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 31,252 Reviews 31,252 Reviews
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Not as great as I had hoped
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I was super excited to receive this sample, but it was not what I had hoped for. I found that it dried my lips out terribly when I used it, and it takes multiple layers of it to even be able to see any color on my lips. I have to put on three layers before I can see any sort of noticeable difference, then I have to layer another balm on top of it to keep it from drying my lips out. Very disappointing.

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I really like the size of this sample and was using it everyday since I've got it. I didn't try it as a blush yet, but I will for sure. It gives very pretty rosy tint to my lips and is long lasting. The only bad thing I can say about this product, it is a bit drying...

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Unpleasant smell
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It does what it promises, but it's not my favorite.

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I almost forgot!
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I used to have this lip stain and I loved it, but totally forgot about it until I got the sample in my birchbox this month. I'm so glad I rediscovered it, and will definitely buy once my sample is gone :)

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Best stain
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I really love this stain. It is the best of all that I have tried when it comes to color and consistency.

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stainiac
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I was really excited to receive the staniac lipgloss in my birchbox, until I actually tried it. The substance itself is not very thick, almost to the point of being watery, and it was not consistent. A drop of water and it was off. I also have a darker skin complexion and this did not work well with my skin tone. Really disappointed.

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Stains Could Be Cool
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I'm not typically one for lip stains, but this product opened my eyes to them. Very effective on lips, color lasts. Have yet to try it on my cheeks. Overall positive experience and makes me open to lip stains.

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Lip Stain
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I had really been looking forward to the lipstain, but was quite dissappointed. I felt that it didn't really deposit enough color (unless I put on a bit) and it didn't really stay.

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Great Stain
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This is a great stain. The color is perfect, The consistency is easier to use than some others. It's a winner.

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LOVE IT!
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I had never tried a lip stain before and I absolutely LOVE this! I will buy the full size version ASAP! Thanks Birchbox!

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