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 31,261 Reviews 31,261 Reviews
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A Stain Alright!
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This color soaks into your lips. So if you want to wear it, it will be on you for a while. I love it! It is a natural looking stain. It isn't soft and slick, but it does the trick as far as color! You can put chap stick or gloss on top of it. It is a great product!

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VERY pigmented!
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Love this lip stain, although it is very pigmented. In order to get a more subtle color on more casual days, I mix with vaseline or another petrolium jelly based chapstick. This creates a more glossy, less concentrated effect. The colors are beautiful and I would highly recommend!

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Love this stuff!
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It is a great stain that leaves a rosy red stain that looks natural but more. It does not leave lips dry like some stains do. It takes a little bit longer to dry but its worth it! Fantastic product!

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hate lipstick, love this!
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I love this! I hate the feeling of lipstick and sticky gloss. With this product, I can "stain" my lips, and then just use my usual favorite lip balm on top. The color lasts as well!

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Stayed
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Loved this stain! Great color and stayed on my lips all day. I was so shocked! Usually I have to reapply every hour but this stayed great.

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Unique and Fun
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I'm a big fan of products that will save me time and money and this product checked all those boxes. I loved the color, consistency and lasting power. It took some work to get it to build up but I like my makeup light so I'm glad it wasn't too pigmented.

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Love it
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It did take a few layers but not to sticky. You definitely have to start from the middle of the lip and spread it out.

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Subtle Color
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I don't love lipstick but this gives my lips just a little more color and isn't sticky or something that will get on my teeth. I put it on and then a gloss or chapstick over. It lasts for a few hours.

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the perfect color
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i've been using this stain for years! its the perfect color to give a nice blush to cheeks and its great on lips. it stays put but it definetly gives you enough time to work with it. it's texture is very light, like water, so you can layer the color over and over to achieve the depth of color that you're looking for.

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Perfect build-able lip color
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theBalm Stainiac is the perfect lip stain. It is easy to have a light layer for slight tint and to build to more for a darker hue.

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