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. It comes in three shades that complement all skin tones: Beauty Queen is a magenta-toned pink.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 29,647 Reviews 29,647 Reviews
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This stain is very sheer but easy to build on. Isn't as long lasting as I expected.

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Good color stain for brown skin
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Really great lasting color stain. Received this stain in an earlier birchbox and loved the color and quality. Will likely buy before sample runs out.

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New Product to Me
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I have never used a product like this stain before. I really like that it didn't leave a sticky residue on my lips, but still gave them color. I had a more difficult time trying to find the right amount of product to use on my cheeks. Although I kept putting more on, I couldn't really tell that it was there.

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Did not like the texture
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It seem too cheap, didn't like the way it felt on my lips.

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Love!
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I immediately loved it! But when I first saw the dark color of the bottle I wasn't sure if I would like the color on my cheeks also. But it's almost clear with a pink/red tint and looks subtle yet great on cheeks

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Nice lip product and color
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This stain has a very nice color and doesn't feel too bright. I'm into more of a natural look and my lips are already a natural nice shade of red. This product was nice and didn't make my lips look to made up.

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I'm a lip stain kind of gal. I rarely wear blush though. This gives you a light color on your lips if you want subtlety, but I don’t the lip gloss feel.

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Not Bad
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I own a couple things from The Balm already and I've pretty much liked everything so far (especially No Money, No Honey <3). This stain was alright. It's definitely more of a sheerer stain than I'm used to but it works just fine and it has a decent staying power. I probably won't purchase this again since I already use a similar product.

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Not a fan of lip stains but if you are, this definitely works!
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It wasn't red like I was anticipating, it was very much more pink. And usually I find lip stains annoying just because they're sticky to begin with and end up looking splotchy on my lips and eventually wearing off, despite their promises. This one wasn't very appealing, nor did it feel good on my lips but it did leave a very nice stain! Granted, it wasn't very dark but it lasted a while and was subtle if that's what you're looking for.

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not for me
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I wanted to love this because I like other the Balm products. It was very sheer and I had to put a lot on to build to the color I wanted. It wore off fairly quickly and let my lips feeling dry.

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