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 30,698 Reviews 30,698 Reviews
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Lovely, subtle lip stain
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Although it has dual uses, I will only use this as a lip stain, not a cheek stain. It looks very bold in the tube but is actually pretty subtle, just a tad darker than my natural lip color. I haven't tested its longevity, but I do really like it so far!

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Pleasant surprise
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I don't wear blush at all, but I gave this product a shot and was pleasantly surprised. It doesn't work well as a lip stain at all, but looks incredibly natural as a blush. My boyfriend complimented me when I wore it. Might have to buy full size...

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Nice
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Nice product to use for a soft stained lip. I prefer Benetint but this is still pretty nice.

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Sampled but won't be buying...
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The color is really pretty but I had to put a lot on because it goes on pretty thin. Also, after letting the color set for a minute or two, it started to make my lips feel weird (unlike other lip stains I have tried). Plus, it didn't stay on for much longer than ordinary lipstick. So, I wasn't very impressed with this.

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Not bad for a lip stain
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It's a light lip stain and applies nicely. Haven't tried on the cheeks but more than likely won't. Nice color too

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Not impressed
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This is not a very impressive product for me. This was my first time to use a lip stain and I will need to try more to really compare. Wasn't crazy about the color. A little too red for me.

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I like the color
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Love the color. Wish it "stained" more. It seems to wear off quickly. I notice after an hour it is starting to fade.

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Awesome color, but drying
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Great lip color-a blue-based red. Flattering on all skin types and makes teeth look whiter. It is drying though, so definitely use a balm.

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I didn't like
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I didn't like this product. I didn't like the shade, the smell, or the consistency.

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not drying
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This is a nice stain. It isn't drying at all and can be subtle (one application) or more bold if you choose. I also like to use this as a base for other lip colors or glosses.

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