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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 67,532 Reviews 67,532 Reviews
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I like to wear it when i don't want to put on lipstick but still want to darken my lips a little.

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Simple and quick-settles in cracks/imperfections in lips
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I didn't love this stain, but I didn't dislike it either. The only thing I noticed that I didn't particularly like is that I tend to pick at my lips so sometimes my lips can be a little beat up. I exfoliate them more which helps prevent picking, but when my lips are really dry or cracking/beat up, this stain actually highlights those imperfections. On my normal, healthy lips it looks nice, just the right amount of tint. But on my beat up, picked lips (and yes that totally is my own fault), it really settles in those imperfections. If you have beat up or cracked lips, this may not be for you since it can settle in the cracks and isn't as hydrating as a balm. It isn't drying like a matte lipstick, but it won't do too much for dry lips, cracking lips either.

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I really like this.
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I used to use Benefit, Benetint. I like this stain more. It's not as dark, and it dries to a really natural color. I love it on days that I just want to look "better" but not "made up". I will be purchasing this for sure.

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Surprised!
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This stain looks so bright in the tube that I was worried it would be garish on my lips but it is surprisingly light and subtle. I usually prefer a neutral lip and generally don't wear lipsticks or stains but I could see using this one more regularly than normal being as subtle as it is!

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Meh
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Minimal color, easy application. After several layers, there was barely any color though. I wanted to like it, but I couldn't see myself purchasing this.

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Stain
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Not much of a stain more like a hint of color depending on how many layers you use to apply.

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Nice
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Nice rosy color that you can put on your lips or cheeks. It was a little watery, but that made it easier to rub on the skin without smudging or being uneven. I think I prefer a powder more, but ended up using this quite a bit for a quick fresh look.

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Minimalist
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When this says minimal, it means it. It leave just a very light pink tint on the lips (I never tried it on my cheeks). It's kind of sticky and it doesn't last as long as I would like my stain to.

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Easy to apply and super quick
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Very easy to apply, and dries fast. Does not make my skin oily and it is a good color if you do not like noticeable/sparkly blush

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Let me be the first to say that I am not a person who considers herself a "Stainiac" by any means... That being said, I think that this product could change that! I have an issue with most stains because they tend to oversaturate in some areas but this seems to be different. I have enjoyed wearing this on days that I just want a little extra color.

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