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
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 66,937 Reviews 66,937 Reviews
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I had trouble getting a smooth looking color on my cheeks. Probably just me. It's a beautiful color, it just isn't for me.

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It's ok
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It doesn't really stain much. It does give a little bit of color but it also doesn't last very long. It's okay if you want to keep reapplying (like Chapstick or lipgloss) but not really for color.

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Okay color
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The color is just okay, it looks like I just ate a Popsicle. Didn't like the texture

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Meh..
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This gloss was very cute, but too vibrant for my taste. My daughter loved it though and used it up playing dress up!

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Love the color
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The color is so pretty and compliments my complexion very well (I have a pink tone to my skin). Love how you have the option of using on cheeks as well although I would not use it way.

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Stains like it says
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I was excited to use this product on both my cheeks and lips. Feels great on my lips and very subtle. Tried it on my cheeks and it doesn't spread at all. It will stain in whatever pattern you put it on. It frustrated me.

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The balm
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I love this product the matte finish love it. And the duration is awesome . I'm willing to buy it

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Stainiac
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It was alright nothing super impressive coverage was weak had to build up which used more product

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Color is not practical
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It's difficult to judge whether or not I will use a product when I can't even try it because the color is so obscene.

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Not so bad
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I have to start with the disclaimer that I am a bold lip person. I didn't hate the color of the product but to me it just seems silly to have a stain that isn't bold because it just looks like a bold stain that didn't last. I know some people are into that lived in effect. I am not one of them. Outside of those biases the texture was odd, sort of like putting jello on your lips though once it dries you can't feel much. It makes a good base for other lip color because when that fades this makes it look less obvious. I will say it tastes pretty terrible. I gag a little if I lick my lips accidentally after application.
This product is also billed as cheek tint and if you like subtle, which for my cheeks being a poc I do, this works well. It's also good for dry skin as it doesn't flake like powder blushes can. Overall I liked the product but it's something I'm unlikely to buy on my college student budget.

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