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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I was hesitant to try this as the color on the wand was bright pink when I opened it! Tried on my lips and it left a VERY faint color (like barely noticeable). It didn't feel sticky or anything, but just didn't leave any color. I would not buy this.

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Loves Stains
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I love trying new stains. This one was pretty but too bright for me.

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Cute but nothing special
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The gel consistency does take a little longer to dry than the other stains I have (and it's a bit sticky until it does), so I'd hesitate to use it on the cheeks, but otherwise it's a pretty long lasting stain with a nice color.

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Great color
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The lip stain is a great color! Feels very smooth and looks great on!

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Lady of the house
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At first I thought it was to dark for me, but after trying it out I found out that it was the perfect color. I like it a lot for the lips, but did not like it at all for the cheeks.

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Not my color
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I'm not a stain person. Especially in a color so dark.

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Nice shade, but not all that visible
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Nice shade, but not all that visible. I like more bold colors, so this isn't in my wheelhouse.

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Lovely color
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This is nice! I love the color, but feel like there might be a strange sensation on my lips when I use it. Maybe a tingle? I still love it though.

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Nice light tint
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Gives lips a light tint. Looks good with a gloss over the tint

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like this
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I had a friend receive this in one of her boxes prior to me and I got a chance to try it on, I like this a lot it gives just the perfect tint for a subtle look

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