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
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Amazing! Made my lips look beautiful!
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I loved the way it actually gave my lips a Rosie look. The texture is nice too cause it's not too thick. I even used a few drops on my cheeks and it gave them a nice color. I definitely recommend it!! :)

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I've never used
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A lip stain before so I thought this was as good an opportunity as ever. I love it. The barely there color, the texture of the product. I will definitely be buying this.

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nice color
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It's a nice color but i have gotten too many samples of red stains! would love if it was peach or something a bit different.

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I loved the color...really dry so if you don't like gooey this is for you!

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Great color
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I was pleasantly surprised with this lip stain. The color is rich and lasts forever. My only c/o is the lack of moisture, so I do eventually have to add a lip balm.

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EXTREME staying power!
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I tested a bit on my hand to see if it was going to cause me to break out or grow a horn where it was applied or something equally horrifying - I let it sit for maybe 30 seconds and wiped it off. Instead of a horn, there remained a dot of a very pretty, very pink stain. I then proceeded to try and wash it off with soap and water, make-up remover, make-up remover towelettes, oil based make-up remover, eye make-up remover, etc... You get the picture - I threw everything short of bleach at it and it stayed bright and pretty! Four days later there was still a pale pink dot in the spot! This stuff has some serious staying power! The only con, per se, would be the icky, sticky, tar-like consistency it takes on as it dries. It kinda grosses me out when it is on my lips like that - but being grossed out for a few minutes in order to have stained lips for days is totally worth it. This stuff is pretty great! The only reason I gave it a 2 for likelihood of purchasing more in the next 6 months is because the little sample size will last me like half of a forever, because it only takes a little, and you don't have to re-apply every couple of hours like with regular lipsticks. You can use your regular favorite lip balm or gloss over the top of it without any worry of the stain wearing off. I love this!

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Doesn't last long
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The color looks great for about 10 minutes and then it's gone. :(

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Great!
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I loved this stain! It gives me a little flush, it's not sticky, and it doesn't taste disgusting like other stains! It lasts forever on my cheeks, doesn't last as long on lips unless they're free of makeup and you let it dry long enough!

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Improved Stain
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This sample stain is a very good option for people not used to wearing lip products like heavy stains and lipstick. I love lipstick, so I will stay in that camp for now. It was fun to try something new.

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Very little pigment
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This did not really show up at all on my lips, which was disappointing. I was excited to receive this, but unimpressed.

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