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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. 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, lasting tint on lips and cheeks. It has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, so it won’t leave unsightly streaks after you blend.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac® Lip and Cheek Stain
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 67,525 Reviews 67,525 Reviews
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not a fan of this stain. didn't like the color and didn't stay on very well

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Liked it for eyes best!
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It is a nice color but I preferred it on my lips and eye more. When used as a blush my makeup wiped off.

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Nothing Great
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Way too bright formy lips- and on the cheecks it was either not enough or when I tried more it looked like I was too red.Nice concept, just not a very well rounded product

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Do not care for it
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not very moisturizing on lips and color does not show up put several applications on and still could barely even tell I had it on

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Drying
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Very alcohol ... Burt my lips very strong and drying to my lips.

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Not bad
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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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Too cheeky for me
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I liked the product better for the lips rather than the cheeks. The lip stain didn't last as long as I was expecting it to.

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Natural looking stain
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I like the idea of lip stains but haven't found one I've been completely in love with yet.

This one is my favorite that I have tried out so far. I used this as a sample on my lips. I haven't tried it out on my cheeks yet, I have fair skin and the bold color is a little off putting.

As for a lip stain, it works great. It's a very natural color, enough to brighten up your lips without the maintenance of daily lipstick up keep. Application of this product was the impressive part for me. It went on like rubbing sweet water on your lips. I'm used to lip stains being incredibly sticky and this one wasn't sticky at all for me.
I'm not sure if its from my daily lack of hydration, but after an hour or so it began drying up my lips.

The brighter tint I originally applied didn't stay as long as I hoped, maybe 2 hours. But it did keep a lighter version of the color on my lips for most of the day.

And it has a pleasant light sweet taste.

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Not so sure
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I didn't really care for this item when I received it. I've gotten so many red lipsticks from birchbox and have liked many of them, but I have a certain brand I like and I am not so sure about this one. It was a bit sticky and that is something that gets on my nerves with lip stains. Overall it was okay, but not my favorite.

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tastes horrible
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I'm not asking for all lip products to taste good, but they shouldn't taste so bad. This tasted too much like a chemical and was sticky like a lip gloss even after a few minutes of drying time.

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