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
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Absolutely love this gel stain
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This is such an incredible texture. I wasn't expecting a gel formula but it is great. I love the feeling, the texture, the look and the lasting power. I love lip products I can put on and not think about but know my lips look great. So happy!!! Will purchase a full size!!

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LOVE
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I love this stain! It gives the perfect amount of color to my lips when I'm going for a natural look. I usually don't use stain on my cheeks but decided to try it and it works perfectly there too! I'll definitely be purchasing this product. Thanks Birchbox for introducing me to another staple in my makeup collection.

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Love it
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Love it- just the right amount of color. Starts off subtle, apply more coats for more color. Many stains are too much too fast, but I love that this starts off subtle and you can build up from there.

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Great for spring and summer
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This stain had a great non drying texture, with no strong perfumes added. I would buy this to use upon spring and summer for carefree makeup.

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Stainiac!
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I had never tried a lip or cheek stain product before I got my sample of Stainiac. I LOVE it! I'm a no-fuss make-up girl, so being able to apply one product in the morning and have it last all day is wonderful. I love the color. The feel of it is great. I'm a fan now!

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Stainiac Lip and Cheek
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I am not usually into lip and cheek products mostly because I never end up using them for my cheeks. BUT this is a really nice color. It doesn't feel like there's anything on my lips and it gives me a slight "my lips but better" tint. Plus, I can apply a clear balm over top and get some moisture too. I can't say I'd buy this for $17, but it was a nice sample to get in my box.

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Stainiac
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I was so excited to receive this lip stain in my birchbox! I had never used a lip stain before but was glad this was my first one because of how easy it is to use! There is no mess at all! I'm extremely pleased!

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Not too dark
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When I first opened my birch box and saw lip stain, I was a little hesitant to try it. In the past when I tried other lip stains, they showed up too dark and looked harsh against my skin tone-but this product was perfect! The color was slightly darker than my natural lip color, so it adds a little more color. I don't use it daily, but when I do run out of it I will definitely purchase the full size.

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Not what I expected (in a good way)
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I generally stick to just chap stick or gloss so the color of the product in the packaging turned me off a bit, but it goes on much more subtle rose colored and is natural looking.

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Love this
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My first lip stain experience and I absolutely loved it!!

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