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 31,004 Reviews 31,004 Reviews
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Great for cheeks not for lips
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Overall I enjoyed the product to use as a blush tool but not for my lips. Really wished it stained the lips better!

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wish the sample was bigger
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I love cheek/lip stains. They are PERFECT for out of the house touch ups, and for dry winter cheeks

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Fun color
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Glides on nicely and absorbs well. The color chosen for me was a little bold for my taste but fun to play with anyways. It gives my lips a rosy glow with one layer and a "too much" pink with 2. I've never dealt with a stain before so I'm not sure if it's normal but I think there might have been some minor gel globs going on during application. Easy enough to disperse I guess but not sure if it's normal.

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Love it!
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Very pretty color, very nice feel. It absorbs quickly but doesn't dry out my lips. It's so nice to have something that provides a hint of color that I don't have to worry about wiping off when I eat or drink. Just great!

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Stainiac lip stain
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I was skeptical of this product because I had tried lip stain the past and didn't like it. I really like this product. It went on smoothly and provided a lighter tinted color, which suited me perfectly since I prefer subtle color on my lips. It does tend to dry your lips out, but I just put on lip balm or chapstick over it after it dries. Problem solved.

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A little scary but works if a liquid is your thing
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I was freaked out when I got this. I tried it and its not so bad. Kind of gross on your hands afterwards but washing them takes care of it. I would say it works well but is just not my thing. I use foundation then powder (other wise my skin would look oily) then a powder blush. The only time I use a cream blush is on the rare occasion that I use a foundation that doesnt need powder.

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Nice to have
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It provides nice color, but doesn't stain as well as I had hoped. Have to re-apply a couple hours later. I only tried it as lip stain.

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Lip Stain....
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I am not a fan of stains to begin with. This product didn't change my mind to say the least.

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Stain away
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This stain is a great color before you put it on,after you put it on you can barely see it. Also it didn't last very long on me. I ended up pairing it with a different product, which to me defeats the purpose of this. It dried out my lips more than most stains do too. Love the color though.

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Awesome Tint
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I had been curious about trying a cheek/lip tint, and was so happy to see this in my box! I'm completely sold on tints now. It provides a gorgeous natural look, perfect for "no makeup" makeup!

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