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 31,252 Reviews 31,252 Reviews
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I like it as a base with a gloss on top. It was a little too light for my cheeks as a blush.

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stays on!
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Over the years after trying out different types of blush, I've come to really like the creme texture best on me since powder tends to rub off easier. But I've been wanting to try out a liquid stain and just never got around to it until I received my Jan BB! This stain is pretty awesome and it lasts longer than most of my creme blushes. My only tip is to make sure you don't end up over applying--the color fully shows once it dries into your skin after you blend it in so it may take a couple minutes before you're able to see the full color.

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Maybe I'm not crazy about this product because the shade looks ridiculous on me (like a little kid after eating a cherry popsicle), but I also found it rather drying to my lips. Works fairly well as a cheek stain, just not crazy about this. I imagine this would work well as a bottom stain on my lips before applying a red lipstick, to really saturate the color though.

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UH-MAZING
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This stain is perfect for my lips! It amps up my everyday makeup routine and makes everything look much more polished.

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So, I like this product and I don't like it. In order for it to really show up on my lips I have to put on 2-3 coats and layer it. The color wasn't nearly as red as I imagined it would be which was a good thing. If you have dry lips this will show that off even more. I used some chapstick over it and it worked nicely.

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Nice Color!
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A very pretty color! Stays well and lasts long. However, doesn't spread easily and sometimes dries out your lips. Overall, a nice product to try!

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Genious
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Love how easily and not too bright application. I enjoy letting the stain dry on my lips and then apply gloss.

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Surprisingly Nice
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It came in a red tube so I thought it was going to go on really dark, but it didn't. It was a really pale red color and the texture while it was drying felt a lot like the lip stain brush tips I have. I really liked the product.

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I prefer not a big an of stains in general and it made my lips kinds sticky like I had food residue on my lips, color was good though

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Refreshing
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I have only used this product as a cheek stain, but I've enjoyed it thus far. It is great to throw on my cheeks when I'm still trying to wake up as I run out the door. It brightens up my face while still leaving a natural and refreshed look. I will definitely continue to use this stain!

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