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
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 30,996 Reviews 30,996 Reviews
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Loved it!
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I absolutely loved it. The color was perfect for my complication. The application was super easy for both cheeks and lips. Love being able to have one product for both!

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Interesting!
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I like it, seems to work well shortly after applying to my lips with minimal transfer to cups. Didn't last as long as I'd hoped, though. Have not tried as a blush yet.

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Does not stain
Sampled

I tried this as a lip stain. Well, it did not stain my lips. Too bad because the color is soo pretty. It also made my lips feel weird. I did not like that. Made them feel like they are sucked all the moisture out of my lips. Also, it did not last very long. It faded right away. Does not stay on well. If you eat or take a drink out of something it will fade right away. Usually with stains, it is supposed to leave a stain even after it fades away. Not with this product.

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Stainiac
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The color was beautiful on cheek and lips. Very subtle but added a nice hue. it is not very moisturizing for the lips, but I don't believe that was its intended purpose. It drys quickly and lasts a fairly decent amount of time.

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Red lip stain
Sampled

Not a fan of this lip/cheek stain. It was difficult to apply, the color faded immediately, and my lips were completely dry and void of any moisture upon applying. Perhaps it is better for the cheeks, but I would not use it again on my lips.

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Great color-long lasting
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I enjoy testing out different lip stains/tints because I hate how lipstick comes off so quickly! I used this both by itself and under a lipstick and it was fantastic. It helped hold the color of the lipstick and when used alone, if gave my lips a nice "just bitten" color.

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lip stain
Sampled

I usually don't wear any kind of color on my lips... but I would use this

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Great payoff!
Sampled

The color is perfect for that rosy red but not too much color where its overkill.

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Did not like feeling of product but did the job
Sampled

I did not like the feeling of this product on my lips. However it did the job...stained my lips a slight reddish pink.

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Not a fan
Sampled

Though I love lip stains like the kind Benefit sells, this one just didn't work out for me. The texture and consistency was very poor, leaving much to be desired. The color was pretty, but did not last.

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