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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Go-to for lips!
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I was pleasantly surprised with this product. I expected it to be super bright and sticky but it was quite the opposite. It goes on smooth and has a soft, lightweight feel to it that makes you confident in what you're wearing. Definitely a winner!

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Fulfills its promise
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I frequently get lured into buying lip products seeking my HG of a product that's a better shade of natural. This one may earn a spot in regular rotation--it goes on smooth and glossy and quickly sinks in leaving just a lick of color. It's totally natural and appropriate for all ages. Recommended!

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Bummed out
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I was really excited to try out the stain but it didn't quite live up to my expectation. I found that the stain was difficult to apply as it had a very watery consistency. It ran outside the lip line and often stained my face.

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Not a good idea to mix these two products.
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I've never been a fan of lip/cheek combo products. I want my lip product to be specifically made for a lip, and my cheek product specifically made for a cheek. Using this as a lip "stain" was just depressing, it dried my lips out and looked like gooey fake Halloween blood, but not the quality kind that actually looks like real blood (which I think I'd rather my lip STAIN to look like). Using it as blush wasn't terrible but why would I put goo on my cheek if I could just use blush? Sorry, theBalm, I love you but this product fails.

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Pretty
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This is a really lovely color that could look good on anyone!

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awesome.
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I was doubtful at first about using this as a cheek stain because of how bright it looked.. but it is awesome. Perfect subtle no makeup looking rosy tint, that can be layered for desired redness.

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Love this as a lip stain and cheek stain
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The coloring of this product is great because it provides a pretty color on your lips while still looking natural. I don't use it as much a cheek stain but the times I have I used it when I'm not wear much make up and want some added slight color to my cheeks

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Lip stain
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Subtle, nice smell but didn't last too long. It was easy to come off when eating or drinking

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Not a fan of stains...lip or cheek
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I don't really like stains as the color never looks right on me & it's hard to move the color once it's on your face...you can't blend a stain all that well. I don't currently use a stain and won't in the future.

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very sheer shade for lips. a little too light for using as a blush.

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