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 64,757 Reviews 64,757 Reviews
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I enjoy the shade for a nice cheek tint, but man do my lips look sunburnt after I put this on. I believe this would great on those with pale skin, but my tone is just a bit too tan for this shade. On my cheeks though...it's great!

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So, So
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I was not crazy about the texture of the product, it's jelly like. It's different form other lip stains, not as drying, but also it didn't stay on for long. Not a horrible product, but not really effective one either.

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Pretty lips!
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Makes my lips look light and pink for hours. Natural looking color!

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nice stain
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i'm not big on lip stains but this one does give a nice color! i've tried it on my cheeks too and it's just ok - i think i'll stick to blush

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Not a bad product
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I'm kind of in the middle when it comes to this product. Nothing bad to say about it, but nothing super great either. I liked how moisturizing it was, but that also made it feel a little slimy when applying it. The stain itself did not stay well on my lips, but did better on my cheeks. However, the pigment was not very potent on my cheeks but was on my lips. I've used it a couple times since receiving it in my Birchbox when I want a really natural, almost "no-makeup" look, but it is not good enough to incorporate into a well done up look.

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Good stain
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Super long lasting good quality lip stain, just not my shade

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Subtle staib
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This is so versatile for lips and cheeks I keep it in my bag for days I don't want to wear makeup but need color on my face. It's not as scary going on as it appears in the tube. It's such a soft amount of color that works great for weekends or casual days.

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So Close Yet So Far
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I really wanted to like the product. I love the brand and I love the idea of a stain that I can use on both my lips and cheeks, but this product didn't quite do it for me. I wanted the color payoff to be better. In order to even tell that I am wearing it, I had to apply several coats. It also doesn't have the consistency that I expect from a stain. It was a bit thicker and kind of sticky when several coats were applied. The product was overall ok, but I would look to a different product for a lip/cheek stain.

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Stained my lips
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I am not a huge fan of lip stain or the color I received but the product itself stayed on and the texture was terrific

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Love
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I love this stain. It is smooth and just the right color for my complexion. I will definately buy this

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