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
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A little thin, but pretty color!
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I really like the subtle red shade this lip stain gives, but I am a little put off by how thin it is. It might be that I am not familiar with lip stains, but it almost felt like I needed to apply more to achieve better results.

All-in-all, I'd consider purchasing this product in the future.

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Good concept
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Love the idea of a lip stain but this tastes awful!!!! The color was all wrong for me, more like toddler makeup color pink. Would be willing to try a lip stain again, right color, even if it tastes bad because I like the idea.

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Daily wear under lip balm
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I usually dab lip stains -- smearing is too much. This product is great because you can go for a natural look by dabbing just a little and rubbing in into your lips and using lip balm on top. Usually lasts a long time. I've also worn it under lipsticks that do not usually last after drinking or eating specially. It helps maintain naturally pink/red lips depending on how much you apply.

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Lip Stain
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I love this product! I use it right after applying some chapstick to add just a hint of color. Goes on smoothly and stays on your lips - doesn't get on teeth or tea cups!

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Hint of color
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Color is misleading but not in a bad way. Not one to wear lipstick on a regular basis I was presently surprised with the hint of color this left on my lips. Very thin consistency and doesn't seem to really stain and last all day.

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Leaves a "koolaid" like stain on lips
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I would use this only if I wanted to look like I'm 5 years old. It leaves an uneven, koolaid like stain on my lips.

Really disliked it.

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I love lip stain because it adds a pop off color without the hassle of reapplying and the color does come off on everything. This stain stays on strong for several hours and doesn't dry out my lips like some tend to do.

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Used it on lips and loved the color. Will be using it again

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I love lip tints. I use one typically every morning under my lip gloss or lip stick. I love how they hold all day and this ones a pretty good one. Red is the tint I received and I liked it okay. Application wasn't so smooth but I can work with that.

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Nice product
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Better than all other stains I have tried. Not the color I would have chosen, but I ended up loving it and will definitely wear it again.

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