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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Love it on cheeks!

I don't actually use this on my lips, but my cheeks. It gives a nice flushed, natural tint and I love it far more than a powder blush due to its natural warmth. You do have to be careful that you don't apply to much in one spot though, because then it will be obvious you've "stained" your skin.

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Beauty Queen for the win!
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I love this stain for my lips. It's the perfect shade to add a pop of color to my fair complexion. It works as a great base for lip gloss or by itself. The stain stays when the gloss fades (through the day, meals, etc.). It is my new go-to lip product. I look forward to trying it on my cheeks too! LOVE this product!

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Beauty Queen=florescent pink

I really did not like this product, although I really wanted to. The color I got was just too bright of a pink for me. It was appeared watered down when applied but was still a sort of florescent pink color. I tried using other lip glosses over it and eventually just had to toss it.

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Nice light coloring

I am torn on this item, I liked the soft coverage very natural but the product had a strange taste that I can barely stand and i found that it irritated my lips when I used it as well.

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Great color

I've been experimenting with lip stains lately and like how light in texture this one is. Takes a while to dry, but stays on a long time and doesn't go on too thick.

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Nice color, but a little sticky

I liked the color I received in my sample and it looked good with my skin. Same as most stains, a little goes a long way. I wasn't a big fan of the texture of my skin with the stain on. It felt a little bit like a film on my cheek.

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Natural look
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I use this everyday. I put it on in the morning and then apply Chapstick throughout the day. It's a hint of color but doesn't look like lipstick.

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I love this stain!

It isn't runny, glides on, is buildable, and the sheer color lasts. These are great to carry in a small purse. Will definitely buy more.

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LOVE!
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This is a great product. A real multi-tasker...I use it under another lip gloss to add an extra boost of color. I love to put it on the apples of my cheeks for a quick "pick-me up" look...especially as the day wears on. Very subtle and bendable.

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OK but really light color

I like the shade but find the stain to be really light, like, need to layer it light. Which isn't my preference so I'm glad I got to sample this but I'm not on the band wagon to buy it; maybe it's too close to my natural lip color to show well.

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