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. It comes in three shades that complement all skin tones: Beauty Queen is a magenta-toned pink.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 29,583 Reviews 29,583 Reviews
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This really dried out my lips, additionally I thought it was about the same quality as another lower cost product I have.

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Not enough impact
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I could barely see it on my cheeks and on my lips it looked like the melted remains of a popsicle. I don't know if it was just the particular shade not working with my natural coloring but I won't be purchasing this product.

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Nice!
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It really does have the prettiest red and I prefer this lip gloss style wnad over the nail-polish like applicator of Benetint. I don't really like how the gel formula feels on my lips however and I feel using the same brush on my lip and cheek will move bacteria around so I use an applicator but I do love the stain!

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Really Liked It!
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I never had used a lip stain before, but I had been looking around for one. When this came in my birchbox, it seemed like fate. I am not big on using it as a cheek tint, but it was very effective when used as a lip one! It has decent staying power, looked nice, and it had a pleasant enough scent. It's a bit sticky at first, but not overwhelmingly and not for long.

A word of advice to other people new to lip stains: use this a bit sparingly. Ignoring the description of how the product was intended to give me a "hint of color," the first time I used this I slathered it over my mouth until I looked like a really, really satisfied vampire. That was not the look I was going for. A little bit can go a long way--I was much more satisfied with the product once I figured that out.

It could have stayed on a bit longer or been a bit easier to apply, but I was generally satisfied. Overall, I would recommend this product, even though (at least for me) seventeen dollars is a bit pricy for the amount you get.

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Great for Cheeks, Not so much for Lips
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Love this stuff of my cheeks; gives them a nice rosy tone. I tried to use this product on my lips and it looked awful... the consistency is too liquidy for lips. Would recommend if using solely for cheeks.

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Amazing
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Love the color and texture goes on smooth does not clock stays on for a long time and you always have subtle color but not overpowering

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Love it
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This is so great! I love lip colors and this stays on for a while!

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LOVE it!!
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I never wear lip stick because it always dries out my lips, but really do need the color. I LOVE this product because it goes on wet, dries and leaves a natural color without drying!! :) I like that I can use gloss or just ChapStick with it and it still looks great. Its amazing that the color stays as long as it does. I am definitely buying more!

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Nice product
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This was a great cheek stail, but I'd skip using it on my lips. It didn't tasty or smell good.

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Stainiac!
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LOVE.THIS.STAIN. It's an awesome color! I wear it all the time because it is subtle but can get more saturated if more coats are applied. I also love that it has a matte finish.

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