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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.
I love this product. Stains without the mess. Goes on smooth and looks great. The gel texture took a minute to get use to but I love it now and wish I had more!5
I received the Arrow Boost product in a previous Birch Box and it is so much better than this stain. The Staniac product is very drying (ugh) and the color is poor.2
I was very surprised to see this product stayed on all day. I will be purchasing this once I run out. It's great to use for the day when you don't feel like wearing blush.5
This is my favorite product out of the March box! It is really fun to use because it brightens your face up so much! My only complaint with this product is that I don't know how to spread it on my cheek bones without using my fingers...then my fingers end up stained red and I feel like the soak up more of the products color than my cheeks get! Otherwise it is a fun product to add to my makeup routine!4
I dont know if i got a bad one out of the bunch, but it is very sticky! And its very sheer! Not my favorite!3
This product was pretty irrelevant for me because I rarely use lip gloss, but I tried a few dabs on my cheeks and didn't notice anything. I ended up giving this product to my roommate because it didn't do anything for me.
I truly love the color and consistency of this lip "Staniac" However, it doesn't actually stain my lips for long. I have to keep applying it over and over again- so I'm not sure where the "stain" comes in. It's not drying like some stains are- but I think that might be part of the problem.4
This lip stain was pretty average. It took my several applications to achieve a decent color. It goes on very light and almost unnoticeable. It dried my lips up which I did not enjoy. It just didn't seem very effective. Once is was on it did last a little while but it just looked like my lipstick was wearing off. It was not flattering.3
If red is your color, it's worth a try. Long lasting staying power, but I unfortunately looked like a clown!2
I was a little nervous to try this product on my cheeks because I tend to break out easily. I was very excited that I didn't break out and the color did well on my pale skin!4