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 31,257 Reviews 31,257 Reviews
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I like to use stains and this is the best I've tried.

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meh
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I tried this lip stain and could not even tell I was wearing it- no change in color or shine at all. I actually double checked that there was product in the tube before reapplying- nada.

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Strong blue undertones on me
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Was really excited to get this, however it applied a little blotchy, a problem I've not had with tarts cheek stains or benitint. But an even bigger problem for my olive skin is that this pulled very blue on my skin. There's no way I could pass this color as a natural flush with my coloring.

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Love Multitasking
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I had been wanting to try a cheek stain for sometime and was pleased with my experience of this one. My favorite thing is that you can use on both cheeks and lips. The color is a dark cherry in the tube but starts light and is build able on the face.

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Love this lip stain
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I was so excited that this was one of the options for the August box. I've been looking for a lip stain that would provide just a hint of color. I emailed the company to check if it was gluten free and a rep for the company emailed me right back and assured me that it was gf! Love this stain and will definitely order this through Birchbox.

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Pleasantly Surprised
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I must admit, I wasn't expecting this lip balm/cheek color to be of a gel consistency, but it truly makes the color long lasting. I haven't yet tried it on my cheeks, so that's next! Love it!

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Fabulous!
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I was a bit skeptical but I love how easy this is and works well for a minimal makeup, natural look.

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I wasn't expecting to like this so much
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When I saw the bright, hot pink color of this product, I thought it would end up in the trash. However, it is very sheer and sets to a nice matte finish. It looks very pretty on my lips...not sure I will use it as a blush, though.

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not great
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I love a good lip gloss or stain, but after trying this product I was not impressed at all. It looks great and fun, but it left my lips sticky. The stain did not go on smoothly. I didn't try it on my cheeks, b/c I prefer a blush or bronzer. The sample size was good and appealing, but the product overall is not that great. I have lip stains that I prefer more.

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A nice tint but didn't last long
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I overlooked the unfortunate color (purpley tints just make my PIH stand out) because I really dig the texture, sheerness, and application of this tint. It works well for my cheeks, but dried out really fast. At the end of the day I was left with a rim outside of my lips. Meh.

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