532 Reviews
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I liked the color but you have to keep applying to fill in all the space on your lips. It also wore off pretty easily

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Watery
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Too watery it runs and leaves lips streaked and uneven

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No thanks
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I really liked the Instain blush from theBalm so I was excited to get another cheek product form them, but this one was very disappointing. I think I'm just not a fan of things that are multifunctional.

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Has staying power!
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I was impressed with how well this color stayed on my lips.

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Very Sheer
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This color came on thin and sheer, and didn’t dry out or clump up. It tools a few layers, but the color really pops if you let it dry fully between layers.

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Not as great
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I loved it when I first put it on, but sadly it didn't stay on long at all. I had to keep applying it while I was working, which was a pain. Wish it stayed on longer..

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I just don't get it.
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Maybe this product works for someone with different coloring than myself.
I didn't really notice any pigment after applying and didn't like the wet feel of it.
Oh well.

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It was a very pretty stain just didn’t suit me , I found the formula a little dry. If it’s red I need liner ,I couldn’t line it I can’t wear it.

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stains, but not consistent

So as part of joining Birchbox, I was able to get another box. The Balm's Stainiac was in it, and I thought that is would be cool to use. When I looked at the product, it was really clumpy and had a lot of air pockets in it. It also looked coagulated... but I thought it was a gel, so I went to use it. it glided on smooth, but patchy. Okay... and it was really sheer. So I went to try a second coat. You never know, it could build, but since the 1st layer wasn't smooth, it made the 2nd attempt really patchy. So I liked the color, but the rest of it could be that it was a bad batch. Would I want this again... no, but I am glad I could try it out.

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ok stain

gives a decent color. I have cool undertones with blonde hair. doesn't last long, maybe just over an hour

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