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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.
I tried this product on both my lips and cheeks. I could not detect any color on my cheeks and very little on my lips. Better off using a stain from another company that is less sheer.1
Not a fan of this stain. Dried my lips out, and it made my lips feel crusty and unattractive. Applying it felt weird as well.1
I liked this product for giving me some color on the go, but the texture is something I never really liked with stains. It is a nice color though.3
I'm a very simple person when it comes to my makeup usage, and I was nervous the stain would be too much, as it looks very bright red in the container. However, when I put it on, it ended up being a very subtle tint on my lips (haven't used it on my cheeks as I'm fair skinned). I'm also addicted to chapstick, and I was able to put my chapstick on only a few minutes after putting on the stain and the color stayed!4
I love a great lip stain, and this is it! Nice and smooth. I was worried about the color, but, as advertised, it went on nice and light! Great for summer!5
gives my cheeks a natural flushed look. took a little bit of practice to get it applied correctly. looks very natural.4
Okay, so I've tried a few lip stains before, nothing too crazy, and I haven't found THE one yet. The Balm's Stainiac isn't exactly heaven, but it's not the worst thing in the world. Maybe it's just me, but lip stains tend to love my lower lip a little more than my top, giving the bottom waaaay more pigmentation than my top. It's a little frustrating, but what can I do? I'm still searching for the perfect lip stain. Ultimately, this stain works well for cheeks, and gives a great flushed look.3
I love it!! I can't tell I have lip balm on which is great!!5
TheBalm stainiac is quite a handy thing to have-a two in one. It's perfect item to stick in your purse in case of an emergency. It only gives a slight pop of color, and doesn't smear off easily. I really enjoyed it, since I'm not a big lipstick wearer or reapplier, I definitely like lip products that last and are nortishing.4
Great color. Perfect for any season. Goes on a little slick though4