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. 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® Lip and Cheek Stain
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Great color on this lip stain
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When I went to try this stain, I was a little concerned about how dark red it was. Applying it though, my concerns were alleviated because the color looks really natural when you apply it. I had to do more than one coat to get the color I wanted so there is a lot of control. Stain lasted for a few hours. Was great.

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I've tried lip and cheek stains in the past that were similar to this product and I didn't like them. However, I really like this one because it is more of a gel, than a liquid. The gel stain is easier to apply.

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Color pop
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I was intimidated by the color at first, but it's much more subtle on the lips. My lips did dry out quickly despite having Chapstick on first. I loved the pop of color though!

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Surprised
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I've personally never used a lip stain before but it wasn't difficult or messy to put on. I'm a fair skin color and it showed up nicely on my cheeks as well. Not too bright but you could tell it was there.

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Great stain
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This is one of the best lip stains that I ever have had the chance to try . I would recommend it to anyone looking for a lip stain.

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I love love love this lip tint.
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I love this so much that when the sample runs out I am going to buy. I think it's cute and fun and it actually makes my lips feel really smooth and soft. definitely something to have in you purse at all times.

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Love it
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I like the color and texture. I like how my lips look with this gloss.

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Works well
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It works well it stains your lips like it says. If you like a sheer product I think you will like this. Just make sure your lips aren't dry or it will stain the dry patches more. It also blends out really well so you can tint your cheeks with it too. The only reason I won't really use it is because I don't really like gel-like cheek products and I like bold lip colors not just a tint.
But like I said the product works well and I tried it out it's just not for me.
I love the balm and was happy to see them in my birchbox this month.

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Beautiful - Not as dark as it looks
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Love this stuff, I'm officially hooked, i was always afraid to try it cuz it looked so dark but it's not at all, 2 coats and your lips are blushing with color, speaking of blush, it looks great on cheeks to, but feels a little sticky, i will def buy this!

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Natural look
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I like the product. It's a very subtle color, great for the cheeks.

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