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 66,933 Reviews 66,933 Reviews
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Sticky and Smelly
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A beautiful color lip stain but it had a weird smell and stuck on my lips in a way I didn't like.

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wonderful
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awesome colors. long lasting. very smooth to put on too.

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Nice color, but not too lasting
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I really liked the color of this stain, but it took too many applications to get the desired look and wore off after not too long.

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Good but a bit sticky
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This gave a really nice red tint to my lips but left them feeling a little bit sticky. Also it didn't blend well when I tried to put it on my cheeks

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Not a fan
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I was thrown off at first with the texture and dry time. The shade was too bright at least for me, certainly wasn't a color a want to stain my lips with all day long.

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Remember it's a stain
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I'm not very practiced in makeup as of yet, so I applied this like a tint or lip balm; I should have applied it like a lipstick (carefully, esp. around the edges), because as soon as it dried, it was uneven. It came off a little on my food throughout the day, but it stayed on my lips all day.

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Just okay
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I've used this as a lip stain and it was ok. The color wasn't great, consistency was a little sticky, smell was a little chemical ish.

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Just the right amount of color
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I have very thin lips. For this reason I try and avoid bright lipstick colors and stick with pastels. This stain gives a natural color to my lips without the overly red tones I've found in stains in the past. I really recommend it.

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Good product
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Really good product. But a little drying on the lips

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Lighter than most tents
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I liked that the tint is lighter than most lip tints but with that said it doesn't last as long. I only used it on my lips, don't need for cheeks but the light tent might work better for cheeks.

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