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
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Great stain especially for beginners

Most ppl may find cheek stains scary. Issues with them are usually bendability, staying power, and application. The Balm's Staniac is super easy to use. I put it on my fingers then dab and blend it into my cheeks some days and on others I jus use the sponge and dot it along my cheeks then rub it in. I think this stain is perfect for beginners especially since it had the perfect amount of blending then dry time. Its a gel consistency so it won't get streaky and it'll blend out evenly in a timely manner so you won't accidentally end up with splotches. Ive used a brush with this also but its just quicker to use your fingers and your own body heat. Just make sure your hands are clean when you apply and wash right after to prevent pink fingers. The color is a lovely pink flush. Its definitely one of those products that look scarier in the tube. TOTALLY worth the price especially during the warmer sweatier months.

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Love it

Sometimes stains can be a little overpowering but this stain is perfect and looks great on. Its not too red and whenever i wear it i get lots of compliments.

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Love this!
Purchased

This is one of my go-to products every morning. I love the light stain it leaves on my cheeks. Definitely a must have!

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love it

love this lip stain! lasts for a long time and my lips feel soft and not dry with it on

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Loved it!
Purchased

I have tried multiple lip stains and always have an issue stains actually staying on my lips. This stain has been one of the best that I've found for my lips. It stays put and doesn't leave the weird line where the stain comes off the middle of my lips!

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Love this stain
Purchased

I sampled this months ago and finally decided to purchase. When I really sat down and compared this to other stains that are available, I knew this was the way to go. It's gel formula goes on smoothly and easily (not as much mess as other liquid stains) and the pigment is just right! It's enough under a gloss or chapstick on your lips and just a little dab on my fair cheeks gives me the lasting rosy glow I want for my day to day look. I'm a fan!

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Meh

I would use this in the morning before I go to work. It seemed to be gone by the time I got there. Wouldn't purchase.

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Love love love

I love this lip stain. Of COURSE as with all stains, you have to work quickly and accurately to get an even color. If you do not have the practice of swiping on JUST your lips and doing it will speed, then stains aren't for you. Keep practicing with lip gloss because once lip stains touch your skin, that's where they stay.

That being said, I love the shade of "Beauty Queen", love the saturation and the staying power. It will fade a little as the day goes and you eat, lick your lips, put on gloss or balm, so you will eventually need to reapply, but I still love this product!

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Stellar stain

Great color and concept. Looks great with clear lip gloss over it. Rated it a 3, however, since I wish is stayed a little longer.

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Great Stain

This is the Perfect light weight stain. It lasts for hours, and doesn't feel cakey or tight after applied. I absolutely Love it.

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