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 66,739 Reviews 66,739 Reviews
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Loved everything but the color
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Received a good size sample in my March box. Nice thin easy to apply gloss. Liked everything but the color. Red isn't my thing. Would love this in another shade.

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Light in color
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This was surprisingly light in color, though build able, which I liked. Color lasts several hours, but ,as is typical of a stain, lasts longer in certain areas of the lip making it appear uneven.

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No thanks
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Looks crazy bright in tube...not so much. Barely does a thing.

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Almost a yes.
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I really like the look/name, as well as the texture (I like the gel as opposed to liquid stain). unfortunately, the color was too subtle and didn't last long.

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Jelly????????
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The texture is like jelly!! ???????? it was strange at first but it is like that so that not too much gets picked up on the applicator. It's good for what it is, a slight wash of build able color. Have not tried on cheeks but would he good with a stipple brish

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Nice multipurpose stain
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I like products that have multiple uses, and this one fits the bill. The texture is great and I've found it to be longlasting.

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Nice color, but it dries out my lips
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I like this lip stain because it does not give a bold look, so it is great for an everyday use. However, I have very dry lips, and it dries them out even more. However, I can always put the lip moisturizer over it, and it is still great!

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Little atain
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Very little shade appeared on my lips, would not use this as a lipnstain

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Good cheek tint
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Great for a cheek tint not strong enough for a lip tint

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Lip Stain
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I liked the amount of color of the lip stain as I don't wear lip stick, so adding just a hint of color was plenty for me. It did leave my lips feeling sticky afterwards, which I didn't like.

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