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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
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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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Better than most stains, but take care when applying
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The product is non-sticky and smooth, with already makes it better than most stains I've used. But, make sure you exfoliate your lips first and apply in several very thin layers. I had dry lips from allergy issues and the stain collected wherever the dry skin was, and was very hard to remove after the fact.

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Nice!!!
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I have never used a stain and was intrigued. Went on a little sticky but dries fast and pretty subtle color

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Staintastic!!
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Love this stuff! It gives just the right amount of tint and goes on sheer. No caking or clumping in this tint.

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NO NO NO
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Did not flow on my lips with any ease and it stayed wet and tacky for too long.

The color was not right for someone with blond hair, hazel eyes and light skin.

Was very excited to try this product as I am desperate to find a lip stain that actually stains and covers my lips with even color.

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Good Color but Didn't Last
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I love this color. However, it didn't have a long-lasting wear that I was hoping for. It was weightless on my lops which I liked but I had to reapply several times throughout the day so the sample didn't last long at all.

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