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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 VERY EXCITED TO TRY A STAIN. NOT SURE IF IT WAS THE COLOR OR THE PRODUCT. STAIN COULD LAST LONGER. I WANT A STAIN TO PUT ON THE AM AND LAST ALL DAY WITH JUST A GLOSS APPLICATION DURING THE DAY.3
Light wash of color, quite subtle, I absolutely love it. It's perfect for light make-up days when you still want a touch of color. And it dries/doesn't come off on everything, unlike lipstick or gloss.5
I like it, but I already use Benefit's Benetint, which does the same thing. I think this (stainiac) is better for lip color than Benetint, while Benetint is better for cheeks. I would probably buy it if I didn't already own the other product.3
So in love with this lip stain! It's the perfect shade of red. I'm obsessed.5
I did not like this product at all. Very wrong color and I didn't like the way it felt on my lips. My daughter (27yrs) tried it also and did not like it either. I would not buy this product.2
This is the perfect lip color for anyone! You can put it on for a very sheer tint or build it up for a bolder lip! Definitely recommend!4
So I will sometimes use the benefit stain. I own multiple colors for the Benefit stain. I have to say that I really liked that this was a gel so that there wasn't a lot of bleeding. The sample color that was sent to me wasn't my favorite but the texture and the lasting color was actually, surprisingly, better than Benefit. I'd like to try more colors before getting a full sized on. I also really enjoyed the applicator rather.4
It is a great stain, if you like stains. I don't. And the color looked pretty horrible on me. I won't buy it because its not my kind of makeup, but if you're into stains, you'll like it!4
This stain is is just okay. I have tried one other that was better in the past. But overall I am not a fan of stains. I do not like the texture or the way they feel on your lips. I do love this brand of products though and am glad to see Birchbox bringing more to my box.3
The color suited me very nicely and I like the fact that it is just a tint. I do not like a lot of color because I do not want people to see just makeup. I would definitely buy this product in the future.5