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 30,935 Reviews 30,935 Reviews
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I definitely like the subtle color this stain gives to my lips. My lips are fairly pink pigmented and this just gave them a pop of flush color. I liked the feel of it on my lips as it wasn't drying, but I did need to reapply after several hours. I have not tried it on my cheeks yet, but I will!

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simple chic
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This is perfect if you just want a little bit of color. It works great on both lips and cheeks to give you a natural fresh face look.

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Color stays well
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Not much of a red girl so I didn't use as blush, but did use as lip color. I will try other colors.

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Good Stain
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This was my first time using a lip stain product like this. It was a little weird going on at first and felt sticky. However, the color lasted a lot longer than I expected and went nicely under a pale lip gloss I had -- it enhanced the color of that gloss and my lips. I have not tried it on my cheeks and think it may be a little too pink for that.

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Fun!
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I really enjoy this product. I like that you can use it on your lips and cheeks.

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Pretty lip stain
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Very nice product. Color is not too dark and seems to last. I usually prefer blush and regular lipstick but this was a nice change.

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Beautiful lips
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I loved the way this made my lips look. It was the perfect shade, and it looked like they were naturally this color. The texture was fine on my lips as well, it didn't really feel like anything. I didn't like it as much on my cheeks though, but maybe this was because I had foundation on, and they didn't work together.

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Awesome!
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I really liked this lip stain. I didn't start using lip stains until recently, so I was excited to see a sample in my box this month! It glides on and last a very long time. The color is also great! It gives a subtle stain that lasts for hours!

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Too Pink - Didn't stay on
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I wasn't real thrilled with this product as it was a little too pink for me and it's not really the color that I wear.

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I'm leery of stains in general as I know how drying they can be but I was excited to try this one as it seemed to have more moisture and a thicker consistency. However, I didn't really like this product. The color was nice but it didn't last as long as I expected with a stain. I haven't tried it as a blush and that may be where it really shines.

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