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
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Nice concept
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Decent execution. However, the color felt a bit teenage to me.

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Bonnie
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The color was dramatic for my taste. But it was effective. Not used to the gel consistancy

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it's ok
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I wasn't a fan of the color or the smell, I don't think it's something I'd wear and it's not much different than any other lip stain.

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Cheek Blush
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I wasn't sure if I would like this product but after trying once I have loved it and use it daily. I also really like that I only have to use a small amount. I will be purchasing this item.

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Stainiac
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Just the right color for me and very long lasting.

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Surprising
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I was surprised that I actually like this stain. When I opened my box, I thought "Great, another bright red lip product..." but I was pleasantly surprised that this gives my lips just a hint of color.

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Okay product
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I love theBalm but this product wasn't that great, didn't really enjoy it tried it once and never touched it again. It's very light and hard to apply .

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Great!
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Love the color and the consistency, use the stain all the time! I would defiantly consider repurchasing!

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A great natural stain but not lasting
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My first impression of this was very positive. It gives a great, natural flush to the lips (even my fiancé had a positive opinion). At least on me (I have fair skin and light lips), it's similar to what blush is meant to do - just a nice wash of color that makes me look bright and healthy. That said, it fades in about an hour and it's not the kind of product I like to take on the go (I blend it with my finger for the most even color and then obviously have to wash it off my hands). I also tried it as a blush, as Birchbox recommended, and it would be a nice color there as well, but I could not get it to blend evenly. I'll continue to use the sample, but I'm not sure I'll purchase it in the future unless they update the formula.

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stainiac
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I love this product. I mix it with some moisturizer and am good to go. You can layer it for a darker color.

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