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
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Great for cheeks, weird on the lips
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The stain looks great on my fair skin, but you have to heavily exfoliate for the stain to look cohesive. It looks patchy even when I do exfoliate my lips most of the time. The smell is sort of fruit, but very light. It also doesn't taste very good, so don't lick your lips. Again, I highly recommend as a cheek stain-- just be sure to rub it in right away!

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Subtle and pretty
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the color goes on lightly but noticably. its nice for creating rosy but natural lips without drying them out

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good
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nice product but the color didn't suit me. love this brand though

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Smooth application
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Pleasantly surprised by how easily and smoothly this went on. Color does look dark in the bottle, but is a great shade when worn.

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Nice
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The color was a little bright for me but I liked the product.

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Light lip color
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I haven't tried this on my cheeks due to rosacea, but it presented as a pretty color on my lip. Exfoliate prior to use because it shows every crack.

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Good color, hard to manage
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Like any tint/stain, this product can be hard to control. Once it is on, it is hard to blend it in. I like the color though, and can be great as a lip tint if you want to go bold.

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Lips only
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As a lip color, Stainiac goes on nicely. I tried it as a blush and the color didn't show up that well. Could be the shade.

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Beautiful
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Loved this product. Have used it daily since I got it! Feels really good.

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Not for me
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I did not like the color. The application was weak. The consistency was weak as well.

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