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 64,872 Reviews 64,872 Reviews
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A good stain
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I'll start by saying that this product does exactly what's it's supposed to do and adds a nice healthy stain on the lips. It looks like you've eaten a red Popsicle which is actually pretty appropriate for spring and summer. It's just not relevant to me bc I don't love that look.

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Blech!
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I don't like to wear make up on my face and my cheeks are plenty red on their own, so I tried this on my lips and it tasted terrible! Not only that, I barely noticed a change in color. This product was just not for me.

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Never tried a stain before
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I've never tried a lip stain before, actually. Upon first glance, the consistency appears to be gloss like. However, once I put it on my lips, it was not. It gave the right hint of color that still looked very natural. I topped it with some gloss and it was perfect.

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Pretty stain
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The deep red color looks intimidating in the bottle but it actually produces a very light natural looking hue when you apply it to your cheeks or lips, so over-doing it is not a worry at all. I'm not a big fan of using stains but this is a great product for those who like the versatility of liquid face makeup.

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Subtle color, stays put
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I don't normally wear lip color, but I would consider purchasing this one. The color looked bright in the tube but came out looking naturally bright, like I had just eaten a strawberry... just the way I prefer. It stayed on well through dinner and didn't feel too tacky.

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Great lip tint
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This is a nice, subtle way to give your lips and cheeks a natural glow. It has a nice consistency and was easily blendable on the cheeks.

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Kissable
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I very badly want to be that girl that can rock Kylie Jenner's lip color or any other matte, make-my-lips-irresistible type of product. But I've come to terms. It ain't gonna happen. As much as I enjoy browsing through lip colors, when I put it on, I look like a $5 hooker (not that there's anything wrong with that)
Stainiac is DIFFERENT. It gives you the most subtle tint of color on your lips that makes your entire face glow- almost like sitting at the beach all day and getting that hint of color to your lips. Natural but not unnoticeable. I LOVE it.
And you can also you it to add some color to your cheeks..bonus!!! A couple dabs will give you that I-just-finished-up-at-the-gym glow without overdoing it. I will definitely be purchasing this product and I strongly recommend you give it a try to! You will love it!!!

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Really Like This
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I've never used lip/cheek tints, stains, etc. until Birchbox and I really enjoy this one! It's a great color, very light, and it actually stains, so there's no sticky residue. It's just very subtle and naturally pretty. I used it on both lips and cheeks and while I prefer it on my lips, it worked well on both!

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Wrong color
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Wasn't bad just not my color,maybe if I received a different color I might like it better

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Love the color
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Sets super quick and doesn't have a thick sticky feeling like most stains. You can layer it up for a natural or stand out color. Perfect for my on the go bag!

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