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 67,061 Reviews 67,061 Reviews
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You have to be careful, apply to your finger and then smudge on. But it gives a natural glow that I love!

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Needed to use more product for much color.
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I felt I had to apply way more product than necessary to achieve the color I wanted. While used as a lip stain it was a little more effective, the cheek stain required more to show much color.

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Loved the color
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I really liked the color a lot! Make sure you let the first layer dry before adding another!

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Stain me
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This is a very effective lip stain. I did have to go back and reapply it a few times a day but I love the color love the texture no real smell to it. But it works about the same as every other drug store lip stain I've used.

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Easy to use
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This stain is great. It's easy to use, and the color is sheer but builds well so you can get as red as you like. It doesn't last as long as I would hope a stain would but it also doesn't dry out your lips like some stains.

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confusing packaging
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the bottle looks deep red but comes on a light pink which I really didn't like or think made sense

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Perfect
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This product is so good it's perfect for your checks and lips I put it on my lips and it left them feeling good and it did not come of and the same thing with my cheeks

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Cute!
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This is a cute lip stain to keep in your purse. The size is perfect, not too big not too small. I was worried that it was going to be super dark because of how red the packaging is. But it's actually a "your lips but better" shade. It doesn't last more than 2-3 hours on me, but I love applying it because of the way it feels. It kinda tingles on my lips too which I don't hate. Overall, I think it's cute!

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alright
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this is a nice, true stain. it is probably better for people with medium to darker complexions because it's easy to over do it and look clownish on my very pale complexion. I like the new formula though. it used to be liquid but now it's more jelly. that makes it easier to control.


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Okay product but feels a little sticky. Not a fan of the color.

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