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. 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® Lip and Cheek Stain
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 66,942 Reviews 66,942 Reviews
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I love this brand and I did like the stain. When my lips are already feeling a little dry this made them a lot drier.

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Not a fan. The packaging is cute but it's clear with a tiny shade of pick. Not a very distinct color

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Very nice product. I was happy to find it in my March box.

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LOVE this!
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I reall love the texture of this product. It is so much easier to use than Benetint, and without the aweful rose smell too! I really like the subtle look it gives for those no-makeup days when I just want to look a little more put together.

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Fun color and easy application!
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While the color looks daunting, it is much lighter on. It goes on easy and stays on through food and drink!

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I like the color
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I rlly like how the consistency of the lips rain is a little thicker than other lips rains that are exactly just like this one that basically look like water mixed with koolaid hahabut over all I rlly liked it

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Lip Stain
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I have used this and love the soft color, and it does stick around...love that.

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Thumps down
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I love lip products but I was Not a fan of this one at all. first off you couldn't even tell I put anything on my lips. Then it felt very drying and who wants to wear anything that drys their lips out. overall rating on this is a D-

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Pretty color!
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I love the deep tone this has. It was wonderful to perk up my cheeks! I used it on my lips as well. The color looks amazing and lasts. However, even though it goes on smooth and creamy it was a bit too dry after about 20 min. I added some clear gloss though and I loved it!

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Hard to mess up but...
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This cheek & lip stain is hard to mess up because it's so light and has very little pigment to it. You won't apply it and realize you have clown makeup cheeks and need to take it off and start over. That's the good news. The bad part is that it is so light it's like you didn't put anything on at all. In a way that makes this stain a buildable color product but you have to use tons of it to get that color which is both wasteful and time consuming (and would get expensive you wanted to use it daily or weekly because of the quick replacement you'd need.) I love the color from the look of the bottle, the scent and taste remind me of candy or play makeup. I wanted to try a stain for a while now so I was really pleased to receive this. Still am pleased because now I know it's a letdown of a product and not to waste my money. Fun to try but not effective.

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