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 30,938 Reviews 30,938 Reviews
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Loved it!
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I really liked the texture of it, very different than most lip stains. It didn't seem to stain for quite as long as a traditional stain does, though.

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Beauty Queen
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Got this as a sample and there's nothing special about it. The brand is great and I wanted to like it but even after several layers, the color barely shows up on the lips and I hate the sticky feeling of applying it to my cheeks.

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Perfect Lip Stain
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Great color and consistency. Perfect stain for lip.

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Had to buy this product, I loved the sample so much. A perfect color, not too strong. I won't be using it on my cheeks, but it's great for a lip stain. Doesn't stay on forever, but that's not something that is massively important to me.

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too sticky
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i like lip stains but this one was not comfortable and didn't go on evenly. maybe using vaseline with it would help. the colour is pretty.

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Subtle look
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I like this lip balm because it lasts long on the lips and it is very light. The color also makes it look pretty natural. It is not shiny, which I like, because you can add to it if you want.

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Good Color, but a Bit Drying
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I really like how the color comes out and it certainly lasts all day. The only complaints I have is that it can be a bit drying on my lips, so I feel like I need to wear a gloss over it. Also, I HATE the smell.

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Not my favorite
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This product is truly sheer--in fact I couldn't even tell when it was on my lips. The gel formula isn't sticky, but it had a strange watery feeling until it dried (then my lips felt dry).

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First Time User
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This was the first time I've tried a product like this. I was a little nervous about putting this product on my cheeks, so I tried it as lip stain. I think I probably should have used a gloss to follow because it look like I drank kool-aid. I'm a rookie, I am sure its great for the more experienced user; but I couldn't get the hang of it.

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Like it
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I really like the idea of it, but was not too thrilled with the coverage it gave. I found that it left my cheeks a bit splotchy after applying it to my cheeks, though I did like it as a lip stain.

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