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
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 64,757 Reviews 64,757 Reviews
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Thicker than a typical stain
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I was surprised to find that this is more of a gel than liquid stain, but for application it actually made the product easier to use. The color payoff wasn't as strong as a typical stain though, which was disappointing.

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Great short-lasting stain
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I love this product but I wish it was longer lasting. Gives a nice pinch of natural color but needs to be reapplied often.

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Lip Tint
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I wasn't a huge fan of this as a lip tint but I like it for my cheeks. It does last long on my cheeks.

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It grows on you
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At first, I thought I hated this product. Not a fan of it for the lips, the red comes out a little too candy colored for my taste, and looks cheap. However, after messing with it for a bit, I tried it on my cheeks and this was much better. It does give you that nice dewey look on the cheeks without being too much. I would buy this for my cheeks, but pass on the lips.

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Pefect for a little color
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I loved the lip stain. it was just enough to give a little color with out looking or feeling overwhelming.

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Looks like I drank a slurpee
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This product is great in theory. Here I am thinking I'm gonna get this wistful red stain on my lips that adds just a tease of color, but not overwhelmingly pigmented...for those days where I want more of a clean look.

Yeah, that didn't happen. The first time I tried it, it stuck to my bottom lip, but not my top lip. So I remedied that by putting actual lipstick on that day.

The second time I tried it, I exfoliated my lips and wiped off any lip balm, thinking that would help.

Nope. It really just looks like I drank a cherry slurpee from 7-11 that turned my lips red.

I wanted to like it, but I don't, so I can't recommend it. =T

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Not impressed..
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The lip stain didn't really pack a punch. The stain was so light it didn't register unless you placed a sheer gloss or chapstick over.

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LipGloss
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I really enjoyed this product and I would definitely consider purchasing.

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Not a fan.
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This stuff doesn't really show up and it doesn't wear very well. Not impressed. It's pretty basic.

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Very Sticky
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There are better lip stains out there. This product requires multiple layers for the color to actually show up and by that time your lips are just extremely sticky. The color also did not last long after drinking or eating something.

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