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
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This is the best stain I have ever used it stays on no matter what. Excellent product thank you. Great color choice as well not to bright but enough to notice!!

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I have NEVER been a huge fan of lip stains (or any lip product to be honest) until this one. Of course once I opened the box, I saw this lip/cheek stain and tossed it aside sure I would probably never try it...but I reminded myself that is kind of the point with the whole Birchbox thing. I. LOVE. this. stain. Everything from packaging to color. The consistency threw me off a bit as it is a gel-like substance that separates, but it works. It is easy to apply, fast drying, beautifully natural looking yet buildable, long wearing and honestly pretty versatile as I have used it under a few colored lipglosses to totally transform my lip color. It doesn't feel like there is anything sitting on my lips at all after application and doesn't leave my lips feeling dry either (as some stains I felt have in the past). This is a great product and I will definitely be purchasing!

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Great product
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This stain is great. I put it on under my normal lipstick and as the lipstick wears off I still have color. It also looks great alone or with some gloss over it.

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Perfect
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My boyfriend and I both love this!! Lipstick color without feeling or rubbing off like lipstick. My boyfriend couldn't be happier that my lips look perfect but he can still kiss me.

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Love this stain
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This stain is really beautiful. I received Queen Bee. It leaves a really pretty pinky, warm glow. I am totally considering ordering this product.

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Love!

Love this! Super light and very understated. Just enough to add a touch of color and look super natural still. Got this in a "mystery sample pack" with my order and definitely will have to buy more when I run out!

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Subtle but makes a difference

This stain dries quickly and is perfect for both cheeks and lips! I love how subtle the color and how it doesn't leave behind a sticky feeling.

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Brilliant!

This product reminded me of benefits tints, but this is way better! I tried it on my cheeks and lips. It looks great, not sticky. I swear it makes my lips plump and look fuller. I absolutely love this product. I wear it over lipstick too. It is great for days you want to go all natural looking too.

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sheer, natural color
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I love the sheer, yet subtle tint of this product. You can apply more or less, depending on how much tint you'd like. This tint made my lips look naturally colored, reddish/pink. I loved that it wasn't glossy.

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in love!
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when this sample gets used up I plan on purchasing this full size. The wear time on this is amazing. The color is gorgeous

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