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 30,996 Reviews 30,996 Reviews
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Not really a stain.
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Not really a stain...if I was going to buy a stain I want something vibrant and long lasting...this might be more suited for a gloss or just a cheek tint, it barely registers on my lips.

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The shade I received in my sample isn't anything that I would ever wear, but the stain did a good job in terms of being long lasting & hydrating my lips

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Great for layering
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I like this as a lip stain, I've layered it with a couple of other colors too and it works great. Stays on and isn't too drying.

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love it
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great product. I am planning to buy the full size today.

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Average
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This stain is much less effective than a typical drugstore stain, like covergirl or revlon. It provides light and translucent coverage, but I prefer something a little stronger.

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Love this Stain
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I love this lip stain. It a leaves just the right amount of color for a sheer look and has great staying power. I also loved that once it dried, it wasn't sticky at all.

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Great product!
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Just the wrong color for me...a little too red for my skin tone, but it felt and tasted great on my lips.

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Great lip color
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love this product. never would have discovered it if not for Birchbox. Never used a stain on my lips but love it perfect amount of color. However wished it lasted longer

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Too Bright
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I was hoping for a nice, colorful stain for my lips, but this is a little too much for me. It makes my lips feel dry and the color is a little bright for my taste. It also doesn't wear off evenly. I applied it evenly, but by the end of the day, I had weird bright pink splotches on my lips from where the lip stain had not worn off evenly. I kind of like how it looks on my cheeks, but for lips, it's not the right thing for me.

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Liked the concept
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I was excited about this sample because I liked the idea of a product with multiple uses... and the natural idea of a stain appealed to me for summer. I used a drop on my cheeks and they were BRIGHT RED- took a while to scrub it off. The bottom line: a little goes a long way!

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