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. 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® Lip and Cheek Stain
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I like. When first applied, it's very glossy, however, it dries quickly. I much rather it maintain the glossiness.

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Perfect for summer
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Love the look of pink cheeks without heavy makeup!

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Horrible
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I absolutely hated the color and the texture of this lipstick is way too sticky. Would not buy.

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Beautiful on cheeks, wears off on lips
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This color looks a little intimidating in the tube, but it sheers out to a pretty berry color on the cheeks and lips. As far as staying power, the gel lasts well on cheeks, however wears off quickly on the lips. It also doesn't fade evenly, so you end up with a berry outline on the outter edges of your lips. If you're looking for a light-weight summer blush, this is a good option.

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Good for pale lips
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Don't let the bright red color fool you; it definitely doesn't look that way on your lips. Which is good if you're looking for a more natural-looking stain. If your natural lip color is darker, or you want a bold lip color, this probably isn't what you need. However, the applicator is really handy, and the texture is a lot like a gloss and doesn't leave a sticky/tacky feeling.

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Really awesome multi-use product!
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At first I thought this was just a lip gloss, but then I read the insert card, and thought it was great that it does double duty as a cheek stain as well! Products that can do more than one thing are handy to have in your purse and don't take up much space. It has no fragrance or flavor at all, which is great, because you can eat or drink without tasting it! And the color really gives me a healthy looking appearance without too much color, or too much fuss. It's not slimy of goopy either! I love it!

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Glimmer
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I really don't like glitter products but this one really didn't leave a mess after being washed

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Didn't wow me
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Didn't love this product. As a lip stain, there was little color and no silky feel that I was looking for. No better than something similar I can find at a drug store.

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Better than I thought!
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I love this more natural appearing stain- it looks scary but goes on much lighter and softer and can look natural.

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stainiac lip tint
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I love this product. I got it in my March Birtchbox and I thought it was very effective. The color that they sent me was a little too much bc of how dark it was. Because I felt that you either had to put on a lot for it to work or just a little just to say you have it on. I also do not like the consistency because it feels that they put water in a tube with red stuff in it. Also when it is half dry it is very sticky and uncomfortable.

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