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. 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
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 65,834 Reviews 65,834 Reviews
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interesting product!
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this stain is so cool. it worked way better on my lips than it did my cheeks...but i always also a little more conservative on my face because I wasn't sure what it would look like! I'll definitely use this.

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Short Lasting, disliked color
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Received this product as a sample, I loved the idea because I'm not one for bold lip color. But the shade was a little too red for my pale skin and the product seemed thin and liquidy causing the color to wear off fast.

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Cheek stain
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I wouldn't use this on my cheeks bc it leaves a greasy feeling on my face that I don't like.

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Stain
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This was a nice stain. I use stains less now, but it's nice to have one around from time to time. It's a good alternative to the Benefit's option.

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The Best Way to Describe How This Product Looked
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I'll admit, I was excited to get this lip stain in my BirchBox. I live for lip stains. However, when I put it on my lips, it looked like I had been drinking cherry Kool-Aid all afternoon and not at all the luxe lip stain I was expecting. Maybe it was the shade with my color of skin, but it did NOT look good at all.

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Not drying!
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Great, natural colored tint that didn't try out my lips. I could add my regular lip routine of vaseline over the tint and the color lasted!

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Lip & cheek stain
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I LOVE this product! The stain is not overpowering. They mastered a natural looking hue that can be enhanced with gloss.

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Great stain
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this is a great stain, I like that you can keep building until your desired color, can do light or dark depending on how much you apply

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Not a fan
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I found that it settles into the little cracks in your lips and doesn't last very long. Overall I would say it's not worth it

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It didn't work
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I didn't notice much difference with the use until after it started wearing off and my lips looked chapped

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