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 67,425 Reviews 67,425 Reviews
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Doesn't stain dark
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For those that want a light natural stain then you'll like this. I wanted something with a little more pop, and this didn't offer that even after several layers. Other than that it's not a bad size, and the product taste fine, doesn't seem to have a smell. It does work, and doesn't get on your teeth, but it's really light.

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Great color, not to overpowering
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I have always enjoyed this brand and this lip color did not disappoint. It had a great color but wasn't too overpowering. Just the right stain for a day out and about.

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Nice product
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I really liked that this was a lip stain, different from a gloss or a lipstick. The color was mild enough that it works with any skin/lip type.

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Works!
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So when I first tried this I hated it because absolutely no color showed up on my skin, and I have very pale skin so that's saying something. A couple of weeks later, I let it dry and then put two more layers over my initial coat, and it looked great. Very light, natural shade of pink and it's not sticky at all.

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Very weak color for a stain
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I applied this lip stain a few times, but I had a few problems:
1. It seemed pretty thin and I needed to do several coats
2. It seemed like the formula had separated, so I sometimes had darker "chunks" that I had to blend in.

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Was all the rage a decade ago
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This stain works well, but overall I'm not into it anymore. Maybe the shade just isn't for me.

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Not the best lip gloss I've tried...
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I did not really like the texture and color of this item. The color was too bright for a red

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Neat idea
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The shade didn't fit me well. I do like how you can make this darker or very subtle, though! I will consider buying this in a different shade.

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Couldn't even see it...
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I did not like this product at all. It has a strange gelatin-like texture that is tacky when applied directly to the face even after it is dry and there is a nonexistent color pay-off.

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It's very light like he name says, like your staining your lips.

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