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
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I love this lip and cheek stain. As far as a cheek stain this gave me a natural looking blush that was noticeable without being too over the top and at the same time being used on my lips under my favorite gloss ensured that at the end of the day my lips still had a pink tone to them. Overall this stain is perfect to keep in your purse to freshen up and is great since you can use it as a two-in-one product. LOVE.

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Sheer color
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I tried this as a lip gloss, not as a cheek stain. I was intimidated by how dark it looked in the tube but the color was sheer and pretty.

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Works for cheeks better than lips!
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I have had the chance to try this product about 3 times since I have gotten the January birchbox. The product itself has a jelly like consistency and the lipgloss like applicator is interesting. I usually just dab a few dots of the product to where I would like it on my cheeks and then I use my index finger to spread the product. The payoff of the product is intense. It rubs onto my finger and stays there. When I first used it on my cheek, I couldn't see the product so I put a few more dots but after time the product shows through more and more. I used bronzer for contour right below where I used it on my cheeks and it looked gorgeous with the duo.

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Not too harsh
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This is a great lip stain because it doesn't go on too dark. I was nervous at first when trying it, but fell in love with the gradual color it can add to your lips.

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Weak color
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I was really excited about receiving a stain in my birchbox but this did not live up to my expectations. When using it on my lips I could hardly tell any color had been applied. And when used on my cheeks it just looked bright pink, not very attractive.

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I didn't find this product effective. I was expecting a longer lasting stain, and it didn't really stay on my lips at all.

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Not a good lip product
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i was very excited when i got this in my box then very disappointed when i actually tried it. i am always looking for natural looking lipstains and i thought this might be great. when i put it on it barley put and color on my lips and was very patchy. It dried my lips out and left behind a pink residue around my lips it looked awful and i wouldnt buy it in the future

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Great Color!
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Loved the color of this stain - looked very natural, and without any gloss or shine, it looks like my natural lip color, only better! My only complaint is that if my lips are chapped, the color tends to stick to the chapped areas, making it uneven. Otherwise, great product!

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Great Color!
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I loved how strong the bright red color stained my lips!

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I was disappointed that this lip stain did not last longer. Nice color though!

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