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 30,856 Reviews 30,856 Reviews
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I couldn't get this product to blend at all, whether it was on my lips or cheeks. Instead, it stained my finger or brushes every time I wore it.

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Even applications and natural color

I use a stain blush just about every day but find the consistency a bit watery. This however was a better consistency and the color was more evenly blended and natural looking. When I run out of my other blush I will buy this instead!

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Good for Lips

I like stains for lips, but not cheeks. This product did add a pretty hue to my mouth, but when I used it as blush, within a few hours it seems to fade and leave me looking like Raggedy Ann.

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Perfect

One of the best stains I have ever used! Gives you the vibrant color without leaving you dry. Perfect with just a touch of gloss. And the color is AMAZING!

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Meh...

I wanted to love this, but I just didn't. With that said, I did prefer to use it on my cheeks rather than my lips. On my lips it looked... Patchy and uneven. Even after I exfoliated my lips, it still didn't look right.

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excellent cheek color
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subtle color, light texture, and non-clogging stain for cheeks that can be worn night and day . compact container fits discretely it your purse. and is easy to apply.

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not for me

I actually love the color of this stain, but when i put it on it goes on liquidy wet and then dries out to the point where I need to swipe on some gloss. I tried using it a couple of times and was not a fan. luckily my sister liked it, so it didn't go to waste.

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I'm hooked on lip stain. It gives a nice tint to my lips without feeling goopy or slippery. I only wish it would last longer. Seems like I put it on in the morning but by the time I get to work the color is gone and needs to be reapplied.

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Love it!

I love this product because it looks like you aren't wearing any color on your lips!

Wish it would stay on all day though....

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perfect for me...

As an adult who recently got braces on, this stain is perfect! It doesn't transfer onto my teeth or (white) braces

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