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 66,912 Reviews 66,912 Reviews
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This was not my favorite sample. It was ok, went on a little splotchy. I need to wear a base on my lips first before applying. I wouldn't purchase in the future

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Nice color for the lips; easy to use applicator. Not alot of 'staying' power though.
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I really liked this product. Worked great to add that touch of color to my lips - didn't necessarily last all day long though. Wish there was a stain that was pinkish but lasted all day long. I liked the applicator - easier than a 'brush' type and it really left a nice color.

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Not a fan
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I absolutely love the Balm cosmetics in general, but this lip/cheek stain is one of their not so good products. I tried it multiple times, multiple ways and it's just not pigmented enough for me. The only way I saw the stain a little bit was when I put a lip liner on and the lip stain over it. Putting it on my cheeks felt weird. It was sticky and I just didn't like how it felt.

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PRETTY COOL
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This product is pretty cool for someone on the go, with little time for make up but wants to brighten their face up a little. It works GREAT as a liquid blush. Lasts pretty much through my work day. The color for the lips is very natural and gives a hint of color but doesn't last for than an hour. I like the product for not enough to buy it again.

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Easy to use
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I really like the color of this stain. I'm not completely impressed with how it feels on my skin though. I do like to use it as a lip stain though.

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Decent Lip Stain
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I used this primarily as a lip stain (I personally prefer powder, not stain, for blush). It felt a little sticky and drying, but had a vibrant color that lasted quite awhile.

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LOVE
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I LOVED THIS. cant wait to buy it! worked so well not sticky at all. i also used it with lipstick underneath and it actually stained that color to my lips as well! love it love it love it

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Great color
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I like how it's a light pink that gives me the perfect amount of color without have if a lipstick on. Such a great lip stain

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Absolutely love!
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I was hesitant because it looked dark in the tube, but when I used image stain it was beyond perfect. With long lasting wear and smudging it is the product for me!

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Alright
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The packaging is cute and the taste is neutral. It doesn't dry my lips out which I love but I barely get any color.

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