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
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A True Stain for Long-Lasting Color
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I got a sample of this and loved it so much I bought the full-size. The texture is more like a gel than a gloss and when you put it on it gets absorbed into the skin. You can put on as much or as little as you like for darker or lighter color and it lasts for a while (3-4 hours) as a lip stain or all day as cheek stain.

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I really love this product. I used it all. I love how easy it is to apply, it goes on sheer but you can definetly pack it on for a more intense color. the consistency is more of gel which makes it easier to apply and work with than the liquid tints.

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Must-Have
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This is a product is recommend to nearly everyone. The color stays out, it doesn't migrate at all. And the sample lasted me a long time. It's small enough to toss in a cross body bag, and if someone said I had to pick between this or Benetint, is pick this one everything.

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Love this lip stain! Last forever! Makes lips super sexy

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Nice color but drying
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The color is bright and does look like a bite, however after an hour or two my lips are extremely dry. I think this will be great for you if you expect to use a gloss over it.

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Amazing, simply amazing! This cheek lip stain is super pigmented and really easy to use.

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I love this lip stain
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So when you first put it on, it's a little drying. But that's pretty typical of a lip stain, I'd say. The pigment is great and I love wearing it alone with a little regular lip balm on top for a gloss or to dress it up with a top coat of Benefit's Posie Balm for a bubblegum look.

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Amazing stuff

I love this product. At first, I wasn't sure, but it's really wonderful on both my cheeks and lips. It's easier to use then other stains that I've used because of the gel like consistency. I love it.

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Awesome lip color!
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When I first received this sample I wasn't convinced I would like it, because I am not much of a lip glass person. However it goes on smoothly, the color looks great and lasts well, and it doesn't feel sticky or heavy at all like some glosses tend to. I raved about this one to my friends and now I always keep it in my purse!

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Forever Staple
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Birchbox introduced me to this wonderful multi-purpose stain! Layerable, appropriate for cheeks too, and wears beautifully. I always travel with this and it's central to my "natural" makeup look. Also looks good on lots of skin tones.

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