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 30,867 Reviews 30,867 Reviews
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I love the concept of this lip stain more than I enjoyed using the product. The overall look was not great for me but mostly because the color wasn't a good fit.

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What is the point of this?
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I was honestly so excited to try out this product when I got it because of how unique it is, however, it just did not work for me. As a lip stain the pigmentation was ok, I like that it is more sheer. It kind of looked like the stain that is left over when you drink too much red koolaid. As a blush, ha. No. I would never reach for it for that reason, there are so many better products out there if you want a cream blush. And I don't really like the idea of rubbing the sponge on your face as well as your lips, that seems odd to me. Won't be buying the full size.

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Just the perfect hint of color
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This was my first lip stain ever. I am impressed! The color was just right! Nothing over powering or too bold. It gave my lip a hint of natural red that stayed for 4+ hours. No weird taste to it so that is always a plus.

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Lovely tint but overpriced
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I find this overpriced as a simple tint and feel like there are better tints for less that are more natural. It did a nice job but the color looked bad with my skin tone.

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Love the color- Lasts long
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I love this stain - the color is universally flattering. Its light enough to look like a nice natural flush, but buildable for a a bit darker color. I have also used this as a base for other red lip colors and it helps to make those formulas last longer

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dual purpose - great!
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I received this sample and was impressed by the sheerness yet the color it delivered. It didn't feel sticky and can be a lip or cheek stain which is convienent - I carry the sample in my purse .

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First time stain user
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I had never tried a lip stain before this one and I am in love! It doesn't leave any marks on glasses and isn't "too" red. I only gave 4 stars because I wish it stayed on longer!

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Great color
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I really liked this product which I received as a sample. I am not someone who uses lip color often so this was the perfect product for me. It was red without being overpowering, it added just enough color so you could tell I was wearing some stain. I thought the texture was really smooth too.

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Favorite stain!

This has become my favorite lip stain! The color is perfect and it really lasts!!

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Ok
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The color was okay, it was very sheer. The consistency was very watery but was able to not sink in to the cracks and lines of my lips.

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