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 31,253 Reviews 31,253 Reviews
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I don't tend to wear lip color since I've seem to have lucked out with already colorful lips, but I LOVE this stuff. I can put just a little on for some extra color, or use a bit more for a wow factor. It's versatile and never leaves my bag.

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best stain I have tried
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I first got a sample of this in a box to review and am on to my third full-sized tube! It is the only stain that I think does a great job without looking clownish. AWESOME

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Long loved product!
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I've been using Stainiac for years, always have a tube on hand! It's great on lips and cheeks for a nice soft flush.

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awesomeness
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this is such a great stain. just evenly apply, let it dry and you have fabulous lips all day!

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Love it!
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This would dry fast on my lips and provided a concentrated but light enough stain to look natural. I am not one for using stains on my cheeks but it looked great! Overall a very good product!

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Great product
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I am more a fan of lipstick than gloss but this was fabulous! It's a nice touch for cheeks as well. Great product to keep in purse!

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Hate re-applying lipstick? Stain it!
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I rarely wear lipstick, so when I do, I feel like I spend all night re-applying and touching it up. This is the perfect solution! It doesn't feel like you even have anything on your lips and the color stain lasts the whole evening. And I love that a single application gives your lips a color boost while layering it allows you to progressively deepen the color. Genius.

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Long lasting stain
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I used this this as a lip stain/tint and I really enjoyed it. It had a very different effect than most of the stains I have tried. It also didn't dry out my lips and look flaky like some stains tend to.

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Best stain out there
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Love love love this for lips and cheeks. Saturated but subtle enough so it doesn't look like you're a toddler who just ate a cherry lollipop. Have purchased 3 times now and will keep doing so. A little drying so I like to add a lip gloss over it.

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Love Love Love

I have this product in beauty queen. This tint adds a nice natural red tint to lips, you can layer it to get a more noticeable color but it will near reach matte lipstick level of red. Also make sure you do not have any rough patches on your lipsticks because that will cause an overall uneven application. Wear time is great, the color will last at least four hours if you dont wear a gloss or a balm over it. It is somewhat drying but that is to be expected of a lip tint.

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