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. 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® Lip and Cheek Stain
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 66,747 Reviews 66,747 Reviews
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This product dried out my lips and did not go on evenly. It also did not add much color to my cheeks.. just not for me.

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If you are on the go, then this is it.
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This is a great product for those of us who are sometimes on a rush and want a quick fix. Although it looks like a deep tinto it is very light, once put on cheeks it gives you a subtle color, making your cheeks look exactly like you want to. This is also great for lis. If you are in curry, or wanna go for a run, or have an unexpected guest at your house and wanna work something quick, then this should do. You just need a dab and voila, you have a natural look, immediately in cheeks and on lips, I mean you can do this anywhere at any time.

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Amazing!!
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This lip stain is amazing!!!! It leaves a good color, it is just pigmented enough, not too colorful but also still looks nice!! Easy to apply, and stays on for a long time! I would highly recommend it!

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Been wanting a product like this!
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Extremely happy I received this, been wanting a lip stain for quite a while now. I love the Balm and how their lip stain lasts hours and hours before I have to reapply again. Decent size too!

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Lip stain
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I've never been a lip stain girl, but I like this product.

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Perfect pop of color, lasts all day
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I have been dying to try a stain for my lips so I was pretty excited to see this in my BirchBox this month! The mini sample still has a nice applicator and it was easy to apply. I'm 46, so bright colors or stains or lipsticks that bleed don't work on me because of fine lines around my mouth. This one stays put. It's subtle, but it's something I can wear all day to work (I work at a Catholic University, so there isn't a lot of room for bold makeup choices.)

It gave a nice flush to my lips and it didn't taste weird. Additionally, once it sets, it doesn't rub off. It is NOT a gloss, which I liked about it, but I put a bit of gloss over it in the morning just to really bring out the color.

This is a very usable, subtle lipstain, something I could see myself using regularly.

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Sticky residue
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The shade is ok, pink isn't my favorite lip color, but if I use just a little the color is subtle. It leaves a pretty sticky feeling so I definitely have to put a gloss over it if I'm going to wear it. The packaging mentions you can also put it on your cheeks but I haven't tried that because I think it would be way too sticky. I'll probably continue to use the sample, but I won't be purchasing it when it runs out.

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Great for hint of color
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If you're like me and don't want to look sick, but don't want a full lip look, this is a great in between. It deposits just enough color to give your lips a healthy glow. It does get a little globby, so watch out for that and go over it with your finger once to spread evenly.

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lips
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I am always a little scarred to try lip stain but I likes this one.

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lips and cheeks
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I seriously loved this product! Definitely going to purchase.

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