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, non-drying formula!
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I've tried so many lip stains that just dry my lips out, but this one is not on that list! The color looks great and stays put. Would buy the full size product.

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Very nice
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This is a nice little lip stain. I like that it gives me just a hint of color. I haven't tried it as a cheek color yet.

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dry on lips
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This stain is very sheer on the lips and the Beauty Queen color makes it look like you just had a red ice pop or lollipop or juice because it does not stain evenly. It's also very very drying and sort of uncomfortable so it's best to apply a balm on top but that makes the color slide around. As a cheek stain I really liked this color on my bare skin. Not sure how much it will actually show up on foundation, but without any other makeup it looked like a very natural flush and I think this will be a good product for beach or boat or pool days when I don't want to wear makeup but also don't want to look like a ghost.

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Good, not great
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I love a product that has multiple uses, so I was stoked to try this one. I use something similar daily on my cheeks. I tried this on both my cheeks and lips, and would prefer to use it on my lips because of its sticky consistency. I'm not a huge fan, but I hope some are because I dig the idea!

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I like the brand and the color and the size, but it is a little expensive and goes on splotchy

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I've Been Looking for This!
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I am thrilled. I've been looking for a lip stain like this and it is exactly what I was waiting for. Does everything a stain should do! Love it!!!

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Great stain for lips! Not so much for cheeks
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I really love this stain for my lips! It's really buildable depending on what you're looking for, however, I didn't like it for my cheeks. Hard to blend out and just not my favorite.

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Pretty berry-colored stain
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I had received this sample in both my holiday bonus box and my January BIrchbox, so, having used it for about a month, my lips absorb the stain really well, giving them a berry color that lasts several hours. I have used liquid cheek/lip stains in the past, and I felt that this brand was a bit thick in consistency. That thickness made it ideal for my lips (and gave it more of a chance to sink into my lips than a more watery version), but unideal for my cheeks because it made it harder to blend in a natural-looking way.

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it was ok
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I tried this product a few times and I liked that stain aspect of it because I could apply it once then just use my normal chap-stick/Burt's Bee's, etc afterwards and have the color remain, but I simply don't like the color. I won't buy this product unless it becomes available in another color. The color made me feel like I was wearing that play make-up you get as a child.

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Great blush
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I was skeptical of this stain at first. It looked *really* red, but when I put it on my cheeks, it looked very natural. However, it does nothing when I tried it as a lipstain. Overall, I love this product, and I'd suggest it to anyone who wants a more natural blush.

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