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 31,006 Reviews 31,006 Reviews
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Lovely color but doesn't last very long
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I like the idea of this product a lot but it didn't stick to my lips for more than about an hour. Very pretty color though!

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Nice color
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I've been trying to find a stain that wasn't too much. This one is on the right track. It was a little tacky for awhile after application. Nice color and seemed to last for awhile. Will be trying it for a few more days but it's one of the better stains I've tried so far.

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Cool concept
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I felt like i didn't really know how to use this properly. It was incredibly and unnervingly liquidy & it didn't really last that long on my lips.

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Mine was chunky :(
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I like this product, but you have to wash your fingertip FAST! My sample was slightly dried out, so I would hope a full size would have better consistency - which would equal more even spread.

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Perfect Stain
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This lip stain is perfect color. Was a little nervous at first by how red it was. Once applied it blended perfectly.

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Good product
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I think this is a good cheek tint but it takes several applications to get a good dose of color. Also like it on the lips

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Love this on my lips
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I love this is a lip stain. It doesn't dry out my lips like other products of this type. Lovely shade for cheeks too.

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meh..
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okay, this was what i chose in my box for this month because i had never tried a lip "stain". tried it, i dont think a stain in my thing. It came in a cute little sample tube. good color. just wasn't my thing.

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Not useful for me
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Packaging--the outside looks nice but there's a sponge applicator and even with a chisel point it's difficult to use except for dabbing on the lip stain. Color: Very very light, takes several coats to do lips, more to use on cheeks. Overall, I'd have to use so much that the money I'd save by using only one product instead of two.

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This product was the one I chose from the options available to customize my August birchbox. It is of good quality and decent size. I am a fan of lip and cheek stains, because they are multi taskers and I often want a bit of color on my lips without a coating. I was also excited because although many drug store brands come out with products called lip stains, they leave a residual layer such as a lip gloss or lipstick would. I'm fair with strawberry blonde hair, but I think the color of this product could suit anyone. I also like how you can layer it for a more intense look if desired.

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