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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 was freaked out when I got this. I tried it and its not so bad. Kind of gross on your hands afterwards but washing them takes care of it. I would say it works well but is just not my thing. I use foundation then powder (other wise my skin would look oily) then a powder blush. The only time I use a cream blush is on the rare occasion that I use a foundation that doesnt need powder.3
It provides nice color, but doesn't stain as well as I had hoped. Have to re-apply a couple hours later. I only tried it as lip stain.4
I am not a fan of stains to begin with. This product didn't change my mind to say the least.1
This stain is a great color before you put it on,after you put it on you can barely see it. Also it didn't last very long on me. I ended up pairing it with a different product, which to me defeats the purpose of this. It dried out my lips more than most stains do too. Love the color though.4
I had been curious about trying a cheek/lip tint, and was so happy to see this in my box! I'm completely sold on tints now. It provides a gorgeous natural look, perfect for "no makeup" makeup!5
I have light-medium complexion, and this stain is just the right amount of tone for my lips. When I first saw the bright pink tube I was skeptical, but I've been using it everyday. During the day I apply a very light coating and follow with a lip balm, at night I apply a bit more generously with a lip liner.4
I was wary about this lip stain because as a African-American woman, not every red or pink looks well with my skin tone. Lip stains usually don't show up too well either. This lip stain gave my lips a nice soft pink that I've never been able to get from a stain! Haven't used it on my cheeks yet, but I love it.4
I really like this as a cheek stain, but I'm giving it 2 stars because it doesn't deliver as a great lip stain. I prefer more pigment in my lip stain, so maybe it's personal preference.2
The product is a pretty color, but it should not be used as a lip color if you have naturally dry skin. The texture is a bit gummy. I would not purchase this product in the future.1
Some stains are too dark and have too much of a matte finish for my liking. But this one gives you just enough color.4