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 31,255 Reviews 31,255 Reviews
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Great subtle color, just wish it didn't fade so fast. To avoid drying, I've been applying this first then an uncolored lip balm over top. Won't be purchasing, but will keep using the sample I've got!

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I liked the color, however, did tend to dry out my lips.

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Love it!
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This is the first lip stain I had found that actually works and you don't even need that much of it. The sample size is great since I really only use it for special occasions- it looks cheap but don't be fooled! I hardly put any on because I just wanted a little color and it lasted for over 12 hours of going out and having drinks. It was awesome!

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I really liked the color of this, it was very natural and pretty, and it stayed on all day. I was worried that a stain would low too dramatic but it's a really nice natural glow!

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Really love this as a lip stain
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I usually don't wear any lip color, but this stain looks really natural. I feel really confident wearing it and it's not sticky (usually the reason I only wear chapstick!) Would recommend!

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Lovely stain for lips!
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I like the subtle hint of lip color. Not heavy and overbearing. It dries quickly and stays on a long time. I have not tried it as a cheek color, but I bet it works fine as a blush too.

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Love It!!
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Love this stain! Not a weird consistency! I love that you can decide your shade by applying 1 coat or multiple! And its a great color!

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It's Ok.
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I wasn't overly impressed with my Birchbox this time around. This goes on OK, but does not last very long. I'd like it if it lasted longer.

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Love!
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The makeup I use is extremely minimalist, and I've never put on face makeup before, I really just stick to the eyes. So when I read that you can put stainiac on your lips and your cheeks, I was really nervous it would be too dark or look like I was trying to do something that I wouldn't normally do. But not only do I love the color on my lips, I love the subtle blush and easy application on my cheeks! The stain stay so well, I wore it out one night to dinner and went to the bathroom after we ate before leaving the restaurant, and my lips still looked just as good as they had when I left! LOVE this product! Great tool for minimalists in terms of makeup, with simple instructions on how to use it. The only thing with the sample was that I feel like I'm using it so quickly because of the duality of it. But it's definitely worth buying!

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theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac
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I mostly use this on my cheeks since it did dry out my lips but I really like it as a cheek stain. You have to be careful how much I put on though.

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