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. It comes in three shades that complement all skin tones: Beauty Queen is a magenta-toned pink.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 30,247 Reviews 30,247 Reviews
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Lips felt dry
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I was really excited about the product based on the packaging and the name. I thought it would give my lips a great, long-lasting color because it has stain in the name. It goes on like a lip gloss but feels like water and then dries. It also didn't give much color. I put a gloss on over and like that look but I don't think I'll be buying this product.

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uneven application
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The consistency of this product is not appealing at all. Coverage is uneven and unpleasant texture.

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Lovely
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I loved how it tints my lips but not to much. However do not like it for my cheeks.

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Fabulous!
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I have been searching for something like this for years! I've tried other products that were dual purpose (cheeks and lips) and they were decent but didn't really last. This stuff is amazing! It makes my cheeks look naturally rosy. I have a very sallow complexion and no pink tones at all. Complexion-wise, the winter is the worst time for me. I'm a blonde with olive undertones so I tend to look washed out and pale. This stain adds a very natural and healthy "blush" to my cheeks. As a lip stain, it's also fabulous!! I don't really like lipstick because it chaps my lips and I can't be bothered having to re-apply all day. I put this on in the morning and it stays all day!! I like that I can intensify the color by adding layers if I want to and there's never lip marks on a glass or mug!! This is my new go-to lip and cheek color!!

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Stainiac Lip Color
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First of all, love this color! Secondly, you can hardly tell you're wearing it! Some people have complained they feel it dries your lips, but I think they just have dry lips! If you just run a clear gloss over it, it'll give you that feeling there is something on your lips. This is great stuff!

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It's a keeper!
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Pleasantly surprised by this product! I have tried drugstore lip stains in the past, and have been unable to wear them due to chemical smells, marker-like consistency, and extreme drying effect on my lips. Stainiac surprised with a gel that dries quickly, but does not dry out my lips or surrounding skin. I applied 2 coats for a flushed look. Very pretty. And, when I applied Bliss fabulips in citrus mint 6 hours later, it brought out the beautiful Stainiac flushed berry color once again!

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Soft color
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This stain does not feel dry or make your lips cakey, it soaks right in and leaves a lovely, soft hint of color. Throw a little lip balm over it for shine - or don't! It won't make your lips feel tight like some do. Doesn't seem to last terribly long though.

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Quick and Easy!
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I’m someone who is big into convenience with makeup and this multi-use and easy application product was a quick fave. Staniac can be used on both your lips and cheeks for a touch of color. It’s texture is the close relative to a lip gloss, but maybe a little less sticky. I was happy with how long it lasted – I didn’t find myself touching up my lips as much as I would with lipstick or gloss. It’s a very subtle change in color, I’d say only a level or so up. In the December Birchbox I received Beauty Queen Red. It turned my lips the grown up version of cherry popsicle lips. It wasn’t the most moisturizing on my lips so I did add a chapstick layer every time it dried so my lips wouldn’t chap out. I was wary of putting the stain on my cheeks because I was afraid of looking like a possessed doll, but it’s the same as with the lips with a barely there color. The packaging and typography is fun, but gives a bit of a 90s retro vibe. As much as I loved the product I don’t know if I’d own more than one of these, but I would use it from time to time. Staniac Tint of Hint is perfect for those casual carefree days when you just want to give you face a quick hint of life.

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Lil bit of color
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This lip stain gives a little bit of color that doesn't last very long. It's too drying for me; I need a stain that has more emollients to keep my lips moist.

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Very Light Stain
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This stain is very light, but you can layer it for more color. The consistency is more like a gel than a cream. I like it on my cheeks when I'm in a hurry. It blends pretty well. On my lips, it gives a nice, very light color, and once it dries, it feels like bare lips. I do like it, but it is very different from any product I've used before.

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