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 30,867 Reviews 30,867 Reviews
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I loved this stain. I have used it for both my lips and cheeks as the instructions stated. Couldnt be happier. Gave just teh right amoutn of tint without overdoing it. Stayed on and looked so natural. Definitly buying!!

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Subtle tint
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This stain provides a subtle tint on your lips. Just enough color to make your lips look nice and hydrated.

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Perfect minimalist lip color
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I have a lip balm I REALLY like, but it doesn't come with color. Wearing this underneath my regular balm is the perfect minimalist look for me. I sampled this in Beauty Queen and it was a subtle but true red. I did reapply once throughout the day, but that is still within acceptable limits for me.

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Pretty for a subtle flush
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I liked this product as a hint of a cheek flush but didn't like it at all for my lips. It applied and blended into my cheeks wonderfully for just the sheerest hint of color that was very flattering but the application to my lips was very uneven and tended to migrate to the outer edges of my lips. The color didn't last very long either.

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LOVE IT!!!
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I have a new addition to my makeup bag! I LOVE this product. I am not a lipstick person, I prefer more natural long lasting looks like the stains topped with chapstick or gloss. This stain is amazing! Depending on how dark you want your look, you can add additional applications or just leave it at one. It looks incredibly natural and is very long lasting. Don't be afraid of the RED color, it is much more subtle once applied.

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love the sample size
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quick drying, nice color. felt like it smelled a bit like just plain gel than anything nice. eek sorry.

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Very nice color
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I love that this goes on sheer and seems to dry quickly - looks very natural. However, I felt that the color didn't last very long. I still like the look and may purchase in the future.

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Lovely color!
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I would have loved for the sample to be a tad bit bigger (or have a more precise brush). Love the color, but found when I layered with chapstick/gloss, sometimes the color made its way to the edges of my lips instead of being filled in. Just make sure it's really dry before layering!

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Meh
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I really like Stilas lip stains, this one just went on unevenly and didn't flatter.

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Simple, light coverage lip stain
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I am a fan of lip stain. It lasts longer and doesn't transfer. I disliked how most brands were heavier like a lipstick, this product is perfect. It is like a lipgloss that doesn't transfer/rub off! will be buying!

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