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
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 66,933 Reviews 66,933 Reviews
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I like the smell of it. Its a good size too. I would definitely be buying this soon.

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Fading color
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The lipgloss color was very nice and it went on easily. However I found that it quickly faded and had to frequently reapply. Overall pretty average for a gloss more so than as a stain.

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Love lip stains
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I am a huge fan of lip stains! I wouldn't mine receiving one in every box! every brand I've tried so far are all great!

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Sticky
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Didn't really care for this - too sticky. The color was nice, however.

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Didn't Work Well For Me
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So while this didn't work that well for me, I'm going to chalk that up more to the fact that I'm a habitual lip-biter than to a defect in the product. I have yet to find a lip stain that I really love, and that's simply because I tend to either chew on my lips or lick them a lot, causing product to come off. I didn't try it as a cheek stain because I don't have the blending skill or complexion for that to work out well, but I would imagine that it would be effective for most people (not a lot of cheek-chewers in the world). The smell and texture were fine, and the taste was actually kind of fruity and tart, so it didn't taste like chemicals when you used it. If you're most self-restrained than I am (not hard to do), then I would say give this a try as long as you're not super fair-skinned -- it's kind of a shock against fair skin.

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Sticky
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This product was sticky once it set on the lips. Did not like it al all.

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Love love love love love
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I've used this every day since receiving it and will definitely be purchasing. It darkens my lips while still looking very natural, and is build able for a darker shade. Works well for the cheeks, too!

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Pretty color - but does not last
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I really like the soft color it leaves on the lips. However, it did not last long like I expect from a stain.

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Lip stain
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It seems to last a decent amount of time and does not take much to do a full application. The pigment is not as vibrant, however, and it is a little sticky and very snall

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Perfect!
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This product is perfect for adding a splash of color to your lips! It dries quickly and leaves your lips feeling smooth! The color is long-lasting!

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