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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
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definitely a stain
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Holy moly this is a stain! It was too much for me...not just the hue, also the overall effect. It felt drying and just like I took a marker to my mouth. We all prefer different things and have various experiences, so I am glad that this works well for others!

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Closest thing to natural color
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I've been told that the older you get the pigment in your lip fades. At 41, I'm starting to realize that is true. I love this because it gives my lips a natural look. If I put on a double dose (wait 5 minutes to reapply), I will even use it for natural evening look.

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Ya no
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not a go for me did not like the color for texture at all. not in the cards for me

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Best lip stain ever!

I'm not usually a fan of lip stains, this one however is amazing it gives your lips just the right amount of color! The color looks dark, but ends up giving your lips a darker pink color .. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!

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Impossible to work with
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I was excited about this stain, but I found it really hard to work with. On my lips it tasted chemically, felt dry, and barely added any color. When I used it on my cheeks, it stained before I had a chance to blend, so I looked like I had pimples. I tried it a few times before I had to just give up and pitch it. Pity.

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Like this a lot!
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Love the stain aspect of this and that you can use for both cheeks and lips. It's convenient to keep in your purse and easy to pack on long trips. You can layer on more layers on your lips to darken the stain! Does kind of dry out your lips so you might want to add a gloss on chapstick overtop.

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unexpected treat
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I didn't think I'd like this product at all, but I ended up loving the way it looked on me. I don't use it often, but it looks great when I do. do not wait as long as I did to use this, the product has a shelf life of about 3 months and the texture changes

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Absolutely perfect two-in-one!

I love this product! It is a stain for lips and cheeks that is so light, but also very buildable. You can have either a hint of color, or make a bold lip pop. I will definitely be getting this product when I run out... which will be very soon.

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It's okay

This lip stain is okay. Nothing special. The color is very light and I'm not sure how long it really lasts. I had to put on a lot of it to even notice a color difference and it's pretty sticky when you put it on

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Long Lasting!

This stuff adds the perfect amount of tint to my lips! My lips are already a pretty dark pink, so most lip products barely make a difference in the color. This gives just enough color to make a difference though. I use it on my cheeks as well. And the color really sticks. Perfect for a quick fix.

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