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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.
It makes your lips tingle. Thats something i like but thats not for everyone. It also applies very streaky and theres no way to even it up. The balm is a much better brand than this product leads on. I would skip it.3
This product didn't take to my skin and had a weird consistency. I had to take it off right away!1
This is a great product that has simplified my routine. Even if i skip the rest of my make up, this is a quick and easy way to give my fave a little color that will last! Took a few times to get it right in my cheeks, so don't give up. Keep one in my purse and one at home.5
Really liked trying a lip stain. Stayed on super well. Bummed that the color was bright red and it a bit out of my comfort zone. Wouldn't mind trying in a more neutral tone!4
When you don't want to wear to much make up or don't really have time, this lip stain was perfect. its a slight tint but it definitely makes a nice difference .4
I really like the hint of color this stain leaves on my lips. I have found that I can control how much color I apply. Some days I prefer it a little lighter than others. The color leaves my lips a nice rose red color that is a little darker than my natural lip color which I like so it doesn't appears as thought I have on heavy lipstick. One thing I don't like about this product is that it leaves a strange tacky texture on my lips. I have found that I can remedy this by applying lip moisturizer on top of it which gives my lips a nice sheen without being shiny. I also wish this stayed on my lips longer. When I think of a stain I think of something that doesn't come off easily. This comes off as soon as I have my morning coffee. I would like to see more colors available. Its a fun change from heavier lipsticks.4
I have tried other lip and cheek stains which did their jobs and were fine but were very wet and goopy. This one by theBalm is a drier formula, I think, and I like it quite a bit! It dries on the lips faster so you can layer it and get a more pigmented coloration if you want. Granted a drier formula may make it more difficult to use as a cheek stain but I am ok with that.
I believe in the future I will be purchasing this product over the others I have tried.
Cool product. Liked it okay but it's not really my thing. Pretty cool for the summer though. I'm a huge "The Balm" fan as it is.4
I really like this product. It's natural on the cheeks and not overpowering. On the lips it's like my lips but better it's awesome for a natural look or you can glam it up.5
I have seriously wasted so much money on buying lip products and hating them. I have tried all kinds of colors, glosses, sticks, and stains and never really falling in love with any one. I was expecting the same scenario with this and man was I surprised! I loved this one, the color is perfect and it saves me time, literally only takes seconds to swipe and smudge and I'm out the door! The color is even and doesnt dry immediately like other stains, it's almost like a gel at first and more watery, it's awesome!5