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 67,048 Reviews 67,048 Reviews
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This product is good quality, and is not too much color.

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Love! Stainiac by the Balm
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This is a very interesting lip/cheek stain- it's a gel instead of a liquid which does make it a lot easier to use as a cheek stain. I love the color and formula but wish it had more staying power

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Solid product, not for me
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Stainiac is a well-known product. I did like the staying power, but this particular color just isn't for me. I handed it off to a younger person, who loves it.

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I'm typically not a big fan of lip stains so I didn't have high hopes. I did like the color and it seem to show well, but I don't see myself using it very much.

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It looked very dark in the tube, but was a very flattering color. Didn't dry too fast. Did not make my lips feel dry.

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Lovely Liquid Red
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I have been playing with idea of wearing red lipstick occasionally, but have been hesitant to buy anything. Glad I didn't, because this liquid lipstick in my Birchbox was just what I wanted! The applicator makes it easy for precision, so I don't HAVE to have a lip liner. And it fades really well, evenly across the lip. Not to say it fades easily, but when it does it does so in a manner that I feel comfortable just putting on some chapstick over it.

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Nice subtle tint
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Nice subtle tint, great for quick color. No strong smell, very neutral.

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Great!
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This gives you a very natural blush! It doesn't make skin feel sticky. A little goes a long way, too! Would definitely recommend for a natural look!

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Nice...
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I use this for my lips and it looked like it was going to be very bright but actually gives a very nice color to my lips. My only wish is that it had a bit of moisture for me lips.

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Nice color, didn't last
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I love this product, but doesn't last long. I put it on, and was worn off within 30min

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