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. 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® Lip and Cheek Stain
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 67,063 Reviews 67,063 Reviews
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It did not show up well on my lips. I even applied an extra layer. Formula feels too thin and a bit sticky. Tried applying to cheeks, but due to the formula blending is nearly impossible. Not thrilled about this product.

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I didn't really like the texture, and the color didn't show up well on my cheeks. I'm quite fair, so I expected a nice rosy color. It's just not a product for me, but I liked the packaging and the brand appeal.

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Staniac
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This tent was very I really like the color and it looked very good on my face and lips. I didn't like the side very much though because it was very small but other than that and I consider buying it.

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A nice lip product
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A nice lip product, I just wish the stain samples I receive weren't always red.

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I love the name and the idea. The color is a little too pinky for me and it feels a little too watery/wet when it goes on. I would like something like that to feel creamier.

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Not for me
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I don't like lip or cheek stains. This one was ok, I'm just not a fan of the stain formula. I feel like I look like I drank koolaid.

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SO IN LOVE
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I love this stuff! It provides the best shade of pink. Don't be fooled by the deep red. It's much lighter on and very easy to apply. Not like most stains which you have to get perfect on the first try. I use it all the time!

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Great color, Non Transfer.
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I like the color of the lip stain, very subtle and natural but it give my pale lips very nice boost of color. It is also non transfer, unlike many other lipsticks that leave my cup lipstick stain when I drink from it. I would not use it on my cheek though. I just don't like the idea of using the same tube of stain for lips and cheeks.

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Perfect lip stain with just enough color. This is great for an every day look, and lasts a long time. Well worth it!

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Love!!
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This is perfect for me. I don't wear makeup, but I do like to have some color on my lips. This is the perfect wash of color and works great for me, since I can't be bothered to reapply all the time. Love it!

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