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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. 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, lasting tint on lips and cheeks. It has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, so it won’t leave unsightly streaks after you blend.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac® Lip and Cheek Stain
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 67,525 Reviews 67,525 Reviews
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I have never used a lip stain before, so was a little hesitant to try. I loved how smooth it felt going on. The stickiness didn't bother me while it was drying, but was just a little weird since I have never used a stain before. I loved the color. It looked really dark in the tube, but was the perfect shade when I put it on. The only thing that I really didn't like was that after an hour it started to fade drastically in the center of my lips, leaving what looked like that I had used a dark lip liner around my lips and never filled it in.

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It works
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The stain color is pretty. But the stain doesnt last as long as other brands. It is a little bit of a different texture than other brands but its not bad. Ill definitely keep using the sample, still unsure if its something I could pay full price for.

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Just Ok
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Goes on nice but doesn't stay on long.The texture is fine - not too thick. Leaves the lips more pink than red.

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Awesoms
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Doesn't dry out lips and gives them perfect color! The sample size is great for multiple uses.

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Does nothing
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It barely left a stain on my lips and I didn't like the texture. I didn't even want to try it on my cheeks because the consistency wasn't good for the cheeks. If you want to see any sort of color, you need to put multiple coats on.

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Great in a pinch!
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I love this option for the times you need to freshen up, but don't have all your makeup with you. When it's on your lips, they brighten up your whole face; and on your cheeks, there's a nice rosy finish.

Word to the wise - it appears brighter/more saturated after a couple minutes, so do it in layers in order to not have baby doll cheeks.

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No shine
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Used it multiple times and had no shine. When I added a gloss over it, the stain would come off.

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loved this more than expected
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It's simple, easy to layer, and adds a subtle pop of color I really loved. I liked this a lot more than I anticipated I would!

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Just okay
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I'm not wild about lip stains to begin with, and this seemed very sticky to me. I wasn't a huge fan.

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Decent
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This stain is very moisturizing. I didn't find it to stain my lips very well, though. More useful on my cheeks but felt kind of weird and sticky.

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