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

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Great payoff!
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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
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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
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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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Great Stuff!
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This is one of my favorites for an all natural stained lip pouty look. It s so easy and mistake proof! Highly recommend!

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Great product!
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I had never thought to use a product like this for my cheeks, but it works fantastic! I didn't think it was to great for lips but I have plenty of products I use instead. For some added natural looking color in my cheeks this product does wonders and lasts all day! I would highly recommend especially with such a reasonable price for the full size.

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Natural Shade
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I'd never heard of lip stain products before I received my box. At first I did not like it because it was sticky and I like lip butter and lip crayons more. But after a couple uses, I do like it, you can layer it to get more or less color and I like that. It goes nicely with some clear gloss on top.

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Lip Stain
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I love this as a lip stain! I had this stain before I received a sample in my box. I have not used it as a cheek stain yet (I'm not a big blush gal). The only thing to note is if you are not familiar with lip stains, make sure you do not glop it on too thickly at one time. Otherwise it starts clumping. But if you do several thin coats, it gives the desired staining effect. Sometime I just do one coat for a light stain. Other times I do multiple coats for a darker stain. I got the Beauty Queen color, and it is a great burgundy/berry shade.

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Not for dry skin
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This definitely leaves a stain, but if you have dry skin it's a bit difficult to work with since the pigment will catch onto dry patches. Works better on freshly exfoliated skin.

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