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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Buy this product, it's perfect in every way. Alone or a little gloss over it. So natural.
I've been using this for a very long time and I'm still using it, goes on the lips easily with easy precision, no lip liner needed.

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Lasts a long time and great base!
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I apply this as I head to work, and it gives me a little bit of color all day. I put other glosses on top of it and it's great for a base!

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Perfection
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This products is my go to lip color! I tend to have dry lips no matter how much water I drink or how much chap stick I put on and therefore shy away from lipstick because it gets to peely and clumpy.... But this is amazing, covers really well, and adds color that can be dramatic or natural depending on how much you put on. I wear it to work by itself or out with a touch of gloss over it. After getting the sample I had to buy the full size and now I can just throw the sample in my clutch when I'm out! LOVE THIS PRODUCT!

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Good long lasting color
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The color was long lasting but there isn't very much moisture. You need a gloss or Chapstick for lips. Might be better as on-the-go blush.

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Double threat
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This is the best lip and cheek stain for a summer glow. Slap this on your cheeks and lips with your favorite mascara and you are ready for a summer night on the town!

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Must build on lips, cheek stain last longer
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I've been a lipstick-lover since junior high, typically rich-colored creamy-textured products. I found this product too thin and watery causing me have to build it up, layer up layer until I got a rich color I could live with. This proved too time consuming during my morning routine.

One afternoon when I had a bit more time, I layered the lip color, allowing ample drying time between each layer, and it came out a nice sheer berry tint. I applied some to my checks, worried the liquid would disturb my powdered makeup but it actually didn't and it lasted quite a while during the day.

It was a nice experiment but I did not feel compelled to purchase more.

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Doesn't stay, sticky
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I had a hard time with this because I saw the great reviews, but it didn't work well for me. It looked goopy and blotchy, wouldn't rub in well. The positive was the color, but that was the only good thing about it, sorry to say!

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Not sure about this
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This product was a bit unusual in it's texture. More liquid like and took too long to apply. Seemed my lips looked more like I had smeared red wine across them versus a lip stain.

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great product!
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long lasting power and great, subtle color that can be more noticeable if applying two coats. I also like to use this stain on my cheeks for a natural flush. The only downside is that it made my lips look a bit dryer than usual

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Nice stain, love it for lips...
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Good product, but you must be careful because a little goes a long way! It is fab on the lips, just enough color....

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