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 31,259 Reviews 31,259 Reviews
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I don't always wear a lot of color on my lips, and when I do, it is usual very subtle. This was a little dark for my taste for every day wear, but would be good for special occasions.

What I did love about this lip balm was the consistency. It was very light, and did not goop on like others I have tried. It was also not insanely shiny, which I hate. It went on, and almost stained my lips, and then I didn't even notice I was wearing anything. That that we a big plus!

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Great but......
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I liked this product a lot except for two things. I really liked the color but wish it was more pigmented. I also wish that this product wasn't as drying as it was.

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Staini-wack
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I was not a fan of this product at all. It took too many coats to put on and the color doesn't really build up well. I will not be using this product moving forward.

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This stain is great if you make a mistake. It does not set in right away, so you can wipe off any mistakes you make. However, the color does not last all day. I wish this color would last for a longer time than it did.

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so so not in love
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I liked the color but it wore off quickly for me had it held up better in would be in love for sure

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Great lip stain!
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Just the right amount of color! I liked that I could wear it under chapstick and it made my lips look like they had a little color without glopping on lipstick. I would, however, choose a color with less of a purple tint. Otherwise, loved this!

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Not drying
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Many stains are very drying to the lips even with applications of lip balm or gloss. This is the least drying stain I've ever used. The color stayed pretty through most of the day but is gone by the end of it.

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Not Impressed
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I am all for a good stain and lip color but this did nothing for me. I tried it a few times, and every time after using it my lips felt dry, and the color was not noticeable on my lips or cheeks.

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Dissapointed
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The texture and color is good, but it just didn't seem to be effective at maintaining even and lasting color :(

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Nice Shade, but I already have a million Reds
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It's got an interesting texture, and it makes my lips feels weirdly wet and gives off some tingly sensations. Not sure if that's normal. Color's way too intense for work but wiping a bit off makes it look okay.

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