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 64,872 Reviews 64,872 Reviews
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When I got this stain I was very excited to use it! When I put is on, the texture was great and the color was normal. After wearing it a couple times, I realized there was really nothing special about the product. It was fun to try but had no appeal to me. I would rather wear lipstick than the stain because once it's on your teeth it can be difficult to remove.

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I liked this lip tint. It is a little bit drying so I can only use it if my lips are super smooth and moisturized.

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Weak Quality, Not a Fan
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I love trying new lip/cheek stains because of the natural look and ease of application. This DID look natural and WAS easy to apply, but did not seem to last long at all on my lips.

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Just OK, but not bad
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I thought it stained well, but didn't last. I thought it was far more effective on the cheeks, but again didn't last. I was excited because I like stains but seem to always have the same problem with them. I will finish the sample, but probably won't buy.

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great if you like red
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This was a great product I love the balm products this was just too dark for my taste

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Lip Stain
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Beauty Queen is a beautiful color, and you can get a lot of uses out of the sample size. I always love when Birchbox sends lip product samples... you can never have enough lip products!

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Stickier than a typical stain
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It has more of a "tinted balm-y" feel than a "stain"; less staying power than a similar product from Benefit.

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Nice lip stain
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I like these sorts of things because they are useful for multiple things at once. This one has a nice smell and texture and is forgiving if you overdo it.

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Stays pit
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This stay is effective and long-lasting. The color I sampled is too bright for my taste, but it glides on nice and smooth.

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$17
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It's a nice product but I would not spend $17 on it.

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