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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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Natural looking but doesn't last
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Nice and natural look but it just didn't last long and has a slightly odd consistency

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So-so
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A friend of mine got her box sooner than me and was raving about this product so I was excited to get it. However, I have to say that I'm lukewarm about it. It is sticky going on but is fine once it dries. It last a reasonable amount of time--nothing special though. The color is ok--probably looks natural for most it's a little clownish for my tone. Overall, I don't hate it but I don't love it either.

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Fun lip stain
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This is a great brand and I wanted to tray this lip stain before receiving it in my monthly Birchbox. It goes on like water and leaves a pretty pink-red clear color on lips. Dries like water. While it's very pretty, the stain doesn't last that long.

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Perfect flush
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This gave me a subtle, rosy glow when I applied to my cheeks and a nice rosy tint on my lips under my lipgloss ( I like shine) This can also be used as a more matte lip tint without gloss. LOOOVE that it's unscented. The size will last for at least a few months for me while I see if I use it enuf to buy a full size - which is EXACTLY why I tried Birchbox in the first place!

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Good stain
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It's similar to the Benefit Benetint, I think. Just cheaper. Anyway, it worked well, it will cling to dry skin, so make sure your lips and skin are well moisturized.

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loving it
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this makes an awesome blush or even lip stain, it stays on for hours and adds and extra pop of color to any outfit you're wearing! perfect for dressing up any outfit and makes your lips pop!

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Great stain
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Was hesitant because of the color in the tube. Surprised by it's very natural look! Love this stain.

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Nice, subtle color
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I was excited to try this brand after seeing many YouTube tutorials with products from The Balm. At first I was sure this would be too dark red but it actually goes on a nice subtle dark pinkish color that I think is flattering on me (I have fair skin and dark hair). It wasn't streaky at all, which is a plus. I let the first coat dry and thought it was a bit too subtle, so I added a second coat and was very pleased with the color. However, even dry it feels slightly sticky, and after eating and drinking (I drink a gallon of water a day=lots of sips and chances to rub off lip product), an hour later it didn't look like I had anything on my lips. For those two reasons I won't purchase it, although I will continue to use the nicely sized sample.

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Prefer Benetint Cheek and Lip
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This has a slightly gummy texture and does not leave much color when applied. Just not thrilled with it.

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No for me
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I don't like this lip stain. No matter how much I exfoliate before applying it always looks uneven. Will not purchase.

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