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 66,931 Reviews 66,931 Reviews
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I'm very surprised and happy the color was not as deep red (once I put it on) as it looked in the tube. At first I thought, "great, we'll I won't use that." But the color is great and it's very easy and smooth when applied.

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Fanta-stain!
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I am so happy with this product. I love lip stain, especially for spring and this one does double duty for lips and cheeks. It is pigmented, but sheer, build-able and lasts a long time -- multiple cups of coffee -- and it smells great!

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I wasn't crazy about this at first as my lips felt pretty sticky immediately after application. As the day wore on the color lasted pretty well. I'm not much of a lipstick person, so the fact that it wasn't an overwhelming color was nice, but it was much lighter than I expected.

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Not the best
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This isn't a really great lip stain. It's alright, but it takes a few coats to even show up and leaves my lips feeling sticky...

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Over all this product is good I would purchase a full size in the near future.

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Good Product
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I liked the lip stain a lot. Very pretty color. only draw back is it does not last quite as long as other stains.

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It's a pretty good lip stain, I did not use it on my cheeks.

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LOVE
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I love lip stick but a lot of colors and formulas look awful on me. My lips are dry and I typically just prefer lip balm but this product gives me the best of both worlds. The stain is a light pink/red but it is build-able. It doesnt transfer and fades slowly. It looks awesome under lip balm and i rarely have to reapply. Great product!

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LOVE THIS
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i was skeptical about this product, I've never really tried a stain before. I fell in love, i love the color it made my lips, it was perfection! I will be sure to purchase this product once the sample runs out

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This lip stain was a little more subtle than I would have expected.

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