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
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 66,920 Reviews 66,920 Reviews
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Worked Great For Me!
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LOVE this product! Never used a tinter before, but it makes my cheeks and lips look naturally rosy! Would use again! Only bad thing: if you accidentally lick your lips with it on there, it tastes kind of awful. Otherwise, awesome!

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Doesn't work for me
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The lip part didn't work for me. It was clumpy and barely met the color of the description

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Great pigmentation!
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This product is a great shade, it comes out as a natural rosy cheek shade when you blend it, and is really pigmented. This can last all day and is a great natural flush of pigment. I love how this is more of a stain than a cream.

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The Balm
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I really liked the balm. You could not tell you were wearing it ... other than the slight tint on your lips.

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BEST LIP STAIN EVER
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I love this lip stain! My friend got it in her Birchbox a while back and she let me try it... I fell in love with it. The texture is smooth, not glossy at all. The stain stays for hours without reapplying and it has no taste or scent. The color is perfect, too... light, but visible. Perfect for every day use.

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Sticky lips
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My title says it all I didn't like the sticky texture.

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Not Impressed
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I have never used a lip/ cheek stain in the past, so it might be safe to say this type of product is just not my cup of tea. There was literally nothing I enjoyed about it. The color barely shows up on my lips, and the consistency makes it a bit difficult to work with. I only attempted to use it as a lip stain so that's the only use I can speak for. The consistency of the product turned me off to even attempting to use it as a cheek stain.

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Nice surprise!
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Love the color. Smooth application on the lips. Not too sticky either like some other brands

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Perfect spring flush of color!
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The texture and saturation of this product was terrific. I appreciated that it wasn't overly fragrancefor. Could work really nicely under a gloss and nice to use on checks too so you're not toting multiple touch ups for a night out. Definitely going to purchase.

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Great on lips, not on cheeks.
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Very impressed with lip color, not so much with cheeks. First use I didn't like it, but second time I layered it on a little to deepen the color. Got many compliments!

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