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
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Great Color, Awful Taste
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I've never used a lip stain before, and I was a little scared of this color at first, but it's actually a very pretty light red (like, if my four layers of cherry lipgloss lasted all day just after being applied). However, the taste before the gel dried was terrible, so be careful not to get it on the tip of your toung, and the color only lasted for about an hour.

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Stainiac - great color & consistency
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very interesting product, great natural rosy hue. Love it!

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The best NATURAL lip stain
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This lip stain is truly a stain!! It goes on smoothly and stays put. I cover it with a clear gloss; flawless! The color is a neutral berry! I love it and will be purchasing soon!

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Nice For Cheeks
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I liked this color as a cheek stain though ive never used a cheek stain before so I had to do a bit of trial and error. Not a fan of the color as a lip stain though I'm not a fan of color on my lips in general

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Nice color on lips
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I used this both on my lips and cheeks and like the lips better. You can definitely tell the difference when it's on.

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I have officially found my red lip
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and i'm not kidding! I used this with a bit of lip creme on top of it and it looked amazing. I have not found a red lip that I like but this was absolutely perfect!

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The balm staniac
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This definately appeals to me, but I felt like the texture was a little too watery and it didn't give the desired effect that I was really thinking it would.

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Great stain
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I really liked this multiple purpose stain. I like having one product that can do multiple things. This will save room in my makeup bag. The only down side is it doesn't seem to stay on all day, I just wish it had lasted an hour or two longer. The color was perfect for my fair skin.

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Nice color, but a dries out lips
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I was excited to receive this sample, I love lip gloss! I loved the color and the end appearance was good but I felt it left my lips feeling a little dry, which was kind of a bummer.

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Pleasant surprise
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I had read other reviews prior to trying out this product and was a bit worried about the "staining power" of the stain. However, I thought its application was smooth and light, and the color ended up being very natural for me. Just gave my lips a hint of color. It also washed right off in the shower.

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