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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I really like the idea of a lip stain however the sample that I received was basically my natural lip color so I can't see any change when I wear it. I do like that it goes on nice and even. If I do two coats it kind of shows up a bit. The big negative for me is the odd taste when it is drying. Its not horrible but not great for a lip product. I would be willing to try this product again in a different color.

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the Balm cosmetics Staniac
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When trying to look smart and professional without all the effort, this definitely is a must-have. Just a simple application and you almost look like you're ready for an interview. It's light and pretty. Haven't tried it on my cheeks yet but for lips it's quite nice.

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Great cheek tint!
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Didn't think this was at all effective as a lip tint, but as a cheek tint it works great! Already using a similar product now, but for summer this could be a great addition!

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Not for me
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I just didn't like it. I didn't like the color, I didn't like the smell, it just isn't for me.

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staying away from lip stain
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not a fan, pretty packaging but too bold for everyday use

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norma
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This gloss and sheer tint is buildable it takes a couple coats but can use on cheeks too! Love this color very natural looking not dark at all. I thought it was going be dark due to the color but it is very light and sheer.

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Great color!
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Loved the color, was just enough but didn't make me look like a clown. The only downside is that it faded pretty quickly

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a little too red for me
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I like lip stains, they usually last longer. This one didn't seem to last as long as others. The color was watery also - a different color may be the best choice for me.

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I don't usually like to wear read lip products, I tend to like more of a berry or natural shade, so when I first saw this I was slightly disappointed. However, after trying I am pleased with the sample. Some people don't like that it's sheer when applied, but I actually think that's beneficial in a lip product/stain because I can help control the amount of color deposited on my lips. I also like that it is not a 'true red', it's a little on the berry side which I like. I first applied one layer, which did not do much, but liked the way it looked after the second layer. It could just be me, but I think this stain gets more vibrant in the 5-10 minutes after applying.

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Sticky
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At first it was a little sticky until it dried but I wasn't a fan of how it felt on my lips.

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