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 66,935 Reviews 66,935 Reviews
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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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Okay
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This was okay, but it definitely wasn't the best lip stain I've ever gotten from birchbox.

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meh
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I don't care for any kind of lipstick, gloss, or stain so my opinion of this product doesn't have a lot of validity to it. As I've gotten older I've noticed that my lips have lots of lines and creases so when I used this stain I knew what was going to happen. The color is very pretty, but it ended up not doing anything but staining my lip wrinkles. It would probably be a really good product for someone younger and with less lip wrinkles, lol. I'm going to pass this over to my daughter, she will love it.

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I love the color, and the way it looks. For me it ends up running off fairly quickly. Still love this product though.

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great product
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I thought this product was very nice. Good size that allowed a good amount of uses. Very pigmented and nice color. Definitely would buy again.

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Not good for all skin tones
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Maybe this comes in other shades, but I don't feel like it suits everyones skin tone. Plus, it's hard to layer the stain.

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Not for me
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I didn't like this stain . The color breaks apart in the lips. It doesn't look good on the lips. Not purchasing it.

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Not Bad!
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I have not had good luck with stains. I find them to either have horrible texture or gaudy colors. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this gave me just the right amount of color and that it didn't leave a bad texture on my lips. I haven't decided if I like it enough to rebuy, but I definitely will consider it.

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Subtle but pretty
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Nice if you want your lips just a bit brighter without looking "made-up". Goes on sheer and very pretty. Letting the first coat dry and then adding a second made it perfect for me. I'll likely purchase this at some point.

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