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. 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, lasting tint on lips and cheeks. It has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, so it won’t leave unsightly streaks after you blend.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac® Lip and Cheek Stain
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 67,242 Reviews 67,242 Reviews
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After receiving this product I was very excited to use what looked like a wonderful shade of lipstick with the expectation that it would last much longer than it did.
Although it was both a lip stain and a blush, I only used it as a lip stain because I already had an effective, long lasting blush. As soon as I applied the lipstick and rubbed it in I noticed that the color was uneven and took multiple coats before getting an even shade. Within 1-2 hours the stain was almost completely worn off and that was without eating or drinking anything. Also the amount of times I was able to use this product was disappointing since I had to use so much each time I used it. Although it was a gorgeous color I was overall disappointed with this product and would hope that they are in the process of either upgrading it to a longer lasting serum or planning on using a larger sample size.

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This fits great in my simple makeup routine. Able to add s little color with no fuss

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Pretty good
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Pretty good, but more as a lip color, rather than stain, as it doesn't stay on for that long. But I do like the consistency, color, and smell.

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Love it!
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I love the color of this product. It is perfect for a little extra color that isn't too crazy, very subtle and perfect for an everyday look.

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I was so excited to get this in y box but unfortunately I was very disappointed. I had to apply 4 times to get the color to show up. After just a couple of hours everything had worn off except a ring on the very edges of my lips. It looked terrible. Unfortunately this won't be a product I'll purchase.

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Not too good for me
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I don't use lip stains much, but I do on occasion and I would not use this one again. The color was a little too inconsistent for me when applied, and I had to put on more than I wanted to make it look consistent. It was also a bit too sticky. It felt more like a lip gloss that wouldn't come off. I didn't love it, but maybe someone who loves the color and wouldn't mind wearing a lot of it would.

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Double duty
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I love products that have more than one use, and I found that this lip stain worked better as a blush for me than as a lip color simply because of my fair complexion. The stain didn't show up as well on my lips but I liked the feel of the tint.

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Stain Lover!! ????
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I hate lipstick but love this staining gloss that gives me the same color lipstick would without the hassel!! Absolutely wonderful product I can't wait to buy more of it.

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Long masting but a little too dark
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I thought this color was a bit too dark but I'm a pretty fair skin tone. I feel like if you're someone with a darker skin tone this would look awesome though, it was super long lasting, as a color stain should be.

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Not an effective stain..
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I am not sure if it's due to the fact that this stain is water based, but every time I used it, it never stayed on my lips for more than an hour or so. I was very disappointed that I kept having to reapply! Not what you want from a stain...

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