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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The size of the sample was great. It can be used many times. I didnt care for the taste of the stain on my lips. It was extremely bitter. It also dried my lips out.

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REALLY interesting lip product
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This product is so interesting because it's SO light, but it still shows color. It's like I'm not wearing anything at all. I'm a flute player, so I can rarely wear anything on my lips but this product is almost lighter than chapstick!

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Quick pick me up
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Great product to throw into your purse and freshen up your look throughout the day. Stain stays on for a good amount of time.

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Great product, wrong shade for me
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I love everything about this lip tint -- except this particular color. It would be great if it was a little lighter or more pink. But it goes on smooth and doesn't leave your lips feeling sticky. I would definitely purchase this ... in a different color.

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Disappointed
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When I received this product as a sample, I was excited to try! However, the moment I put this stain on my lips, I was extremely displeased . When I applied to half of my upper lip, I saw a nice red tint but when I went to do the bottom of my lip, it showed no color. The consistency is terrible ! Goopey to say the least. I wouldn't recommend this lip stain to anyone .

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I thought this product was less than ok. I tried it on my lips and cheeks (over bb cream) for a fresh light weekend look. I was disappointed in the product for my cheeks. It did not look like I had anything on at all. I tried to slowly build color by adding 2 - 3 layers, but it was too sheer. On my lips, it gave me a hint of color, perfect for me since I prefer a more nude lip. For my cheeks I prefer the Tarte flush stick or even BeneFit Posie tint. Overall, it was ok but I would not purchase.

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Disappointing Lip Stain
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I was not at all impressed with the Stainiac lip tint. The product went on very slimy and remained sticky for a long time after application. It took me several coats to get any kind of color to actually show up. Additionally, I was not a big fan of the smell or taste of this product. I also tried using it on my cheeks, as the package says it is for both lips and cheeks, but it was very difficult to rub in and create a natural looking blush.

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missed the mark
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I like the idea of a lip stain that you can also use on your cheeks. This particular one though did not go on very well. And it didn't "stain" or last very long on the lips.

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First stain
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This is the first stain I've tried. I really like it. It's a subtle color and it stays with you. It's a great for me to keep in my purse for a quick touch up to the cheeks and lips when needed.

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Nice stain
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This was a really pretty color and the application was easy. The stain was great on my cheeks, the stain on the lips wasn't as long wearing as I would have hoped.

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