Birchbox Subscribe to Birchbox Subscribe to BirchboxMan Shop Birchbox Shop BirchboxMan Gift Birchbox BirchboxMan
Makeup Hair Skincare Fragrance Bath & Body Lifestyle Accessories Tools Nails Gifts with Purchase $25 and Under Birchbox Exclusives Best Sellers Limited Edition Boxes Birchbox Discovery Kits Value Sets What’s New Sale Brands for Women Latest Articles and Videos
Skincare Hair Body Beard Shave Fragrance Apparel & Accessories Gifts with Purchase Sampled This Month $25 and Under Best Sellers BirchboxMan Exclusives BirchboxMan Collections Gift Sets Sale What’s New Brands for Men View the Guide

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 67,496 Reviews 67,496 Reviews
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 Star
21516
4 Star
21994
3 Star
14303
2 Star
6211
1 Star
3472
my profile
people who
purchased
sampled
Skin type
Normal
Dry
Oily
Combination
Skin tone
Fair
Light
Light-Medium
Medium
Medium-Dark
Dark
Age
17 & under
18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55 & over
Apply
It is Okay
Sampled

To be honest I was not a huge fan but for those who enjoy lip stains, the color is very bold and bright. I did love the color, but I found it did not last that long and it smudged super easily. I wish it stayed on longer and did not irritate my lips as much. If you love lip stains, try it out!

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Meh...
Sampled

I was disappointed in this lip stain. I really wanted to like it because I've been looking for a nice stain, however the color really did not show up as much as I'd hoped.

3
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Stainiac
Sampled

Not a fan. I guess if you're into this type of product it's great, but I'm not much for it. I feel like it's too easy to make yourself look like a clown if you wear it on your cheeks and too light for lips.

1
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Stains what?
Sampled

I was super excited by the dark pigment in the vial and was a little set back after reading online that it was a sheer light tint. But I figured I'd give it a shot anyway-

I tried and waited five minutes because the water base. And then I spent the next 10 minutes staring in the mirror looking for a hint of color or shimmer or sheen, something anything that would indicate I had makeup on.

No good- waste of a product

1
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
LOVE
Sampled

I like to wear it when i don't want to put on lipstick but still want to darken my lips a little.

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Simple and quick-settles in cracks/imperfections in lips
Sampled

I didn't love this stain, but I didn't dislike it either. The only thing I noticed that I didn't particularly like is that I tend to pick at my lips so sometimes my lips can be a little beat up. I exfoliate them more which helps prevent picking, but when my lips are really dry or cracking/beat up, this stain actually highlights those imperfections. On my normal, healthy lips it looks nice, just the right amount of tint. But on my beat up, picked lips (and yes that totally is my own fault), it really settles in those imperfections. If you have beat up or cracked lips, this may not be for you since it can settle in the cracks and isn't as hydrating as a balm. It isn't drying like a matte lipstick, but it won't do too much for dry lips, cracking lips either.

3
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
I really like this.
Sampled

I used to use Benefit, Benetint. I like this stain more. It's not as dark, and it dries to a really natural color. I love it on days that I just want to look "better" but not "made up". I will be purchasing this for sure.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Surprised!
Sampled

This stain looks so bright in the tube that I was worried it would be garish on my lips but it is surprisingly light and subtle. I usually prefer a neutral lip and generally don't wear lipsticks or stains but I could see using this one more regularly than normal being as subtle as it is!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Meh
Sampled

Minimal color, easy application. After several layers, there was barely any color though. I wanted to like it, but I couldn't see myself purchasing this.

3
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Stain
Sampled

Not much of a stain more like a hint of color depending on how many layers you use to apply.

3
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No