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 30,698 Reviews 30,698 Reviews
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This stain was different from one's I have previously tried because of it unique gel consistency, which took a day or two to get used to. The color pay off was good although it did wear off throughout the day but putting a clear lip balm over it solved that problem.

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Lips, not so much but cheeks... (:
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I love this product for the cheeks but not so much for the lips. It just didn't last or pop on my mouth.. for my cheeks however, I loved this product! It was the perfect shade of red in my opinion. It gave me a nice sun-kissed, rosy appearance without looking burnt. I didn't use my blush at all while my sample lasted. I would happily purchase this just to use as a cheek stain.

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favorite stain
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this is the best, I have had this before and was very excited to see a travel/trial size in my birchbox. I throw this in my purse and use it when my face is looking a little washed out, it is nice because you can layer it if you want to be more dramatic

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Great color that lasts, lightweight
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I love how weightless this is. I surprise myself hours after putting it on when I see myself in a mirror and my lips are still tinted but in a natural-looking way.

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didn't like
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I did like this prouduct but it burned my skin and cheeks. I liked that the color lasted a long time but it still burned me.

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Love this stain!
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This is the perfect, naturally colored lip stain! I love it, it's lightweight, dries quickly and doesn't dry out my lips. Perfect!!

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Love it

I am not a fan of lip stick but I love this stain. It's a great color and it stays on all day! My kind of makeup!

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Lips didn't lose their color

This was long lasting color. The only downside for me was the color of the sample. I would prefer a lighter shade.

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Went on unevenly and didn't stay put well
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This stain didn't stay put as well as I'd hoped it would. I had to lather it on in several layers to get an even effect, and by that point, it was far from sheer. Won't be looking into purchasing this one.

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Uneven
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I really wanted to like this more. Maybe because it's a small sample and hard to get a lot of color out of the tube? But, hardly anything comes off the applicator onto your lips. I have to keep dipping the wand to get more product on to try to make the color even on my lips. It takes way too long to accomplish this. Once I do, I like the effect and it could work well alone or under another colored gloss.

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