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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This is a great lip stain because it truly just melts into your lips. You definitely have to apply some balm afterwards to keep your lips moisturized, but its great for subtle a lip color, especially for the days that you don't want to wear full-on lipstick. I consider myself pretty low maintenance when it comes to beauty products, so this lip stain hits the mark!

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Great for every day!
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I have been very afraid of cheek stains -- what if I look like a clown by applying too much??? That's why I was so delighted with how sheer and natural this color is. It is super easy to layer multiple "coats" if you want a more dramatic look -- same with lips. One product to pull double duty? Yes please!

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Great Little Stain
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This is like a gloss that gives you just a hint of pink. Easy to apply, not too sticky. Not bad.

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I liked the feel of the product but did not see a huge improvement.

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Great color
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I love the color it provides, and my boyfriend will still let me kiss him when I have it on because it stays put! The color is simple so I can wear it to work, but I can wear it out as well and it adds to my outfit. It smells good too!

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Made me look sunburnt, but the color lasted all day
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I put the stain on my cheeks and it lasted all day, but made me look sunburnt. I constantly got asked if I had been tanning. If it was more of a natural color verses a bright red I probably would purchase! If your skin can handle a bright red you would probably really like this.

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Maybe?
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I really like how this color looks on my lips. I've been dying to try a lip stain so this was perfect. The only thing I'm struggling with is it drys out my lips quite a bit. I've been pretty successful with applying chapstick after, but still. I'm not sure I'd continue to use it as a cheek stain b/c it doesn't seem to stay on long.

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Loved this product
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I really loved this product! Worked perfectly and lasted for a significant amount of time. Cute packaging and it smells good. Will definitely be buying in the future.

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Love it!
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This product is so amazing because it has dual functions. I would definitley recommend trying this product, the color is great the smell the texture everything is great

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favorite!
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birch box strikes again! introduced me to another all time favorite! This product is great for everyday use or that extra bit of color you need for date night! great product!

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