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
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Just a hint of a tint

I used this on my lips and my cheeks. It goes on sheer and looks amazing. Its great in the summer when you want a touch of color on your cheeks for daytime, but you don't want a heavy look.

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Just bitten

Gives you that just-bitten look without looking like you have a thick layer of heavy lipstick on. Very natural looking!

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Definitely re buying this product

This product is so build-able and looks good on all skin tones. This stain also stays all day without needing to be reapplied or touched up. This lip/ cheek stain is a staple item every girl should have in their makeup collection.

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Not a stain fan

Even though I'm very fair and think that stains could be really great for a lot of fair-skinned ladies looking to add a little rosiness to their cheeks...I'm just not a fan of cheek stains. I've tried a bunch, and I'm never thrilled with how it looks on me, and it may be because I do tend to really like using real blushes/bronzers etc. So, perhaps I would've liked a lighter color, but the magenta-toned "beauty queen" just didn't look right on me. The consistency was nice, if you like this sort of thing though.

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New fav
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I really like the color of this, I use it as cheek color and it blends very well and looks natural. I am glad I was able to try the sample in my Birchbox and now it's a favorite.

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Perfect for a touch of color

This is just the right amount of color. Im not a fan of lipstick but like a little color. This is just right, I apply it then put chapstick on top. Great and it lasts!

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Stainiac

Love this lip stain. I usually steer clear of lip color, but this was so easy to apply and you could decide how intense you wanted the color to be. Will definitely be using/purchasing this!

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Favorite all-time product
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I always have problems keeping my lips colored and find any long-wearing brands dry out my lips. NOT THIS! This has become my favorite product. I once had the cheek/lips version and prefer the applicator in this much more. Perfect for application and touch-ups. I will sometimes place this on lips and then apply a lip color on top. That way if the lip color wears off, my lips are still tinted. I'm very happy this product exist and hope it never goes away!

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Love it!
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Received this in my BB and had to order full size when it ran out! Love that I can wear it and it won't come off when I give my toddler kisses!!

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It was good...

The color looked much more intense and vibrant in the tube...only fairly tinted my lips and I had to apply multiple times. Taste was ehh. Overall not bad.

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