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 30,668 Reviews 30,668 Reviews
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I have purchased this twice. I use it as a cheek and lip stain. It's perfect for that flushed look.

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This is probably my most favorite thing from my november box. I use it every morning before work and it gives my lips some color without looking like I am wearing actual lipstick. I don't wear a lot of makeup and this compliments my natural look perfectly!

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I love this stuff! I actually used it for my lips and it lasted through a lunch with the girls! At first I was weary of the color but it wasnt overbearing

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LOVE THIS

This stain automatically brightens up your face whether you plan to wear makeup that day or not! Looks great alone or with bronzer below. Love this product

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Love the color!

I don't use a lot of lip color product but I love this gloss/lip stain! It's quick and easy and it lasts. I love it.

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I love my Stainiac! It was one of the first samples I got and I have used the ample sample (ha ha that rhymed!) all the way through -- finally broke down and bought a full-sized tube when I had a 20% discount. Super excited! It is great when not wearing any makeup - a little bit of color without looking like I put on lipstick. I pair this with the Sugarbomb lip gloss when I am in "full makeup" and it looks great -- very natural and pretty.

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Color does not apply evenly

I was very disappointed in this product. I tried it on lips (its says you can use it on cheeks too) and the color was not at all even. Some patched looked bare, others were too vibrant, but since it was a stain, it's hard to wipe it off and start from scratch.

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Adds life to my face

I am fairly pale, especially in the winter, and tend to look washed out without some lip and cheek color. My lips naturally have pale pigment and I feel like they disappear with no colored product. I really do not like lipSTICK, or sticky glosses, but I love lip BALM and have over 200+ lip balms in my collection. This product is expensive but I swipe it on bare lips, let it set, and can add clear balm on top for a natural pigmented look that adds life to my face. I use it as a base layer under colored balm to add depth and lasting power. I really like all the colors, but Beauty Queen and Prom Queen are my aves for use on their own.

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Not For Me

I don't typically use products like this and the Stainiac didn't win me over. It is like jelly. It did leave a stain on my lips, but it looks more like my lipstick wore off. I didn't notice a difference on my cheeks.

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Great

This stain gives just the right amount without overpowering..I liked the consistency. It is perfect for turning a dull look w a subtle sexiness.

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