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theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac® Lip and Cheek Stain

You wouldn’t know it from the state of our makeup drawer, but we’re actually beauty minimalists. 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, lasting tint on lips and cheeks. It has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, so it won’t leave unsightly streaks after you blend.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac® Lip and Cheek Stain
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 67,516 Reviews 67,516 Reviews
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I love the concept and feel of it, however there is not much color

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Not a fan...
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Left my lips feeling sticky and the color ended up being blotchy.

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Nice and natural
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A subtle color for those kinds of days. Applies nicely and the texture is nice. Color lasts a while too.

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Light Touch
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Goes on like a gloss but sinks in like a stain. The visual result is more of a tint. Not a huge fan of this one, but nice for a casual slip of a lip.

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I wasn't a fan of the color or the texture that the gloss had when applied. It felt sticky and I'm not sticky gloss kinda girl. I'm sure the color worked for other people but too red for me.

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COLOR PERFECT
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The stain is a perfect color for my lips. The color lasts for a decent amount of time. It's not a crazy time period or anything but I was happy with it. It gives me just the right amount of color so my lips are lush and healthy looking.

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Didn't do much and tastes weird
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This wasn't a great product for me. I used it on my lips, and it didn't add hardly any color. My lips already have a good amount of natural color, so this probably wasn't the best. It also has a chemically taste if you lick your lips- even hours later. I do like the consistency. It doesn't drip everywhere and is easy to apply.

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Not good
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I did not like the texture of this product. It says it is for lips or checks but unfortunately it is not a good fit for either. I definitely do not recommend it.

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Cool product
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This product gives my cheeks a nice natural blush and is surprisingly pigmented on my lips. Dried really quickly on my lips and didn't fade or smudge.

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Love it!
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LOVE it on the cheeks–and even wore it on my crease for an eye look but not sold on the lips. You have to apply a lot on the lips to get a color unless you're going for a slight natural color for your lips. My lips are naturally pink so the product didn't do much. The color on the cheeks does show a lot (my skin light with a warm, golden tone) so I recommend keeping a light hand. It works best if you're going for a natural look, and on a water based foundation or any thin consistency base.

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