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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. 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, lasting tint on lips and cheeks. It has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, so it won’t leave unsightly streaks after you blend.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac® Lip and Cheek Stain
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 67,533 Reviews 67,533 Reviews
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Great lip stain!
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I am very picky about texture when it comes to any lipstick or gloss but this stain gave me just enough color without feeling uncomfortable on my lips. I really like it!

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Beautiful
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I love the subtlety of lip stains, as opposed to lipsticks. A lot of lip stains seem to dry my lips out, though. That's not the case with this one! I wouldn't go so far as to say it's moisturizing, but it doesn't dry my lips out and that's improvement as far as I'm concerned.

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Not a fan of the color
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I am not a fan of this color it is too dark and does not go on smoothly for me

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Not crazy about it
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Not enough pigmentation for my liking. Never been a fan of stains, feel it left my lips feeling a bit sticky.

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great for lips
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I think this was great for lips, not so much for cheeks. I found it to be a little sticky, like I was putting melted candy on my face.

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love this product
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This sample gave me natural looking rosy lip and cheeks. Texture isn't sticky or goopy. Love this, intend to buy the full sized product. The color is very buildable.

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Not too red and stays on
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Stains often make me look like I just drank a pitcher of kook-aid. This one is the perfect color and is subtle. Not looking to make a dramatic entrance but want my lips to have some color. Also, it smells great.

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Not my favorite
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Used the product once and did not like the way it went on and looked when it was on. I ended up giving it away.

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Taste is horrible
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I tried this both as a lip stain and as a blush. As a blush, most of the color ended up on my finger instead of my cheeks...silly me for trying to blend with my fingers. As a lip stain, the color was nice, but the taste was absolutely horrible!!!

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No color
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I'm pretty savvy when it comes to makeup and stains and know how this product should work. However, there is absolutely no color payoff at all when I use this. I just feel like I'm applying a gel to my lips. Not a fan. I'm not a fan of a lot of Balm lip products tbh.

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