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 30,996 Reviews 30,996 Reviews
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Cheek/Lip Stain
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I found as a lip stain it was very hard to see and also dried out my lips. It worked better as a cheek stain, but was hard to blend.

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Good Product
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The lip stain is great for people who, like myself, don't like bright colors on their lips. The color is very subtle.

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Love the tint
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This is a great lip stain because it truly just melts into your lips. You definitely have to apply some balm afterwards to keep your lips moisturized, but its great for subtle a lip color, especially for the days that you don't want to wear full-on lipstick. I consider myself pretty low maintenance when it comes to beauty products, so this lip stain hits the mark!

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Great for every day!
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I have been very afraid of cheek stains -- what if I look like a clown by applying too much??? That's why I was so delighted with how sheer and natural this color is. It is super easy to layer multiple "coats" if you want a more dramatic look -- same with lips. One product to pull double duty? Yes please!

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Great Little Stain
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This is like a gloss that gives you just a hint of pink. Easy to apply, not too sticky. Not bad.

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Ok...
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I liked the feel of the product but did not see a huge improvement.

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Great color
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I love the color it provides, and my boyfriend will still let me kiss him when I have it on because it stays put! The color is simple so I can wear it to work, but I can wear it out as well and it adds to my outfit. It smells good too!

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Made me look sunburnt, but the color lasted all day
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I put the stain on my cheeks and it lasted all day, but made me look sunburnt. I constantly got asked if I had been tanning. If it was more of a natural color verses a bright red I probably would purchase! If your skin can handle a bright red you would probably really like this.

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Maybe?
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I really like how this color looks on my lips. I've been dying to try a lip stain so this was perfect. The only thing I'm struggling with is it drys out my lips quite a bit. I've been pretty successful with applying chapstick after, but still. I'm not sure I'd continue to use it as a cheek stain b/c it doesn't seem to stay on long.

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Loved this product
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I really loved this product! Worked perfectly and lasted for a significant amount of time. Cute packaging and it smells good. Will definitely be buying in the future.

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