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
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Works for cheeks better than lips!
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I have had the chance to try this product about 3 times since I have gotten the January birchbox. The product itself has a jelly like consistency and the lipgloss like applicator is interesting. I usually just dab a few dots of the product to where I would like it on my cheeks and then I use my index finger to spread the product. The payoff of the product is intense. It rubs onto my finger and stays there. When I first used it on my cheek, I couldn't see the product so I put a few more dots but after time the product shows through more and more. I used bronzer for contour right below where I used it on my cheeks and it looked gorgeous with the duo.

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Not too harsh
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This is a great lip stain because it doesn't go on too dark. I was nervous at first when trying it, but fell in love with the gradual color it can add to your lips.

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Weak color
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I was really excited about receiving a stain in my birchbox but this did not live up to my expectations. When using it on my lips I could hardly tell any color had been applied. And when used on my cheeks it just looked bright pink, not very attractive.

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I didn't find this product effective. I was expecting a longer lasting stain, and it didn't really stay on my lips at all.

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Not a good lip product
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i was very excited when i got this in my box then very disappointed when i actually tried it. i am always looking for natural looking lipstains and i thought this might be great. when i put it on it barley put and color on my lips and was very patchy. It dried my lips out and left behind a pink residue around my lips it looked awful and i wouldnt buy it in the future

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Great Color!
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Loved the color of this stain - looked very natural, and without any gloss or shine, it looks like my natural lip color, only better! My only complaint is that if my lips are chapped, the color tends to stick to the chapped areas, making it uneven. Otherwise, great product!

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Great Color!
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I loved how strong the bright red color stained my lips!

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lip stain
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I was disappointed that this lip stain did not last longer. Nice color though!

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Nice non-sticky lip color
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I generally try to stay away from lip stains and lipsticks as I do not like the sticky texture on my lips. When I do wear something on my lips I prefer it to be a neutral color. At first I was intimidated by the packaging of this product. The dark bottle made me think the color would be a dark red. Once applied, it's actually a nice subtle berry color. It dries almost instantly and does not leave any residual stickiness. Even through drinking I found that this color held up for roughly two or three hours. I enjoyed how natural it looked and am interested to see what other colors are available.

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Like the product but the color really isn't for me
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I would love to try this in a different shade. I tried it on my lips but it just didn't look right for my skin tone. I do use it on my cheeks to add a bit of color, but would still prefer a different shade.

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