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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.
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!4
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!4
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.2
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.2
This is a really lovely color that could look good on anyone!4
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.5
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 cheeks5
Subtle, nice smell but didn't last too long. It was easy to come off when eating or drinking4
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.1
very sheer shade for lips. a little too light for using as a blush.3