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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. 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, lasting tint on lips and cheeks. It has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, so it won’t leave unsightly streaks after you blend.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac® Lip and Cheek Stain
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 67,541 Reviews 67,541 Reviews
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The stain is a perfect color for my lips. The color lasts for a decent amount of time. It's not a crazy time period or anything but I was happy with it. It gives me just the right amount of color so my lips are lush and healthy looking.

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Didn't do much and tastes weird
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This wasn't a great product for me. I used it on my lips, and it didn't add hardly any color. My lips already have a good amount of natural color, so this probably wasn't the best. It also has a chemically taste if you lick your lips- even hours later. I do like the consistency. It doesn't drip everywhere and is easy to apply.

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Not good
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I did not like the texture of this product. It says it is for lips or checks but unfortunately it is not a good fit for either. I definitely do not recommend it.

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Cool product
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This product gives my cheeks a nice natural blush and is surprisingly pigmented on my lips. Dried really quickly on my lips and didn't fade or smudge.

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Love it!
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LOVE it on the cheeks–and even wore it on my crease for an eye look but not sold on the lips. You have to apply a lot on the lips to get a color unless you're going for a slight natural color for your lips. My lips are naturally pink so the product didn't do much. The color on the cheeks does show a lot (my skin light with a warm, golden tone) so I recommend keeping a light hand. It works best if you're going for a natural look, and on a water based foundation or any thin consistency base.

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love
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Since I joined Birchbox, theBalm has become one of my favorite brands! Their products are all amazing and go on so smoothly. This lip stain is true to the description: it goes on as a light wash of color and gives a very natural look. It is not drying at all and lasts for hours!

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Don't judge a book by its cover!
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I still haven't been brave enough to try this on my face, lol. As a lip stain, I love it! I thought it may be too dark, but was surprised by the even coverage and natural like tint it left on my lips!

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Pretty color
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I like the thought of a stain that can be used on lips and cheeks, and I like that it wasn't extremely dark, but this stain was so light that multiple coats had to be used in order to be seen at all. It was a pretty color, but I don't feel like I had enough to sample since so much had to be used at one time.

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Great stain
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I was skeptical at first but this is a great lip stain. Gives you an easy pop of color that is easy to apply and lasting.

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Stain, feel, taste and nope.
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I tried this on several occasions and it just wasn't working for me. I looked like a 2 year old who had finished way too many Popsicles and in need or some serious wipes to clean the mess off. It was way too sticky, the color was so not right for my fair skin, and let's not even attempt this baby on my cheeks. Sorry but this was a total bust for me :/.

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